By Tawfik Hamid
This can be an insider research of the phenomenon of Radical Islam by way of an ex-Islamic radical and an affiliate of the Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (currently the 1st answerable for Al-Qaeda). The ebook describes Dr. Hamid’s trip opposed to Islamic Radicalism when you consider that 1982. In within Jihad, Dr. Hamid analyses the matter in an target demeanour and recommend strategic options to unravel it.
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