Islamic Debates over the War in Iraq and Attacks on the West

Serious strategic and ideological splits have emerged in the last few months within the fundamentalist jihadi movement.

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Bernard Haykel

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

These disagreements centre on the war in Iraq and the use of suicide bombing as a legitimate tactic of warfare. The consequences of the divisions are still not clear. And while they present certain opportunities for those engaged in defeating the jihadis, they might prove harbingers of a new wave of terror attacks in the west.

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