Faisal Devji Argues That New Forms Of Militancy, Such As The Actions Of Al Qaeda, Are Informed By The Same Desire For Agency And Equality That Animates Other Humanitarian Interventions, Such As Environmentalism And Pacifism To The Militant, Victimized Muslims Are Than Just Symbols Of Ethnic And Religious Persecution They Represent Humanity S Centuries Long Struggle For Legitimacy And Agency Acts Of Terror, Therefore, Are Fueled By The Militant S Desire To Become A Historical Actor On The Global Stage Though They Have Yet To Build Concrete Political Institutions, Militant Movements Have Formed A Kind Of Global Society, And As Devji Makes Clear, This Society Pursues The Same Humanitarian Objectives That Drive Benevolent Groups.
- 229 pages
- The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (Columbia/Hurst)
- Faisal Devji
- 11 January 2017 Faisal Devji