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Muslim Palestine

The Ideology of Hamas, 1st Edition

By Andrea Nusse

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208 pages

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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.

Reviews

"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."

Subject Categories

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POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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RELIGION / General