Unholy War. Terror in the Name of Islam. John L. Esposito. Publication Date – November ISBN: pages. Paperback /16 x 8 inches. In four short chapters, Esposito sketches the activities and influence of Osama bin Laden, surveys the doctrines and practice of jihad throughout history, presents. 28 Apr The Fort Hood killings, the Times Square terror plot and the Boston marathon bombing were all ostensibly carried out in the name of Islam.

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In the aforementioned article in New York Timesone of the people who left the U. A March 22, article by the New York Times reported that, “Since29 people in the United States have been charged or detained as juveniles on allegations of supporting the Islamic State.

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Political mobilization with a broader coalition will increase the chances of success, which will draw out more members of the community to rally behind common causes. Reviews “In the quest to comprehend the Islamic world, few scholars have been as influential as John L.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In addition, children, radicalized over the social media, are fleeing their homes to join up such groups overseas.

Donohue unholy war terror in the name of islam John L. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. One of the hadiths frequently used by ISIS is the following:. Go to mobile site.

Community organizations need to proactively institute programs that allow young Muslim Americans to develop positive attitude towards their society even when facing hardships. ISIS uses social media and the internet to attract disenfranchised youth searching for meaning. Many books, varying in quality and depth, were hastily published in a hurry to meet the public demand for information.

Monday – Friday, 8: The publications of cartoons ridiculing holy figures, such as in Charlie Hebdo or the Danish newspapers pose a particular challenge in balancing between freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

A study titled, ” Anti-Terror Terrlr of Teeror ,” jointly produced by the Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill concluded that American mosques deter the spread of extremism by building youth programs, sponsoring anti-violence forums and often placing renewed scrutiny on the curriculum being taught.

However, according to the FBI, these individuals are a fraction of the suspects being tracked or surveilled by rhe U. Little empirical evidence supports such a theory.

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He skillfully has put together a study dealing with complex issues and presents the materials in a format that is easily readable and understood. While Muslim Americans are better educated and earn more than the average American, the number of hours or dollars committed to volunteer activity is relatively low. Insularity allows victimization to fester.

In this level-headed and authoritative book, John L. Click to enlarge Price: Book titles OR Journal titles. The assumed link between religiosity and terrorism alienates the very community whose cooperation will be crucial to defend against terrorists who claim to act in the name of Islam.

Political Mobilization — Increased political mobilization will stunt radicalization by providing to Muslims both here and abroad a model for peaceful resolution of conflict though democracy and working within the confines of law. Eight are women and six are converts. The 11 September attacks brought tragedy closer to home, causing Americans to try to find answers to many questions and to learn more about the perpetrators, unholy war terror in the name of islam background, and their unholy war terror in the name of islam.

It elicits strong security response by national governments including, but not limited to, the U.

Unholy war terror in the name of islam, scholars and leaders need to directly refute the un-contextualized interpretation of such hadiths and highlight the dangers that wa from excessive literal reading of sacred texts. Yet a thinly-sourced, reductionist view of how people become terrorists has gained unwarranted legitimacy in some counterterrorism circles Special Features One of the world’s leading authorities on the Islamic world answers the many troubling questions raised in the wake of the September 11 attack.

Erudite, compelling and passionate, Unholy War is essential reading at this crisis of world history, and provides a lucid introduction to truths which must now become common knowledge.

UNHOLY WAR: Terror in the Name of Islam

One of the best antidote to radicalization is better social integration and accepting the fact that responsibility towards citizenship must go hand-in-glove with assertion of teror. He also adds complexity to his portrayal by emphasizing democratic currents within the Islamic world, although some might find him treror bit too optimistic on this score. Bergen, Washington Post Book World. Only nine of 35 people returning from serving with terrorist groups abroad engaged in plots aimed at targets in the United States, two of them succeeded — in the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnov brothers who allegedly trained in Dagestan, and in Faisal Shahzad, who trained with militants in Pakistan, unsuccessfully attempted unholy war terror in the name of islam detonate a car bomb in New York City’s Times Square.