The Ideology of al Qaeda and ISIS: An Interview with Dr. Shiraz Maher

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Shiraz Maher Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an IdeaDo al Qaeda and ISIL fight the way they do because of their understanding of Islam? Or do they have the understanding of Islam they do because they are fighting? What do they believe anyway and what sort of theological contortions did they have to go through to justify those beliefs? Dr. Shiraz Maher of Kings College London and an adjunct in our MA in Global Security Studies discusses his book Salafi Jihadism: The History of an Idea with Dr. Mark Stout.