Chatham House Primer: Jihadism
Shiraz Maher, Deputy Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, King's College London; Author, Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea
This talk will aim to demystify some of the core issues surrounding Salafi-jihadism, while also explaining the intricacies within a broad and diverse religious tradition that is often caricatured in the media.
The presentation will draw on Maher’s book, Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea, to explore the concept of jihad, accounting for its evolution and trajectory over time.
The talk will cover:
- The different branches of Islam
- Understanding Salafism
- Differences within Salafism
- Salafism and Wahhabism
- Five core ideas integral to Salafi-jihadism: jihad, takfir, wala wal bara, tauhid, hakimiyya
- Debunking common myths and misconceptions around jihad
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About Chatham House Primers
The Chatham House Primer Series is a unique programme of talks designed to bridge the gap between introductory level subject knowledge and a more advanced understanding geared towards practical application, higher-level discussion and policy debate.
With each talk hosted by a leading expert, the Primer series aims to provide the audience with a solid grounding in topics of academic curiosity, key international affairs concepts and the issues behind the news.
This event will be followed by a reception open to all attendees.