PAPER

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:

  • Introduction
    • Provide a brief introduction about       the key elements in the paper.
  • Background      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).
  • Literature      Review
    • 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        Jihad?
      • What is the background/history of        Civiliation/Cultural Jihad?
      • What Constitutes Violent Jihad?
      • What is the history of Violent        Jihad?
      • 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        community?
      • What role does the intelligence        community play both within the context of Civilization Jihad and Violent        Jihad?
      • 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).”
  • Conclusion
    • 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?