The Far Enemy

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This edition shows that not only have the jihadists split ranks, but those who previously supported al Qaeda are condemning its tactics.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Mindfulness

Author: Anne Ihnen, M.A., LMHC
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When this happens, we can meet this near enemy with mindfulness. We can
notice the attachment arising and then return to our metta meditation. The far
enemy of metta is aversion. We call it the far enemy because it is the opposite of
lovingkindness. We experience the far enemy as anger, fear, grief,
disappointment, anxiety, or despair — all things we know we don't want. The far
enemies are mind-states that keep us from experiencing metta. Many people —
Anne included ...

One Rough Man

Author: Brad Taylor
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against our enemy. How will your blow of one time outweigh the ability to strike
repeatedly?” Abu Sayyidd inwardly smiled. He was making headway. He had
been thinking about their mission for a long time, and saw the fatal flaw within the
jihad as currently waged. “Tell me, what's the greatest problem facing the jihad
today? Is it truly the far enemy? His transgressions on the land of Mecca and
Medina spit in the face of all true Muslims everywhere, yet he is allowed to
continue. Why is ...

Islam In Historical Perspective

Author: Alexander Knysh
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Montasser al-Zayyat, The Road to al-Qaeda: The Story of Bin Laden's Right-
Hand Man, trans. by Ahmed Fekry, Pluto Press, London and Sterling, VA, 2002, p
. 62 and Gerges, The Far Enemy, p. 11; the idea of the primacy of the “near
enemy” can be traced back to the Egyptian Islamists Sayyid Qutb and 'Abd al-
Salam Farag (Faraj); see Gerges, The Far Enemy, pp. 10–12. Gerges, The Far
Enemy, pp. 135–136 and Lia, Architect of Global Jihad, pp. 72–73. Gerges, The
Far Enemy, p. 49.

Europe S Angry Muslims

Author: Robert Leiken
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Related but not identical to the distinction between national and global jihadis is
the strategic distinction between “near enemy” and “far enemy.” The near enemy
is the “apostate” regime in Muslim countries (such as the Egyptian secular
government and the Jordanian or Saudi royals); the far enemy is the imperialist
power that allegedly props it up, today usually the United States. From 1979 to
1998 the “near enemy” strategy took precedence in the jihadi community, with
some ...

The Everything Essential Buddhism Book

Author: Arnie Kozak
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440589836
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a “near enemy,” a quality that seems like it but is not, and a “far enemy” that is its
opposite. Lovingkindness (Metta) Lovingkindness, or lovingfriendliness, is an
attitude of beneficence toward all beings, including yourself. The Buddha said, “
You can search through the entire universe for someone who is more deserving
of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found
anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your
love ...

Fault Lines In Global Jihad

Author: Assaf Moghadam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Jihadists have debated whether they should concentrate their efforts on Israel (
later they would include Israel's Western supporters in the same category), which
they dubbed “the far enemy” (al-adou al-baeed), or whether they should first
attack their own local purportedly apostate regimes, “the near enemy” (al-adou al
-qareeb). From 1979 to 1998, jihadism was dominated by those who believed
that revolution in the Arab world must precede any confrontation with Israel. From
1998 to ...

Near Enemy

Author: Adam Sternbergh
Publisher: Crown
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A Spademan Novel Adam Sternbergh. The far enemy is theone you hate, the
oneyou're swornto fight against. Thenear enemy isthe one you're close to, who
you trust, but you shouldn't. Radical Islamists, for example. Theythink of Muslim
nations that don't follow jihad as the near enemy. Andwho's the far enemy? He
gestures to the city. Watch rattles. We are. 20. Meanwhilein Hoboken.
Persephone's changing adiaper. Still waiting on those.

The Rise And Fall Of Al Qaeda

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Picking up from where the first generation left off, the second wave (the socalled
Afghan Arabs) shifted focus to the far enemy (the United States and its Western
allies) in a desperate effort to gain Muslim public support. By 2003 that strategy
was already in tatters. The irony is that the American invasion of Iraq occurred
just when the second wave of attacking the far enemy was failing. Now alQaeda's
military operations blur the lines between the near enemy and the far enemy, but
it is all ...

The Conflict Within Islam

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the Near Enemy to the Far Enemy—from localism to globalism. This was partly a
result of failure of Jihadist movements to bring about the revolution they had
promised for so long, partly due to violent suppression of religious nationalism
throughout the Arab world and partly due to failures of Islamist movements
themselves in Algeria, Egypt and syria. The Salafist groups that remained
uninfluenced by saudi Wahhabism soon began to follow the lead of the Egyptian
Muslim Brotherhood, ...