Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

Book - 2004
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"Dispels the idea of 'good' (secular, westernized) and 'bad' (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities ... Argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America's embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam"--jacket.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375422850
0375422854
Branch Call Number: 320.557 MAM
Characteristics: xii, 304 p. ; 22 cm

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