War Without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 513 pages
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This book provides the historical and political context to explain acts of terror, including the September 11th, and the bombing of American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing a brief history of Islam as a religion and as socio-political ideology, Dilip Hiro goes on to outline the Islamist movements that have thrived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and their changing relationship with America. It is within this framework that the rising menace of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaida network is discussed.

The Pentagon's amazingly swift victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan is examined along with implications of the Bush Doctrine, encapsulated in his declaration, 'so long as anybody is terrorizing established governments, there needs to be a war' - a recipe for war without end.

 

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Contents

PARTI
3
Orthodox Islam and Sufism
24
Islam in modern times
42
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and
59
the oldest fundamentalist state
113
fundamentalism victorious with
179
Bombing of US embassiest a wakeup call
267
Eighty minutes that shook the world and global
300
Ongoing war against terrort an uncharted
373
Summary and conclusions
393
Epilogue
422
Notes
435
Abbreviations
470
Appendix It United Nations Security Council
479
Seleet bibliography
486
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About the author (2002)

DILIP HIRO is an author, playwright, and journalist who has written 14 books about the Middle East and contributed to several others.

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