War on Jihadism By Ideology: The New Islamic Religious Revolution
The themes of this book have been in my head since Islamophobia in the West, especially with the rise of the ultra-right, degenerated into anti-Islamism. Jihadism which has been waging terrorism globally under the guise of Islam contributed greatly to lending that anti-Islamism a raison d’etre. With the two negative currents converging and becoming mutually self-justifying, Islam as a faith, and global security as a cherished value became the objects of skepticism. An enhancer of these trends has been the absence of translation of Arabic into other main languages. An example of this is the efforts by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and its Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmed El-Taiyeb, exerted primarily from Cairo, are not well publicized in non-Arabic speaking areas. In that vacuum, both jihadism and anti-Islamism, crept in, nearly unchallenged.
El-Ayouty, Yassin, "War on Jihadism By Ideology: The New Islamic Religious Revolution" (2017). Alum Book Gallery. 23.