The Ideological War Within al-Qa ida: The Jihadis Religio-Political and Intellectual Revisions and Ideas on Counterterrorism, Extremism and Radicalisation

  • Khatab, Sayed (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to generate new understandings to how to defeat terrorism at its roots of radicalism, by exploring counter ideas to radicalism and utilising them in a counterterrorism strategy. It focuses on al-Qa ida s former ideologues critical revisions of Jihad and ideas which influenced Egyptian Jihadists, inside and outside Egypt, to abandon al-Qa ida, renounce violence and terrorism and to critically analyse al-Qa ida s ideology and strategy. It seeks to explore how al-Qa ida s former ideologues deradicalised their previously radical ideas and how to utilise them as religio-political tools in a general strategy for counterterrorism, extremism and radicalisation in Australia and the world.
Effective start/end date4/01/105/01/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$94,585.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$251,415.00