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.

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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

  • publication date: 24/12/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780754650058
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 238
  • ID: 9780754650058
  • weight: 375
  • ISBN10: 0754650057

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