The New Frontiers of Jihad

Alison Pargeter delves into the causes, motivations, and diverse forms of Islamic extremism in Europe. Drawing on original research and interviews conducted with moderates and radicals from across the continent, she shows how the lexicon of the war on terror has succeeded in distorting the complexities and peculiarities of the movement.

The New Frontiers of Jihad
Radical Islam in Europe

Alison Pargeter

2008 | 256 pages | Cloth $34.95 | Paper $29.95
Social Science | General | Religion
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS


Introduction vii

1. The First Wave of Radicals 1
2. Europe as Islamic Melting Pot 16
3. Recruitment for Jihad 32
4. Islamist Opposition Groups and European Support Networks 47
5. Europe as Battleground 64
6. Algerian Radicalism Targets France 77
7. The 9/11 Effect and 'Globalized' Islam 98
8. The Madrid Bombings 115
9. The London Bombings 140
10. Radical Converts 166
11. The Danish Cartoon Row and the Dilemma of the Moderates 187
Conclusion 204

Notes 210
Index 239