Main Data
Author: Philipp Holtmann
Title: Martyrdom, not Suicide: The Legality of Hamas' Bombings in the mid-1990s in Modern Islamic Jurisprudence
Publisher: GRIN Publishing
ISBN/ISSN: 9783640473441
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 10.40
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Category: Politik, Gesellschaft, Arbeit
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 43
Kopierschutz: kein Kopierschutz
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents
Scientific Study from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Near East, Near Orient, , language: English, abstract: This study deals with the development of Hamas' jihad concept and the justification by Muslim clerics of Hamas' suicide-martyrdom doctrine. After discussing the political context, the Islamic legal argument is analyzed in detail. The findings give policy makers, journalists, academics and also non-experts insight into the thinking and ideology of Islamists in a conflict state. The implications of the findings are much wider than the national Palestinian context. For example, in the global confrontation between the West and militant Islam, a change of strategy from military to political methods would be timely. This study developed during more than two years of in-depth research and is based mainly on Arabic sources.