A New Muslim Order: Iraq and the Revival of Shia Islam

A New Muslim Order Iraq and the Revival of Shia Islam Nicolas Pelham explores how America s overthrow of the Baath party in Iraq and the failures of Washington s post invasion regime spawned a Shiite revolution in the heartland of the Arab world Through

  • Title: A New Muslim Order: Iraq and the Revival of Shia Islam
  • Author: Nicolas Pelhamq Nicolas Pelham
  • ISBN: 9781845111397
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nicolas Pelham explores how America s overthrow of the Baath party in Iraq, and the failures of Washington s post invasion regime spawned a Shiite revolution in the heartland of the Arab world Through first hand accounts beginning with Saddam s rule to the post Bremer period, he traces the turning of the tables from a Sunni to Shia led state Pelham recounts how Shia clNicolas Pelham explores how America s overthrow of the Baath party in Iraq, and the failures of Washington s post invasion regime spawned a Shiite revolution in the heartland of the Arab world Through first hand accounts beginning with Saddam s rule to the post Bremer period, he traces the turning of the tables from a Sunni to Shia led state Pelham recounts how Shia clerics led the largest protest the region had seen since the Iranian Revolution to topple Paul Bremer, America s head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq As Washington struggled to control the situation, Pelham reveals how the Ayatollahs drive for elections won power for their acolytes to draft the constitution for a utopian Shia state.

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    1. 3.5-5 rating.Considering this book was published in 2008, it successfully managed to capture the facts and perceptions relating to the most important outcome of the 2003 war, and that is the rise of the shias political influence in the Arab world, which results still reverberates.what I most liked when reading this book is how the author expressed the inter and intra sectarian sentiments regarding the "fortunes" and misfortunes the befell the the iraqi people and and the political forces. Such s [...]

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