Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam

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I.B.Tauris, 2006 - Islam - 454 pages
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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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The interesting thesis of Kepel is not the success, but rather the failure of, jihadist Islam. Kepel explains in a straightforward manner how political Islam has failed and jihadistic efforts are an ... Read full review

Jihad: the trail of political Islam

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The rise since the 1970s of political Islam and its revolutionary message has received ample coverage in popular and scholarly writings in the West. Aside from journalistic reporting, much of it by ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A Cultural Revolution
23
Islam in the Late 1960s
43
Building PetroIslam on the Ruins of Arab Nationalism
61
Islamism in Egypt Malaysia and Pakistan
81
Khomeinis Revolution and Its Legacy
106
Jihad in Afghanistan and Intifada in Palestine
136
Islamization in Algeria and the Sudan
159
The Logic of Massacre in the Second Algerian War
254
The Threat of Terrorism in Egypt
276
Osama bin Laden and the War against the West
299
Hamas Israel Arafat and Jordan
323
The Forced Secularization of Turkish Islamists
342
Conclusion
361
Notes
379
Glossary
431

The Fatwa and the Veil in Europe
185
From the Gulf War to the Taliban Jihad
205
The Failure to Graft Jihad on Bosnias Civil War
237
Abbreviations
441
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