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Global Jihad - Women Roles and Financial Terrorism

The Woman Terrorist by Air Marshal Anil Chopra

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Author: Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd)
Women terrorists have had crucial impacts on history.  For example, the assassination of Czar Alexander II in 1881 was organised by a woman and many nineteenth-century revolutionaries were female. More than half the suicide bombers seen around the world since 2002 have been women.

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A Reality Check by Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch

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Author: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch SM, VSM (Retd)
In his book, Clash of Civilisations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel P Huntington posits that with the end of the cold war, political ideologies have given way to differing cultural and religious values. While jihad-inspired conflict is spread across parts of Africa and much of the Asian continent and has the capacity to strike at parts of Europe and the United States, it still remains very much focused on regional grievances. These narratives need to be understood for they have been used by various power blocs to further their own agenda. The conflict in much of the world can be seen through the prism of a desire for supremacy by Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran.

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Financial Terrorism by BV Kumar

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Author: BV Kumar IRS (Retd)
Economic warfare implies adopting economic policies to deprive the enemy’s forces of those resources so that they cannot fight the war properly. In a total war apart from the armed forces of a nation it is necessary to mobilise a nation’s economy towards the war effort. When the economy of an enemy is subverted then it directly damages the enemy’s ability to fight the war.

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Financial Terrorism And Counter-operations by Arjun Singh

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Author: Arjun Singh
The recent developments in Iraq and Syria bring in a new but yet related perspective. A matter of even graver concern is the hostage crisis involving 40 Indians said to be held by the ISIS. Going by media reports in the public domain, negotiations could be based on ransom money or the release of terrorists.

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Terror Transcending Territories by Lt Gen Kamal Davar

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Author: Lt Gen Kamal Davar PVSM, AVSM (Retd)
The ‘global jihad’ is a much abused term employed by many jihadi leaders to motivate their flock to acts of extreme violence and its foot soldiers to willingly sacrifice their lives whilst on suicidal missions. Most Muslim scholars emphasise that Islam is a religion promoting peace and harmony and unequivocally condemn the acts of violence against innocents being undertaken by some in the name of ‘jihad’. Though some anti-terror experts feel that the impact of global jihadism has been exaggerated in the past, a glance at worldwide statistics on this issue confirms the growth of this phenomenon.

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