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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.