Islamic Fundamentalism In Egyptian Politics, Updated Edition

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403960740
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Rubin is Director of Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA), Center of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). His books include Revolution Until Victory?, The Transformation of Palestinian Politics, & The Tragedy of the Middle East.

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Table of Contents

Contemporary History of Fundamentalism in Egypt
• The Muslim Brotherhood: Ideology and Program
• The Jama’at
• The Radical Jama’at
• Popular Islam and the Official Ulama
• Attitude Toward Foreign Policy Issues
• Strategy and Doctrine
• Assessment and Conclusions (1990)
• Assessment and Conclusions (2002)

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