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Siege of Mecca The 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest Shrine

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ISBN-10: 0307277739

ISBN-13: 9780307277732

Edition: N/A

Authors: Yaroslav Trofimov

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On November 20, 1979, worldwide attention was focused on Tehran, where the Iranian hostage crisis was entering its third week. The same morning—the first of a new Muslim century—hundreds of gunmen stunned the world by seizing Islam’s holiest shrine, the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Armed with rifles that they had smuggled inside coffins, these men came from more than a dozen countries, launching the first operation of global jihad in modern times. Led by a Saudi preacher named Juhayman al Uteybi, they believed that the Saudi royal family had become a craven servant of American infidels, and sought a return to the glory of uncompromising Islam. With nearly 100,000 worshippers trapped inside the…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English