Accession Number : ADA488364


Title :   In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Aaron, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a488364.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 350


Abstract : This book consists largely of quotations from jihadi leaders and writers drawn from their books, manuals, fatwas, communiques, interviews, web postings, and articles, as well as excerpts from the Qur'an, Hadith, and earlier Islamic writers and scholars. This book offers unfiltered access to a broad range of the stories, rationales, ideas, and arguments of jihadi terrorists and those who support them. It presents a selected compendium of the actual words of jihadis expressing their views on virtually every subject relevant to their cause. A minimum of introductory and contextual material is provided, so that the reader may experience the full impact of what they are saying to each other and to the world. It is hoped that this will provide greater insights into the motives, plans, and participants in jihadi terrorism, as well as the nature of the threat they pose.


Descriptors :   *TERRORISTS , *SOURCES , *ISLAM , *DOCUMENTS , TERRORISM , REASONING , MOTIVATION , HISTORY , MIDDLE EAST , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE