A specific branch of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh al-jihad) regulates the waging of the jihad of the sword (jihad bis saif). In this article, a detailed exposition is presented of the Egyptian Islamic Group’s (IG; Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya) use of fiqh al jihad against Al-Qaeda. The present author’s ‘jihad-realist’ approach is first briefly described; the IG’s critique of AQ systematically outlined; and in conclusion, implications are derived for counter-radicalisation strategies.
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Kamolnick, Paul. 2013. The Egyptian Islamic Group’s Critique of Al-Qaeda’s Interpretation of Jihad. Perspectives on Terrorism. Vol.7(5). 93-110. http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/293/591 ISSN: 2334-3745