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Muslim Revolt

A Journey Through Political Islam

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The Muslim Revolt: A Journey Through Political Islam by Roger Hardy
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"We pay a high price when we fail to understand Islam," writes Roger Hardy in this timely guide. Designed for readers of all backgrounds, this book demystifies the phenomenon of Islamism and the forces that drive it, situating the movement within a clarifying history that views Islamism, for the last two hundred years, as the product of a war against Western domination and as a consequence of the disappointments of modernization. Roger Hardy builds his narrative around personal travels and his encounters as a journalist covering Mideast and Islamic issues for more than three decades. He illuminates the political role of Islam in several distinct countries and regions: Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Southeast Asia, and Europe. At the same time, he unravels a history of Islamism from its origins in colonialism to its present manifestation in Al-Qaeda and global jihad. In a provocative conclusion, Hardy warns that without a more comprehensive understanding of Islamism, the West will forfeit its peace-brokering advantage and indeed lose the "hearts and minds" of Muslims.

Table of Contents

Dream of Revival. Martyrs for Hussein. Culture of Jihad. A Bridge to Africa. The Pious Ancestors. The Turkish Exception. Muslim Archipelago. The Bomb in the Turban. Hearts and Minds. Bibliography. Glossary

Author Biography

Roger Hardy has worked as a Middle East and Islamic affairs analyst for the BBC World Service for over twenty years. He is a regular contributor to the Economist, International Affairs, and the New Statesman.
Release date Australia
March 15th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Columbia University Press
Pages
208
Dimensions
140x222x20
ISBN-13
9780231701501
Product ID
4050468

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