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The Resource The siege of Mecca : the forgotten uprising in Islam's holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda, Yaroslav Trofimov

The siege of Mecca : the forgotten uprising in Islam's holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda, Yaroslav Trofimov

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The siege of Mecca : the forgotten uprising in Islam's holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda
Title
The siege of Mecca
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the forgotten uprising in Islam's holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda
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Yaroslav Trofimov
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siege of Mecca
Title variation remainder
the forgotten uprising in Islams holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda
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Language
eng
Summary
On November 20, 1979, the first morning of a new Muslim century, hundreds of gunmen stunned the world by seizing Islam's holiest shrine, the Grand Mosque in Mecca. These men came from more than a dozen countries, launching the first operation of global jihad in modern times. They believed that the Saudi royal family had become a craven servant of American infidels, and sought a return to the glory of uncompromising Islam. With nearly 100,000 worshippers trapped inside the holy compound, the bloody siege lasted two weeks, inflaming Muslim rage against the U.S. and causing hundreds of deaths. The desperate Saudis finally enlisted the help of French commandos, who prepared the final assault. The Saudi royal family ultimately compromised with the rebels' supporters, helping to set free the forces that produced the attacks of 9/11 and the harrowing circumstances that surround us today.--From publisher description
Summary
On November 20, 1979, the first morning of a new Muslim century, hundreds of gunmen stunned the world by seizing Islam's holiest shrine, the Grand Mosque in Mecca. These men came from more than a dozen countries, launching the first operation of global jihad in modern times. They believed that the Saudi royal family had become a craven servant of American infidels, and sought a return to the glory of uncompromising Islam. With nearly 100,000 worshippers trapped inside the holy compound, the bloody siege lasted two weeks, inflaming Muslim rage against the U.S. and causing hundreds of deaths. The desperate Saudis finally enlisted the help of French commandos, who prepared the final assault. The Saudi royal family ultimately compromised with the rebels' supporters, helping to set free the forces that produced the attacks of 9/11 and the harrowing circumstances that surround us today.--From publisher description
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223352
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Trofimov, Yaroslav
Dewey number
953.805/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS248.M4
LC item number
T76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
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adult
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the forgotten uprising in Islam's holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda
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The siege of Mecca : the forgotten uprising in Islam's holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda, Yaroslav Trofimov
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-289) and index
Control code
ocm85162242
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 301 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385519250
Lccn
2007007520
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)85162242
Label
The siege of Mecca : the forgotten uprising in Islam's holiest shrine and the birth of al Qaeda, Yaroslav Trofimov
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-289) and index
Control code
ocm85162242
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 301 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385519250
Lccn
2007007520
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)85162242

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