The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Dawn of Militant Islam

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Before there was Osama bin Laden, Abu al-Zarqawi or Ayatollah Khomeini, there was the Mahdi--the "Expected One"--who raised the Arabs in pan-tribal revolt against infidels and apostates in the late 19th-century Sudan. Born on the Nile in 1844, Muhammed Ahmed grew into a devout, charismatic young man, whose visage was said to have always featured the placid hint of a smile. He developed a ferocious resentment, however, against the corrupt Ottoman Turks, their Egyptian lackeys, and finally the Europeans who he felt held the ...

The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Dawn of Militant Islam 2007, Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781932033540

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