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by Daniel Pipes

Category: Politics and Government
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Daniel Pipes
ISBN: 0393052044
ISBN13: 978-0393052046
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (August 12, 2002)
Pages: 256
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Militant Islam Reaches America. by Daniel Pipes New York: . Militant Islam Reaches America is one of the most important and readable books about the great issues that now confront America.

Militant Islam Reaches America. Read the introduction from Militant Islam Reaches America Read a chapter from the paperback version of Militant Islam Reaches America Read selected parts of Militant Islam Reaches America on Google Books. Unnoticed by most Westerners," Daniel Pipes wrote in 1995, referring to militant Islam, "war has been unilaterally declared on Europe and the United States.

Though neutral on Islam, I take a strong stand on militant Islam, which I see as very different, and which forms a central subject of this book. I see militant Islam as a global affliction whose victims count peoples of all religions. Non-Muslims are losing their lives to it in such countries as Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt, and the Philippines.

Militant Islam Reaches America is a book written by historian Daniel Pipes, published in 2002

Militant Islam Reaches America is a book written by historian Daniel Pipes, published in 2002. It focuses on Islamic fundamentalism and Islamism, reflecting Pipes' view that, as he said in 1995, "Unnoticed by most Westerners, war has been unilaterally declared on Europe and the United States. The book is a collection of Pipes' essays, published in the decade that ended in 2001.

Militant Islam Reaches America is a collection of essays but manages the cohesive feel of a purpose-written book, largely due to its concentrated theme.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Militant Islam Reaches America is a collection of essays but manages the cohesive feel of a purpose-written book, largely due to its concentrated theme. Militant Islam" or "Islamism" is distinguished from Islam generically; Islamism is a totalitarian ideology stitched together out of Marxist doctrines and practices and a naive (outside of tradition, uninformed, unnuanced, ahistorical, "protestant") reading of the Qur'an.

Militant Islam Reaches America book. Long before September 11, 2001, Daniel Pipes publicly warned Americans that militant Islam had declared war on America-yet sadly, Americans failed to take heed. The publication of Militant Islam Reaches America finally brought Pipes the attention he deserves.

With a new and post-Saddam afterword"-Cover. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Militant Islam Reaches America is a book written by historian Daniel Pipes, published in 2002. Introductory chapter Militant Islam Reaches America. Categories: Books about Islamism. Islam-related literature.

The publication of Militant Islam Reaches America finally brought Pipes the attention he deserves. Dividing his work into two parts, Pipes first defines militant Islam, stressing the large and crucial difference between Islam, the faith, and the ideology of militant Islam.

Pipes urges that the overarching goal of US foreign policy in the Islamic world be to prevent Islamicist parties such .

Pipes urges that the overarching goal of US foreign policy in the Islamic world be to prevent Islamicist parties such as Hezbollah and, for that matter, the Taliban from coming to power.

Outlines the distinction between the faith of Islam and the ideology of militant Islam, documenting the pervasive support of militant Islam, the belief systems that contribute to anti-American activities, and their campaigns to attack and defend their way of life. 30,000 first printing.
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Wenyost
This book is a collection of essays on the rise and rapid expansion of radical Islam, or Islamism. Daniel Pipes argues that Islamism as a totalitarian and repressive ideology is attracting a sizable following among the Muslims and poses serious threat to the world. Political correctness and excessive concessions to the radical camp makes the West more prone to the maneuvering of dangerous transnational Islamist movement. Pipes correctly states the danger of ignoring the activities of Islamist groups in the U.S., but somehow overstates the ability of the extremist ideologues. The searching of potential terrorists, or the sleepers, can easily become a witch-hunt and may backfire and create resentment in the Muslim community. How to strike a balance between security and liberty remains a contentious issue.
Gir
A compelling read. Offering a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
Onath
The book is a collection of essays and some are a bit dated and a few are repetitive so I subtract one star but the subject is very important. Pipes is an expert, like Bernard Lewis, and he makes several critical points. The attraction of violence in Islam is not a consequence of poverty and oppression. The hijackers were middle class and well educated. Pipes makes the point that many militants have graduate degrees and come from privileged backgrounds. A common thread seems to be youth and a tendency to resent the contrast between the West with its prosperity and the backwardness of Islamic society. Many militants are engineers. The computer science professor being tried in south Florida comes to mind. South Florida, along with Trenton, NJ, seem to be favorite locales for these people.

They are not particularly devout Muslims according to reports and Pipes believes they have adopted the latest version of a utopian ideology, like Marxism and Fascism earlier in the 20th century. The chapter on "economics" is particularly worthwhile. The ignorance of economic principles and human behavior has made Iran into a failing society, propped up by oil.

His chapter on "sleepers", agents who are living quiet lives, waiting to be called to jihad, is another highlight and gives perspective on the current controversy about NSA surveillance. This book is a primer for those who have not read extensively on Islamic extremism. The hostile reviews posted here support his concerns about Political Correctness blocking better understanding of the risks. The news media avoid anything that offends Muslims and the militant organizations like CAIR. The result is an information blackout. Pipes provides an important first step in understanding the problem.
Molace
Daniel Pipes, Harvard PhD is the son of Richard Pipes, also a Harvard PhD. The father staked out his area of expertise, Russia, for which he is widely known and honored. Daniel is the brilliant scholar of The Middle East. And he is also widely known and honored.

In a field of study rife with disputes, prejudices and unruly rhetoric, the book is calm and composed. Even though you may be well versed in the complexities of the Islam vs. West controversy you will still gain something from Daniel Pipes account.

Pipes goes to great pains to separate the moderates from the maniacs in the Islamic religion, and in the process sheds a great deal of light on the origins, present situation, and future outlook for both camps. His opening sentences convey the central theme of the entire work:

"Does Islam threaten the West? No, it does not. But militant Islam does threaten it in many and profound ways." Read this book, and you will become acquainted with the many ways America and the West are threatened by this wretched religious ideology.

NOTE: On his website Daniel Pipes has several excellent annotated bibliographies of reading material concerning critical controveries in the Middle East. Also of note, since writing this book Prof. Pipes has come to the conclusion that it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate the "militant" from the "moderate" Muslims. Again I refer you to his readily accessible website.
POFOD
A must read!!!
Wyameluna
_Militant Islam Reaches America_ is a collection of essays but manages the cohesive feel of a purpose-written book, largely due to its concentrated theme. "Militant Islam" or "Islamism" is distinguished from Islam generically; Islamism is a totalitarian ideology stitched together out of Marxist doctrines and practices and a naive (outside of tradition, uninformed, unnuanced, ahistorical, "protestant") reading of the Qur'an.
Islamists are not traditional or medieval, they are modern and revolutionary. They are not driven by poverty or desperation. They are not pious muslims by ordinary standards and indeed their principal victims are moderate ("normal") muslims.
Of course, the Islamists' principal enemy is the West.
In this collection of essays, Pipes tackles an assortment of issues, including how to deal with sleeper cells, the U.S. government's relationships with Islamism, Islamist anti-semitism, Islamism's roots (or rather, lack thereof) in poverty, the battle for the soul of Islam between Islamists and traditional muslims, anti-muslim bias in the United States, the Nation of Islam, Islamist antipathy to free speech, and more. Throughout, Pipes remains friendly to and respectful of Islam and muslims generally, while unflinchingly opposed to the radical Islamists.
Some of his conclusions are reassuring (only a small minority of muslims are or support Islamists). Some are deeply disturbing (American muslim communities are disproportionately radicalized; money flows from the US groups to the Middle East rather than the reverse). All of the essays provide great clarity and insight to a topic which is very timely, very urgent and often very difficult to understand.
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