Islam and the West Post 9/11

Islam and the West Post 9/11

By: Theodore Gabriel (author), Jane Idleman Smith (author), Ron Geaves (editor), Yvonne Haddad (editor)Paperback

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This book offers a chance for greater understanding of the political and religious groups in Islam that have contributed to events pre and post September 11th, and clearer insights into Muslim/Christian relations today. Many books have focused on the events of September 11th but have been primarily journalistic. This book draws together both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars who have been studying Christian/Muslim relations for many years. They assess the impact of 9/11 on Islamophobia and antipathy towards Muslims. Providing insights into various multi-cultural communities whose relations with Islam have been affected, the authors look particularly at regions where there are large minority Muslim communities (US and UK) and large minority non-Muslim communities (Indonesia and Nigeria). Assessing a number of issues impacting upon the teaching of Islam, this book allows readers to assess the consequences of the event and develop a more critical understanding of its implications.

About Author

Ron Geaves, Chester College, UK, Theodore Gabriel, University of Gloucester, UK, Yvonne Haddad Georgetown University, USA and Jane Idleman Smith, Hartford Seminary, USA Contributors: Ron Geaves, Theodore Gabriel, John J. Shepherd, Kenneth Cragg, Marcia Hermansen, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Dilwar Hussein, Christopher Allen, Lamin Sanneh, Muhammad Sirozi, Colin Chapman, Jane Idleman Smith.


Contents: Foreword; Introduction, Ron Geaves and Theodore Gabriel. Part I Theoretical Issues: Is Islam against the West?, Theodore Gabriel; Self-critical children of Abraham? Roots of violence and extremism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, John J. Shepherd; The finality of the Qur'an and the contemporary politics of nations, Kenneth Cragg; Who defines moderate Islam 'post'-September 11th?, Ron Geaves. Part 2 The Case Studies: The evolution of American Muslim responses to 9/11, Marcia Hermansen; The shaping of a moderate North American Islam: between 'Mufti' Bush and 'Ayatollah' Ashcroft, Yvonne Haddad; The impact of 9/11 on British Muslim identity, Dilwar Hussein; Endemically European or a European epidemic? Islamophobia in a post 9/11 Europe, Christopher Allen; SharA-'ah sanctions and state enforcement: a Nigerian Islamic debate and an intellectual critique, Lamin Sanneh; Perspectives on radical Islamic education in contemporary Indonesia: major themes and characteristics of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir's teachings, Muhammad Sirozi; Israel as a focus for the anger of Muslims against the West, Colin Chapman; Conclusion, Jane Idleman Smith; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780754650058
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780754650058
  • weight: 375
  • ISBN10: 0754650057

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