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):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The recently published National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism NMSP-WOT is to be commended for identifying ideology as al Qaedas 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 plans 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 publics 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE