Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics: 2nd Revised Edition

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 4, 2002 - History - 221 pages
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Among Egyptian fundamentalist groups, one of the most important ideological debates has been whether the Egyptian regime or the West should be the primary target of action. This classic work is updated to analyze how internal debates, coupled with the government's defeat of the insurgency through violence and cooptation, led many Egyptian radical fundamentalists to join Usama bin Ladin and focus on attacking America. It includes excerpts and an analysis of the writings of Ayman al-Zawahiri, a veteran leader of the Egyptian movement who became Usama bin Ladin's right-hand man and helped plan the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

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Despite their successful assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981, Muslim fundamentalists have failed to seize and maintain power in Egypt. Rubin, the author of several acclaimed ... Read full review

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BARRY RUBIN is director of the Global Research in International Affairs(GLORIA) Center of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. His books include Revolution Until Victory?: The Politics and History of the PLO, From Revolution to State-Building: The Transformation of Palestinian Politics, and The Tragedy of the Middle East.

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