Owen Bennett-Jones, 4 December 2014
Show More The Inevitable Caliphate? A History of the Struggle for Global Islamic Union, 1924 to the Present by Reza Pankhurst.
Hurst, 280 pp., £18.99, June 2013, 978 1 84904 251 2Show More
“... just keep on coming. To many in the West, the arrival of the caliphate came as a shock. But, as Reza Pankhurst describes, there is a long tradition in Islamic thought that views the Islamic State as an ideal, final fusion of religion and politics that will restore Muslim prestige. Ever since the Ottoman caliphate was dismantled in 1924 a continuous ...”