June 3, 2008 Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 446

The Emergence of the 'Infallible Jihad Fighter' – The Salafi Jihadists' Quest for Religious Legitimacy

June 3, 2008 | By Eli Alshech*
Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 446

In recent years, the Salafi movement has seen the emergence of a new conception of, and basis for, religious authority. In the past, religious authority within this movement stemmed primarily from the scholarly credentials and reputation of the individual. ...

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