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Self-Study Course: The Global Jihadi Threat

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Course — website/web application. Nadav Morag. [Updated Dec 2016] Islam is a faith of richness and complexity that has manifested itself over time in a broad variety of ways. Unfortunately, it is also used as the basis for the violent… Continue Reading →

Violent Salafi Jihadism

Play the audio: [download the .mp3 file] Lisa Palmieri (CHDS cohort 1402) is part of DHS working in intelligence and analysis.  In this episode of the Reflecting Pool podcast, Bijan and Lisa discuss how Violent Salafi Jihadism (VSJ) motivated the September 11… Continue Reading →

Featured Topics in the Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has identified and featured a selection of resources associated with primary topics in homeland security or topics particularly relevant to current issues in policy, strategy and organizational management. Topic List: Border Security Climate Change… Continue Reading →


Syllabus — text. Martin Alperen. OVERVIEW: This course begins an analysis of international terrorism. It provides in depth readings about Radical Islam and Jihad, and provides case studies of different terrorist groups and groups in different countries, all from multiple… Continue Reading →

CTRL+ALT+DELETE: Understanding the Need to Interrupt the Jihadi Internet

Interview — video. William Sweeney. The Internet and Web 2.0 technologies have significantly reduced the need for face-to face human contact historically associated with terrorist recruitment, instead allowing direct and dynamic contact between operatives and susceptible recruits separated by thousands… Continue Reading →

Global Jihadi Glossary of Terms

Glossary — website/web application. Nadav Morag.   Find:

The Global Jihadi Threat: Islam, Basic Principles, Origins and Divisions

Lecture/presentation Nadav Morag. Module 1. Dr. Nadav Morag’s introduction to Islam serves as a backdrop for his discussion of the multifaceted Jihadist threat, as depicted in later modules. The principles, origins and divisions of Islam are critical to discerning the… Continue Reading →

The Global Jihadi Threat: The Role of Jihad in Islam

Lecture/presentation Nadav Morag. Module 2. The subject of Jihad has been highly controversial as of late for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Dr. Nadav Morag emphasizes that Islamic tradition refers to two types of Jihad, one greater and one lesser: the… Continue Reading →

The Global Jihadi Threat: Islamic Civilization and the Western Challenge

Lecture/presentation Nadav Morag Module 3.  In Dr. Nadav Morag’s third depiction of the global Jihadi threat, he explores the historical relationship between Islamic and Western civilizations, as well as the ways in which the Islamic world has attempted to cope… Continue Reading →

The Global Jihadi Threat: The Development of Islamic Extremism: From Ibn Abd al-Wahhab to Bin Laden

Lecture/presentation Nadav Morag Module 4.  Dr. Nadav Morag focuses on the development of Islamic extremism as well as the approaches of various Muslim radicals in this fourth analysis of the Global Jihadi threat. Calling on the importance of honor innate… Continue Reading →

The Global Jihadi Threat: Islam in the West: Integration, Isolation, Radicalization

Lecture/presentation Nadav Morag Module 5. In the final segment of his five-part series concerning Islamic extremism, Dr. Nadav Morag depicts the role of Islam in the West, as well as several challenges relating to the integration of Muslims into Western… Continue Reading →

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