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Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan's Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam. Based on groundbreaking research and numerous interviews, Rashid explains the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of its militant organizations, including Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda, and suggests ways of neutralizing the threat and bringing stability to the troubled region. A timely and pertinent work, Jihad is essential reading for anyone who seeks to gain a better understanding of a region we overlook at our peril.

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"The sad and disconcerting story is told well, although Rashid's language is sometime stilted. But, like Taliban, this book brings a complicated political, economic, and religious situation to life for a wide audience." John Green, Booklist

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From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Taliban" comes an in-depth look at an important and overlooked hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism.

About the Author

Ahmed Rashid is a journalist who has been covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia for more than twenty years. He is a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Daily Telegraph, and The Nation, a leading newspaper in Pakistan. His #1 New York Times bestseller Taliban has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Table of Contents

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia Preface to paperback edition

Preface

Maps

1. Introduction: Central Asia's Islamic Warriors

Part I: Islam and Politics in Central Asia, Past and Present

2. Conquerors and Saints: The Past as Present

3. Islam underground in the Soviet Union

4. The First Decade of Independance

Part II: Islamic Movements in Central Asia Since 1991

5. The Islamic Renaissance Party and the Civil War in Tajikistan

6. The Hizb ut-Tahrir: Reviving the Caliphate

7. Namangani and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

8. Namangani and Jihad in Central Asia

9. The New Great Game? The United States, Russia, and China

10. Central Asia and Its Neighbors

11. An Uncertain Future

Appendix: The Call to Jihad by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

Notes

Glossary

Index

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Dale Stensland, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Dale Stensland)
I with faith in Jesus Christ have been studying the Islam religion & find it to be one not of faith in a creator or blessing of peace but seemingly of a warring faction as "Jihad" seems to be their only form of redemption..if any.I mean what kind of god tells you to kill your child if she shames you? That seems to be of fleshly pride, certainly not a peaceful existence.? Jesus said to turn the cheek, mohammad seemed to just want to kill? This books seems to help expose the truth of Islam. JMO thank you Dale S.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142002605
Author:
Rashid, Ahmed
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Jihad
Subject:
Islam and politics
Subject:
Islamic fundamentalism
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Asia, Central Politics and government.
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
1525
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.78x5.06x.58 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Taliban" comes an in-depth look at an important and overlooked hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism.

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