Muslim Extremism in Egypt: The Prophet and Pharaoh / Edition 2

Muslim Extremism in Egypt: The Prophet and Pharaoh / Edition 2

by Gilles Kepel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520239342

ISBN-13: 9780520239340

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

Gilles Kepel takes us into the world of the students, professionals, workers, and unemployed who are caught up in the Islamic movements of Egypt. Events that have riveted world attention--the first World Trade Center bombing, assassinations in Beirut, the attempt on the life of the Pope, the assassination of Sadat, and, in a new preface, the terrorist attacks of…  See more details below

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Gilles Kepel takes us into the world of the students, professionals, workers, and unemployed who are caught up in the Islamic movements of Egypt. Events that have riveted world attention--the first World Trade Center bombing, assassinations in Beirut, the attempt on the life of the Pope, the assassination of Sadat, and, in a new preface, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001--are illuminated by this penetrating study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520239340
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Preface for 2003
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2003 Edition
Preface: The Roots of Islamist Movements9
Introduction: Journey to the Ends of Islam21
1From One Ordeal to Another: 1954-6626
In the Beginning Were the Camps27
The 1955 'Plot'31
2'Signposts'36
Sayyid Qutb, Author and Martyr38
Islamicism or Barbarism43
What Is to Be Done?52
The Ulema Intervene59
Appendix: Works of Sayyid Qutb68
3The Society of Muslims70
And God Came to Shukri71
The New Hegira78
Living Together in the Prophet's Way86
Death of One of the Ulema91
4'Al-Da'wa': Legalists Despite Themselves103
The Purse-Strings107
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse110
Making Good Use of Parliament124
5The Vanguard of the 'Umma'129
The Student Revolt130
The 'University of Large Numbers'135
In the Shadow of the Regime138
Changer la Vie141
How to Be a Good Muslim147
For the Good of the Copts156
June 1981: Checkmate164
6The Sermons of Sheikh Kishk172
A Sheikh's Childhood174
The Friday Sermon177
7To Assassinate Pharaoh191
The Modern Tartars194
Holy War Against the Infidels197
Carrying Out God's Orders199
Killing Christians204
To Assassinate Pharaoh210
Conclusion223
The Religious and the Political226
Is the Islamicist Movement Inevitable?231
Facets of a Utopia236
Afterword: Ebb and Flow, 1981-1985241
The Carrot and the Stick243
Depoliticizing Islam246
Electoral Strategies249
Modes of Preaching251
Sources259
Chronology: 1928-1992265
Index275

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