Children of Jihad

A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East
Author: Jared Cohen
Publisher: Gotham
ISBN: 9781592403998
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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Documents the author's travels to the Middle East in search of an understanding of radical Islamic violence, journeys during which he focused his research on Muslim youth and learned about his interviewees' perspectives and experiences at the risk of his own life. Reprint.

In the Words of Our Enemies

Author: Jed Babbin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596981431
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
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"Death to America!" Years before September 11, our enemy warned us--and we weren't listening. We are being warned today-by enemies like Iran, North Korea, and radicals and terrorists across the globe--but we are still not listening. Sounding the alarm is bestselling author Jed Babbin (former deputy undersecretary of defense) with a foreword from Newt Gringrich. Babbin exposes the demagogues, dictators, and death squads openly threatening America--with potentially devastating consequences, if we aren't alert to the danger.

Children of the Jihad

Author: Professor Thomas Alexander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995668010
Page: N.A
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No one asks after dead children. That's the long and short of it. No one asks how they're doing at university or whether they've got that job they were going for. No one asks after their partners, or their spouses. No one asks about their children. No one wonders if they call. Baroness Armstrong, a retired High Court judge and member of the House of Lords, is asked by the Home Secretary to interview a young woman who has just returned from Iraq with a view to using her as a poster child for a proposed bill limiting the return of jihadists who have joined the conflict in the Middle East. In an unmarked bunker on the edge of Heathrow the Baroness meets with the woman who is anything but unsympathetic. Bright and articulate, it is the Baroness who finds herself having to defend the position of the state, and her role within it, while trying to extract the young woman's story and burying the memory of her son, killed in Afghanistan many years before. As the night draws on, the Baroness finds herself coerced into becoming a tool for unnamed security forces, eager for information they can use against outside forces. An immediate and timely novel, Thomas Alexander's Children of The Jihad draws from the lives of two women, both of whom want to change the world, and looks at the conflict between the Establishment and Islamic Extremists, the world order they are trying to protect, and their reasons for doing so.

Children of the Residue

Detroit West Side
Author: Deolis Allen III
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452045127
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 356
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Captures the tragedy of broken homes and the effect on whole communities. Set in the 1990s of Detroit's west side the reader will learn the effects of the crack epidemic from both sides of the fence. In book 1, Corzell is a child nurtured by abandonment, rape and hate. Power in Corzell's mind is perversely realized when he successfully pulls his first breaking and entering. Corzell graduates to dope dealing, drug trafficking and armed robbery. Book 2 illustrates how young men evolve from being junior high boyfriends to high school predators (players).--P. [4] of cover.

Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis

The Islamic State, Takfir and the Genocide of Muslims
Author: V. G. Julie Rajan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317645375
Category: Political Science
Page: 354
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This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda’s affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the decade since 9/11. Al Qaeda’s public and private responses to this violence differ greatly. While in public Al Qaeda has justified those attacks declaring that, for the establishment of a state of ‘true believers’, they are a necessary evil, in private Al Qaeda has been advising its local affiliates to refrain from killing Muslims. To better understand the crises facing Al Qaeda, the book explores the development of Central Al Qaeda’s complex relationship with radical (mis)appropriations and manifestations of takfir, which allows one Muslim to declare another an unbeliever, and its unique relationship with each of its affiliates in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The author then goes on to consider how the prominence of takfir is contributing to the deteriorating security in those countries and how this is affecting Al Qaeda’s credibility as an Islamist terror organization. The book concludes by considering the long-term viability of Al Qaeda and how its demise could allow the rise of the even more radical, violent Islamic State and the implications this has for the future security of the Middle East, North Africa and Central/South Asia. This book will be of much interest to students of political violence and terrorism, Islamism, global security and IR.

Children of Abraham

United We Prevail, Divided We Fail
Author: Tallal Alie Turfe
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475990456
Category: Religion
Page: 282
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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have similar traditions and are deeply connected. The prevailing belief and practice of each is monotheistic, and all believe that God revealed Himself to Prophet Abraham, the cornerstone of the three faiths. In Children of Abraham, author Tallal Alie Turfe, a champion for religious tolerance, explores the Scriptures, common histories, traditions, and similarities among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He is a strong advocate of interfaith dialogue that offers the chance for better understanding, collaboration, and partnership toward a safer and peaceful world. Children of Abraham offers solutions toward fostering a deeper sense of unity by bringing the followers of the three faiths together to bridge the gap and build connections across religious and cultural differences. "The author has compiled a wonderful collection of data driven facts as well as thoughtful religious views to help 21st Century followers of Abrahamic religions understand and respect each other...." Rabbi Emeritus Allen S. Maller, Temple Akiba "A must read by those who are in a position of influence such as Rabbis, Pastors, Imams, and other religious leaders. Children of Abraham provides a period of dialogue without imposition or conversion...." Father Dr. George H. Shalhoub, St. Mary Orthodox Church "Professor Tallal Turfe has eloquently written and thoroughly portrayed the commonalities between the Abrahamic religions. Children of Abraham will inspire followers of these faiths toward the common cause of peace, tolerance, ethics, and mutual respect...." Imam Abdul Latif Berry, Islamic Institute of Knowledge

The Mind of the Terrorist

The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to al-Qaeda
Author: Jerrold M. Post
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230608597
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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In contrast to the widely held assumption that terrorists as crazed fanatics, Jerrold Post demonstrates they are psychologically "normal" and that "hatred has been bred in the bone". He reveals the powerful motivations that drive these ordinary people to such extraordinary evil by exploring the different types of terrorists, from national-separatists like the Irish Republican Army to social revolutionary terrorists like the Shining Path, as well as religious extremists like al-Qaeda and Aum Shinrikyo. In The Mind of the Terrorist, Post uses his expertise to explain how the terrorist mind works and how this information can help us to combat terrorism more effectively.

Dschihad Calling

Author: Christian Linker
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423429283
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Jetzt im Taschenbuch Der 18-jährige Jakob greift ein, als ein Mädchen mit Gesichtsschleier von rechten Hooligans belästigt wird – und verliebt sich in die blauen Augen der Unbekannten. Auf einem Pressebild erkennt er sie später wieder: Samira ist Mitglied eines Salafisten-Vereins. Trotzdem versucht Jakob Kontakt aufzunehmen und gerät so an Samiras Bruder Adil, der mit den Gotteskriegern des Islamischen Staates sympathisiert. Obwohl für Jakob zunächst undenkbar, fühlt er sich doch angezogen vom Gedankengut und der Lebensgemeinschaft der Salafisten. Dagegen stoßen ihn die Kälte und Konsumorientiertheit seiner eigenen Umgebung immer mehr ab. Jakob radikalisiert sich, bricht alle alten Kontakte ab und konvertiert. Aber will er wirklich mit Adil nach Syrien ziehen?

A Jihad for Love

Author: Mohamed El Bachiri,David van Reybrouck
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786697998
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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Mohamed El-Bachiri is a Muslim. He lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels bombing of March 2016 – a young woman murdered by a fanatical jihadist. Mohamed was left to bring up their three sons on his own. Instead of hating or collapsing into grief, he put together a short book of reflections on love, loss and the ways in which we can live together despite differences of religion and ideology. It is a plea for tolerance and compassion, a rejection of fanaticism, and it is a heartbreaking book. Mohamed El-Bachiri shows how an argument for treating each other with kindness and respect can survive even the most brutal atrocity. For him, Islam should be a struggle for love, and the struggle for love should involve us all.

A Portrait of Egypt

A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam
Author: Mary Anne Weaver
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429998727
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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For centuries Egypt has been a citadel of Islamic learning and thought, and since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty in 1979, it has been of immense strategic importance to American interests in the Middle East. But Egypt is also a country in crisis, torn between the old and the new, between unsettled religious revival and secular politics. President Hosni Mubarak favors a secular society. But Mubarak's government faces constant conflict with militant clerics such as Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman. In A Portrait of Egypt, Mary Anne Weaver argues that an Islamist victory in Egypt is almost inevitable, and, unlike that of Shi'ite Iran, its impact on the Islamic world will be truly profound. Based on exclusive interviews with militants and front men, generals and presidents, A Portrait of Egypt is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the far-reaching consequences of the growing impact of Islamist politics and policies on the West.


Author: John Updike
Publisher: Rowohlt
ISBN: 9783499244735
Category: Egyptian Americans
Page: 396
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Questing for Understanding

Persons, Places, Passions
Author: David B. Burrell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621894096
Category: Religion
Page: 130
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Trying to articulate the ways in which one's life meshes with one's own time can be perilous, yet friends have encouraged me to do just that. Nevertheless, for one oriented to serving others as teacher and mentor in a context of faith, writing about oneself seems unnatural. Yet the self we have been given to share embodies many others as well. So many of the encounters narrated here will open into friendships. Moreover, what spices those encounters are the places and passions they embody, so the story that emerges is hardly my own. Different places often unveiled different faith communities, each of which has altered, if not transformed, the self narrated here. In that respect, and in many others, my story is not mine but that of the times our generation has inhabited. Finally, it has been my religious community of Holy Cross that made these multiple transformations possible, so it is only fitting to dedicate the work to that community and the rich exchanges it continues to effect among women and men.

Women Warriors for Allah

An Islamist Network in the Netherlands
Author: Janny Groen,Annieke Kranenberg
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812242351
Category: Political Science
Page: 269
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Dutch investigative journalists Janny Groen and Annieke Kranenberg offer an indispensable corrective to the conventional view that Muslim women in jihad are either pacifist nurturers who steer their husbands and brothers away from violence or passive bystanders who play a mere supporting role in networks run by domineering men.

Beyond Jihad

Critical Voices from Inside Islam
Author: Kim Ezra Shienbaum,Jamal Hasan
Publisher: Academica Press,LLC
ISBN: 1933146192
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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Non Western Muslim intellectuals discuss nature and purpose of Jihadi terrorism and the battle for Islam's future.

Ecumenical Jihad

Ecumenism and the Culture War
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898705799
Category: Religion
Page: 172
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Juxtaposing "ecumenism" and "jihad", two words that many would consider strange and at odds with each other, Peter Kreeft argues that we need to change our current categories and alignments. We need to realize that we are at war and that the sides have changed radically: many of our former enemies (e.g. Muslims) are now our friends, and some of our former friends (e.g. humanists) are now our enemies. Documenting the spiritual and moral decay that has taken hold of modern society, Kreeft issues a wake-up call to all God-fearing Christian, Jews and Muslims to unite together in a "religious war" against the common enemy of godless secular humanism, materialism and immorality. Aware of the deep theological differences of these monotheistic faiths, Kreeft calls for a moratorium on our polemics against each other so that we can form an alliance to fight together to save western civilization. He cites numerous examples of today's Protestants, Jews, Catholics and Muslims working together to solve moral and spiritual problems. God is calling for this unity, Kreeft says, and if we respond, God will do something wonderful.

Dschihad Online

Author: Morton Rhue
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 347347777X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Der 16-jährige Khalil und sein Bruder Amir leben in den USA. Khalil ist dort geboren und hat auch eine amerikanische Freundin. Amir, noch aus der bosnischen Heimat geflohen, fällt es dagegen schwer, in dem neuen Land heimisch zu werden. Er ist in die Fänge radikaler Islamisten geraten und versucht, auch Khalil mit Hilfe islamistischer Propagandavideos vom Dschihad zu überzeugen. Als Khalils bester Freund abgeschoben wird und seine Freundin ihn verlässt, wird er für die Parolen seines Bruders empfänglich. Doch als er merkt, in was er da hineingeraten ist, nimmt die Katastrophe schon ihren Lauf ...

The Summer of '89

A Summer to Remember
Author: Jamella A. Jihad
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146532979X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 164
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A Story of Brotherhood New book tells the story of six black males and a friendship that extends beyond a lifetime. True friendship and brotherhood can give meaning to one’s life, even after a painful experience where good memories of a once strong bond are the only thing that is left. Such is the story of six men in Jamella A. Jihad’s The Summer of ’89: A Summer to Remember, an inspirational story released through Xlibris. In a society where color is an issue, equality is rare, and inferiority is a disease. This very situation led to the birth of a friendship among a group of African American males determined to help each other depart from the stigma that this society has about black males. Through each other’s support, all of them graduated with honors from one of the finest high schools in the state and have been accepted into prestigious colleges. One of the young men reached out to the author as she sleeps, in her dream he asks her to help him tell their story. Over three nights, in 1991 after the birth of her newborn daughter Baiyina Jihad, this young man visits Jamella. “Please help me tell our story.” Jamella does not know that she is dreaming, she wakes up, to see a young man sitting on her bed, a frighten Jamella, screamed out “where is my daughter, where is my husband?” The young man said, “Calm down you’re dreaming, I need you to write my story please.” Jamella knew even before the young man’s request that she would write the story. For three nights, the author sits quietly on the side of the bed while her family sleeps. She writes the young me ‘s story. On the last of the three nights, Jamella finds herself sad; she knows this night will be the last visit from the young man. ‘Jamella, thank you for writing our story, I do hope, and believe we will meet again one day.” Her reply; “please don’t go, we are not finished writing your story, we can’t stop now, its almost finished.” Jamella was not ready to let go. The young man replied; “God will guide you the rest of the way.” It was the last time Jamella saw the young man, Witness how this young man finds meaning in his life by sharing their story through his eyes. An inspirational story about brotherhood an survival, The Summer “89: A Summer to Remember defines for these young men...the foundation of life _ friendship, and love. For more information, log on to www.

The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911711
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. In The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, Gerges, a public intellectual known widely for his expertise on radical ideologies, including jihadism, argues that the Western powers have become mired in a "terrorism narrative," stemming from the mistaken belief that America is in danger of a devastating attack by a crippled al-Qaeda. To explain why al-Qaeda is no longer a threat, he provides a briskly written history of the organization, showing its emergence from the disintegrating local jihadist movements of the mid-1990s-not just the Afghan resistance of the 1980s, as many believe-in "a desperate effort to rescue a sinking ship by altering its course." During this period, Gerges interviewed many jihadis, gaining a first-hand view of the movement that bin Laden tried to reshape by internationalizing it. Gerges reveals that transnational jihad has attracted but a small minority within the Arab world and possesses no viable social and popular base. Furthermore, he shows that the attacks of September 11, 2001, were a major miscalculation--no "river" of fighters flooded from Arab countries to defend al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, as bin Laden expected. The democratic revolutions that swept the Middle East in early 2011 show that al-Qaeda today is a non-entity which exercises no influence over Arabs' political life. Gerges shows that there is a link between the new phenomenon of homegrown extremism in Western societies and the war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan-Pakistan, and that homegrown terror exposes the structural weakness, not strength, of bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Gerges concludes that the movement has splintered into feuding factions, neutralizing itself more effectively than any Predator drone. Forceful, incisive, and written with extensive inside knowledge, this book will alter the debate on global terrorism.