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Author Lewis, Bernard, 1916-2018.

Title The crisis of Islam : holy war and unholy terror / Bernard Lewis.

Imprint London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  297.72 L585c 2003    ---  Available
Description xxviii, 144 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Defining Islam -- II. The House of War -- III. From Crusaders to Imperialists -- IV. Discovering America -- V. Satan and the Soviets -- VI. Double Standards -- VII. A Failure of Modernity -- VIII. The Marriage of Saudi Power and Wahhabi Teaching -- IX. The Rise of Terrorism.
Summary "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."--Jacket.
Subject Jihad.
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
War -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam and politics.
Islam and politics. (OCoLC)fst00979879
Islamic fundamentalism. (OCoLC)fst00979941
Jihad. (OCoLC)fst00983599
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst01148138
War -- Religious aspects -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst01170389
ISBN 029764548X

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