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By Raphael Lefevre

whilst the convulsions of the Arab Spring first turned take place in Syria in March 2011, the Ba'athist regime used to be speedy responsible the protests at the "Syrian Muslim Brotherhood" and its "al-Qaeda affiliates." yet who're those Islamists so made up our minds to rule a post-Assad Syria?

Little has been released on militant Islam in Syria due to the fact that Hafez Assad's regime destroyed the Islamist move in its stronghold of Hama in February 1982. This e-book bridges that hole by way of supplying readers with the 1st entire account of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's heritage to date.

In this ground-breaking account of Syria's so much favorite, but hugely secretive, Islamist company, the writer attracts on formerly untapped assets: the memoirs of former Syrian jihadists; British and American documents; and likewise a sequence of wide-ranging interviews with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's old leaders in addition to those that battled opposed to them--many conversing at the list for the 1st time. Ashes of Hama uncovers the most important features of the Islamist fight: from the Brotherhood's radicalisation and its "jihad" opposed to the Ba'athist regime and next exile, to a fabulous comeback on the vanguard of the Syrian revolution in 2011--a notable turnaround for an Islamist stream which all analysts had mentioned useless amid the ruins of Hama in 1982.

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