Islam and the West: The Clash Between Islamism and Secularism

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Strategic Book Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Religion - 172 pages
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East and West have always had vast differences in culture and religion, but events in the past ten years have sparked fury on both sides that has ignited into war. Islam and the West: The Conflict Between Islamism and Secularism explores these differences in words we can understand.The book deals with the conflict between Islamist radicals and secular nations. It is divided into 12 chapters, starting with the definitions of terrorist ideology rooted in Islam and it tells of popular misconceptions.Says author Mushtaq K. Lodi, I explain the rationale behind the objections of the fundamentalists to my views, and explain how their objection are more damaging to Islamic society and to Islam itself, and therefore why my definitions are more appropriate and justified. I differentiate between Islam the faith, and Islamism the political ideology, based in Islam and introduce my term for referring to the Jihadists as Islamist-terrorists and not Islamic terrorists as is popularly understood.Islam and the West describes the fascinating background of Islam's link with politics; the history of Islamic civilization; the impact of Fundamentalist interpretations on Islamic society, with its effects on education and the status of women; the rise of Islamophobia; the war on terror in Afghanistan; and finally, how Islamic society could move forward to live in peace with the rest of the world.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Islam and Politics
9
Islamic CivilisationIts Rise and Fall
23
Impact of Fundamentalist Interpretations
33
Attitude Toward Sex in Islamic Society
51
Wahhabism Salafism and QutbismIslamic
65
Backwardness of the Islamic World
83
The West and Its Double Standards
97
DubaiAll That Glitters Is Not Gold
113
IslamophobiaThe New Phobia
123
The SoCalled War on Terror in Afghanistan
135
The World Is Not aJust or Fair Place
147
References
159
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About the author (2011)

Mushtaq K. Lodi is a secular Muslim from India who has lived throughout the Middle East and East Africa, working as a human resource manager. Presently he is based in India and is writing his next book.

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