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By Raphael Lefevre

while the convulsions of the Arab Spring first turned occur in Syria in March 2011, the Ba'athist regime was once fast guilty the protests at the "Syrian Muslim Brotherhood" and its "al-Qaeda affiliates." yet who're those Islamists so decided to rule a post-Assad Syria?

Little has been released on militant Islam in Syria for the reason that Hafez Assad's regime destroyed the Islamist stream in its stronghold of Hama in February 1982. This e-book bridges that hole via 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 favorite, but hugely secretive, Islamist organization, the writer attracts on formerly untapped assets: the memoirs of former Syrian jihadists; British and American documents; and in addition a chain of wide-ranging interviews with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood's historic leaders in addition to those that battled opposed to them--many talking at the list for the 1st time. Ashes of Hama uncovers the main features of the Islamist fight: from the Brotherhood's radicalisation and its "jihad" opposed to the Ba'athist regime and next exile, to a stunning comeback on the vanguard of the Syrian revolution in 2011--a outstanding turnaround for an Islamist flow which all analysts had suggested lifeless amid the ruins of Hama in 1982.

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