Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Islam, the USA, and the Global War Against Terror

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Permanent Black, 2005 - Afghanistan - 304 pages
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In This Brilliant Look At The Rise Of Political Islam, The Distinguished Political Scientist And Anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani Dispels The Notion Of `Good` (Secular And Westernized) Muslims As Against `Bad` (Premodern, Fanati) Muslims. He Argues That Such Judgements Emerge Out Of Politics Rather Than From Cultural Or Religious Identity.

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The author traces the rise of Islamic terrorism from American training of the mujahadeen in Afghanistan to fighting the Soviets. There, the CIA found it could recruit anti-Soviets by using Muslim ... Read full review

Good Muslim, bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the roots of terror

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Osama bin Laden's pronouncements are rarely published in full in the United States, but transcripts of his messages--often available overseas--provide startling insight into the political, rather than ... Read full review

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