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Title:Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Gilles Kepel, Anthony Roberts
Publisher:Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
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Number of Pages:454
Category:Islam, History, Non fiction, Religion, Politics

Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam by Gilles Kepel, Anthony Roberts

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam The late twentieth century has witnessed the emergence of an unexpected and extraordinary phenomenon Islamist political movements Beginning in the early s militants revolted against the regimes in power throughout the Muslim world and exacerbated political conflicts everywhere Their jihad or Holy Struggle aimed to establish a global Islamic state based solely on a strict interpretation of the Koran Religious ideology proved a cohesive force gathering followers ranging from students and the young urban poor to middle class professionals After an initial triumph with the Islamic revolution in Iran the movement waged jihad against the USSR in Afghanistan proclaiming for the first time a doctrine of extreme violence By the end of the s the failure to seize political power elsewhere led to a split movement moderates developed new concepts of Muslim democracy while extremists resorted to large scale terrorist attacks around the world i Jihad i is the first extensive in depth attempt to follow the history and geography of this disturbing political religious phenomenon Fluent in Arabic b Gilles Kepel b has traveled throughout the Muslim world gathering documents interviews and archival materials inaccessible to most scholars in order to give us a comprehensive understanding of the scope of Islamist movements their past and their present As we confront the threat of terrorism to our lives and liberties Kepel helps us make sense of the ominous reality of jihad today

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