Journal: Seven Stages of Jihad

09 Terrorism
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman recommends….

Understanding History’s Seven Stages of Jihad

by Sebnastian L.v. Gorka

CTC Sentinel October 2009 V 2 I 10 pp. 15-17

Phi Beta Iota: The Counterterrorism Center (CTC) at West Point has been doing extraordinary work of very high value to the U.S. Central Command, with an emphasis on understanding.

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The author opens with the four kinds of jihad (heart, mind, tongue, sword), and the lists the seven historically-driven politically-defined jihads of the sword, and closes with a discussion.  Over three pages, this is first class thinking.

The seven jihads of the sword:

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