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CTC Sentinel, Vol. 2, Issue 11, Nov. 2009

A publication of:

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
Volume: 2, Issue: 11

November 2009



1 Lashkar-i-Tayyiba: One Year After Mumbai By Stephen Tankel


6 Success of the Meta-Narrative: How Jihadists Maintain Legitimacy By Akil N. Awan

9 AQIM and the Growth of International Investment in North Africa By Geoff D. Porter

12 Hizb Allah’s Domestic Containment and Regional Expansion Strategies By Benedetta Berti

16 Jihadist Radicalization and the 2004 Madrid Bombing Network By Fernando Reinares

19 The Past and Future of Deobandi Islam By Luv Puri

22 Maintaining the Message: How Jihadists Have Adapted to Web Disruptions By Manuel R. Torres Soriano

24 Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

28 CTC Sentinel Staff & Contacts

About Muhammad Haniff Hassan

Muhammad Haniff Bin Hassan is a Fellow. He holds a PhD and M.Sc. in Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (previously known as the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies), Nanyang Technological University. He received his early education in Aljunied Islamic School. He then continued his tertiary education at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia, with honours in Syar`iah and Civil law. Mr. Haniff is also active in social activities as a member of the Islamic Religious Council Appeal Board, HSBC Insurance Islamic Advisory Board from 2000 to 2014, Association of Islamic Religious Teachers and Scholars of Singapore (PERGAS) and Management Committee of Al-Irsyad Islamic School. He writes extensively in Berita Harian (a local Malay newspaper) and has also published articles in The Straits Times. He has published six books in his name, co-authored a monograph and helped publish two books for PERGAS and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore. His personal website in Malay is at


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