By Raphael Lefevre

ISBN-10: 1849042853

ISBN-13: 9781849042857

whilst the convulsions of the Arab Spring first turned occur in Syria in March 2011, the Ba'athist regime was once quickly in charge the protests at the "Syrian Muslim Brotherhood" and its "al-Qaeda affiliates." yet who're those Islamists so made up our minds to rule a post-Assad Syria?

Little has been released on militant Islam in Syria considering Hafez Assad's regime destroyed the Islamist circulation in its stronghold of Hama in February 1982. This e-book bridges that hole through supplying readers with the 1st complete account of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's historical past to date.

In this ground-breaking account of Syria's such a lot popular, but hugely secretive, Islamist employer, the writer attracts on formerly untapped assets: the memoirs of former Syrian jihadists; British and American documents; and likewise a sequence of wide-ranging interviews with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's ancient leaders in addition to those that battled opposed to them--many talking at the checklist for the 1st time. Ashes of Hama uncovers the main elements of the Islamist fight: from the Brotherhood's radicalisation and its "jihad" opposed to the Ba'athist regime and next exile, to a outstanding comeback on the leading edge of the Syrian revolution in 2011--a notable turnaround for an Islamist stream which all analysts had mentioned lifeless amid the ruins of Hama in 1982.

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