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The Resource The Sunni tragedy in the Middle East : Northern Lebanon from Al-Qaeda to ISIS, Bernard Rougier

The Sunni tragedy in the Middle East : Northern Lebanon from Al-Qaeda to ISIS, Bernard Rougier

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The Sunni tragedy in the Middle East : Northern Lebanon from Al-Qaeda to ISIS
Title
The Sunni tragedy in the Middle East
Title remainder
Northern Lebanon from Al-Qaeda to ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Rougier
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Northern Lebanon is a land in turmoil. Long under the sway of the Assad regime in Syria, it is now a magnet for Sunni Muslim jihadists inspired by anti-Western and anti-Shi'a worldview. 'The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East describes in harrowing detail the struggle led by an active minority of jihadist militants, some claiming allegiance to ISIS, to seize control of Islam and impose its rule over the region's Sunni Arab population. Bernard Rougier introduces us to men with links to the mujahidin in Afghanistan, the Sunni resistance in Iraq, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. He describes how they aspire to replace North Lebanon's Sunni elites, who have been attacked and discredited by neighboring powers and jihadists alike, and explains how they have successfully positioned themselves as the local Sunni population's most credible defender against powerful external enemies -- such as Iran and the Shi'a militia group Hezbollah. He sheds new light on the methods and actions of the jihadists, their internal debates, and their evolving political agenda over the past decade. This riveting book is based on more than a decade of research, more than one hundred in-depth interviews with players at all levels, and Rougier's extraordinary access to original source materials. Written by one of the world's leading experts on jihadism, 'The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East provides timely insight into the social, political, and religious life of this dangerous and strategically critical region of the Middle East"--Jacket
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Rougier, Bernard
Dewey number
956.9204/53
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from French
LC call number
BP173.6
LC item number
.R6813 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ummah (Islam)
  • Sunnites
  • Islam and state
  • Lebanon
  • Islam and state
  • Sunnites
  • Ummah (Islam)
  • Lebanon
  • Sunniten
  • Islam
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Radikalismus
  • Libanon
Label
The Sunni tragedy in the Middle East : Northern Lebanon from Al-Qaeda to ISIS, Bernard Rougier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. North Lebanon in Bilad al-Sham -- 2. Defending an imagined Umma: the path to terrorism -- 3. The anti-Syrian movement: rebuilding a political scene -- 4. The Syrian response -- 5. Jihad and resistance in North Lebanon: the history of Fatah al-Islam -- 6. The failure to create a lasting support base for the Syrian insurrection -- Epilogue -- Conclusion -- Maps -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
ocn905343903
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780691170015
Lccn
2015010405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691170015
  • (OCoLC)905343903
Label
The Sunni tragedy in the Middle East : Northern Lebanon from Al-Qaeda to ISIS, Bernard Rougier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. North Lebanon in Bilad al-Sham -- 2. Defending an imagined Umma: the path to terrorism -- 3. The anti-Syrian movement: rebuilding a political scene -- 4. The Syrian response -- 5. Jihad and resistance in North Lebanon: the history of Fatah al-Islam -- 6. The failure to create a lasting support base for the Syrian insurrection -- Epilogue -- Conclusion -- Maps -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
ocn905343903
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780691170015
Lccn
2015010405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691170015
  • (OCoLC)905343903

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