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Hizbullah : the story from within /
Naim Qassem ; translated from the Arabic by Dalia Khalil.
edition
New ed.
imprint
London : Saqi, 2010.
description
463 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0863566995 (pbk.), 9780863566998 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
London : Saqi, 2010.
isbn
0863566995 (pbk.)
9780863566998 (pbk.)
general note
Previous ed.: 2005.
language note
Translated from the Arabic.
catalogue key
7074713
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sheikh Naim Qassem is a founding member of Hizbullah. He has been the party's Deputy Secreatary-General since 1991, and is the author of numerous books on political and religious issues.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-05-01:
This is a rare book that opens a window to the perceptions held by a radical movement, through the eyes of one of its founders and key decision makers. Hizbullah's Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem gives his personal account of the history and ideology of the Hizbullah (the Lebanese-based Party of God) as a party and an international movement. Sometimes Qassem's explanations carry the tone of an ideological manifesto. Yet at the same time his account attempts to offer a broad analysis of events and views that affected the movement. The breadth of the discussion offers readers Hizbullah's perspective on milestone events, electoral tactics, and even theological debates on various issues (such as marriage). There are detailed clarifications for "misunderstood" ideas and events, such as the difference between martyrdom and suicide, the complexity of Hizbullah's relationship with Syria, or the "captive operations" in 1991. Given the plethora of secondary accounts, this book is especially important as it takes the reader directly to the source. Although the language is at times convoluted, Qassem offers a wealth of information for a wide audience, from curious readers puzzled by Islamist movements to experts in the field. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General readers, lower-division undergraduates and higher. S. Tepe University of Illinois at Chicago
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
A religious Shi'ite party with ties to Iran, Hizbullah - after many years as a guerilla movement - is now involved in mainstream parliamentary politics. This book, written by the Deputy Secretary-General of Hizbullah, offers an insider's view of the party, from its inception to the present day.
Main Description
An insider's fascinating account of the creation and rise of Hizbullah
Main Description
Hizbullah ('Party of God') is one of the Middle East's major political forces. Sheikh Naim Qassem, its Deputy Secretary-General, provides an insider's view of this Shi'ite resistance group turned political party, from it inception to the present day.
Main Description
"Naim Qassem offers an insider's view of the workings of the party from its inception until now, providing a comprehensive guide to the mandate of one of the Middle East's major political forces." - Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs Hizbullah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem provides an unparalleled insider's view of the workings of this Shi'ite resistance group-turned-political party. Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in eventually forcing Israel to withdraw its troops in 2000, thus ending a twenty-two-year military occupation. In the summer war of 2006, Hizbullah proved to the world that it is much more than a political party - it is a force to be reckoned with. This updated paperback includes a new introduction covering the 2006 war and the spring 2008 events in Beirut. Naim Qassem was born in Lebanon in 1953. He holds degrees in chemistry and religious studies and taught chemistry for many years at college level. A founding member of Hizbullah in 1982 and the party's deputy secretary-general since 1991, he is the author of numerous books on political and religious issues.
Main Description
"Naim Qassem offers an insider's view of the workings of the party from its inception until now, providing a comprehensive guide to the mandate of one of the Middle East's major political forces."- Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs Hizbullah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem provides an unparalleled insider's view of the workings of this Shi'ite resistance group-turned-political party. Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in eventually forcing Israel to withdraw its troops in 2000, thus ending a twenty-two-year military occupation. In the summer war of 2006, Hizbullah proved to the world that it is much more than a political party-it is a force to be reckoned with. This updated paperback includes a new introduction covering the 2006 war and the spring 2008 events in Beirut. Naim Qassem was born in Lebanon in 1953. He holds degrees in chemistry and religious studies and taught chemistry for many years at college level. A founding member of Hizbullah in 1982 and the party's deputy secretary-general since 1991, he is the author of numerous books on political and religious issues.
Main Description
"Naim Qassem offers an insider's view of the workings of the party from its inception until now, providing a comprehensive guide to the mandate of one of the Middle East's major political forces."-Washington Report on Middle Eastern AffairsHizbullah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem provides an unparalleled insider's view of the workings of this Shi'ite resistance group-turned-political party.Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in eventually forcing Israel to withdraw its troops in 2000, thus ending a twenty-two-year military occupation. In the summer war of 2006, Hizbullah proved to the world that it is much more than a political party-it is a force to be reckoned with.This updated paperback includes a new introduction covering the 2006 war and the spring 2008 events in Beirut.Naim Qassem was born in Lebanon in 1953. He holds degrees in chemistry and religious studies and taught chemistry for many years at college level. A founding member of Hizbullah in 1982 and the party's deputy secretary-general since 1991, he is the author of numerous books on political and religious issues.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. 8
Prefacep. 9
Introduction to the Third English Editionp. 13
Vision and Goalsp. 55
Hizbullah's Foundationp. 55
The Three Pillars of Hizbullahp. 67
First: Belief in Islamp. 67
Second: Jihadp. 86
Third: Jurisdiction of the Jurist-Theologianp. 112
Organization and Public Workp. 124
Hizbullah, or The Nation of the Party of Godp. 124
Islamic Resistancep. 135
Resistance and Public Workp. 155
Key Milestones in the History of Hizbullahp. 166
From Invasion until the First Withdrawalp. 166
The May 17 Accordp. 170
Prologue to the First Withdrawalp. 175
The Open Letterp. 181
The Assassination Attempt against al-Sayyed Fadlallahp. 182
War in the Campsp. 184
Amal and Hizbullahp. 185
The Taif Accordp. 189
Testing the Army's Custodianship of Securityp. 191
Harmony between the Government and the Resistancep. 193
The Martyrdom of al-Sayyed Abbas al-Moussawip. 196
The July 1993 Aggressionp. 198
The September 13 Massacrep. 203
The April: 1996 Aggressionp. 206
The Ansaria Operationp. 213
Martyrdom of the Secretary General's Sonp. 214
The Lebanese Brigade for Resisting Occupationp. 217
The Revolution of the Famishedp. 221
Lebanon First or Jezzine?p. 223
Victoryp. 227
Resolution 425 Has Not Been Implementedp. 233
Army Deployment in South Lebanonp. 235
The Shebaa Farms Operationsp. 239
Trying the Collaboratorsp. 241
Captives Detained in Israeli Prisonsp. 246
Freeing the Captivesp. 251
Results of the Exchange Dealp. 257
The Palestinian Causep. 261
The Zionist Project: Foundation Stepsp. 261
US Support for Israelp. 270
The Aggression Expandsp. 272
The Choice of Compromise and the Language of Numbersp. 283
The Promise of Victoryp. 286
Results of the Palestinian Armed Strugglep. 290
Security is the Pillar of Israel's Existencep. 293
Targeting Israeli Civiliansp. 296
Signature Draws Israel's Boundariesp. 301
Postponing the Discussion on Liberation Bordersp. 308
The Responsibility of Arabs and Muslimsp. 310
Issues and Stancep. 313
Participation in State Institutionsp. 313
Results of Participation in Parliamentary Electionsp. 320
Islam and Sectarianismp. 341
Islamic Movements and the Question of Unityp. 363
Kidnapping Foreignersp. 378
Regional and International Relationsp. 387
The Relationship with Iranp. 387
The Relationship with Syriap. 393
Relationship with the other Arab Regimesp. 400
Relations with the USp. 403
Relations with the European Westp. 412
Communicating with Public Opinionp. 420
The United Nations Security Councilp. 423
Hizbullah's Futurep. 426
Presence and Influencep. 426
Two Pressure Alternativesp. 430
The Persistence of Resistancep. 432
Lebanon and Palestinep. 435
Future Expectationsp. 437
Appendix Hizbullah's 1992 Election Programmep. 441
Referencesp. 452
Indexp. 459
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