The Road to Al-Qaeda: The Story of bin Laden's Right-Hand Man

The Road to Al-Qaeda: The Story of bin Laden's Right-Hand Man

by Montasser al-Zayyat, Ahmed Fekry, Sara Nimis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745321763

ISBN-13: 9780745321769

Pub. Date: 01/20/2004

Publisher: Pluto Press

Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahiri is considered by many to be the operational mastermind of al-Qaeda. This work, written by an Egyptian Islamist critical of Zawahiri, describes the evolution of Zawahiri's career and ideology. In part a response to Zawahiri's criticism's of the author's advocacy of Islamism by peaceful means, the text looks at Zawahiri's aristocratic

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Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahiri is considered by many to be the operational mastermind of al-Qaeda. This work, written by an Egyptian Islamist critical of Zawahiri, describes the evolution of Zawahiri's career and ideology. In part a response to Zawahiri's criticism's of the author's advocacy of Islamism by peaceful means, the text looks at Zawahiri's aristocratic background, his reactions to Egyptian political events such as the assassination of Anwar Sadat, the participation of Islamists in the CIA-sponsored war against the Russians in Afghanistan, and the evolution of Zawahiri's change in focus from "near enemies" (local Muslim leaders) to the United States and Israel. Distributed in the U.S. by Stylus publishing. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745321769
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Series:
Critical Studies on Islam Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.92(w) x 6.97(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Ahmed Fekry and Sara Nimis

Introduction by Ibrahim Abu-Rabi

Notes on the English language edition by Ahmed Fekry and Sara Nimis

1. The Aristocrat as Fundamentalist

2. Aftermath of Sadat's Assassination

3. Afghanistan: Land of Jihad

4. Changes in Zawahiri's Ideology

5. The Ceasefire Initiative of the Gama'a Al-Islamiyya

6. Islamists Pay for the Zawahiri's Mistakes

7. Executing a Boy and Killing a Prominent Group Leader

8. The Struggle Continues

Notes

Index

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