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

Author: Daniel Allen Butler.

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

Author: Daniel Allen Butler.

$2.99
Item #: D22348
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 9781612005935
Long before 9/11, there was Muhammed Ahmed—the Mahdi, or "Expected One"—who raised the Arabs in pan-tribal revolt against infidels in late 19th-century Sudan, utterly defeating Egyptian and British forces. Prime Minister William Gladstone dispatched General Charles "Chinese" Gordon, whose downfall at the siege of Khartoum was the high-water mark ... More
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Long before 9/11, there was Muhammed Ahmed—the Mahdi, or "Expected One"—who raised the Arabs in pan-tribal revolt against infidels in late 19th-century Sudan, utterly defeating Egyptian and British forces. Prime Minister William Gladstone dispatched General Charles "Chinese" Gordon, whose downfall at the siege of Khartoum was the high-water mark for these jihadists. Recounting the rise, triumph, and unexpected death of the Mahdi, Daniel Allen Butler finds the earliest stirrings of modern radical Islam.


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