Book Launch: Jihad and Death
A book launch seminar with Professor Olivier Roy, European University Institute (EUI).
Free admission and open to all.
How has ISIS been able to muster support far beyond its initial constituency in the Arab world and attract tens of thousands of foreign volunteers, including converts to Islam, and seemingly countless supporters online? In this compelling intervention into the debate about ISIS’ origins and future prospects, Olivier Roy argues that while terrorism and jihadism are familiar phenomena, the deliberate pursuit of death has produced a new kind of radical violence. In other words, we’re facing not a radicalization of Islam, but the Islamization of radicalism.
Olivier Roy is a French political scientist and professor at the European University Institute (Florence).