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War without end, the rise of Islamist terrorism and global response, Dilip Hiro

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 victo
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Maps; Prologue; Preface; Part I Islam; 1 The rise of Islam: Sunnis and Shias; 2 Orthodox Islam and Sufism; 3 Islam in modern times; Part II Islamic ideologies and fundamentalist states; 4 The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its offshoots; 5 Saudi Arabia: the oldest fundamentalist state; 6 Afghanistan: fundamentalism victorious, with American backing; Part III slamist terrorism and global response; 7 Bombing of US embassies: a wake-up call; 8 Eighty minutes that shook the world and global response
Literary Form
non fiction
revision edition.
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (556 p.)
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