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Self-defense in Islamic and International Law : Assessing Al-Qaeda and the Invasion of Iraq - N. Shah

Self-defense in Islamic and International Law

Assessing Al-Qaeda and the Invasion of Iraq

By: N. Shah

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Shah argues that the concept of self-defense in Islamic and International law is compatible. Al-Qaeda's declaration of Jihad does not meet the Islamic legal test. Similarly, the invasion of Iraq does not meet the international legal test. Dr Shah examines those causes attributed to Islam and non-Islamic causes of terrorism and argues that the theory of 'reactive terror' provides the most plausible explanation for so-called Islamic terrorism. The nature of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq is changing and Muslim leaders (not including Al-Qaeda or pro Anglo-American governments) may, by consensus, declare Jihad if the occupying forces do not withdraw. Such declaration would be according to Islamic and international law.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
About the Authorp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Self-defense in Islamic Lawp. 13
Al-Qaeda, the Koran, and Politics of Terrorismp. 47
Self-defense in International Lawp. 87
Legality of Iraq Invasionp. 121
Self-defense in Islamic and International Lawp. 163
Conclusionp. 173
Notesp. 179
Selected Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780230606180
ISBN-10: 0230606180
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1