AN AMERICAN MILITARY VIEW OF ISLAMISM
"Islam, Islamism and Terrorism
" by Colonel Norvelle B. De Atkine
The author is a retired ME area specialist for the U.S. Army. I would quibble with many of his characterizations - organizational techniques are not
" doctrine" for example - but he is correct that Islamism is not monolithic; it differs from conservative, traditionalist, " fundamentalist" Islamic thought; the violent advocates of jihad have maximalist, takfiri-totalitarian aspirations and are highly selective in their reification of Quranic passages to suit political or tactical purposes.
Hat tip to Jedburgh
of The Small Wars Council