1. Jihad, Fundamentalism, Western Muslims and Islamic Hermeneutics: Review Essay of G. Jihad, Fundamentalism, Western Muslims and Islamic Hermeneutics: Review Essay of G. Marranci’s ‘Jihad Beyond Islam’ and ‘Understanding Muslim Identity: Rethinking Fundamentalism’
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.”
1. Muslims for Progressive Values’ Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Protecting and Promoting Human Rights to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism
Author: Muslims for Progressive Values
Summary / Excerpt: “This is a policy brief by Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), highlighting the work that MPV undertakes as a pioneering faithbased human rights organization in preventing violent extremism by promoting universal human rights and inclusive and egalitarian interpretations of Islam.