Accession Number : ADA485995


Title :   Qutbism: An Ideology of Islamic-Fascism


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Eikmeier, Dale C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a485995.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The recently published National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism (NMSP-WOT) is to be commended for identifying ideology as al Qaeda's center of gravity. The identification of an ideology as the center of gravity rather than an individual or group is a significant shift from a capture and kill philosophy to a strategy focused on defeating the root cause of Islamic terrorism. Accordingly, the plan's principal focus is on attacking and countering an ideology that fuels Islamic terrorism. Unfortunately, the NMSP-WOT fails to identify the ideology or suggest ways to counter it. The plan merely describes the ideology as extremist. This description contributes little to the public's understanding of the threat or to the capabilities of the strategist who ultimately must attack and defeat it. The intent of this article is to identify the ideology of the Islamic terrorists and recommend how to successfully counter it.


Descriptors :   *ISLAM , *PHILOSOPHY , TERRORISM , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , MILITARY STRATEGY , REPRINTS , MILITARY PLANNING


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE