By Noah Feldman
A courageous and well timed exam of America's nice quandary within the Muslim worldPublished simply because the usa went to warfare in Iraq, After Jihad placed Noah Feldman "into the heart of an unruly brawl now raging in coverage circles over what to do with the Arab global" (The long island instances booklet Review).A yr later, the questions Feldman raises-and answers-are on the heart of each severe dialogue approximately America's position on the earth. How can Islam and democracy be reconciled? How can the U.S. sponsor rising Islamic democrats with out appeasing radicals and terrorists? do we responsibly stay allies with reliable yet repressive Arab regimes, chaotic rising democracies, and Israel as well?After Jihad made Feldman, in a stroke, the best Western authority on rising Islamic democracy--and the main well known adviser to the Iraqis drafting a structure for his or her newly freed country. This paperback edition--which encompasses a new preface taking account of contemporary events--is the simplest unmarried ebook at the nature of Islam at the present time and at the kinds Islam is probably going to soak up the arrival years.
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But what is ISIS, and perhaps more important, what is the cause or inspiration that has led to its development? Is ISIS truly the primary terror threat in the world today, or is it simply the most visible face of a deeper problem, a single sprout growing from a much more ominous and extensive root system? The Many Faces of Terror As we know, ISIS is not the only group responsible for acts of terrorism around the world. Many other terrorist groups, both new and old, join ISIS by pledging fidelity to its Caliphate or, at the very least, express similar goals—to conquer the world by destroying anyone who refuses to bow to its radical ideology and anything that threatens its radical apocalyptic worldview.
Weizmann, we have had, and continue to have, the closest relations. He has been a great helper of our cause, and I hope the Arabs may soon be in a position to make the Jews some return for their kindness. We are working together for a reformed and revived Near East, and our two movements complete one another. The Jewish movement is national and not imperialistic. Our movement is national and not imperialistic; and there is room in Syria for us both. Indeed, I think that neither can be a real success without the other.
No one is safe. No city, town, or village is out of the reach of the radical jihadists. No one and no place is terrorist-proof. 5 I still remember watching the news, glued to the TV, talking with the American Center for Law & Justice’s affiliate offices in Europe and around the world. When would the next attack happen? How many more would die? I prayed for the victims, the families, and the law enforcement and military officials working to find the evil men and women targeting all of us. The Paris attacks weren’t the beginning, and they certainly would not be the end.
After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy by Noah Feldman