The Far Enemy

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521519357
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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
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636354
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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
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475782
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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 ...

Europe S Angry Muslims

Author: Robert Leiken
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199752621
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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 ...

Fault Lines In Global Jihad

Author: Assaf Moghadam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136710582
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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 ...

The Rise And Fall Of Al Qaeda

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911711
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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 Four Immeasurables

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Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559398671
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CONFUSING ATTACHMENT WITH LOVING-KINDNESS In the traditional
Buddhist accounts of this practice, there is reference to the near enemy as well as
the far enemy of loving-kindness. The far enemy, the extreme antagonist, is
enmity or hatred. The near enemy occurs when an affectionate emotion gets
derailed and turns into something that looks superficially like loving-kindness but
is actually quite different. This near enemy is desire, or attachment. Loving-
kindness is concerned ...

Jihad Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199804009
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This resulted in a further scholarly debate about the relative importance offighting
the “near enemy” or the “far enemy” within jihadi circles, as described by Gerges
2005, as well as questions about how centrally organized “al-Qaeda” actually
was—and whether there even was a central entity of “al-Qaeda.” For some, all
Islamically oriented militant organizations and activities were simply being
lumped into the same broad category, either for ease of analysis or due to a
failure to ...

Terror Security And Money

Author: John Mueller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912289
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... who carry out violence against the “far enemy”—mainly Europe and the United
States—to be irresponsible and reckless adventurers who endanger the survival
of the whole movement.2 Radical Islamists, principally alQaeda, who focus on
the far enemy represent, then, a fringe group of a fringe group. Counterproductive
Violence From alQaeda's standpoint, the 9/11 attacks, its biggest venture by far in
inflicting damage on that far enemy, proved to be substantially counterproductive.

The Al Qaeda Doctrine

Author: Donald Holbrook
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 162356476X
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Others, most notably Gerges, have emphasized the hypotheses that Al-Qaeda
saw an external, distant enemy in the United States and its Western allies and
became convinced, and tried to convince others, of the merits of targeting this
entity (Gerges, F. (2005) The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global. Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge). For Scheuer (2011: pages 99–101), for example,
bin Ladin always perceived and presented the United States both as a near and
as a far ...