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Terrorist Beheadings: Cultural and Strategic Impli... Cover Image
Added June 01, 2005
Terrorist Beheadings: Cultural and Strategic Implications. Authored by Mr. Ronald H. Jones.
The author concludes that understanding the cultural and symbolic significance of terrorist beheadings is key to defeating them. He recommends political rituals such as elections, war crimes tribunals, and shura councils as countermeasures to affirm the legitimacy and authority of the new Iraqi government.
Islamic Rulings on Warfare... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2004
Islamic Rulings on Warfare. 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?