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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by  Ahmed Rashid - Paperback - 2002 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

by Rashid, Ahmed

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U.S.A: Penguin Books, 2002. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Clean and unmarked gently used, worn book, light wear around cover, tight and square binding. Pages toned, clean, no markings, no creases. Ahmed Rashid, the author of "Taliban", is an investigative journalist who here analyzes five Central Asian Republics - KAZAKHSTAN, KRYGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN - where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam. Based on research and interviews, Rashid explains the roots of fundamental rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of militant organizations, and suggests ways of neutralizing the threat and bringing stability to this region. 281 pages, Indexed, with Notes and Glossary. 5 x 8 inches. 2002, Penguin Books, USA

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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