About JihadBlog


This is a research blog compiled and published by Irfan Yusuf, a PhD candidate at the Centre for Citizenship & Globalisation at Deakin University.

The blog will be updated on a semi-regular basis. It will discuss issues relating to the following:

  • jihad as theology and law in various Islamic traditions.
  • the relationship between jihad and terrorism.
  • legal and public policy responses to jihad, “jihadists” and “jihadism” in Australia and other Western countries, especially in relation to “homegrown terror” following the July 2005 London bombings.
  • Muslim understandings of jihad.
  • Muslim understandings of terror.
  • the relationship between jihad and “just war”.
  • the terror inflicted on the blogger’s digestive system as he consumes Mi goreng noodles whilst researching for his PhD.

mi goreng

The material for this blog will be sourced from scholarly and not-so-scholarly sources including:

  • academic and popular books (excluding wherever possible the blogger’s unpopular books).
  • peer reviewed journal articles.
  • reports compiled by and for government agencies.
  • Muslim websites.
  • thinktank publications.
  • allegedly serious media outlets.
  • a wonderful volume of learned essays by News Corp tabloid columnists entitled The Protocols of the Learned Mullahs of Bankstown.

This blog is not an official publication of the Centre for Citizenship & Globalisation or Deakin University. Basically it’s all my fault.