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How Jahiliyyah Provides an Ideological Platform for Islamic Terrorists

By Dr. James Hess

Ideology is one of the most important factors when seeking to understand the roots of terrorism. The terrorist groups ISIS and Al Qae’da have incorporated a motivating concept, called “jahiliyyah,” into their religious ideology, and made it the central focus of the group’s self-validation efforts. Learn more about jahiliyyah and how it's used by terror groups.