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The Far Enemy : Why Jihad Went Global

Author: Fawaz A Gerges
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Since September 11, Al Qaeda has been portrayed as an Islamist front united in armed struggle, or jihad, against the Christian West. However, as the historian and commentator Fawaz A. Gerges argues, the reality is rather different. In fact, Al Qaeda represents a minority within the jihadist movement, and its strategies have been criticized and opposed by religious nationalists among the jihadis, who prefer to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fawaz A Gerges
ISBN: 9780511512049 051151204X 9780521791403 0521791405 1280480254 9781280480256
OCLC Number: 776978392
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (358 pages)
Contents: Religious nationalists and the near enemy --
The Afghan war : sowing the seeds of transnational Jihad --
The rise of transnationalist Jihadis and the far enemy --
Splitting up of Jihadis --
The aftermath : the war within --
The Iraq war : planting the seeds of Al Qaeda's second generation?
Responsibility: Fawaz A. Gerges.

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Analyses the rift in the jihadist movement that led to the events of 9/11.  Read more...

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'In this well-grounded and ... gripping account of militant Islamist activism, Gerges gives the most persuasive explanation yet for the direction taken by those jihadis who have set their sights on Read more...

 
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