Jihadi counter-terrorism: Local Radical Islamists Governance vs. Global Jihadism
This article addresses the topic of confrontation between international terrorist organizations that follow the idea of global jihadism and those radical Islamist organizations that try to redirect their activities to local state-building. In particular, it touches upon the issue of counter-terrorist activities carried out by localized groups against the globally oriented Jihadists. This is an extremely relevant and yet recent topic, since these trends have begun to manifest themselves in a most peculiar way recently. This was particularly evident after the new speaker of the Islamic State issued an address in which it was noted that the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group was behind the elimination of the previous leader of the organization. Another example of such counter-terrorist activities is the activity of the Taliban after they came to power in Afghanistan and proclaimed the Islamic Emirate in this country. The main focus of this paper is on the phenomenon of counter-terrorism agencies that are embedded in these terrorist organizations and the narratives they construct when they broadcast information about their activities.