Press "Enter" to skip to content

An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan

By Brian Keenan

Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a transformation of scene from his local Belfast. He grew to become headline information while he was once abducted by way of fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held within the suburbs of Beirut for the subsequent 4 and a part years. for far of that point he used to be close off from all information and call with somebody except his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, among them John McCarthy.

Show description

Read or Download An Evil Cradling PDF

Best terrorism books

al-Qaeda: From Global Network to Local Franchise

Due to the fact that September 11, al-Qaeda has ruled American discussions of nationwide and foreign safety. but conflicting assumptions concerning the nature of the gang and the consequences of bin Ladin's loss of life abound. instead of simply offering yet one more biography of al-Qaeda, Christina Hellmich forensically examines the main authoritative resources on which the current realizing of al-Qaeda is based, reading the discrepancies among what's mentioned and what can realistically be recognized.

Contemporary State Terrorism: Theory and Practice (Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies)

This quantity goals to ‘bring the nation again into terrorism reports’ and fill the remarkable hole that presently exists in our realizing of the ways that states hire terrorism as a political technique of inner governance or international coverage. inside this broader context, the quantity has a couple of particular goals.

Terrorism in Southeast Asia

When you consider that September 2001, the U.S. has been fascinated by radical Islamist teams in Southeast Asia, fairly these within the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore which are recognized to have ties to the Al Qaeda terrorist community. Southeast Asia is a base for earlier, present, and doubtless destiny Al Qaeda operations.

Additional info for An Evil Cradling

Example text

Worried that Saddam would also invade Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government turned to the United States for help. Thousands of US troops poured into the Kingdom. The Saudi government sought and received religious sanction for this controversial move from the Saudi Council of Islamic Scholars. Bin Laden, however, saw Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait as an opportunity to mobilise the mujahideen anew. indd 17 21/05/13 11:29 AM T h e Ro ots of Te r ro rism in I n d o n esia officials with a proposal to expel Iraq’s army from Kuwait using Afghan veterans, and advised the Saudi rulers not to seek assistance from America on the grounds that bringing in American troops would be a violation of Islamic principles that regarded all of Saudi Arabia – the land of Islam’s two holiest cities – as a religious sanctuary.

Ibn Taymiyah argued that because the Mongol rulers had not established Islamic law as the basis of their government, they were effectively apostate – and jihad against apostate rulers was obligatory. indd 10 21/05/13 11:29 AM I ntro du c tio n While Ibn Taymiyah is today considered among the most influential of the medieval Islamic scholars, in his own time his influence and fame was more limited. One of the most important revivers of Ibn Taymiyah’s ideas was the 18th-century Islamic scholar Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab (1702–1791), whose ideas, commonly referred to as Wahhabism, would form the basis of the modern Saudi state.

Students were taught general knowledge, religion and politics. Education lasted for four to six months, with 30 to 50 students in each class. indd 31 21/05/13 11:29 AM T h e Ro ots of Te r ro rism in I n d o n esia Kartosuwirjo’s understanding of jihad The Suffah Institute was closed down by Japanese forces when they invaded Indonesia in 1942. The Japanese occupation of Indonesia brought misery, but it also created an opportunity for Kartosuwirjo. The Japanese had permitted members of the Muslim community to form militias to assist in fighting the Allies, and the community responded with enthusiasm.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 34 votes