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6 edition of Militant Islam found in the catalog.

Militant Islam

A Sociology of Characteristics, Causes and Consequences

by Steph Vertigans

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Routledge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Islam,
  • Religion,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • General,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Islam - History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10205351M
    ISBN 100415412463
    ISBN 109780415412469

    If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. What desire makes other terrorists physically ill with jealousy that they themselves were not chosen to die in a suicide attack? The process that developed though not a straight line went something like this: Prisoners were informed that they had been "disappeared," that for all intents and purposes no longer existed, suggesting that their captors were free to do whatever they wished to them, certainly a psychologically destabilizing realization. But sturdy, well-connected neo-conservative that he is, he argues just as forthrightly that the Left has been consistently wrong. Kirby provides an explanation for this silence. Bin Laden clearly had no need of US dollars.

    Its sweep across the broad landscape of radical Sunni activism was a revelation. The question, Why Do They Fight? Muslims and the Making of America by Amir Hussain is another book about Muslims in America, but from a surprisingly different perspective. It involves binding the party being interrogated to some kind of a platform, perhaps a hospital gurney, tilting them back perhaps 20 degrees or so at which time a cloth is placed over the party's face and a certain amount of water is poured over it. It refers to the peripheral current of extremist Islamic thought whose adherents demand the use of violence in order to oust non-Islamic influence from traditionally Muslim lands en route to establishing true Islamic governance in accordance with Sharia, or God's law. He was obviously ethically opposed to interrogation over the spit, but his predilection in this regard was bolstered by an understanding as a professional that anyone can be broken - given sufficient infliction of pain - to confess to just about anything.

    Now it must be understood that people like Mohammad were in one sense subhuman, unbound by any moral code, to impose their will in advancing the jihad. The republics of Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, which were not well developed and had looked to Soviet subsidies earlier, were on the verge of total collapse. Beila Rabinowitz. It's a National Geographic presentation -- it also offers a kids' version -- that showcases all the various scientific and technological creations dreamed up by Muslims and still in use today. European challenges forced Muslims to reconsider some aspects of their religion, but, Jansen holds, "Islam does not as yet seem to have found an answer to the overall challenge of Western civilization and modernization. Like so many other events in the Middle East over the years, September 11th bore out the truth of his earlier analyses.


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Militant Islam book

Yet the abundance of information cannot be relied upon; serious mistakes and dubious assertions occur every few pages. Middle East Quarterly.

Militant Islam

You can learn about Sharia from authors who have no clue what it means, or about the tenets of Islam from authors whose bias can be seen from a mile away. Lieven's book is insightful — and depressing — about a hugely important country.

Not because there are so many, but because many of them are horrifyingly inaccurate and often downright false. I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim is a series of essays written by 40 American Muslim women about their experiences in their faith journey.

They were then subjected to such things as being hooded, deprived of sleep, subjected to loud music, being stripped nude, held in uncomfortable, but not injurious positions and things of that nature for a period of days to soften them up along the lines of a Pavlovian model.

As this region integrated with the USSR, albeit by force, Islam was suppressed and forced to go underground. It's a National Geographic presentation -- it also offers a kids' version -- that showcases all the various scientific and technological creations dreamed up by Muslims and still in use today.

The real analogues of Islamism, in Mr. In their way of thinking, Allah knew man was frail, some much more so than others and thus every human had a point beyond which he was no longer under compulsion to refrain from answering the interrogators questions, however obliquely.

Al'Sadr is a personality who is key not just for Iraq but for popular, working-class conservative Islamism and for Shia activism more broadly in the Muslim world. The author discusses at length the three Islamic movements in Central Asia since They believed that Allah did not expect every man to endure being tortured to death for his faith.

In furtherance of this charge they were felt commanded to do anything, commit any evil as long as the purpose was to further the reach of the caliphate.

Kirby as "A game in which an audience of non Muslims wish with all their hearts that Islam is "A Religion of Peace" and a Muslim strives to fulfill that wish by presenting a personal version of Islam which has little to do with Islamic Doctrine.

Self proclaimed "Muslim Reformers" also play a dangerous and deceptive game of "Fantasy Islam". A book on the recent changes in the Muslim world would indeed merit the title Militant Islam, but this is regrettably not the book Jansen has written.

Its primary thesis — that violent Islamic militancy is in large part a response to the failure of political Islamist activism — has stood the test of time.

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This policy was most consistently pursued in Algeria, where the French had some success in eradicating the Arabic language and emasculating Islam. Mark Christian, a native Arabic speaker.

But he finds its zeal, animus, organization and technology thoroughly modern and familiar, despite the conspicuous display of beards, caftans and turbans. The truth of the Qur'an cannot be called into question by Muslims in the way that Jews and Christians question the Bible.

Hint: Muslim contributions are invaluable! When Islam rose up again with the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was a time of grave economic disaster. Like so many other events in the Middle East over the years, September 11th bore out the truth of his earlier analyses.

All rights reserved. Fantasy Islam is defined by Dr.

Jason Burke: the key books on Muslim extremism

Japanese Islam, like Judaism, is both a faith and a way of life, and as with Judaism, the way of life has in recent times been severely reduced by the pressures and allure of modernity. In the epilogue of this handbook Dr. The banging into the cell wall produced shocks in the inner ear and a general sense of disorientation that were excruciating enough to be effective while leaving no lasting physical damage.

Robbins, National Review, November 25, "Blunt and passionate. Militant Islamist Ideology contends that militants who call themselves Muslims globally have used deliberate corruptions of Islam, particularly Militant Islam book the ways they interpret and parse the Qur'an, to justify their terrorism and mass murder.

Cambridge University Press. As American war-fighters, we know ourselves.Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital atlasbowling.com projects include the Wayback Machine, atlasbowling.com and atlasbowling.com Militant Islam Reaches America by Daniel Pipes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at atlasbowling.com Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Julypages Book Review Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia By Ahmed Rashid, Yale University Press,pp.

List: $; AET: $ Reviewed by Lucy Jones When the Taliban seized control of the Afghan capital Kabul invery few people knew anything about the movement. The Taliban had only come into. A timely and pertinent work, Jihad is essential reading for anyone who seeks to gain a better understanding of a region we overlook at our peril.

Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia () by Ahmed RashidPages: Get this from a library! Militant Islam. [G H Jansen] Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Aug 30,  · I guess the term Militant Islam is good, but I prefer to call it Islamism. “Militant Islam” suggests that Islam itself is militant, which it is not. I think the best choice is “Militant Islamist”.

Not everyone agrees on what “Islamism” means, some.