Islam Under Siege by Akbar S. Ahmed
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Islam Under Siege
By Akbar S. Ahmed

Islam Under Siege

Living Dangerously in a Post-honor World

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Islam Under Siege by Akbar S. Ahmed

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In this groundbreaking book, Akbar Ahmed, one of the worlda s leading authorities on Islam, who has worked in the Muslim world but lives in the West, explains what is going wrong in his society by referring to Islamic history and beliefs. Employing theological and anthropological perspectives, he attempts to answer the questions that people in the West are asking about Islam: "Why do they hate us?" "Is Islam compatible with democracy?" "Does Islam subjugate women?" "Does the Quran preach violence?" These important questions are of relevance to Muslims and to non--Muslims alike. Islam Under Siege points out the need for, and provides the route to, the dialogue of civilizations. September 11, 2001, underlined the role of Islam in our time. In its demographic spread, its political span, and its religious commitment, Islam will be an increasingly forceful presence on the world stage in the twenty--first century. While some scholars predict that there will be a clash of civilizations, others see a need for a dialogue of civilizations. This book will help students, scholars of politics, sociology, international relations, and cultural studies, and reporters as well as a more general audience interested in some of the most important issues of our time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745622095
ISBN-10: 0745622097
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Thistle and the Drone by Akbar S. Ahmed Thistle and the Drone, Hardback (March 2013)

Examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the US has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies.

Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans by Akbar S. Ahmed Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans, Paperback (March 2012)

This reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life.

Journey into America by Akbar S. Ahmed Journey into America, Hardback (June 2010)

Nearly seven million Muslims live in the United States today, and their relations with non-Muslims are strained. Many Americans associate Islam with figures such as Osama bin Laden, and they worry about ""homegrown terrorists.

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Author Biography - Akbar S. Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed is Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington, DC

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