Muslim Extremism in Egypt: The Prophet and Pharaoh

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1985 - History - 281 pages
Gilles Kepel takes us into the world of the students, professionals, workers, and unemployed who are caught up in the Islamic movements of our day. Events that have riveted world attention--the World Trade Center bombing, assassinations in Beirut, the attempt on the life of the Pope, the assassination of Sadat--are illuminated by this penetrating study which surveys the background of the Islamist movement beginning with the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928.
 

Contents

Introduction
11
195466
27
Signposts
42
The Society of Muslims
59
And God Came to Shukri
71
The New Hegira
78
Living Together in the Prophets
86
Legalists Despite Themselves
103
The Vanguard of the Umma
129
The Sermons of Sheikh Kishk
172
To Assassinate Pharaoh
191
Conclusion
223
Ebb and Flow 19811985
241
Sources
259
Index
273
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Gilles Kepel is a member of the research faculty of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris.

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