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Militant Islam

Militant Islam

By G. H. Jansen

Harper, 1980, 160 pp.

The Middle East correspondent of The Economist has written a timely study on the resurgence of Islam: history, doctrine, the politics of a dozen Muslim countries, and reflections on the familiar theme of the Islamic world's reaction to the impact of the West. Taking potshots at the most respected Western Islamists and questioning many established ideas, he is informative and stimulating, if not always convincing.