Demystifying the Motivations and Priorities of Contemporary Islamist Militancy and Jihadi Groups: panel discussion and book launch

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It is very hard to critique jihadism and develop critical analytical questions for terrorists when our knowledge about the jihadi worldview is mediated by the government and the news media. What are these people all about?

The above question is one that the book launch of Melissa Finn’s Al Qaeda and Sacrifice (Pluto, 2012) aims to address. The details for the event are below.


Paul Martin Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Monday, November 12, 2012 from 7.00pm to 8.30pm


Melissa Finn, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Chris Anzalone, Ph.D. Candidate, Teaching Fellow, Institute for Islamic Studies, McGill University

Theme 1: Narratives of Martyrdom

7:00- 7:15 pm:  “The Logic of Martyrdom” (Melissa Finn)

Pervasive and largely under-examined references to the descriptor sine qua non of jihadi violence, ‘suicide bombing’, reveals more about western readings of jihadi violence than it does about the actual intents, motivations…

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