Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics by Faisal Devji

Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics

byFaisal Devji

Hardcover | February 7, 2009

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Faisal Devji argues that new forms of militancy, such as the actions of al-Qaeda, are informed by the same desire for agency and equality that animates other humanitarian interventions, such as environmentalism and pacifism. To the militant, victimized Muslims are more than just symbols ofethnic and religious persecution-they represent humanity's centuries-long struggle for legitimacy and agency. Acts of terror, therefore, are fueled by the militant's desire to become a historical actor on the global stage. Though they have yet to build concrete political institutions, militant movements have formed a kind of global society, and as Devji makes clear, this society pursues the same humanitarian objectives that drive more benevolent groups.

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Faisal Devji is Reader in History at St Antony's College, Oxford University.
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Title:Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 5.71 × 8.82 × 0.79 inPublished:February 7, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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