Reference: Self-Inflicted Wounds–Understanding Islamic Factions

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Very important CTC study on internal frictions within the Salafi movement

Very important CTC study with a number of high profile and experienced contributors. It should be read by anyone dealing with Islamist movements.  The study is a landmark endeavor–a model to be followed–and hopefully will generate additional studies.

Full Source Online (257 pages)

Phi Beta Iota: The US Military Academy (West Point) Counter-Terrorism Center is a national gem, a treasure, vastly more effective at Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in multiple languages than many of the other elements of the Department of Defense, in part because they appear to have more rigor and a broader (holistic) view instead of the standard cookie cut & paste model that passes for “analysis” elsewhere.

Also Recommended Previously by Berto Jongman:

Journal: Deradicalizing Islamist Extremists, Internal Al Qaeda Critiques

Reference: Al-Qaeda Statements Index

Reference: Towards a Curriculum for the Teaching of Jihadist Ideology

Worth a Look: Jihadis’ Path to Self-Destruction (Book)

Worth a Look: Driven to Death–Psychological Aspects of Suicide Terrorism

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