Accession Number : ADA458481


Title :   Militant Ideology Atlas: Research Compendium


Descriptive Note : Research compendium


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY COMBATING TERRORISM CENTER


Personal Author(s) : McCants, William ; Brachman, Jarret ; Felter, Joseph


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a458481.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 362


Abstract : The Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point has dedicated many of its resources this year to understanding the Jihadi ideology through the words of its adherents. In its Harmony and Disharmony report, the CTC exposed the organizational weaknesses of al-Qaida using its own internal documents. CTC's Jihadi Imagery Report cataloged frequently used images in Jihadi propaganda. The translation of Abu Bakr Naji's Management of Savagery focused new attention on the Jihadi Movement's grand strategy in the Middle East. And Stealing al-Qaida's Playbook exposed the ideology's soft underbelly by using the writings of Jihadi scholars and ideologues. The Militant Ideology Atlas is the CTC's most recent and comprehensive attempt to better understand the ideology driving the Jihadi Movement. The empirically supported findings from this effort are generated by a systematic research methodology and critical analyses of hundreds of al-Qaida's most widely read and influential texts. The wealth of information contained in the Atlas's Research Compendium provides a new generation of scholars and analysts with the data and evidence they need to understand these adversaries and to devise strategies for combating them. The Atlas is a major step toward that goal, and it empowers scholars with a critical resource needed to contribute to such efforts. The first part of this compendium lists Jihad's most popular texts from Tawhed.ws, including name of work transliterated, name of work translated into English, author, number of times read, number of times downloaded, and brief notation on content. Part 2 is a bibliography that includes cataloging information for, and summaries of, 93 of the most popular Jihadi texts, with notes. Part 3 contains biographies of 132 Jihadi authors and frequently cited figures. The biographies include name transliterated, name in Arabic, aliases, birth and death dates, country of origin, background, a photograph (if available), and notes.


Descriptors :   *TERRORISTS , *ISLAM , *DOCUMENTS , *BIOGRAPHIES , *PROPAGANDA , *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , GROUP DYNAMICS , INTERNET , BOOKS , TERRORISM , PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE , MOTIVATION , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , TRANSLATIONS , ABSTRACTS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE