By Raphael Lefevre
Little has been released on militant Islam in Syria for the reason that Hafez Assad's regime destroyed the Islamist flow in its stronghold of Hama in February 1982. This publication bridges that hole by means of delivering readers with the 1st complete account of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's background to date.
In this ground-breaking account of Syria's such a lot admired, but hugely secretive, Islamist agency, the writer attracts on formerly untapped resources: the memoirs of former Syrian jihadists; British and American information; and in addition a chain of wide-ranging interviews with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's historic leaders in addition to those that battled opposed to them--many conversing at the checklist for the 1st time. Ashes of Hama uncovers the most important points of the Islamist fight: from the Brotherhood's radicalisation and its "jihad" opposed to the Ba'athist regime and next exile, to a stunning comeback on the leading edge of the Syrian revolution in 2011--a striking turnaround for an Islamist circulate which all analysts had reported useless amid the ruins of Hama in 1982.
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Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria by Raphael Lefevre