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Al Qaeda in the West as a Youth Movement: The Power of Narrative. CEPS Policy Briefs No. 168, 28 August 2008.

Roy, Olivier. (2008) Al Qaeda in the West as a Youth Movement: The Power of Narrative. CEPS Policy Briefs No. 168, 28 August 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper by a noted expert on Islam, Olivier Roy, declares that the success of Osama Bin Laden is not to have established a modern and efficient Islamist political organisation, but to have invented a narrative that could allow rebels without a cause to connect with a cause. Instead of looking vertically through Muslim history and theology to explain Al Qaeda’s violence, he argues that it should be connected to the general phenomenon of radical violence among youth.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Islam
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009
    Page Range: p. 8
    Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 12:20
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9378

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