Guest Posts aims to not only provide primary sources for researchers and occasional analysis of them, but also to allow other young and upcoming students as well as established academics or policy wonks to contribute original analysis on issues related to Global Jihadism. If you would like to contribute a piece, please email your idea/post to azelin [at] jihadology [dot] net.

Past Guest Posts:

Anne Stenersen and Philipp Holtmann, “The Three Functions of UBL’s “Greater Pledge” to Mullah Omar (2001-2006-2014): Attract Jihadi Volunteers, Legitimize the Taliban as Guardians of the Caliphate and Denounce IS-leader al-Baghdadi,” January 8, 2015.

Sam Heller, “Muhammad al-Amin on Ahrar al-Sham’s Evolving Relationship with Jabhat al-Nusrah and Global Jihadism,” December 9, 2014.

Philipp Holtmann, “The Different Functions of IS Online and Offline Plegdes (bay’at): Creating A Multifaceted Nexus of Authority,” November 15, 2014.

Sam Heller, “Recriminations on Social Media Shed Light on Jabhat al-Nusrah’s Inner Workings,” November 4, 2014.

Sam Heller, “Jeish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Shar’is Debate Islamic Rule Inside and Outside the ‘Islamic State’,” October 25, 2014.

Goha’s Nail, “Manbij and The Islamic State’s Public Administration,” August 27, 2014.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Oren Adaki, “Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia’s Social Media Activity in 2014,” June 6, 2014.

Zach Goldberg, “Damned if They Do, Damned if They Don’t: The Gordian Knot of Europe’s Jihadi Homecoming,” April 22, 2014.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, “Ayman al-Zawahiri on Jihadist Infighting and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham,” April 21, 2014.

Joel D. Parker, “Ahrar al-Sham versus Ahrar al-Sham: The band and the militia,” January 29, 2014.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, “Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe): A Case Study in Lone Wolf Terrorism,” December 23, 2013.

Hazim Fouad, “Salafi-Jihadists and non-jihadist Salafists in Egypt – A case study about politics and methodology (manhaj),” April 30, 2013.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Tara Vassefi, “Perceptions of the “Arab Spring” Within the Salafi-Jihadi Movement,” November 19, 2012.

Jack Roche, “The Indonesian Jamā’ah Islāmiyyah’s Constitution (PUPJI),” November 14, 2012.

Kévin Jackson, “The Pledge of Allegiance and its Implications,” July 27, 2012.

Behnam Said, “A Brief Look at the History and Power of Anasheed in Jihadist Culture,” May 31, 2012.

Jonah Ondieki and Jake Zenn, “Gaidi Mtaani,” April 24, 2012.

Joshua Foust, “Jihadi Ideology Is Not As Important As We Think,” January 25, 2011.

Charles Cameron, “Hitting the Blind-Spot- A Review of Jean-Pierre Filiu’s “Apocalypse in Islam”,” January 24, 2011.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, “Why Jihadi Ideology Matters,” January 21, 2011.

Joshua Foust, “Some Inchoate Thoughts on Ideology,” January 19, 2011.

Marissa Allison, “Militants Seize Mecca: Juhaymān al ‘Utaybī and the Siege of the Grand Mosque in Mecca,” June 9, 2010.