Islam Without Illusions: Its Past, Its Present, And Its Challenge For The Future by Edward HotalingIslam Without Illusions: Its Past, Its Present, And Its Challenge For The Future by Edward Hotaling

Islam Without Illusions: Its Past, Its Present, And Its Challenge For The Future

byEdward Hotaling

Hardcover | October 31, 2003

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This an entirely new introduction to Islam by a major American news corespondent versed in Islamic religion, culture, and politics, one who has seen the course of war and upheaval, peace and prosperity. Unmasking the tie between Islam and modern terrorism, Ed Hotaling explores the radical challenge posed by terrorists to the religion they claim to follow and their threat to the world at large. Paralleling the rise of Islam with the life of Muhammad, Hotaling describes how Muhammad created the first Islamic state. He was an innovative general and diplomat who respected women's rights. Hotaling draws the stunning conclusion that if the Prophet were alive today, he would be an American. Hotaling explains, "Just as he did in the heat of persecution, embattled leadership and war, he would have stood up today for his principles, debated and negotiated with his rivals, tolerated their ideas until he could win them over . . . and fought in the open." Here is the amazing story of how Muhammad's followers conquered half the world, exceeded early Christian Europe in the arts, sciences, and government, and won the bloody battles of the Crusades. Hotaling traces the path of Islam to modern times and the spread of Islamic Revivalism spurred by the Iranian Revolution. He reveals its connection to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. With compelling precision, he uncovers alternatives to an impending cataclysmic clash of civilizations.
Title:Islam Without Illusions: Its Past, Its Present, And Its Challenge For The FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.32 × 6.22 × 0.89 inPublished:October 31, 2003Publisher:Syracuse University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815607660

ISBN - 13:9780815607663

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"Hotaling debunks in both directions, correcting the hostile stereotypes of many Christians and Westerners.... [His] outlook is fair-minded and humane and refuses to 'dehumanize' millions of people in the service of either an idealized or a demonized image of Muslims."