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dc.contributor.advisorNassar, Maha T.
dc.contributor.authorTarantini, Lara
dc.creatorTarantini, Lara
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-27T18:02:22Z
dc.date.available2018-06-27T18:02:22Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628162
dc.description.abstractIn analyzing the content of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine, I argue that the concept of Imagined Moral Umma should be utilized. I define the Imagined Moral Umma as an imagined community whose boundaries are determined by the moral standards of its members. By means of utilizing this framework, this thesis shows how AQAP creates a finite umma within a (virtually) infinite umma. Furthermore, this thesis shows firstly that the boundaries of this Imagined Moral Umma are flexible: inclusion and exclusion from this community depend upon historical contingencies. Secondly, the concept of takfīr (excommunication from the Muslim community) becomes irrelevant in Inspire magazine’s justification of violence against Muslims. Thirdly, this thesis highlights the ideological shift within Inspire magazine from a chiefly anti-Western propaganda to an anti-imperialist rhetoric.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectAQAPen_US
dc.subjectInspireen_US
dc.subjectummaen_US
dc.titleThe Umma Within The Umma. How Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire Magazine Defines Moral Boundariesen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHudson, Leila O.
dc.contributor.committeememberNoorani, Yaseen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMiddle Eastern & North African Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-27T18:02:23Z


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