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Title:
The Meccan Rebellion: The Story of Juhayman al-Utaybi Revisited
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Thomas Hegghammer, Stephane Lacroix
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70
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2011
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978-0-95-5235993
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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. By the end of the siege, the Grand Mosque was drenched in blood and its rebel leader and his co-conspirators were shortly beheaded for their crime. Three decades later, the name of the rebel leader is taboo in Saudi Arabia and his writings are banned; much about this event is still misunderstood. As the initial days of the siege elapsed, many Muslims believed that it was a US-led assault on Islam, and even now, many in the Muslim world believe that the Iranians were responsible for the sacrilege. Today, many important questions remain unanswered. Who were the rebels, and what did they want? Why and how did Juhayman’s group come into existence? What was Juhayman’s ideological legacy and how have his writings influenced contemporary Islamist strains...
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A skillful and scholarly blend of the theological, historical and contemporary contexts to the storming of the Grand mosque in November 1979. It offers original insight into Saudi religious politics, locating a particular form of pietistic rejectionist Islam within the broader context of Salafi thinking. This is a work of strong scholarship not only in its own terms as an account of events and context, but as a broader contribution to an important area of Terrorism Studies. As such it is essential reading for students of Islam and Terrorism Studies.
Max Taylor, Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews and Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence
Absolutely gripping detective work from first-hand sources—the definitive work on this crucial episode in modern Saudi history and the development of Islamism.
Robert Lacey, author of Inside the Kingdom
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
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