Militant Islam in Southeast Asia : Crucible of Terror Paperback / softback
Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia has moved beyond a matter of local concern to one of global significance - as the events of the past decade have so clearly demonstrated.
Drawing on intensive on-the-ground investigation and interviews with key militants, Zachary Abuza explains the emergence of radical Islamist groups in the region, examines Al-Qaida's role as organizational catalyst, and explores individual and multilateral state responses to the growing - and increasingly violent - Islamic political consciousness.
Abuza also analyzes state strategies for combating, co-opting, or coping with militant Islamist groups.
A key question here is whether state actors are trying to resolve the root causes of Muslim disaffection - or merely using the ""war on terrorism"" to suppress the symptoms.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 296 pages
- Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 31/08/2003
- Category: Islamic studies
- ISBN: 9781588262370
- Hardback from £68.69