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In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

C. Christine Fair

Abstract

This path-breaking volume reveals a little-known aspect of how Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, functions in Pakistan and beyond by translating and commenting upon a range of publications produced and disseminated by Dar-ul-Andlus, the publishing wing of LeT. Only a fraction of LeT's cadres ever see battle: most of them are despatched on nation-wide "proselytizing" ("dawa") missions to convert Pakistanis to their particular interpretation of Islam, in support of which LeT has developed a sophisticated propagandist literature. This canon of Islamist texts is the most popular and ... More

Keywords: Lashkar-e-Tayyaba/ Jamaat ud Dawah, Pakistan, Terrorism, Pakistan Army, Political Islam, Domestic politics, LeT, JuD

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190909482
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190909482.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Christine Fair, author
Georgetown University