“The Islamic Solution” English & Arabic book

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) in Amman held a conference to announce the English translation of an excellent book I had been working through in Arabic by Mohammed Abu Rumman and Hassan Abu Hanieh. The focus is on the contemporary Islamist Movement in Jordan of the last ten years or so, though there is significant historical background. The book maps the diverse field of Islamism in Jordan, delving into differences between the Muslim Brotherhood (and its political party in Jordan, the Islamic Action Front), the Islamic Centrist Party, and the varying threads of the Salafist trend (including Quietist and Jihadi). Chapters cover the relationship of Islamists with the state in Jordan, the poor performance of Islamists in the 2007 elections and the subsequent boycott of the 2010 elections, Islamist political discourses, and the development and ideological program of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, among others.

FES publishes the books in PDF in English and in Arabic.