Anti-American Terrorism and the Middle East: A Documentary Reader by Oxford University Press Inc (Paperback, 2004)
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- DescriptionAfter the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a stunned public asked: How could this happen? Why did the attackers do what they did? What did they hope to accomplish? This wasn't the first battle in a conflict that has included bombings of U.S. embassies and planes, the Iran hostage crisis, and kidnappings or shootings of American citizens. This unique volume sets out to answer these questions using the unfiltered words of the terrorists themselves. Over many decades, radical forces in the Middle East have changed and evolved, yet their basic outlook and anti-Western views have remained remarkably consistent. Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin have assembled nearly one hundred key documents, charting the evolution of radical Middle East movements, their anti-Americanism, and Western policy response. The buildup to the battle between a world superpower and Middle East revolutionaries is brought dramatically to life. Among the documents included are the charters of such organizations as Hizballah, Hamas, and World Islamic Front; speeches by Syrian president Hafiz al-Asad and former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein; al-Qa'ida recruitment materials; and terrorist training manuals. The book also shows and analyzes the often conflicting and deeply conflicted responses to September 11 by journalists, clerics, and activists in the Arab world. Supplemented by an antated chrology, a glossary of terms, and sections that put each selection in context, this comprehensive reference serves t only as essential historical background to the ongoing aftermath of the September 11 attacks, but more generally as an invaluable framework for understanding a long-term, continuing conflict that has caused many crises for the United States.
- Author BiographyBarry Rubin is Director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center and editor of the journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs. His previous documentary reader, The Israel-Arab Reader, coedited with Walter Laqueur, now in its sixth edition, has been in print for thirty years. Judith Colp Rubin is a journalist who has covered the Middle East extensively for a variety of U.S. print media.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication01/05/2004
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight619 g
- Width153 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byBarry Rubin,Judith Colp Rubin
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