Jihadi ideologues mobilize Muslims, especially young Muslims, through an individualist-centered interpretation of Islam. Appealing to a classical defense doctrine, they argue that the mandates of jihad are the individual duty of every Muslim and therefore transcend and undermine both the…
Prepared by experts from within the CTC, these reading lists, primary-source based reports, and datasets are intended to help further the research of students, academics and counterterrorism practitioners. While these select resources provide a wealth of information for students and teachers of terrorism studies they are not meant to privilege any one expert, perspective, or academic discipline. These materials will be continuously updated as these subject areas evolve.