Rethinking Global Terrorism
Chapter, The War on Jihad: Eurocentrism and Its Thinly-Veiled Attack on Islamic Cultures and Societies, authored by Nikitah Imani, UNO faculty member.
In traditional scholars’ debate, global terrorism, in western literature is solely linked to Islam, predominantly seen as an issue with religious and cultural background. However, this problem is more complex than we can perceive on first view. The issue of global terrorism is essentially linked to structural changes in global economy, rather than to the shaping of global geopolitical models, which took place after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as has been noted in many scholars’ interpretations.
This book focuses the hypothesis that a critical aspect of this issue refers to the relationship between government and society in the era of globalization, rather than to being related to a sense of belonging to civilizations of distinct cultural, historical and religious diversities and different identities. Visible conflict between government and society in the era of globalization is not some kind of a given, but rather is a constructed social-political-economic phenomenon that fits into the general category of social, economic and political competition in the process of globalisation. Observing relationships between government, MNCs, and the global market, this book is focused on rethinking the relationship between global terrorism, which is getting more and more religious exclusiveness, and democracy, which is getting more and more human welfare dimension.
The lack of local governments in Islamic countries effectively causes a response to the challenges of the “global conflict distribution”. The Islamic Global Radical Militant Movement (GIRMM) has appeared as an authentic response to the clash between globalization and democracy by attacking global forces and global institutions as supporters of local futile governments.
This book deals with correspondence between “global wealth distributional conflict” and global terrorism as a new phenomenon in the 21st century.
International Islamic University
Bašić, Nedžad; Siddiqui, Anwar H.; and Imani, Nikitah O., "Rethinking Global Terrorism" (2009). Faculty Books and Monographs. 224.