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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

Author: Wright, Robin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Format:Hardcover
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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World : A decade after the 9/11 attacks, this groundbreaking book by a preeminent reporter takes readers deep into the struggle within the Muslim world where a growing movement defies and challenges extremism and repudiates Osama bin Laden, his deviant doctrine, and his violent disciples.

Robin Wright, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, has witnessed the angry birth, violent rise, and globalization of Islamic militancy for almost four decades. In her recent reporting, she discovers a stunning new trend spreading within the Muslim world - the rejection of Islamic extremists. This is a historic evolution, slow to take off but now reaching critical mass. This trend is increasingly visible as clerics publicly repudiate Osama bin Laden, Muslim comedians ridicule militancy altogether, young Muslims rap against guns and bombs, women scholars launch liberation movements using the Koran, Pakistani villagers resist Taliban intrusions, and former Egyptian jihadis debate and then denounce violence.

This new jihad, which Wright describes in its many manifestations, has various goals. For some Muslims, it's about reforming the faith. For others, it's about reforming political systems. For all, it is about achieving basic rights - on their own terms, not Western ones. What is at its heart is the rejection of venomous ideologies, suicide bombs, plane hijackings, hostage-takings, and mass violence.

Muslims, Wright demonstrates, are doing what the West cannot - confronting extremism on its own terms and rescuing the faith from a virulent minority and changing history.


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History & Geography   Social History

ISBN 13:9781439103166
ISBN 10:143910316X
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:307
Size:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.50" h
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