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Islamic Threat, The: Myth or Reality?
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ISLAMIC THREAT, THE: MYTH OR REALITY?

PAPERBACK BY ESPOSITO, JOHN L. (PROFESSOR OF RELIGION AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY)

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ISBN
9780195130768
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
 
 
EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
352 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 SEP 1999

DESCRIPTION

Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most important political issues of our time. In this new edition of The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Esposito places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. Exploring the vitality of this religion as a global force and the history of its relations with the West, Esposito demonstrates the diversity of the Islamic resurgence-and the mistakes our analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam. This third edition has been expanded to include new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.