Initiative to Stop the Violence
Sadat’s Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence
Imprint: Yale University Press
Series: World Thought in Translation
This key manifesto of modern Islamist thought is now available to an English-speaking audience in an eminently readable translation by noted Islamic scholar Sherman A. Jackson. Unlike other Western and Muslim critiques of violent extremism, this important work emerges from within the movement of Middle Eastern Islamic activism, both challenging and enriching prevailing notions about the role of Islamists in fighting the scourge of extremist politics, blind anti-Westernism, and, alas, wayward jihad.
“This much-needed translation of original documents offers superb evidence that the proclivity of the Islamic tradition with violence is not the main reason for radical Islam.” --Jocelyne Cesari, Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Peace, Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown University and Director of the Islam in the West Program at Harvard University~Jocelyne Cesari