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Radical Islam in Egypt and Jordan.

RADICAL ISLAM IN EGYPT AND JORDAN By Nachman Tal Published by Sussex Academic Press in association with the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies ISBN 1 84519 098 x price 19.50 [pounds sterling] paperback

The rise of the Islamic fundamentalist movement as a social and political force is the most important development in the modern Arab world. Beginning in the late 1970s, radical Islam directly affected Egypt and Jordan, neighbours and co-signatories of peace treaties with Israel. The radical Islamic movement in both these countries assumed two forms--nonviolent, represented mainly by the Muslim Brotherhood, and violent, represented by various terrorist groups. Both groups bared the objective of replacing existing regimes.

Egypt and Jordan responded firmly to the growth of radical Islam, quashing terrorist activity.

Based on extensive research and discussions with Islamic activists and statesmen and academics in Egypt, Jordan and Israel, this book documents the rise of Islamic fundamentalism as a social and political force, its appeal to the Arab Muslim demography and how Egypt and Jordan have fought radicalism.
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Date:Apr 1, 2007
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