From the Thesis Abstract: "This paper addresses the modern Salafist warrior with an emphasis on identifying and understanding the wellspring of ideological inspiration informing subsequent actions. This project is concerned with lens construction enabling further analysis and charts the development of Islamic jurisprudence from its inception on the pre-Islamic Arabian Peninsula through the establishment of Sunni Islam's four orthodox legal schools. From there it places shari'ah reasoning in context and extracts an Islamic just war theory. The lens is further refined and focused through a discussion of key battles in the Qur'an. The suitability of the lens is tested against three well-known and authoritative Salafist publications. The purpose is to provide an analytical tool enabling further study. Additional Salafist sources are offered for supplementary analytical iterations using, or adjusting, the constructed lens."
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