The purpose of this paper is to examine evaluate and compare the concepts known as Civilization Cultural Jihad and the

The purpose of this paper is to examine, evaluate and compare the concepts known as Civilization (Cultural) Jihad and the more traditional, violent Jihad. Students will examine the underpinnings of each from an historical perspective. The paper must discuss a history of both concepts and the threats that both pose currently in the West and, more specifically, in the United States. Additionally, papers must also discuss the role of the intelligence community and how it has engaged in confronting the two forms of Jihad as well as what role it might play in the future to confront potential challenges and abate future attacks.
All papers must be completed through the lens of a Biblical Worldview where students will incorporate appropriate biblical passages and/or resources. The paper must be completed in APA formatting and consist of 15-20 pages (excluding all title, abstract and reference pages). In addition to the course text, all papers must utilize at least 10 outside scholarly sources to support evaluation an analysis.
At a minimum, the following sections are required:
Provide a brief introduction about
the key elements in the paper.
and Problem Statement
Preliminary research must be
conducted using practitioners, government sources, articles, etc., to
identify and discuss the concepts of Civilization/Cultural Jihad, Violent
Jihad, Intelligence and the role of the Intelligence Community.
The thesis statement will discuss
and describe the concepts cited and the significance of each as they
relate to one another. The thesis statement must be clear and concise
(approximately 250 words).
The literature review is a critical
component of a proposal. This section highlights what has been achieved
related to your topic. Answer the following questions:
What is Civilization/Cultural
What is the background/history of
Civiliation/Cultural Jihad?
What Constitutes Violent Jihad?
What is the history of Violent
How does Civilization Jihad and
Violent Jihad interplay and what role does either play within the
context of the global war on terror as prosecuted by the United States?
What comprises the intelligence
What role does the intelligence
community play both within the context of Civilization Jihad and Violent
What threats are posed by both
Civilization Jihad and Violent Jihad for the West?
What can or should be done to
address the potential threats of Civilization Jihad and Violent Jihad?
What are the central themes and arguments
in current literature?
What is missing from current literature?
Scholarly articles are required.
Although some information from government sources may be used sparingly,
approximately 80
% of the review should incorporate recent scholarly
articles (published within the last 10 years).
Do not state your opinion in this
section. All information provided must be properly cited and must be from
quality academic sources. To achieve this, use direct quotations,
paraphrases, and synthesized information from multiple sources. For
example, this statement synthesizes the opinions of 4 scholars:
“Researchers have argued that disaster planning is critical to minimizing
the negative effects for emergency responders (Brown, 2010; Caldwell,
2009; Moore, 2011; Stanley, 2008).”
Summarize your findings. What are
the key points in the literature with regards to how it impacts both the
intelligence community as well as efforts by the West to prosecute the
global war on terror? Additionally, which form of Jihad poses the
greatest threat to the West and why?
What type of response is
needed? What or who should be engaged
(e.g., intelligence community, military, federal law enforcement, local
law enforcement citizens, etc.)? What specific issues do you see as the
greatest challenge to confronting both forms of Jihad?