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.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East: Northern Lebanon from al-Qaeda to ISIS (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) PDF

Similar middle eastern history books

Download e-book for iPad: The Cyprus Emergency: The Divided Island 1955 - 1974 by Nick Van Der Bijl

The British confronted severe difficulties – the 1st, the Greek Cypriots’ hope for Enosis and moment, the serious competition and antipathy among the Greek and Turkish groups. In 1955 the previous ended in a sour EOKA terrorist crusade led by means of Colonel George Grivas. This ended in the deaths of over a hundred British servicemen.

Get Iraq: A Political History PDF

With every day that handed after the 2003 invasion, the USA appeared to sink deeper within the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering within the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that experience impeded the production of a manageable kingdom and the molding of a unified Iraqi id. but as Adeed Dawisha indicates during this extraordinary political background, the tale of a delicate and socially fractured Iraq didn't commence with the American-led invasion--it is as outdated as Iraq itself.

Boaz Vanetik,Zaki Shalom's Nixon Administration and the Middle East Peace Process, PDF

The Yom Kippur conflict used to be a watershed second in Israeli society and a countrywide trauma whose wounds have not begun to heal a few 4 many years later. within the years following the warfare many experiences addressed the interior and foreign political history sooner than the conflict, trying to make sure motives and steps via political avid gamers and events in Israel, Egypt and the U.S..

Get Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in PDF

Targeting Oriental Jews and their family members with their Arab buddies in vital Palestine, this publication analyzes the which means of the hybrid Arab-Jewish identification that existed between Oriental Jews, and discusses their specified function as political, social, and cultural mediators among Jews and Arabs. Integrating needed Palestine and its population into the modern Semitic-Levantine atmosphere, Oriental buddies illuminates large components of cooperation and coexistence, which coincided with clash and friction, among Oriental and Sephardi Jews and their Arab associates.

Extra info for The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East: Northern Lebanon from al-Qaeda to ISIS (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)

Example text

Download PDF sample

The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East: Northern Lebanon from al-Qaeda to ISIS (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) by Bernard Rougier

by Daniel

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 8 votes