Articles of the Week – 5/4/-5/17

Saturday May 4:

Major salafi faction criticizes Jabhat al-Nosra – Aaron Lund, Syria Comment: 

Sunday May 5:

Notes on the Tsarnaevs’ Radicalization – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, al-Wasat: 

Monday May 6:

Al Qâ’idah casually mentions the death of its commander in Pâkistân – Mr. Orange’s War Tracker: 

Adding the Ballot to the Bullet? Hezb-e Islami in transition – Borhan Osman and Thomas Ruttig, Afghanistan Analysts Network: 

Tuesday May 7:

Early notes on the first issue of the jihadist magazine, Azan – Charles Cameron, Zen Pundit: 

What Jihadists Thought About Boston: ‘Allah Akbar. Let’s Move On’ – Shiraz Maher and Samar Batrawi, Foreign Affairs: 

Struggling to Adapt- The Muslim Brotherhood in a New Syria -Aron Lund, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:

Wednesday May 8:

Networks as strategic repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells – Christian Leuprecht & Kenneth Hall, Global Crime: 

Jabhat al-Nusra: A Self-Professed AQ Affiliate – Charles Lister, Jihadica: 

The Future of Al-Qaeda: Results of a Foresight Project – The Canadian Security Intelligence Service: 

The Myths of Radicalization – J.M. Berger, Intel Wire: 

Friday May 10:

Expanding the Scope of Jihadology: Intro to the Hizballah Cavalcade – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Church–State Regimes and their Impact on the Institutionalization of Islamic Organizations in Western Europe – Patrick Loobuyck, Jonathan Debeer, and Petra Meier, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 

Islamic Umbrella Organizations and Contemporary Political Discourse on Islam in Germany – Matthias Kortmann and Kerstin Rosenow-Williams, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 

Citizenship/Religious Expression in West: Comparative Analysis of Experiences of Muslims in France,Germany, and the United States – Jackleen M. Salem, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 

Mosques and Municipalities in Belgium: Negotiating Urban Spaces – Corinne Torrekens, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 

Saturday May 11:

Hizballah Cavalcade: Roundup of Iraqis Killed in Syria, Part 1 – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Monday May 13:

Salman al-Awdah: In the shadow of revolutions – Madawi Al-Rasheed, London Magazine: 

Jihadi Twitter Activism part 2: Jabhat al-Nusra on the Twittersphere – Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher, Jihadica: 

The Riyadh Compound Bombings: Ten Years, and Ten Lessons, Later – Thomas Hegghammer, Asharq al-Awsat:

Tuesday May 14:

Usama bin Ladin’s “Father Sheikh”- Yunus Khalis & the Return of AQ’s Leadership to Afghanistan – Kevin Bell, Combating Terrorism Center: 

How Twitter Is Messing With Al-Qaeda’s Careful PR Machine – Tony Busch, The Atlantic: 

Standoff Between the Tunisian Government and Ansar al-Sharia – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: 

What’s in the names of terrorist groups (1): Jabhah al-Nusrah – Mr. Orange’s War Tracker: 

Wednesday May 15:

The moral maze: Dutch Salafis and the construction of a moral community of the faithful – Martijn de Koning, Contemporary Islam: 

Explaining the Western Response to the Arab Spring – Dan Byman, Journal of Strategic Studies: 

What is the Liwa’ Abu Fadl al-Abbas?: Assessing Syria’s Shia “International Brigade” Through Social Media Presence – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

The Muslim Brotherhood Prepares for a Comeback in Syria – Raphaël Lefèvre, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 

Thursday May 16:

Morocco’s Salafis: In Search of a Comprehensive Solution – Sanaa Karim, Sada Journal: 

Confronting Tunisia’s jihadists – Andrew Lebovich, The Middle East Channel: 

The ever-evolving al-Qaeda threat – Mitchell D. Silber, The AfPak Channel: 

Friday May 17:

British Muslim youth: radicalisation, terrorism and the construction of the “other” – Orla Lynch, Critical Studies on Terrorism: 

Hizballah Cavalcade: Roundup of Iraqis Killed in Syria, Part 2 – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Roman Catholic Approaches to the Qur’an since Vatican II – David Marshall, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: 

Options and Strategies for Countering Online Radicalization in the United States – Peter R. Neumann, Studies inConflict and Terrorism: 

State-Sponsored Social Control of Illegitimate Social Movements: Strategies Used to Financially Damage Radical Islamic, Terrorist-Labeled Organizations – Samuel C. Lindsey and Michael J. Williams, Studies inConflict and Terrorism: