The Broken Crescent: The "Threat" of Militant Islamic Fundamentalism

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THE BROKEN CRESCENT

The “Threat” of Militant Islamic Fundamentalism

Fereydoun Hoveyda

A National Committee on American Foreign Policy Study

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - First Encounter with a Militant 7
  • 2 - The Iranian Connection 15
  • 3 - The Community of Devoted Fighters 23
  • 4 - The Beads and the Bullets 29
  • 5 - Some Precursors 37
  • 6 - The Turning Point 43
  • 7 - Fundamentalism Forever 51
  • 8 - The Islamic State 57
  • 9 - Fundamentalist Agendas 63
  • 10 - Enter Khomeini 71
  • 11 - Theologian and Tactician 77
  • 12 - The Kindling of the Revolution 85
  • 13 - The Party of God 93
  • 14 - The Stretching Shadow 101
  • 15 - The Causes of Militant Fundamentalism 111
  • 16 - The Broken Crescent 121
  • 17 - The Case Against the West 129
  • 18 - The “great Satan” 137
  • 19 - A Global Danger? 143
  • 20 - Holy War (Jihad) 153
  • 21 - A Clash of Civilizations? 159
  • 22 - Preparing for the “final Round” 165
  • 23 - Can Militant Islamic Fundamentalism Succeed? 173
  • 24 - A Challenge to the West and the World? 183
  • Conclusion: the “past Shock” 191
  • Notes 201
  • Selected Bibliography 217
  • Index of Names 223
  • Index of Subjects 229
  • About the Author 239
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