Nationalist Jahiliyyah and the Flag of the Two Crusaders, or:ISIS, Sovereignty, and the Owl of Minerva

Mabon, Simon Paul (2017) Nationalist Jahiliyyah and the Flag of the Two Crusaders, or:ISIS, Sovereignty, and the Owl of Minerva. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 40 (11). pp. 966-985. ISSN 1057-610X

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Abstract

This article argues that by understanding ISIS state-building processes we are able to understand how ISIS has developed while also developing a united citizenship body built from people in Iraq and Syria and those making hijra. The fragmentation of Iraq and Syria resulted in conditions that would prove conducive to the group's expansion and identifying these conditions is imperative to understanding Sunni extremism in the Middle East. The article argues that ISIS builds citizenship in two ways: first, by developing asabiyya – group feeling – amongst Sunni and second, by securitizing the Shi'a threat. Identifying and engaging with the concepts of sovereignty and 3citizenship helps to develop much stronger policy responses.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Additional Information:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism on 09/11/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1057610X.2016.1258863
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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83043
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Deposited On:
21 Nov 2016 10:28
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