This accessible and deeply informed book examines the threat that Muslim extremists pose to America and provides a balanced and nuanced discussion of Iraq as a test case of America's war on terror. Explaining the basics of Islam and guiding the reader through the intricacies of each significant extremist group, the authors answer key questions: Who are the Muslim extremists and how do they fit within the broader context of the Islamic religion? What is their war plan and how do they operate? Who are their allies and what are their weaknesses? What is the experience of Israel, the Islamic world, and the United States in fighting Muslim extremists? How can they be defeated?
Monte Palmer is professor emeritus at Florida State University. He directed FSU's Middle East Studies Center, as well as the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut. Princess Palmer is a former consultant for the World Bank.
Chapter 1: Who is Attacking America? Chapter 2: Islam, Muslim Extremism, and Anti-Americanism Chapter 3: The Muslim Brotherhood and Hizbullah: Radical-Moderates Chapter 4: The Jihadist Movement and How it Evolved Chapter 5: The Jihadist War Plan Chapter 6: The Jihadist War Machine Chapter 7: The Allies of the Jihadists: Those Who Make Terror Possible Chapter 8: How Israel and Its Middle Eastern Neighbors Fight Terror Chapter 9: The Future: Winning the War on Terror