Accession Number:

ADA446154

Title:

Ayman Al-Zawahiri: The Ideologue of Modern Islamic Militancy

Descriptive Note:

Counterproliferation papers

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Egyptian physician Ayman Al-Zawahiri is considered by many to be the brains behind Al-Qaeda organization. Understanding Al-Zawahiri is to understand the most violent form of Islamic radicalism, one where there is no negotiation and an uncompromising attitude in waging an offensive jihad on those he has deemed as enemies of his brand of Islamic fundamentalism. He is even a controversial figure within the Islamic political movement. This complex figure requires careful study as we embark on our mission to fight terrorism around the globe.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE