Jihad, Fundamentalism, Western Muslims and Islamic Hermeneutics:

Author: Dr. Adis Duderija

Summary / Excerpt: “The works of Gabrielle Marranci’s “Jihad Beyond Islam” and “Understanding Muslim identity : Rethinking Fundamentalism” are a novel attempt to shift the analyses of discourse pertaining to jihad (customarily understood /perceived /interpreted as Islamic terrorism) and Islamic fundamentalism/radicalism away from those focusing on cultural and political essentialism, scripturalism and social determinism, to that of exploring the “dynamics of radicalization” by examining the central role of emotions on the processes of identity.”