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Title:
The Meccan Rebellion: The Story of Juhayman al-Utaybi Revisited
Author(s):
Thomas Hegghammer, Stephane Lacroix,
Format:
Paperback / Hardback
Pages:
tba / 70
Edition:
tba / 2011
ISBN:
tba / 978-0-95-5235993
Price:
tba / £5.99
Description:
In November 1979, Juhayman al-Utaybi and his fellow rebels took over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holiest sanctuary in Islam, beginning what would become one of the most spectacular events in the modern history of Saudi Arabia.
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Hegghammer and Lacroix have done a remarkable job at describing the dynamics of an often overlooked yet crucial event in the early history of modern Islamism. Sophisticated yet easy to read, this is an essential primer for anybody interested in the subject....
Lorenzo Vidino, author of The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West
A stimulating and original work of scholarship. Hegghammer and Lacroix write with clarity and authority. This is a sane and lucid investigation into the religious origins that inspired the 1979 siege of the Grand Mosque....
Azeem Ibrahim, Research Fellow, International Security Program,  Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Crucially documents some of the key doctrinal and legal disputes which divide the various Salafi schools in Saudi Arabia....
Abdal Hakim Murad, author of Bombing Without Moonlight: The Origins of Suicidal Terrorism

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