Jihad, Apocalypse, and Anti-Semitism

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) An Interview with Richard Landes by Manfred Gerstenfeld- The main goal of modern Jihadism - a cataclysmic apocalyptic movement - is Islam's dominance over the world. Jihad, the millennial war, emerges in most places where Muslim majorities share a border with another culture. It also expresses itself in demopathy, or the invocation of civil society's values to undermine the Western democratic society from within. There is a significant overlap between the religious Hamas and the "secular" PLO in their use of apocalyptic rhetoric. Its characteristics include global conspiracy theory, total war, virulent anti-Semitism, contempt for human life, and child sacrifice.

2004-09-03 00:00:00

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