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Treading on hallowed ground : counterinsurgency operations in sacred spaces

Author: Sumit Ganguly; C Christine Fair
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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How do we fight against insurgency that so often strategically positions itself in sacred spaces like mosques and shrines? As the contributors show, counterinsurgency efforts on religiously contentious terrain is a widespread phenomenon in recent times, ranging from North Africa to Southeast Asia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Treading on hallowed ground.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008007789
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sumit Ganguly; C Christine Fair
ISBN: 0195342038 9780195342031 0195342046 9780195342048 0199711895 9780199711895
OCLC Number: 646761718
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Counterinsurgency and the Problem of Sacred Space ; 2. The Golden Temple: A Tale of Two Sieges ; 3. A Mosque, a Shrine and Two Sieges ; 4. The Battle for the Soul of Pakistan at Islamabad's Red Mosque ; 5. Fighting for the Holy Mosque: The 1979 Mecca Insurgency ; 6. Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq's Sacred Spaces ; 7. Iron Fists Without Velvet Gloves: The Krue Se Mosque Incident and Lessons in Counterinsurgency for the Southern Thai Conflict
Other Titles: Counterinsurgency operations in sacred spaces
Responsibility: edited by C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly.
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How do we fight against insurgency that so often strategically positions itself in sacred spaces like mosques and shrines? As the contributors show, counterinsurgency efforts on religiously contentious terrain is a widespread phenomenon in recent times, ranging from North Africa to Southeast Asia.

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