The Complete Infidel s Guide to Iran

The Complete Infidel s Guide to Iran
Author: Robert Spencer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-07-11
ISBN: 1621575306
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Infidel s Guide to Iran Book Excerpt:

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

The Complete Infidel s Guide to ISIS

The Complete Infidel s Guide to ISIS
Author: Robert Spencer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-24
ISBN: 1621574644
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Infidel s Guide to ISIS Book Excerpt:

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Muslim Women in Contemporary North America

Muslim Women in Contemporary North America
Author: Meena Sharify-Funk
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2022-12-06
ISBN: 1000801446
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Women in Contemporary North America Book Excerpt:

Muslim Women in Contemporary North America is a provocative study of how strongly held and divergent opinions, values, and beliefs, as well as misconceptions, overgeneralizations, and political agendas pertaining to Muslim women in the region, enter the public frame of reference. Interrogating contested topics in a series of case studies from both Canada and the United States, this book probes below the surface in pursuit of deeper understanding and more productive dialogue. Chapters analyze controversies over "clash" literature, dissident reformists, female religious leadership, veils, and the nature of emancipation in a compelling examination of the ways in which "Muslim," "American," and "Canadian" identities and values are being defined, differentiated, and projected. By pinpointing both sources of dissonance and unexpected patterns of resonance among complex, composite, and at times overlapping identity constellations, this book uncovers the impact of controversies on broader cultural negotiations in the United States and Canada. Transforming controversy and cliché into genuine conversation, Muslim Women in Contemporary North America is an invaluable resource for scholars and students in the fields of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Gender Studies, International Relations, Political Science, and Sociology.

The Complete Infidel s Guide to the Koran

The Complete Infidel s Guide to the Koran
Author: Robert Spencer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2009-09-21
ISBN: 1596981261
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Infidel s Guide to the Koran Book Excerpt:

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran exposes how the Koran incites hatred and violence and is anti-democratic, anti-freedom, and intolerant of any other ideology. Stripping out the obsolete debate, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran focuses on the decrees toward Jews and Christians, how they were viewed by Muhammad, what “the infidels” have done wrong and what the Koran has in store for them. The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran is the essential primer to comprehending one of the most cryptic and misunderstood religious texts. Robert Spencer sheds light on the violence inherent in the Koran and reveals the frightening implications for the War on Terror, the U.S. and the world. In The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran you will learn: The true meaning of celebrated and seemingly benign verses, such as “Strive in the way of Allah” and “Persecution is worse than slaughter” How the Koran sanctions domestic abuse, honor killing, and murder How the Koran not only discourages Infidels from reading it, but mandates that they don’t even touch it Why Obama, Clinton, and others are dangerously close to supporting a multiculturalism based on an ideology that aims to destroy the principles America holds dear

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Middle East Conflict

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Middle East Conflict
Author: Mitchell D. Bard, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1999-09-01
ISBN: 0786542373
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Middle East Conflict Book Excerpt:

The author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II" presents a comprehensive survey of military and political events in the Middle East, one of the world's most volatile regions.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Middle East Conflict 4th Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Middle East Conflict  4th Edition
Author: Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN: 1101217200
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Middle East Conflict 4th Edition Book Excerpt:

Fully updated fourth edition. The Middle East is perhaps the most tumultuous area on earth, with ancient battles still being fought. This updated guide offers an intense look - through the lens of present-day knowledge - at current events and the everchanging political and social landscape, as well as the region's history. And it addresses: ?The re-arming of Hezbollah ?Iran's increased threat of acquiring nuclear weapons ?The odds of Palestinian unity in peace talks ?The evacuation from Gaza

Imagining Iran

Imagining Iran
Author: Majid Sharifi
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN: 0739179454
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Iran Book Excerpt:

The thematic focus of this book is the tragic yet inevitable effects of subaltern nationalism. The book covers the systemic challenges that all modern Iranian regimes have faced in establishing a sovereign, developed, democratic, and constitutional nation-state.

The Everything Guide to the Middle East

The Everything Guide to the Middle East
Author: Arthur G Sharp
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1440529116
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Everything Guide to the Middle East Book Excerpt:

The Middle East has long been a place where religions, cultures, and politics clash--today more than ever. How can a region called "the cradle of civilization" continue to face uprisings and violence? This guide is an objective, professional, and informed resource that will help you understand the fascinating area, covering such topics as: All the Middle Eastern nations (including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey, and Syria) The history of the first civilizations and the rise of empires The roots of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict Threats of ongoing terrorism and the demise of Osama bin Laden Recent revolutions and coups in nations like Egypt and their future Packed with easy-to-follow information and history, this handbook will broaden your understanding while following current headlines. With this guide, you'll learn to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of this region.

They Say We Are Infidels

They Say We Are Infidels
Author: Mindy Belz
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN: 1496425405
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Say We Are Infidels Book Excerpt:

Now with a new chapter! “Everywhere militants were blowing up Christians, their churches, their shops. They threatened them with kidnapping. They promised to take their children. The message to these ‘infidels’: You have no place in Iraq. Pay a penalty to stay, leave, or be killed.” Sweeping from Syria into Iraq, Islamic State fighters (ISIS) have been brutalizing and annihilating Christians. How? Why? Where did the terrorists come from, and what can be done to stop them? For more than a decade, journalist Mindy Belz has reported on the ground from the Middle East, giving her unparalleled access to the story no one wants to believe. In They Say We Are Infidels, she brings the stark reality of this escalating genocide to light, tracking the stories of real-life Christians who refuse to abandon their faith—even in the face of losing everything, including their lives. As Reading Lolita in Tehran did for Iran and We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families did for Rwanda, They Say We Are Infidels shines light into the Middle East through the stories of everyday heroes and heroines who will not be silenced. A must-read for anyone seeking a firmer grasp on the complex dynamics at play in war-torn Iraq and Syria, They Say We Are Infidels is the eye-opening and revelatory testimony of a journalist who heads into a war zone—and is forever changed by the people she encounters there.

Israel and the United States

Israel and the United States
Author: Robert Freedman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 0429979207
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Israel and the United States Book Excerpt:

This unique volume intensively studies the nature and extent of US - Israeli relations, from 1948 through the Bush and Obama administrations. Leading experts in the field (including Israeli and North American scholars from a variety of political perspectives) contribute original essays on the principal political, religious, ethnic, military, economic, and juridical connections between the United States and Israel. Specific topics covered in this new book include: the pro-Israel lobby in the United States; the US Jewish community and its relations to Israel; evangelical Christians and Israel; military and economic ties between the United States and Israel; the threat of a nuclear Iran for both countries; and the impact of American jurisprudence on Israel. Section introductions from the editor effectively contextualize the issues and provide students with an in-depth understanding of the past, present, and future of the US - Israel relationship.

The Contemporary Middle East

The Contemporary Middle East
Author: Karl Yambert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 0429972539
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary Middle East Book Excerpt:

The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region s most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors. Contributors include notable academic authors Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., the late William L. Cleveland, Shibley Telhami, David W. Lesch, Bernard Reich, and Phebe Marr, complemented by selections from recent general-interest books by Marwan Bishara, Mark Perry, and Eugene Rogan, among others. With twelve new chapters, the third edition is a probing examination of the current affairs of the Middle East. Its multiple readings on strategic pairings of topics (Israel and the Palestinians, Iraq and Iran, Egypt and Syria) illuminate the region s key issues from a variety of perspectives. Part- and chapter-opening summaries help establish background and context, and a new concluding chapter by Shibley Telhami, written specifically for this volume, candidly addresses fundamental questions about the United States and the Middle East today. Student resources include an annotated table of contents, a select bibliography, a glossary, brief biographies of notable persons, a chronology, and a summary of recent events, in addition to numerous maps.

The Mystery of Contemporary Iran

The Mystery of Contemporary Iran
Author: Mahnaz Shirali
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN: 1412855128
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery of Contemporary Iran Book Excerpt:

The mystery of how an Islamic dictatorship came to power remains more than thirty years after the Islamic Republic’s inception in Iran. The precise nature of a regime that calls itself both a republic and Islamic but is neither is little understood. The ayatollahs’ unpopularity may have reached unprecedented heights, but their power seems more secure. Such paradoxes weigh heavily and judgments diverge. While public opinion wonders how an archaic theocratic regime could survive so long, some explain it in terms of Iran’s continued modernization and the clergy’s ability to reconcile itself with politics. Understanding the modernization process propelled by the Constitutional Revolution is difficult and raises questions. How and why could ideological Islam continue to dominate Iranian society since the late 1970s? How did it gain power and influence and overcome the reforms molded by the Constitutional Revolution? Mahnaz Shirali analyzes twentieth-century Iranian history to understand the Shiite clergy’s role in a modernized country’s social and political organization. She explains what enabled the clergy to take over prevailing political forces and gain control of the state. Studying Iran’s history for the past one hundred years reveals the force of a religious conservatism opposing political modernity, repelling any attempt at democracy by Iranians, thanks to its constant metamorphoses. Shirali studies the curse of the Shiite clergy on political modernity. It is a convincing, in-depth criticism of the ideological Islam imposed on Iran.

An Insider s Guide to Islam

An Insider s Guide to Islam
Author: Yushau Sodiq
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2010-12
ISBN: 1426925603
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Insider s Guide to Islam Book Excerpt:

Islam, the religion of total submission to God, is the belief of more than one fifth of all human beings and is the second largest religion in the world. Despite its large number of followers, little was known about it in America until after the tragic event of September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, the media portrayed Islam negatively after September 11th and distorted its true nature. Hence, some people do not want to hear anything about Islam while many others began to ask many questions about it. An Insider's Guide to Islam is a practical guide that explains Islam as understood and practiced by Muslims of diverse background. To Muslims, Islam is a way of life and a religion of peace which brings tranquility and harmony to their lives. Islam is a rich culture and a unique tradition which must be understood on its own merits. The author brings insight into what Islam means, how it is practiced and its relationship with other religions. He also analyzes the concept of Jihad, the role of women in Islam and the values that Islam cherishes. The development of Islam in America and the roles that Muslims play in the United States are also elaborated upon in this volume.

Iranian Saudi Rivalry since 1979

Iranian Saudi Rivalry since 1979
Author: Talal Mohammad
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2022-08-11
ISBN: 0755634748
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iranian Saudi Rivalry since 1979 Book Excerpt:

The fraught relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran is usually attributed to sectarian differences, even by the states' own elites. However, this book shows that in their official speeches, newspaper editorials and Friday sermons, these elites use sectarian and nationalist references and tropes to denigrate each other and promote themselves in the eyes of their respective constituencies in the region. Talal Mohammad, who is fluent in both Arabic and Persian, examines Saudi-Iranian rivalry using discourse analysis of these religious, political and journalistic sources. Tracing what has been produced since 1979 in parallel, he argues for a consistent pattern of mutual misrepresentation, whereby each frames its counterpart as the 'Other' to which a specific political agenda can be justified and advanced. The book covers key events including the Iranian Revolution, the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, the Taliban war, the fall of Saddam, the Arab Spring, the rise of Mohammed bin Salman, and the war on ISIS. While until now Saudi-Iranian rivalry has been understood in primarily sectarian or geopolitical terms, the author argues here that the discursive othering serves as a propagandist function that supports more fundamental political and geopolitical considerations.

Post Revolutionary Politics in Iran

Post Revolutionary Politics in Iran
Author: David Menashri
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1136333649
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Revolutionary Politics in Iran Book Excerpt:

After the Islamic revolution in Iran, revolutionary leaders had to compromise their ideology. The Iranian ship of state continues to drift in search of an equilibrium between revolutionary convictions and the demands of governance, between religion and state, and Islam and the West.

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ
Author: Hooman Majd
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 0141978163
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ Book Excerpt:

Hooman Majd, acclaimed journalist and New York-residing grandson of an Ayatollah, has a unique perspective on his Iranian homeland. In this vivid, warm and humorous insider's account, he opens our eyes to an Iran that few people see, meeting opium-smoking clerics, women cab drivers and sartorially challenged presidential officials, among others. Revealing a country where both t-shirt wearing teenagers and religious martyrs express pride in their Persian origins, that is deeply religious yet highly cosmopolitan, authoritarian yet reformist, this is the one book you should read to understand Iran and Iranians today.

The Baluch Sunnism and the State in Iran

The Baluch  Sunnism and the State in Iran
Author: Stéphane A. Dudoignon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN: 0190911689
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baluch Sunnism and the State in Iran Book Excerpt:

This fascinating study explores the emergence of a significant Sunni community on the margins of Shia Iran and delineates a 'Sunni arc' stretching from Central Asia southwards through the Iranian provinces of Khorasan and Baluchistan.

The Iranian Time Bomb

The Iranian Time Bomb
Author: Michael A. Ledeen
Publsiher: Truman Talley Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-09-04
ISBN: 9781429987264
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iranian Time Bomb Book Excerpt:

The War Against the Terror Masters is a must-read guide to the terrorist crisis. Michael A. Ledeen explains in startling detail how and why the United States was so unprepared for the September 11th catastrophe; the nature of the terror network we are fighting--including the state sponsors of that network; the role of radical Islam; and the enemy collaboration of some of our traditional Middle Eastern "allies";--and, most convincingly, what we must do to win the war. The War Against the Terror Masters examines the two sides of the war: the rise of the international terror network, and the past and current efforts of our intelligence services to destroy the terror masters in the U.S. and overseas. Ledeen's new book also visits every country in the Near East and describes the terrorist cancers in each. Among many revelations that will attract wide attention: *How the terror network survived the loss of its main sponsor, the Soviet Union. *How the FBI learned from a KGB defector--twenty years before Osama's bin Laden's murderous assault--of the existance of Arab terrorist sleeper networks inside the United States. *How moralistic guidelines straight-jacketed the FBI from even collecting a file of newspaper clippings on known terror groups operating in America. *How the internal culture of the CIA, and severe limitations on its ability to operate, blinded us to the growth of terror networks. And much more.

Political Islam in Post Revolutionary Iran

Political Islam in Post Revolutionary Iran
Author: Majid Mohammadi
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 0857736787
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Islam in Post Revolutionary Iran Book Excerpt:

The relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Western World is fraught with challenges and tensions. In order to generate the capacity for greater engagement and dialogue, there is a need for the West to better understand the complex ideological developments that are central to Iran. Majid Mohammadi charts the central concepts and nuances of the ideological map of post-revolutionary Iran, and examines the rise and development of Shi'i Islamism. He recognizes that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iranian political discourse are the outcome of contesting perspectives and ideologies: identity-oriented, socialist, nationalist, authoritarian, Shari'a, scripturalist, mystical, militarist and fascist. This is a comprehensive, comparative contribution to one of today's most important topics: that of the relationship between Political Islam and the West.

Media Culture and Society in Iran

Media  Culture and Society in Iran
Author: Mehdi Semati
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-09-24
ISBN: 1135981558
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Culture and Society in Iran Book Excerpt:

By exploring topics such as the Internet, print press, advertising, satellite television, video, rock music, literature, cinema, gender, religious intellectuals, and secularism, this unique and wide-ranging volume explains Iran as a complex society that has successfully managed to negotiate and embody the tensions of tradition and modernity, democracy and theocracy, isolation and globalization, and other such cultural-political dynamics that escape the explanatory and analytical powers of all-too-familiar binary relations. Featuring contributions from among the best-known and emerging scholars on Iranian media, culture, society, and politics, this volume uncovers how the existing perspectives on post-revolutionary Iranian society have failed to appreciate the complexity, the paradoxes and the contradictions that characterize life in contemporary Iran, resulting in a general failure to explain and to anticipate its contemporary social and political transformations.