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Claudio Lo Jacono

Claudio Lo Jacono is Former Professor of Islamic Near Eastern History at the ‘Orientale’ University of Naples. He is President of the Istituto per l'Oriente Carlo Alfonso of Rome and Editor of the review "Oriente Moderno". He is also Deputy member of the Italian Delegation to UNESCO. Among his recent publications are: Il Vicino Oriente, first volume of Storia del mondo musulmano, VII-XVI secolo (Turin, Einaudi, 2004);  Maometto (Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011) and Dante’s Inferno and Muhammad, in Coeli Fitzpatrick and Adam Hani Walker eds., Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture. An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God (Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-Clio 2014).

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What many of us still do not realise however is that the primary aim of Jihadismo, this brutal and hyper-moralistic ideology veined with apocalyptic aspects, is in fact to hit Muslim powers themselves, who over several decades have made themselves guilty of betraying the very substance of their beliefs.
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In the context of Islam even if dichotomous, Good and Evil have the same root. Only through absolute submission to the Divine commandments can Muslims hope that ‘the second death shall do them no harm’. It is easy to understand how the blasphemy and offence of God or his last prophet Muhammad, made explicit in the cartoons of "Charlie Hebdo", cannot be forgiven by the Muslims.