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Muslim Palestine
The Ideology of Hamas

ISBN 9789057023347
Published November 1, 1998 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The ideology of Islamic fundamentalists is of central importance in the modern world, but it is often distorted or misunderstood by the international media. This insightful study provides a detailed analysis of the Palestinian Hamas movement's world-view, and shows how the theoretical framework developed by thinkers such as Hassan al-Banna, Sayyis Qutb and al-Mawdudi is applied to a specific political, social and economic context. Nusse explains the fundamentalist position on recent events, such as the Gulf War, the Madrid peace negotiations and the Hebron massacre, and helps to dissipate myths surrounding modern fundamentalist movements and their overwhelming success as opposition movements in the modern world.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 The Context; Part 1 The Basic Themes in the Thought of ?am?s; Chapter 2 The Problem: Israel, Zionism and the Jews; Chapter 3 The Goal: An Islamic Palestinian State; Chapter 4 Sense of Urgency: Mass-Immigration of Soviet Jews; Chapter 5 Hostility and Isolation; Chapter 6 Means; Chapter 7 Self-Image of Islam; Chapter 8 Inner Enemy: The Palestinian Liberation Organisation; Chapter 9 Equality? The Christian Minority; Chapter 10 Ambiguity: Attitude towards the West; Part 2 Application of General World View to Specific Political Events; Chapter 11 The Gulf-War 1990/91; Chapter 12 ?am?s and the Peace Process; Chapter 13 The Mass Deportation of Islamists to South-Lebanon in December 1992; Chapter 14 The Surprise: The Declaration of Principles in September 1993; Chapter 15 The Massacre of Hebron, February 1994; Chapter 16 Relation between ?am?? and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA); Chapter 17 Outlook; Chapter 18 Conclusion;

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Andrea NĂ¼sse


"Lucidly written, this book makes a valuable contribution to college and university collections in Arab-Israeli and Islamic studies."

" The book fills an important gap in the current literature, and I would call it must reading for anyone seriously concerned with the Palestine-Israel situation."