[Autom. eng. transl.] In the continuous process of invention and redefinition of terms that aim to outline the current geopolitical scenario, jihadism is certainly one of the most ambiguous. Jihadism (jihadiyya) is a neologism used to describe violent and terrorist actions perpetrated by armed groups that claim its legitimacy and effectiveness on the basis of a personal interpretation of the theological content of Islam. In particular, its formulation seems to suggest the encounter and the welding between the imaginary of the totalitarian nine-hundredth ideological movements and the ideal of jihad as an armed struggle. A fusion that, apparently, would allow an immediate reading of these phenomena, but that in truth can favor misunderstandings, obscuring important meanings and implications for the complete understanding of the concept of jihad in the history and culture of Islam beyond the simple dimension of violence.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] From jihad to jihadism: militancy and armed struggle between the XX and XXI century|
|Title of host publication||Jihad e Terrorismo. Da al-Qa‘ida all’ISIS: storia di un nemico che cambia|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Islam politico
- Political Islam