The Islamists are Coming

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are is the first book to survey the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring.

The Islamists are Coming

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are is the first book to survey the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring. A wide range of experts from three continents cover the major countries where Islamist parties are redefining politics and the regional balance of power. They cover the origins, evolution, positions on key issues and the future in key countries. Robin Wright offers an overview, Olivier Roy explains how Islam and democracy are now interdependent, Annika Folkeson profiles the 50 Islamist parties, and 10 experts identify Islamists in Algeria, Egypt (two), Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian territories, Syria, and Tunisia.

Islamism

The mid-2000s, however, brought the Islamists unforeseen opportunities. ... an
opportunity for organized opposition groups to muster their efforts and achieve
some political gains.15 All of this allowed the Islamists to come into the limelight.

Islamism

An incisive analysis of Islamist movements in the Middle East

After the Arab Spring

The author of Inside Egypt presents a sobering warning about the future of an increasingly radical Middle East, challenging popular views about recent social revolutions while identifying powerful factors in the form of Wahhabi ideology, ...

After the Arab Spring

The author of Inside Egypt presents a sobering warning about the future of an increasingly radical Middle East, challenging popular views about recent social revolutions while identifying powerful factors in the form of Wahhabi ideology, inter-tribal rivalries and Sunni-Shia divisions.

Handbook of US Middle East Relations

Those favorable to moderate Islamists coming to power felt that such
happenstance would result in the democratizing of ... the US government
contemplated using Algeria as a laboratory for a “moderate” Islamist regime and
establishing good ...

Handbook of US Middle East Relations

"The Arab-Israeli conflict has been one of the most protracted and contentious disputes in the Middle East. This wide-ranging textbook examines the diplomatic and historical setting within which the conflict developed, from both the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, and gives a comprehensive overview of the peace process."--Publisher's website.

The Threat of Islamic Extremism in Africa

It is an enormous throwback that has occurred in Iran as a result of Islamists
having come to power . There is a widespread belief that that was American
doing . All this talk here in Washington such as , “ if we want democracy we have
to let the ...

The Threat of Islamic Extremism in Africa


The Arab Center

The Islamists come in," was their argument. In fact, their argument is
disingenuous. The Islamists enjoy success in large part where governments fail.
The shortcomings are manifold: lack of good governance, shoddy social service
provision, ...

The Arab Center

Muasher, a prominent Jordanian diplomat, recounts the behind-the-scenes details of diplomatic ventures over the past two decades, including such recent undertakings as the Arab Peace Initiative and the Middle East Road Map.

Democracy is the Answer

... to a fear of the Islamists coming to power.3 Instead, Chomsky argued that the
United States do not actually consider the Islamists a real threat and have, in fact,
allied itself with the most hard-line Islamists in order to further its own interests.

Democracy is the Answer

As the Egyptian revolution unfolded throughout 2011 and the ensuing years, no one was better positioned to comment on it—and try to push it in productive directions—than best-selling novelist and political commentator Alaa Al-Aswany. For years a leading critic of the Mubarak regime, Al-Aswany used his weekly newspaper column for Al-Masry Al-Youm to propound the revolution’s ideals and to confront the increasingly troubled politics of its aftermath. This book presents, for the first time in English, all of Al-Aswany’s columns from the period, a comprehensive account of the turmoil of the post-revolutionary years, and a portrait of a country and a people in flux. Each column is presented along with a context-setting introduction, as well as notes and a glossary, all designed to give non-Egyptian readers the background they need to understand the events and figures that Al-Aswany chronicles. The result is a definitive portrait of Egypt today—how it got here, and where it might be headed.

The Next Attack

The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right Daniel
Benjamin, Steven Simon. into al Qaeda's propaganda. As the Pakistani journalist
Najam Sethi has observed, Guantánamo is seen in the Muslim world “as
evidence of ...

The Next Attack

The authors of the bestseller The Age of Sacred Terror show how the United States is losing the war on terror and what we need to do if we're serious about winning it. We are losing. Four years and two wars after September 11, 2001, the United States is no closer to victory in the "war on terror." In fact, we are unwittingly clearing the way for the next attack. In this provocative new book, Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon show how the terrorist threat is evolving, with a broadening array of tactics, an army of new fighters and, most ominously, a widening base of support in the global Muslim community. The jihadist movement has been galvanized by the example of 9/11 and the missteps of the U.S. government, which has consistently failed to understand the nature of the new terror. Left on this trajectory, much worse faces us in the near future. It doesn't have to be this way. The Next Attack makes the case that America has the capacity to stem the tide of Islamic terrorism, but Benjamin and Simon caution that this will require a far-reaching and creative new strategy, one that recognizes that the struggle has been over-militarized and that a campaign for reform must be more than rhetoric and less than bayonets. And they point out how America's increasing tendency to frame the conflict in religious terms has undermined our ability to advance our interests. Is America is truly equipped to do what is necessary to combat Islamist terrorism, or are we too blinded by our own ideology? The answer to that question will determine how secure we will truly be, in the years and decades to come.

The Coming Revolution

Islamists versus Muslim Democrats: The War for the Soul of the Muslim World ...
of totalitarianism in the region and terrorism in the West and decided to act for
political and Islamists versus Muslim Democrats: The for the Soul of the Muslim
World.

The Coming Revolution

After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that “a failure of imagination” had prevented us from seeing terrorism coming. In effect, Americans were simply unable, or in fact disabled, to fathom that there were people who hated and opposed our democracy with such ferocity. But after billions of dollars and almost a decade fighting a war in the Middle East, will we miss the threat again? With penetrating insight and candor, Walid Phares, Fox News terrorism and Middle East expert and a specialist in global strategies, argues that a fierce race for control of the Middle East is on, and the world’s future may depend on the outcome. Yet not a failure of imagination, but rather, of education has left Americans without essential information on the real roots of the rising Jihadi threat. Western democracies display a dangerous misunderstanding of precisely who opposes democracy and why. In fact, the West ignores the wide and disparate forces within the Muslim world—including a brotherhood against democracy that is fighting to bring the region under totalitarian control—and crucially underestimates the determined generation of youth feverishly waging a grassroots revolution toward democracy and human rights. As terror strikes widen from Manhattan to Mumbai and battlefields rage from Afghanistan to Iraq, many tough questions are left unanswered, or even explored: Where are the anti-Jihadists and the democrats in the Muslim world? Does the Middle East really reject democracy? Do the peoples of the region prefer the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, or Hezbollah over liberals and seculars? And is there really no genuine hope that freedom and democracy can prevail over the Islamist caliphate? Phares explores how the free world can indeed win the conflict with the Jihadists, but he says, not by using the tactics, policies, and strategies it has employed so far. He urges policy makers to first identify the threat and define its ideology, or there will be no victory. The Coming Revolution is a vital corrective step in the world’s war against terrorism and essential reading that clearly and explosively illustrates the untold story of a struggle to determine if the Middle East can at last reach freedom in this century—or if this planet can prevent the otherwise inevitable outcome that could change our social and political landscape forever. The race is on.

American Haiku

With egypt, Tunisia and Libya having fallen into the hands of radical Islamists and
with Yemen and Syria close on the way the argument coming from the obama
administration is that this is a good thing. ok. Let's analyze that. This is Roger ...

American Haiku

This book is a transliteration of a audio presentations which were prepared for radio and were heard by millions of listeners througout the country.

The Brotherhood

ISLAMIST. WINTER. IS. COMING. “The Arab Spring will weaken al-Qaeda. Of that
, I am sure.” Strike one. It was June 2012, and I was at the Council of the
European Union in Brussels, chatting with one of the EU's top counterterrorism
officials ...

The Brotherhood

The Brotherhoods is the chilling chronicle of the alleged crimes and betrayals of NYPD Detectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue cops who stand charged with the ultimate form of police corruption-shielding their crimes behind their badges while they worked for the mob. These crimes included murder, kidnapping, torture, and the betrayal of an entire generation of New York City detectives and federal agents. This gripping real-life detective story reveals two brotherhoods, both with hierarchies, rituals, and codes of conduct. Chased for seven years by William Oldham, the brilliant and determined detective who didn't let the case die, Detectives Caracappa and Eppolito are at the centre of an investigation that moves from the mobbed-up streets of Brooklyn to Hollywood sets and the Las Vegas strip. Co-written with prize-winning investigative journalist Guy Lawson, the story spans three decades and showcases a cast of characters that runs the gamut from capo psychopaths to grieving mothers to a group of retired detectives and investigators working to see that justice is done.This quintessential American mob tale, both bizarre and compelling, ranks with such modern crime classics as Serpico, Donnie Brasco, and Wiseguy.

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

50 Another participant said that the committee “must formulate the position of the
Palestinians and the Muslims here in America to support the resistance. . . . That's
a problem by itself. In the same time, not falling under the accusations of ...

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

In Europe and North America, networks tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional and richly funded organizations competing to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others cast them as modern-day Trojan horses, feigning moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third, more informed view. Drawing on more than a decade of research on political Islam in the West, he keenly analyzes a controversial movement that still remains relatively unknown. Conducting in-depth interviews on four continents and sourcing documents in ten languages, Vidino shares the history, methods, attitudes, and goals of the Western Brothers, as well as their phenomenal growth. He then flips the perspective, examining the response to these groups by Western governments, specifically those of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Highly informed and thoughtfully presented, Vidino's research sheds light on a critical juncture in Muslim-Western relations.

Der Jemen seit 1990

The Islamists ' Coming into Power After the civil war and the flight of its leaders
abroad the YSP no longer counted as a political force in Yemen ' s politics . It left
a power vacuum which was now being filled by the Reform Party , especially the
 ...

Der Jemen seit 1990


Flee The Coming Conflict Between Freedom and Reli

Islamists do not peddle any sort of gospel of Jesus. Although moderate factions
claim to respect Christ, none professes a belief in Him as God or the Messiah.
Muslims do not acknowledge that the Jews were the chosen people, and their ...

Flee    The Coming Conflict Between Freedom and Reli

Babylon. False prophets. Armageddon. The antichrist. What do these words mean, and how do they apply to your life? What is the biblical foundation behind the doctrines many churches proclaim? With Scripture as your roadmap, Richard J. Rosica, Jr. will seamlessly guide you through Bible prophecy to answer complicated questions about the end of times through the clear Word of God. Starting with the fall and the effect of sin and covering topics such as life after death, Sunday worship, the Middle East, and the antichrist, Flee: The Coming Conflict Between Freedom and Religion captures the final events of earth's history and shows God's involvement in the whole process. Accompanied with prayer and a passionate study of the Bible, Flee is the perfect manual to assist a seeker of truth.

Islamism in Morocco

The book includes a discussion of the Sept. 2007 election, and recent terrorist threats.

Islamism in Morocco

The attacks in Casablanca in 2003 and Madrid in 2004 startled the West into an awareness of the expanding sphere of influence of North African Islamists. Until recently, Morocco was thought of as a stable pro-Western kingdom and safe tourist destination. Beginning in the 1990s, however, political Islam has brought about turmoil in Morocco, with the Islamist party gaining more and more seats in the elections of 1997 and 2002. Other Islamic groups on the scene include extreme violent jihadists with nebulous goals who challenge the king's traditional function as political and religious leader. These movements are deeply segmented and create a highly explosive atmosphere.""Islamism in Morocco"" highlights the new situation in Morocco and its effects on Europe, including the immigration of an often unwelcome, impoverished Moroccan underclass. The book includes a discussion of the Sept. 2007 election, and recent terrorist threats. The author, Malika Zeghal, situates the events and developments in their historical context and adds the flavor of her many years of experience as a researcher in Morocco, combining historical analysis with personal perspectives in a clear and compelling presentation.

Baffling Puzzle

To our great shame, our government and our military has intentionally failed to
define our enemy as the Islamist ideology and taken action accordingly.” “Come
now Mr. Austin, don't you think you are being a little harsh?” Senator Perry
scoffed.

Baffling Puzzle

The truth is in the eye of the beholder. This is a popular expression that enables many people to twist reality and historical truth to their own advantage without requiring accountability. Thus, political correctness becomes censorship, and truth is sidelined. Knowing this, Luke Lloyd, a retired army colonel who spent thirty years in airborne infantry and armor combat units as well as intelligence-related to the Middle East, couldnt resist setting forth the realities of Islam as he had studied and experienced them at American University of Beirut and lived with them while working in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Since September 11, 2001, Lloyd has taught and spoken on issues concerning the Middle East and authored an educational novel titled, Out of Darkness. He believes Islam provides our greatest national security threat because of our appeasing leadership and an unsuspecting populace that interprets it broadly as a religion but, in general, is oblivious to its political focus.

Intellectual Discourse and the Politics of Modernization

The Islamists' critique of the Left echoes some of the themes found in the right-
wing critique and among the liberals and ... To suggest that the Left supported the
Islamist regime and was responsible for its coming to power is also a distortion of
 ...

Intellectual Discourse and the Politics of Modernization

Examines modernity in the context of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Iranian Revolution.

Islam and the Arab Awakening

Could he still be considered a Muslim after having other Muslims (not all
members of the Muslim Brotherhood) executed and tortured? The younger—and
more radicalized—had come to feel that the true Muslims were those who had
been ...

Islam and the Arab Awakening

One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt and elsewhere remain unclear. Now one of the world's leading Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, in this searching, provocative, and necessary book. Time Magazine named Tariq Ramadan one of the most important innovators of the twenty-first century. A Muslim intellectual and prolific author, he has won global renown for his reflections on Islam and the contemporary challenges in both the Muslim majority societies and the West. In Islam and the Arab Awakening, he explores the uprisings, offering rare insight into their origin, significance, and possible futures. As early as 2003, he writes, there had been talk of democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. The U.S. government and private organizations set up networks and provided training for young leaders, especially in the use of the Internet and social media, and the West abandoned its unconditional support of authoritarian governments. But the West did not create the uprisings. Indeed, one lesson Ramadan presents is that these mass movements and their consequences cannot be totally controlled. Something irreversible has taken place: dictators have been overthrown without weapons. But, he writes, democratic processes are only beginning to emerge, and unanswered questions remain. What role will religion play? How should Islamic principles and goals be rethought? Can a sterile, polarizing debate between Islamism and secularism be avoided? Avoiding both naive confidence and conspiratorial paranoia, Ramadan voices a tentative optimism. If a true civil society can be established, he argues, this moment's fragile hope will live.

Countering Terrorism

In the coming years, East African Islamist groups influenced by al-Qaida will
increasingly participate in international terrorism. Meanwhile, sub-Saharan Africa
will remain the 'Achilles heel' for Western security and intelligence agencies.

Countering Terrorism

Five years after 9/11, we question whether or not terrorist activity has actually decreased. Terrorist networks still span the globe and, some argue, they are more powerful than ever. Yet in this era of rigid security and U.S.-led wars on multiple continents, countries are at odds about how to deal with the looming threat—and chaotic aftermath—of terrorist acts. In Countering Terrorism, Rohan Gunaratna and Michael Chandler sift through political commentary, military maneuvering, and the tangled web of international diplomacy to put us on alert: The world has missed a prime opportunity to crush terrorism. Chandler and Gunaratna are among the world’s foremost experts on international terrorism, having logged between them over forty years of firsthand experience in the field and planning rooms, analyzing and dealing with an unceasing succession of terrorist threats and conflicts. Chandler and Gunaratna employ their unparalleled expertise to probe the catastrophic attacks so indelibly seared into the history of the early twenty-first century, from 9/11 to the Madrid bombings to deadly strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine, and elsewhere. They ask the hard questions we never hear on nightly newscasts: Why has the overall response to terrorism after 9/11 been “so abysmal, slow, piecemeal, and to a large extent far from effective?” Why have some countries, despite international criticism, disregarded universally accepted humanitarian norms when handling the prosecution of terrorist suspects? By allowing politics to trump the need for trans-national cooperation, the authors contend, the international community—and particularly the United States—has squandered an opportunity to combat terrorism with a united and powerful force. Thus what should have been a watershed moment in international relations vanished as effective long-term policies were shunned in favor of short-term political expediency. From arguing the Iraq War has been a “strategic defeat” to Afghanistan’s struggle against the Taliban to the rapidly growing geopolitical role of Iran, Countering Terrorism investigates the reality of the changes that followed the bombings and attacks and examines global terrorism from every angle, including the social and economic underpinnings of terror networks. Scholars, experts, and citizens have appealed for a re-evaluation of today’s increasingly ineffective “War on Terror” policies, and Chandler and Gunaratna answer this call with clear and concise proposals for future dealings with global terrorism. The projected end results of the wars, terrorist attacks, and political upheavals tearing nations apart today are rarely anything but bleak. But Countering Terrorism challenges today’s chaotic status quo, offering penetrating analysis and a radically new perspective essential to grappling with the complexities of terrorist activity and counterintelligence today. "A timely book that fills a lacuna in the counter-terrorism literature and has to be on the bookshelf of any decision-maker, scholar, student and anyone who is interested in understanding the current and the future trends of international terrorism and the strategies that has to be taken to combat this threat."--Dr. Boaz Ganor, author of The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decisionmakers

Europe s Angry Muslims

... and Milli Görüs mosques have “eroded” since the coming to power of the
Islamist AKP in Turkey gave it control of the Diyanet (“Islamists Approach Europe,
” Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2009). 92. See, Gökçe Yurdakul, From Guest
Workers ...

Europe s Angry Muslims

Europe's Angry Muslims traces the routes, expectations and destinies of immigrant parents and the plight of their children, transporting both the general reader and specialist from immigrants' ancestral villages to their new enclaves in Europe. It guides readers through Islamic nomenclature, chronicles the motive force of the Islamist narrative, offers them lively portraits of jihadists, and takes them inside radical mosques and into the minds of suicide bombers. Through interviews of former radicals and security agents and examination of the sermons of radical imams, Robert Leiken presents an unsentimental yet compassionate account of Islam's growing presence in the West. His nuanced and authoritative analysis-historical, sociological, theological and anthropological-warns that conflating rioters and Islamists, folk and fundamentalist Muslims, pietists and jihadis, and immigrants and their children is the method of strategic incoherence. Now with a new preface analyzing the rise of ISIL, this book offers a cogent overview of how global terror and its responding foreign policy interacts with the lives of Muslim, first-and second generation immigrants in Europe.