Jihad's New Heartlands: Why the West Has Failed to Contain Islamic Fundamentalism

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AuthorHouse, May 16, 2011 - Political Science - 476 pages
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"Jihad's New Heartlands: How The West Has Failed To Contain Islamic Fundamentalism" is a ground breaking book offering an insightful and thorough analysis of the most important territories where Islamic fundamentalism has taken a foothold. The author, Gabriel G Tabarani thanks to his combination of thorough research, wide-ranging travel and extensive experience in the field provides a thorough historical, political and social analysis of the key variables, historical events and most importantly their potential consequences. This extensive study, across many of the world's foremost and pertinent Islamic fundamentalist breeding grounds such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, The Levant, and The Maghreb, offers the reader an in depth look at the context of Islamic Fundamentalism's rise in prominence, profile and destabilising potential. This analysis is extended to Muslim populations living in Europe and America helping to explain the causes for the Wests failure to contain Islamic extremism both at home and abroad. "Jihad's New Heartlands", in addition to being written by one of the regions foremost experts, is a must read for any person wanting to understand the causes of Islamic Fundamentalisms rise and the consequences of its ascent in an increasingly globalised yet unstable world.
 

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Contents

THE ROOTS OF ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM
1
IS IT ISLAMIC OR A GLOBAL PHENOMENON?
17
BETWEEN TWO FIRES
29
FIRST STEPS TOWARD CHANGE
59
THE GREAT GAME
85
NEW CENTRE OF FEAR
107
THE BASE OF THE NEW TERRORISM
133
ALQAIDAS NEW SAFE HAVEN
169
ALQAIDAS POTENTIAL NEW FRONTIER
221
THE ISLAMISTS THREAT
271
A CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS?
293
THE ISLAMIC CHALLENGE
343
COMBATING ISLAMIC MILITANTS NOT ISLAM
363
CAN THE WEST CONTAIN ISLAMIC EXTREMISM?
385
REFERENCES AND NOTES
407
Copyright

THE HOTBED OF FUTURE TERROR
199

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Gabriel G Tabarani is an expert on Middle East and North African affairs. He graduated from “l’Universite Saint Joseph de Beyrouth”, (Lebanon) specialising in Political and Economic Sciences. He started his working life in 1973 as a reporter and journalist for the pan-Arab magazine “Al-Hawadess” in Lebanon later becoming its Washington, D.C. correspondent. He subsequently moved to London in 1979 joining “Al-Majallah” magazine as its Deputy Managing Editor. In 1984 joined “Assayad” magazine in London initially as its Managing Editor and later as Editor-in-Chief. Following this, in 1990 he joined “Al-Wasat” magazine (part of the Dar-Al-Hayat Group) in London as a Managing Editor. He has already authored four books: “The Tears of the Horizon” a romantic novel, “The Winter of Discontent in The Gulf” (1991) about the first Gulf War when Saddam Hussein took over Kuwait, “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Balfour Promise To Bush Declaration – The Complications and The Road For a Lasting Peace” (2008), and "How Iran Plans To Fight America And Dominate The Middle East"(2008). Furthermore, he wrote the memoirs of national security advisor to US President Ronald Reagan, Mr Robert McFarlane, serializing them in “Al-Wasat” magazine over 14 episodes in 1992.

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