Broadcast date: 3 p.m. Central Time, April 29, 2010
We talk about several meanings of Jihad, how it developed in the Qur’an, in Islamic law, and inside Al Quaeda with scholars who understand its use in both the West (by both Napoleon and Ronald Reagan!) and the East, and how terrorists use it to justify operating outside the law.
- Faisal Devji, Professor of Modern South Asian History at Saint Anthony’s College at the University of Oxford; author of Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity, and The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics
- Michael Bonner, Professor of Medieval Islamic History at the University of Michigan; author of Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practices, and Aristocratic Violence and Holy War: Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier and Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times
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- Listen live on radio stations in Wisconsin Public Radio broadcast areas. The show will be broadcast live at 3 p.m. and re-broadcast at 9 p.m. CT.
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- Faisal Devji
- Michael Bonner
- Landscapes of the Jihad
- Jihad in Islamic History
- Review of Devji’s book, Landscapes of the Jihad
- Faisal Devji’s interview by Guardian
- Review of Bonner’s book, Jihad in Islamic History
- NPR: The War on the Word ‘Jihad’ (with audio)
- NPR: What Does ‘Jihad’ Really Mean? (with audio)