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Islamikaze : Manifestations of Islamic Martyrology - Raphael Israeli


Manifestations of Islamic Martyrology

Paperback Published: 30th August 2003
ISBN: 9780714683911
Number Of Pages: 494

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Breaking with the tradition that literature about the direction and coordination of military forces should only deal with technology and procedures, this work also takes into account the underlying domestic conditions of a conflict, including cultural, personal and political relations. The book focuses on two instances, where fundamental assumptions were at loggerheads and provides a theoretical "nuts and bolts" approach introduced within the opening chapters.
Firstly, the book investigates the effect of the several armies present "in the field" without any central authority during March 1918. It explores how this expensive luxury, as the Germans threatened to destroy the allied forces, caused internal British disagreements over strategy which weakened the British Expeditionary Force.
The second case analyses how Norway tumbled into war in 1940. The Norwegian government had a tacit, incoherent and ill-coordinated plan for how they should once again keep Norway out of war. As a consequence, the de facto decision to resist German aggression was in fact taken by a rather insignificant colonel. This case demonstrates how the underlying conditions of command and control and not the actual directives from the government were the historical focus which determined Norway's destiny.

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"The author samples post-September 11 writings from Arab and other Muslim press, examining the terminology used in describing the attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. as well as their treatment of Islamic fundamentalism."
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List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Sampling Muslim Reactions to the New York and Washington Horrorsp. 11
Muslim Terminology and World of Discoursep. 33
Fida'l, Shahid and Islamikazep. 71
The Doctrine of Islamikazep. 99
Friends and Foes: Interpretations and Misinterpretationsp. 123
Champions of Islamikaze: Their Admirers and (Muted) Detractorsp. 173
Identifying the Enemy: Domestic and Externalp. 225
The Jews, Zionism and Israel: An Evil Unto Itselfp. 281
The Western War Against Islamikazep. 345
Conclusions and Prospectsp. 415
Bibliographyp. 463
Indexp. 471
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ISBN: 9780714683911
ISBN-10: 0714683914
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 30th August 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1