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Everyday Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam Among Palestinians in Lebanon

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As southern Lebanon becomes the latest battleground for Islamist warriors, Everyday Jihad plunges us into the sprawling, heavily populated Palestinian refugee camp at Ain al-Helweh, which in the early 1990s became a site for militant Sunni Islamists. A place of refuge for Arabs hunted down in their countries of origin and a recruitment ground for young disenfranchised Pale ...more
Paperback, 333 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Harvard University Press (first published 2007)
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Chad
May 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Much as was stated by another reviewer, the book is undoubtedly well researched and I am certain the author knows what he is talking about. However, the book is so disjointed that I often didn't know what he was talking about. This book would have been much better as a journal article and I wouldn't be surprised if that is where it started.
There were parts of the book that had valuable information and from an academic point of view I'm sure this is a good resource since it appears the endnotes
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Tyler Lawrence
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Rougier provides some incredibly detailed background on the history and growth of the Salafist movement in Palestinian refugee camps. Some of the most interesting parts of the book are the profiles of specific actors that he's written, which clearly required serious research and probable risk on his part.
That said, the organization is absolutely wretched. Rougier will interrupt a chapter to go on five or ten page tangents about the personal history of a certain sheik or jihadist. While these pro
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KATEtheGREATESTBESTONE
very detailed study of palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
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