2010. Paperback. Small publisher's mark on bottom of text block. Fine.
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The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God
is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against
the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11,
2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to
award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the
United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own
religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war-a war
that can't be won.
Beyond Fundamentalism is both an in-depth study of
the ideology fueling al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and like-minded
militants throughout the Muslim world and an exploration of
religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At a time
when religion and politics increasingly share the same vocabulary
and function in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip
the conflicts of our world of their religious connotations and
address the earthly grievances that always lie at its root.
How do you win a religious war? By refusing to fight in one.
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Originally published as How to Win a Cosmic War