The Crisis Of Islam: Holy War Unholy Terror

By: Bernard Lewis

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Some highlighting. This is not a pity fest for Muslims. Lewis even-handedly explores the sources of Islamic antagonism toward the West while also explaining how a supposedly peace-worshipping religion could be so distorted by violent extremism. He notes that the American way of life—especially that of fulfillment through material gain and sexual freedom—is a direct threat to Islamic values (which is why night clubs—places where men and women publicly touch one another—are targets of bombings). But it is basic Western democracy that especially threatens Islamic extremists, notes Lewis, because within its own community more and more Muslims are coming to value the freedom that political democracy allows. For anyone wanting an intelligent and accessible primer on the Islamic-Western conflict, this is an excellent place to begin.

Title: The Crisis Of Islam: Holy War Unholy Terror

Author Name: Bernard Lewis

Categories: Other,

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 2003

ISBN Number: 0679642811

ISBN Number 13: 9780679642817

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 002547