Out of civil war, strife, and chaos, jihadist groups have filled the power vacuum across the Muslim world, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Syria and Somalia. What accounts for this rise? What is the key to their success? Aisha Ahmad, author of "Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power," offers a simple explanation: business. She joins The Agenda to discuss the nexus between local business interests in the chaos of civil war and jihadist groups.
Episode:
The Business of Jihad; A Life Lived in Conflict
Aired:
Oct 12, 2017
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