The Crisis of Islam

The Crisis of Islam

Holy War and Unholy Terror

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Random House, Inc.
In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining the impact of radical Wahhabi proselytizing, and Saudi oil money, on the rest of the Islamic world.

The Crisis of Islam ranges widely through thirteen centuries of history, but in particular it charts the key events of the twentieth century leading up to the violent confrontations of today: the creation of the state of Israel, the Cold War, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and the September 11th attacks on the United States.

While hostility toward the West has a long and varied history in the lands of Islam, its current concentration on America is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Brilliantly disentangling the crosscurrents of Middle Eastern history from the rhetoric of its manipulators, Bernard Lewis helps us understand the reasons for the increasingly dogmatic rejection of modernity by many in the Muslim world in favor of a return to a sacred past. Based on his George Polk Award–winning article for The New Yorker, The Crisis of Islam is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what Usama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so widely in the Islamic world.

Baker & Taylor
A leading Islamic scholar and the author of What Went Wrong traces the history of conflict between Islam and the West, exploring the meaning of the Islamic doctrine of jihad at various periods in history, the rise of militant Islam, and the impact of Saudi proselytizing and oil money on the rest of the Islamic world. 75,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
The Crisis of Islam ranges widely through thirteen centuries of history, but in particular it charts the key events of the twentieth century leading up to the violent confrontations of today: the creation of the state of Israel, the Cold War, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and the September 11 attacks on the United States.
While hostility toward the West has a long and varied history in the lands of Islam, its current concentration on America is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Brilliantly disentangling the crosscurrents of Middle Eastern history from the rhetoric of its manipulators, Bernard Lewis helps us understand the reasons for the increasingly dogmatic rejection of modernity by many in the Muslim world in favor of a return to a sacred past. Based on his George Polk Award-winning article for The New Yorker, The Crisis of Islam is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what Usama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so widely in the Islamic world.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the history of conflict between Islam and the West, exploring the meaning of the Islamic doctrine of jihad, the rise of militant Islam, and the impact of Saudi proselytizing and oil money on the rest of the Islamic world.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
Edition: Modern Library ed
ISBN: 9780679642817
0679642811
Branch Call Number: 297.72 LEW
Characteristics: xxxii, 184 p. : maps ; 22 cm

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A Princeton University professor, author of some 20 books on the Middle East, its peoples, and its religions, this is a concise history of Islam, with four useful maps. Perhaps the best chapter is “The Marriage of Saudi Power and Wahhabi Teaching,” showing the iniquitous influence of oil-financed extremism, exported throughout the world, with devastating consequences. The tolerance of Western societies for islamist iIntolerance is our Achilles' Heel.

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Daoowdmardinly
Jul 07, 2016

no moderate islam , just radicalism starts from Quran

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