Jihad! Pan-Islam

25 Apr 2016

On Monday, April 25, 2016, we were joined by Mark Albertson for part three of this class on one of the globe’s most fascinating and misunderstood religions.

Muslim fighters from all over the Islamic world flocked to Afghanistan to evict an infidel power from an Islamic nation. In doing so, they helped to bring down the Soviet state, spawning the likes of such groups as al-Queda, Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State.

About the presenter Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Albertson teaches history at Norwalk Community College. In May 2005, Albertson was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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