The Failure of Political Islam

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I.B.Tauris, 1994 - Religion - 238 pages
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This powerful argument reassess radical Islam and the set of ideas and assumptions at its core. Olivier Roy offers a challenging and highly original view that no-one trying to understand Islamic fundamentalism can afford to overlook.
 

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In this work, Roy (Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan, Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1986) analyzes the types of people who are attracted to Islamist (the author's word) movements and the ideologies and goals ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Shiism and Revolution
168
The Shiite Factor in Irans Foreign Policy
183
Tomorrows Gray Areas
194
Notes
205
Bibliography
225
Index
231
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