Cjus820-research paper: civilization and traditional jihad assignment | CJUS 820 – Advanced Topics in Terrorism and Intelligence | Liberty University

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 7
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
o Provide a brief introduction about the key elements in the paper.

 Background and Problem Statement

o 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.
o 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
o 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 Civilization/Cultural Jihad?
 What Constitutes Violent Jihad?
 What is the history of Violent Jihad?