Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda
Bringing the author‚àö√Øs decades of expertise to the complex dialogues that have marked the post-9/11 world, Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda delivers much-needed clarity and historical perspective.
In Burgat‚àö√Øs eyes, most of the west‚àö√Øs political and media rhetoric has only fueled al-Qaeda‚àö√Øs case, revealing a woeful lack of comprehension regarding the violent authoritarianism that divides the Middle East and creates a breeding ground for terrorism. Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda provides a primer of the three eras of political Islam, from the 1928 founding of the Muslim Brothers to the rise of post-colonial dictatorships and the growth of radicalism. Offering a new roadmap for stability, Burgat bridges the ideologies‚àö√´ political, religious, and cultural‚àö√´that must be traversed if the deadly sectarianism is to be superseded.
‚àö√≠Burgat‚àö√Øs book delivers the keys to the writings of Azzam, Zawahiri, and bin Laden.‚àö√¨
‚àö√´Le Monde Diplomatique
‚àö√≠Unlike his contemporaries, Burgat doesn‚àö√Øt give in to the media-talk that surrounds us. . . . With his immense historic and sociological background, he offers us a complete, panoramic view of that Arabic Other. . . . Few know the Arab Muslim world better than Burgat.‚àö√¨
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