By Bernard Rougier

Northern Lebanon is a land in turmoil. lengthy less than the sway of the Assad regime in Syria, it truly is now a magnet for Sunni Muslim jihadists encouraged through anti-Western and anti-Shi‘a worldviews. The Sunni Tragedy within the center East describes in harrowing aspect the fight led by means of an energetic minority of jihadist militants, a few claiming allegiance to ISIS, to grab keep watch over of Islam and impose its rule over the region's Sunni Arab population.

Bernard Rougier introduces us to males with hyperlinks to the mujahidin in Afghanistan, the Sunni resistance in Iraq, al-Qaeda, and ISIS. He describes how they aspire to exchange North Lebanon’s Sunni elites, who've been attacked and discredited by means of neighboring powers and jihadists alike, and explains how they've got effectively situated themselves because the neighborhood Sunni population’s so much credible defender opposed to strong exterior enemies—such as Iran and the Shi‘a armed forces staff Hezbollah. He sheds new gentle at the tools and activities of the jihadists, their inner debates, and their evolving political schedule over the last decade.

This riveting booklet is predicated on greater than a decade of analysis, a couple of hundred in-depth interviews with avid gamers in any respect degrees, and Rougier’s remarkable entry to unique resource fabric. Written via one of many world’s major specialists on jihadism, The Sunni Tragedy within the center East offers well timed perception into the social, political, and spiritual lifetime of this risky and strategically severe zone of the center East.

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