New SASNET-CMES report on jihadi-Salafism

SASNET Report Orwa Ajjoub cover

Researcher Orwa Ajjoub explores the historical development of the theological concepts of jihadi Salafism and their implications on the ground.

In his newly published report "From Afghanistan to Syria: The Development of the Theological and Political Aspects of Jihadi-Salafism", funded by SASNET and the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, researcher Orwa Ajjoub interrogates the complicated relationship between the theological concepts of jihadi-Salafism and the ever-changing socio-political context in which they have developed.

Ajjoub's work fills significant gaps in the under-researched topic of jihadi-Salafism within the wider field of jihadism. While scholars have increasingly started to focus on jihadi-Salafism since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, much of the research has been centred around organisations such as al-Qaʿeda (AQ) or the Islamic State (IS), with less attention paid to the details of the movements’ ideologies.

The full report is now available on our website.

Orwa Ajjoub will present his work during an online research seminar on 25 February 2021 at 13:15, hosted on Zoom. You can find more information on our website or in the Facebook event.