The Receding Shadow of the Prophet

The Receding Shadow of the Prophet

The Rise and Fall of Radical Political Islam

Book - 2004
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Takeyh and Gvosdev encourage us not to overestimate the "Islamist threat" in the current climate and the years to come.
The September 11th tragedies in the United States renewed fears of an Islamist wave destabilizing the countries of the Muslim world. Yet the alarm raised over a previous wave of Islamism in the early 1990s, which threatened to overwhelm Egypt and Algeria and spill into the Balkans and Central Asia, proved to be unfounded. Takeyh and Gvosdev assert that while Islamism has been successful as an oppositional ideology of wrath, it has failed to provide Islamic societies with any feasible alternative to undertaking fundamental political and economic reforms. By detailing the defeat of Islamist movements in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Central Asia over the last decade, this book encourages us not to overestimate the "Islamist threat" in the current climate and the years to come.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004
Description: xvi, 186 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780275976293
9780275976286
0275976289
0275976297
Branch Call Number: 320.557 Tak
Additional Contributors: Gvosdev, Nikolas K., 1969-

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