By Raphael Lefevre
Little has been released on militant Islam in Syria for the reason that Hafez Assad's regime destroyed the Islamist circulation in its stronghold of Hama in February 1982. This booklet bridges that hole through delivering readers with the 1st accomplished account of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's historical past to date.
In this ground-breaking account of Syria's so much widespread, but hugely secretive, Islamist service provider, the writer attracts on formerly untapped assets: the memoirs of former Syrian jihadists; British and American files; and likewise a chain of wide-ranging interviews with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's old leaders in addition to those that battled opposed to them--many talking at the checklist for the 1st time. Ashes of Hama uncovers the key facets 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 outstanding turnaround for an Islamist circulation which all analysts had reported lifeless amid the ruins of Hama in 1982.
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