Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (Paperback)

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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 of ethnic 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.

About the Author


Faisal Devji is Reader in Modern South Asian History and Fellow of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford


Product Details
ISBN: 9780190076801
ISBN-10: 0190076801
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 1st, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English