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Gender-based Explosions

The Nexus between Muslim Masculinities, Jihadist Islamism and Terrorism

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: April 2012
  • Page count: 336
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 12.III.A.8

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ISBN: 9789280812084
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About the book

This publication argues that “gender” is a fundamental battleground on which Al Qaeda, the Taliban and their types have to be defeated. Issues of regressive radicalism, literalism, militancy and terrorism can only be solved through people-centred interventions. Therefore, relevant governments and civil society should promote an alternative culture of growth, self-expression and actualization for Muslim men. To achieve sustainable counterterrorism results, Aslam recommends underlining masculinities in Muslim contexts and expanding the scope of required interventions beyond those confined to Islam(ism), the opposing sects and ideological movements of which rarely agree. This book also includes empirical data from a pilot study conducted on Pakistani Muslim masculinities.