Illustrative list of  Islamic sources condemning terrorism – and material that displays the depth of debate both within and outside Islam on the nature of the challenge posed by terrorism

 

Initial research by Sanjeev Sabhlok intended to help bring peace in India.  

A discussion on matters related to this page is available at:

http://satyameva-jayate.org/2008/08/01/tackling-terrorism/

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 “The radical ideology of jihad...[makes] the use of violent means, indiscriminately and without principled limits, a binding obligation for all Muslims.” – Rutgers Religion professor James Turner Johnson.


Condemnations by Muslims

Many condemnations by Muslim organizations

 

Statements by many Muslim organisation

 

Muslim world league condemns

 

Islam Condemns Terrorism (Daar-ul-Ehsaan)

 

From Manila Times

 

Another Islamic website with condemnation of terrorism

 

Ijtihad For Freedom of thought and independent thinking among Muslims everywhere.

 

'Nation of Islam' and denial of its Killing fields! By Iqbal Latif- Paris

  

Articles/ books

Shahrough Akhavi, “Islam and the West in World History”, in Third World Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, (Jun., 2003), pp. 545-562.

 

Douglas E. Streusand, “What Does Jihad Mean?”, Middle East Quarterly September 1997

 

Suicide Bombing Cannot Bring Salvation: An Islamic Perspective Munawar A. Anees was founding editor-in-chief of Periodica Islamica.

 

Islam & Jihad: Is Terrorism an Aberration?

 

Other reading material (needs to be purchased)

Asma Afsaruddin, “Views of Jihad Throughout History”, Religion Compass, 1/1 (2007): 165–169.

 

Benazir Bhutto, Reconciliation.

 

Michael Bonner , Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice

 

Brian Wicker, Martyrdom in Christianity and Islam

 

Academic material that I’ve collected from a professor’s course reading list which may have some useful clues

 

What is Islam?

• “Islam and the West in World History” Shahrough Akhavi Third World Quarterly Vol. 24  Number 3 (2003) 545-562  - THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED! (I’ve read this) – (Akhavi is Professor, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina)

 

• “The Study of Islamic Culture and Politics: An Overview and Assessment” Mansoor Moaddel  Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 28 (2002) 359-386

 

Islam in World History

• “The Earliest Spanish Christian Views of Islam”. Kenneth Baxter Wolf. Church History Vol. 55  Number 3 (1986) 281-293

 

 Islam in World History

• “High Culture and Popular Culture in Medieval Islam”. Boaz Shoshan Studia Islamica Number 73 (1991) 67-107

 

• ‘There is No Compulsion in Religion’ On Conversion and Apostasy in the Late Ottoman Empire 1839-1856. Selim Deringil Comparative Studies in Society and History Vol. 42 Number 3 (2000) 547-575

 

Orientalism – Perspective, Polemic and Persistence

• “The New Orientalism and the Democracy Debate” Yahya Sadowski Middle East Report Number 183 Political Islam (1993) 14-21

 

• “Islam and Arabs Through the Eyes of the Encyclopedie: The ‘Other’ as a Case of French Cultural Self Criticism” Rebecca Joubin International Journal of Middle East Studies Vol. 32 Number 2 (2000) 197-217

 

Women in Islam

• “The Politics of Feminism in Islam” Anouar Majid Signs Vol. 23 Number 2 (1998) 321-361

 

• ‘Comment on Majid’s “The Politics of Feminism in Islam”’ Ann Elizabeth Mayer Signs Vol. 23 Number 2 (1998) 369-377

 

• “Islam and the New Woman Bint al-Shati (Aishah Abd al Rahman)” Alif: Journal of

Contemporary Poetics Number 19: Gender and Knowledge Contribution of Gender Perspectives to Intellectual Formations (1999) 203-222

 

• “Gendering History: Europe and the Middle East” David R. Blanks Alif: Journal of

Contemporary Poetics Number 19: Gender and Knowledge Contribution of Gender Perspectives

to Intellectual Formations (1999)

• “The Newly Veiled Woman: Irigaray, Specularity and the Islamic Veil” Anne-Emmanuelle Berger Diacritics Vol. 28 Number 1 (1998) 93-119

 

• “To Veil or Not to Veil? A Case Study of Identity Negotiation Among Muslim Women in Austin, Texas” Jen’Nan Ghazal Read, John Bartkowski Gender and Society Vol. 14 Number 3 (2000) 395- 417

 

• “Headscarf Heresy” Merve Kavakci Foreign Policy Number 142 (2004) 66-67

 

• “Where are the Muslim Feminist Voices? A Question Asked in September 2001” Fawzia Afzal  Khan TDR Vol. 46 Number 1 (2002) 5-9

 

• “Islamic Feminism and its Discontents: Toward a Resolution of the Debate” Valentine Moghadam Signs Vol. 27 Number 4 (2002) 1135-1171

 

Living in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001

 

• “‘So That You May Know One Another’: A Muslim American Reflects on Pluralism and Islam” Ali S. Asani Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol. 588, Islam Enduring Myths and Changing Realities (2003) 40-51

 

• “Maxime Rodinson on Islamic ‘Fundamentalism’: An Unpublished Interview with Gilbert Achcar” Gilbert Achcar, Peter Drucker Middle East Report Number 233 Winter (2004) 2-4

 

• “A Framework for Nonviolence and Peacebuilding in Islam” Mohammed Abu Nimer Journal of Law and Religion Vol 15 Number 1/2 (2000) 217-265

 

• “The Future of World Fundamentalisms” Martin E. Marty Proceedings of the American

Philosophical Society Vol 142 Number 3 (1998) 367-377

 

• “Jihadis in the Hood: Race, Urban Islam and the War on Terror” Hisham Aidi Middle East Report Number 224 (2002( 36-43

 

• “Crusades and Jihads: A Long Run Economic Perspective” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol. 588, Islam Enduring Myths and Changing Realities July (2003) Alan Heston 112-135

 

Islam and Media I – Perceptions and Constructions

• ‘“Extreme By Definition”: Open Channel Television and Islamic Migrant Producers in Berlin’ Kira Kosnick New German Critique Number 92 (2002) 21-38

 

• “Conglomeration, New Media and the Cultural Production of the ‘War on Terror’” James Castonguay Cinema Journal, Vol. 43 Number 4 (2004) 102-108

 

Islam and Media II – Voices of Islam

• “CyberResistance: Saudi Opposition Between Globalization and Localization” Mamoun Fandy Comparative Studies in Society and History Vol. 41 Number 1 (1999) 124-127

 

• “Print Islam: Mass Media and Ideological Rivalries Among Indonesian Muslims” Robert W. Hefner Indonesia 64 (1997) 77-103

http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/entertainment/Little-Mosque-on-the-Prairie.html

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/15/news/journal.php

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070109.wlivezarqa0110/BNStory/specialComment/

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0117/p07s02-woam.html

http://culturepopped.blogspot.com/2007/01/everybody-loves-ramadan.html

 

Huntington’s ‘Clash Theory’ – Hermeneutic Device or Hindrance?

• “The US Media, Huntington and September 11” Ervand Abrahamian Third World Quarterly, Vol. 24 Number 3 (2003) 529-544

 

Islam in Canada

• “Canada’s Mythical Religious Mosaic: Some Census Findings” Reginald Bibby Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol. 39 Number 2 (2000) 235-239

 

Reflections for the Future

• “Postmodernist Perceptions of Islam: Observing the Observer” Akbar S. Ahmed Asian Survey Vol 31 Number 3 (199)1 213- 231

 

• “Islam and Muslims in the Mind of America” Fawaz A. Gerges Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol. 588, Islam Enduring Myths and Changing Realities ( 2003) 73-89

 

• “Rethinking Islam Today” Mohammed Arkoun Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol. 588, Islam Enduring Myths and Changing Realities (2003) 18-39