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Book - Allah O Akbar - A Journey Through Militant Islam
A. Abbas
"Allah O Akbar" begins the call to prayer that resonates from minarets in towns and villages from Sinkiang to Morocco, from Paris to Timbuktu. No matter where in the world you are, the message is the same: "God is great". It is also the war cry of Islamic militants throughout the lands of the faithful.

Abbas has traveled throughout the Islamic world for seven years to take the photographs for this book. Driven by a desire to understand and expose the internal tensions within Muslim societies, he highlights the conflict between a rising political movement looking for inspiration in a mythical...

A. Abbas 1981

ALGERIA. Near Timimoun. Muslim cemetery in the desert.
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A. Abbas 1993

SAUDI ARABIA. Mecca. Pilgrims gather around the KAABA for the...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN: TEHRAN February 1979. At a pro Shah demonstration at the...
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A. Abbas 1978

IRAN. Tehran. A large crowd listen to Ayatollah KHOMEINY's message...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN. Tehran. 1979. Armed militants outside the United States...
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A. Abbas 1980

IRAN. Tehran. Ayatollah KHOMEINY's portrait adorns the machine...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN. Tehran. 1979. Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINI's portrait is...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN: TEHRAN January 25, 1979.
After a demonstration at...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN. Tehran. January 1979. A revolutionary mob exhibits the...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN. Tehran. February 1979. Refa School. A crowd of chador clad...
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A. Abbas 1980

IRAN. 1980. Armed mullahs march past Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINY's...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN. Tehran. February 15th, 1979. The bodies of four generals,...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN. Khuzestan Province. Ahwaz. 1979. Militiamen in charge of...
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A. Abbas 1979

IRAN. Tehran. Behesht Zahra cemetery. April 1979. On the 40th...
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A. Abbas 1980

IRAN. Tehran. February 11th 1980. During the celebrations of...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Alexandria. 1987. A Muslim woman wearing the traditional...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Friday prayer at the Sayda Zaynab mosque where followers...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Cairo. Al Azhar mosque. A muslim prays. 1987.
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Cairo. 1987. A student wearing the nigab, the full Islamic...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Cairo. An advertising billboard represents the portrait...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Cairo. A young woman, wearing the Islamic hijab, poses...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Cairo. Students at a Koranic school. 1987.
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. The Three Graces, Islamic version at the Cairo College...
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A. Abbas 1991

EGYPT. Cairo. National Museum. A woman sits under a Pharaonic...
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A. Abbas 1991

EGYPT. Cairo. The Ibn Tulun Mosque.
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. A Coptic woman sells images of the Madonna in a street...
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A. Abbas 1994

EGYPT. Cairo. 1994. A wedding dress is given last minute touches...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Cairo. Butchers stand at a camel market. 1987.
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A. Abbas 1994

EGYPT. Near Assiut. 1994. Armed auxiliary to the Police patrol...
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A. Abbas 1987

EGYPT. Alexandria backview. At the beginning of the century,...
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A. Abbas 1988

ALGERIA. Young boy between two veiled women in Constantine. One...
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A. Abbas 1981

ALGERIA. Algiers. 1981. The Casbah. Young men with a woman in...
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A. Abbas 1990

ALGERIA. Algiers. A poster shows an unveiled woman raising the...
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A. Abbas 1982

ALGERIA. Algiers. Veiled woman at night. 1982.
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A. Abbas 1988

ALGERIA. Constantine. Two women wearing the traditional nigab,...
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A. Abbas 1990

ALGERIA. At the School of Fine Arts in Algiers, nude live models...
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A. Abbas 1988

ALGERIA. Algiers. 1988. A man prays in the hall of Algiers' airport....
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A. Abbas 1982

ALGERIA. Algiers. Young unemployed men. Algerians call them "hitists"...
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A. Abbas 1990

ALGERIA. Algiers. Hydra. 1990. FIS leader Abbassi Madani casts...
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A. Abbas 1990

ALGERIA. Algiers. Algerians vote for first truly free municipal...
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A. Abbas 1990

ALGERIA. Algiers. 1990. Kouba mosque, a stronghold of the FIS...
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A. Abbas 1992

ALGERIA. Algiers. In mosque of Bab el Oued. Riot police stand...
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A. Abbas 1992

AFGHANISTAN. Near Kabul. A Mujahid of the Hezbi-Islami (Islamic...
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A. Abbas 1992

AFGHANISTAN. City of Kabul. A Mujahideen from Ahmad Shah MASSOUD...
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A. Abbas 1992

AFGHANISTAN. City of Kabul. 1992. Uzbeck militia led by General...
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A. Abbas 1992

AFGHANISTAN. City of Kabul. Women mourn a civilian killed during...
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A. Abbas 1992

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. A wedding by proxy: the woman's fiancé, who...
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A. Abbas 1993

PAKISTAN. Town of Peshawar. 1993. Women refugees from the civil...
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