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Jihad : the trail of political Islam

Author: Gilles Kepel; Anthony F Roberts
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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World order has been rocked by an explosive, unexpected and extraordinary phenomenon: political Islam. This book reflects an attempt to follow the history and spread of this political-religious phenomenon. It offers an assessment of its past, its present, and where it might lead in the future.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilles Kepel; Anthony F Roberts
ISBN: 1845112571 9781845112578
OCLC Number: 68710293
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xiii, 454 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: A cultural revolution --
Islam in the late 1960s --
Building Petro-Islam on the Ruins of Arab Nationalism --
Islamism in Egypt, Malaysia and Pakistan --
Khomeini's revolution and its legacy --
Jihad in Afghanistan and Intifada in Palestine --
Isalmization in Algeria and the Sudan --
The Fatwa and the veil in Europe --
Part II: Decline --
From the Gulf War to the Taliban Jihad --
The failure to Graft Jihad on Bosnia's Civil War --
The logic of Massacre in the second Algerian war --
The threat of terrorism in Egypt --
Osama bin Laden and the war against the West --
Hamas, Israel, Arafat and Jordan --
The forced secularization of Turkish Islamists.
Responsibility: Gilles Kepel ; translated by Anthony F. Roberts.

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Beginning in the early 1970s, militants revolted against the regimes in power across the Muslim world. Their jihad - or 'Holy Struggle' - aimed to establish a global Islamic state based solely on a  Read more...

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