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characters The Siege of Mecca ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Yaroslav Trofimov Yaroslav Trofimov Ô 5 characters Ked out the insurgents Though most captured gunmen were uickly beheaded the Saudi royal family responded to this unprecedented challenge by compromising with the rebels’ supporters among the kingdom’s most senior clerics helping them nurture and export Juhayman’s violent brand of Islam around the world This dramatic and immensely conseuential story was barely covered in the press in the pre CNN pre–Al Jazeera days as Saudi Arabia imposed an information blackout and kept foreign correspondents away Yaroslav Trofimov now penetrates this veil of silence interviewing for the first time scores of direct participants in the siege including. One of the episodes from The Looming Tower that struck me the most was the 1979 capture of the Grand Mosue in Mecca In the midst of the hajj when the Mosue was filled with worshipers from around the globe a group of terrorists took the entire assembly hostage The resulting siege lasted weeks and ended with a blood bath of Saudi troops hostages and terrorists Before I was even done with the The Looming Tower I started looking for a book about the incidentThere are a few reasons I decided to stop reading this book1 Melodramatic prose What I loved about The Looming Tower is that the author let the people and events speak for themselves Terrorism is inherently dramatic and horrific cluttering it up with excessive adjectives cheapens things and smacks of sensationalism When it comes to Islam however it becomes downright dangerous as lingering on wild eyes tattered beards and dusty robes plays unnecessarily into orientalist stereotypes2 Pro Western backed state bias Obviously the terrorists are bad I m not saying that I support their actions What made The Looming Tower so powerful however is that he let you come to that obvious conclusion on your own He never went out of his way to make the leaders of Al Jihad or the Islamic Brotherhood seem crazy or extreme he merely showed you what they did gave you their words and how other Muslims reacted to them The problem with the goodbad dichotomy that Siege of Mecca falls into is that it ignores the vast complexity of the issue including the many legitimate complains that radical Islamic groups have Failing to address that does nothing to advance dialogue or solve problems The states they were revolting against were usually oppressive horrible governments backed by US dollars Which leads to3 A very conservative slant to geopolitics and history Carter was a bungling idiot we should have staunchly backed the Iranian shah free market oil is good The entire Nation of Islam is casually dismissed as a mix of armed radicalism and black racism which does a huge disservice to the group There are many things wrong with the Nation of Islam but like he often does in this book instead of addressing the complexities the author boils it down to one biased sound byteI d still love to read about these events but this isn t the book I need Grumpy Old Women you come to that obvious conclusion on Trap Origin #5 your own He never went out of his way to make the leaders of Al Jihad or the Islamic Brotherhood seem crazy or extreme he merely showed Northaven you what they did gave The Angel and the Prince you their words and how other Muslims reacted to them The problem with the goodbad dichotomy that Siege of Mecca falls into is that it ignores the vast complexity of the issue including the many legitimate complains that radical Islamic groups have Failing to address that does nothing to advance dialogue or solve problems The states they were revolting against were usually oppressive horrible governments backed by US dollars Which leads to3 A very conservative slant to geopolitics and history Carter was a bungling idiot we should have staunchly backed the Iranian shah free market oil is good The entire Nation of Islam is casually dismissed as a mix of armed radicalism and black racism which does a huge disservice to the group There are many things wrong with the Nation of Islam but like he often does in this book instead of addressing the complexities the author boils it down to one biased sound byteI d still love to read about these events but this isn t the book I need

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characters The Siege of Mecca ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Yaroslav Trofimov Yaroslav Trofimov Ô 5 characters On November 20 1979 worldwide attention was focused on Tehran where the Iranian hostage crisis was entering its third week The same morning the first of a new Muslim century hundreds of gunmen stunned the world by seizing Islam’s holiest shrine the Grand Mosue in Mecca Armed with rifles that they had smuggled inside coffins these men came from than a dozen countries launching the first operation of global jihad in modern times Led by a Saudi preacher named Juhayman al Uteybi 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 100000 w. An essential link in understanding what Al aeda is trying to achieve important and thoughtful

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characters The Siege of Mecca ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Yaroslav Trofimov Yaroslav Trofimov Ô 5 characters Orshippers trapped inside the holy compound Mecca’s bloody siege lasted two weeks inflaming Muslim rage against the United States and causing hundreds of deathsDespite US assistance the Saudi royal family proved haplessly incapable of dislodging the occupier whose ranks included American converts to Islam In Iran Ayatollah Khomeini blamed the Great Satan the United States for defiling the shrine prompting mobs to storm and torch American embassies in Pakistan and Libya The desperate Saudis finally enlisted the help of French commandos led by tough as nails Captain Paul Barril who prepared the final assault and supplied poison gas that knoc. This is a book about how in 1979 a group of Islamic fundamentalists seized the Grand Mosue of Mecca in order to protest the liberalizing trends in Saudi Arabia The author Yaroslav Trofimov was a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street JournalSaudi Liberalizing Trends the outlawing of slavery in 1962 tolerance of Shias in the eastern part of the Arabian peninsula the importation of foreign infidels to work in the oil industry alcohol cigarettes television and cinemas showing Western programs and films the education of women the employment of women in jobs outside the home The IkhwanThe Wahhabis convinced the Bedouin of the Nejd to become religiously conservative These Bedouin began calling themselves the Ikwan Brothers in Arabic The Wahhabis used these Ikhwan Bedouin as soldiers to conuer most of the Arabian peninsula including capturing Mecca and Medina from the Hashemite tribes of western Arabia The Hashemites were forced to flee to Jordan and Ira After the Saudis were finished using the Ikhwan they sent them home to their villages The RebelsThe leader of the Ikhwan rebels was Juhayman bin Seif al Uteybi The Ikhwan had a supporter among the Saudis named Sheikh Abdelaziz Bin Baz who also objected to Saudi Westernization Sheikh Abdelaziz Bin Baz was dean of Medina s Islamic University Juhayman bin Seif al Uteybi wrote a book expressing called The Seven Epistles that criticized Saudi Westernization The book was published in 1978 in Kuwait The book was smuggled into Saudi Arabia and got Juhayman arrested by the Saudi authorities who saw him as a threat to their rule However Sheikh Abdelaziz Bin Baz persuaded the Saudi government to free Juhayman and his followers from Saudi prison The Grand MosueOnly Muslims are allowed to enter the holy city Mecca birthplace of the prophet Muhammad The Kaaba is in the courtyard of the Grand Mosue of Mecca The uraysh built the Kaaba before the birth of Muhammad The Kaaba contains a magical Black Stone which may be a meteorite The Siege In November 1979 the Ikhwan rebels led by Juhayman bin Seif al Uteybi captured the Grand Mosue of Mecca They proclaimed one of themselves as the long awaited Mahdi and tried to force the Saudis to return to their conservative ways Under siege by Saudi soldiers the rebels hid out in the underground tunnels of the aboo under the Grand Mosue With soldiers trained by French special forces the Ikhwan rebels were eventually killed and captured Many of the captured were executed The AftermathThe rebels succeeded in their goal of moving the Saudis to the right Shortly after the Mecca uprising women announcers were removed from Saudi television Many working Saudi women were fired from their jobs for being women The Saudi religious police Mutawa were given access to Western enclaves Instead of cracking down on religious fundamentalists the Saudis gave the religious conservatives money to place them They used the money to spread Wahhabi ideas abroad


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov review á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Yaroslav Trofimov Yaroslav Trofimov Ô 5 characters It is very hard to rate a book which turns out to be the only reliable source about the siege of Mecca in 1979This topic is hardly discussed in or for that matter even remembered by today's worldSaudi Arabia did a great job by erasing this incident out of the public memoryThis meant that the author had to take a lot of pai

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    review á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Yaroslav Trofimov EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov Outstanding I've done in depth studies of the Iran Hostage Shebang back in '79 but I was never fully aware of the fact that the entire region was on the verge of apocalypse during the same days nothing new under the sun right?Not just the fact that the most intensely regarded holy place in the world was a deadly warzone for roughly a week with a virtual media blackout but other little things like the fact that our embassy in Paksi

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov This book was shocking for me not because of the sad events and stories it tells but because of the fact that almost no one I know inc

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov This is a book about how in 1979 a group of Islamic fundamentalists seized the Grand Mosue of Mecca in order to protest the liberalizing trends in Saudi Arabia The author Yaroslav Trofimov was a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street JournalSaudi Liberalizing Trends the outlawing of slavery in 1962; tolerance of Shias in the eastern part of the Arabian peninsula; the importation of foreign infidels to work in the oil industry

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    review á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Yaroslav Trofimov Yaroslav Trofimov Ô 5 characters EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov Riveting easy to read and shocking Only because I am used to clean and censored historical and current accounts of Saudi Ara

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    Read & Download The Siege of Mecca EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov The Siege of Mecca The 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest ShrineI recently reviewed several books on the history and development of Islam and Middle Eastern history modern critiues of Islam and views to reform and books about human rights in Islamic countries written predominantly by women full list at bottom of this post I did that to set a foundation for trying to understand the development of ISIS and other radical groups for wh

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    Read & Download The Siege of Mecca Yaroslav Trofimov Ô 5 characters EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov The book is a nice read and factual but it oozes of hatred and disdain of the culture which undermines the author's credibility and professionalismIn my opinion if the author kept his bias in check it would've el

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov One of the episodes from The Looming Tower that struck me the most was the 1979 capture of the Grand Mosue in Mecca In th

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [The Siege of Mecca] AUTHOR Yaroslav Trofimov This was a really interesting book A lot of it was news to me I learned a lot about Saudi Arabia and how it got to be the crazy place it is today It always baffled me that Iran got counted in the Axis of Evil but Saudi Arabia didn't I actually agree that the totalitarian govts of Iran North Korea and Syria are

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  • Hardcover
  • 301
  • The Siege of Mecca
  • Yaroslav Trofimov
  • English
  • 08 November 2018
  • 9780385519250