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YOUSSEF H. ABOUL-ENEIN is a Navy Medical Service Corps lieutenant commander and designated Middle East Foreign Area Officer. He is currently Country Director for North Africa and Egypt and special advisor on Islamic militancy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He has published articles on Islamic militancy, Arab affairs, and Middle East military tactics for Military Review, the Marine Corps Gazette, and the Foreign Area Officer Journal. Lieutenant Commander Aboul-Enein is author of Ayman Al-Zawahiri: The Ideologue of Modern Islamic Militancy, published through the U.S. Air Force Counter Proliferation Center in March 2004. He is engaged in a long-term project to highlight Arabic works of military interest in the pages of Military Review and has already published excerpts of memoirs by Egyptian and Algerian generals as well as by a Hamas operative. Lieutenant Commander Aboul-Enein has served in operational tours in Liberia, Bosnia, and the Persian Gulf. He holds a B.B.A from the University of Mississippi, an M.B.A and Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, as well as an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College.
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Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur, LTCDR Youssef H Aboul-Enein.
Why do Muslims claim that beheadings, hostage-taking, and suicide attacks are un-Islamic? If key Islamic texts argue for proper conduct in war, why are they being misinterpreted?