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

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März 2004



Controversial biography of Al-Qaeda mastermind Ayman al-Zawahiri that details divisions within militant Islam.


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


Montasser al-Zayyat joined the Islamic movement in Egypt in 1974. He was arrested in the Jihad Case following the assassination of former President Anwar al-Sadat in 1982. After the trial, his activities as an Islamist shifted to defending Islamists in Egyptian courts. He adopted and promoted the peaceful approach to effecting change in Egypt, through reconciliation between Islamists and the Egyptian authorities.


It goes a long way towards explaining how complex things are among his undifferentiated 'Arabs', with an excellent introduction by Ibrahim M Abu-Rabi. -- Guardian The Road to Al-Qaeda provides western readers with critically important insights into the tensions between violent and non-violent factions within radical Islamist movements. No contemporay Islamic Studies collection can be considered complete or comprehensive without the inclusion of The Road to Al-Qaeda. -- The Bookwatch The author ... offers a unique, first hand account of the development of of the Islamist government since the 1970s. Widely read in the Arab world, the book delves into the ugly struggle engulfing peaceful Egyptians who advocate the da'wa approach to spreading their message and those who believe in Jihad to replace the current regime. -- Middle East Journal
EAN: 9780745321752
ISBN: 0745321755
Untertitel: 'Critical Studies on Islam'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PLUTO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 137 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Ahmed Fekry
Format: kartoniert
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