The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? by John L. Esposito

The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?

byJohn L. Esposito

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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 along 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 newmaterial on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.

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John L. Esposito is at Georgetown University.
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Title:The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 0.71 inPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Updated to reflect new developments in Turkey, Palestine, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia, this book attempts to explain the Islamic revival and what it means to the western world. John Esposito gives an informed and fair assessment, teaching us about current affairs and international terrorism stemming from Muslim fundamentalists in The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?

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"An excellent introduction to the contemporary political manifestations of Islam."--Amir Hussain, California State University, Northridge