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The War and the Spread of Islamic Fundamentalism

  • Robin Wright

Abstract

One of the underlying themes of the eight-year Gulf War was the issue of fundamentalist Islam as a political alternative in the Middle East. The fiery new brand of Islam that grew up around the Iranian revolution played a crucial role in the war’s origins, in its evolution and in the conditions that contributed to its finale.

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Middle East Islamic Republic Suicide Bombing Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Revolution 
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Notes

  1. 3.
    V. S. Naipaul, Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (New York: Vintage Books, 1981) p. 82.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    R. Wright, Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986). An interview with Minister of the Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rafiqdoost in Tehran, 14 June 1988.Google Scholar
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    Wright, Sacred Rage. An interview with Minister of the Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rafiqdoost on 14 June 1988.Google Scholar
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    S. Bakhash, The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution (New York: Basic Books, 1984).Google Scholar
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    ‘Noah is always the helmsman’, editorial by A. Azari Qomi, Resaalat, 20 July 1988.Google Scholar
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    R. Wright, ‘Iran Looks Beyond Khomeini’, The Nation, 7 February 1987.Google Scholar

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© The Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel-Aviv University 1989

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