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God's terrorists : the Wahhabi cult and the hidden roots of modern jihad

Author: Charles Allen
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The brutal assasination of Commissioner Frederick Mackeson on British India's North-West Frontier in 1853 was a bloody and public declaration of a conflict that was to stretch well into the next one hundred and fifty years. The Wahhabi tribe, extreme Islamist fundamentalists, set out to restore purity to their faith by declaring violent jihad on all who opposed them. Their history has long been forgotten and yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb; Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Allen
ISBN: 0316729973 9780316729970
OCLC Number: 225005758
Description: xiv, 349 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: 'Am I not a Pakhtun?' --
1. Death of a Commissioner --
2. The Puritan of the desert --
3. The false dawn of the imam-mahdi --
4. The call of the imam-mahdi --
5. The eraly summer of 1857 --
6. The late summer of 1857 --
7. The Ambeyla disaster --
8. The Wahabees on trial --
9. The frontier ablaze --
10. The brotherhood --
11. The coming together --
12. The unholy alliance. Leading Muslim personalities --
Appendix 1: The roots of the al-Saud / al-Wahhab family alliance ; Appendix 2: The 'Wahhabi' family tree in India)
Responsibility: Charles Allen.

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* In this important study, Charles Allen examines the silent history of the Wahhabi, a fundamentalist tribe whose teachings still influence extreme Islamic terrorists, most notably the Taliban.  Read more...

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