The Muslim Revolt: A Journey Through Political Islam


‘We fail to understand Islam,’ writes Roger Hardy in the introduction to this book, ‘and we are paying a high price for our failure.’ “The Muslim Revolt” explains, in layman’s language, a phenomenon that still seems to madden and perplex both the public and the policy-makers. In setting out to demystify Islamism and the forces that drive it,

Author: Roger Hardy
ISBN: 9781849040327
Binding: Paperback, 248, Pages
Published Year: 2010
Language: English

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Hardy suggests that for the last two hundred years Muslims have been in revolt against Western domination – and against the failures and disappointments of modernisation. The book takes the form of a journey. Drawing on his travels and encounters as a journalist over the last thirty years, the author explains the political role of Islam in particular countries and regions – Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, south-east Asia, Europe – while at the same time telling the story of Islamism from its origins in the era of European colonialism to the emergence of Al-Qaeda and the global jihadists of today. In a challenging conclusion, Hardy warns that without a subtler grasp of Islamism and its discontents, the West will lose its much-vaunted battle for Muslim ‘hearts and minds’.

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Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 19 × 12.8 × 1.5 cm