Modern Islamist Movements provides a clear and accessible examination of the history, beliefs and rationale of Islamist Groups and their grievances with the West and governments within the majority-Muslim world, while examining some of these groups' visions for a global Islamic empire. A clear and accessible text that examines the history, beliefs and rationale for violence emerging from Islamist movements, while examining some of these groups' visions for a global Islamic empireExamines Islamist grievances against the West and modern governments in the majority Muslim world, while providing an overview of Islam's relations with the West from the period of the Crusades to the modern ageDiscusses the historic development of Islamism in Egypt, the West Bank and Gaza, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and AfghanistanExplains classic Islamic understandings of jihad and Bin Laden's, al-Qaida's, and other Islamists interpretations of this conceptOffers an historical account of the formative relationship between al-Qaida, other Islamists, and Islamic intellectual trends beginning in the eighteenth centuryAppropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as interested general readers

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