Islam Without Illusions: Its Past, Its Present, and Its Challenge for the Future

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Syracuse University Press, 2003 - Religion - 205 pages
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Islam Without Illusions : Its Past, Its Present, and Its Challenge for the Future
by Hotaling, Edward


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Preface p. ix
1. What Would Muhammad Do? p. 1
2. Paradise and Islam’s Four Core Beliefs p. 15
3. The First Islamic State p. 27
4. The First Women of Islam p. 39
5. "General" Muhammad and the First Jihad p. 55
6. Separating from Judaism and Christianity p. 69
7. One Worldwide Religion? p. 81
8. Conquering Half the World p. 93
9. The Crusades: A Christian Jihad p. 111
10. A (Personal) Persian Interlude p. 133
11. The Terrorists’ Handbook p. 151
12. A "Clash of Civilizations"? p. 163
Notes p. 183
Bibliography p. 189
Index p. 195
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Islam Without Illusions : Its Past, Its Present, and Its Challenge for the Future
by Hotaling, Edward



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"Unmasking the tie between Islam and modern terrorism, Ed Hotaling explores both the radical challenge posed by terrorists to the venerable religion they claim to follow and their threat to the world at large." "Here is the story of how Muhammad’s followers conquered half the world, exceeded early Christian Europe in the arts, sciences, and government, and won the bloody battles of the Crusades. Hotaling traces the path of Islam to modern times and the spread of Islamic Revivalism spurred by the Iranian Revolution. He reveals its connection to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. And, with compelling precision, he uncovers alternatives to an impending cataclysmic clash of civilizations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

What Would Muhammad Do?
1
Paradise and Islams Four Core Beliefs
15
The First Islamic State
27
The First Women of Islam
39
General Muhammad and the First Jihad
55
Separating from Judaism and Christianity
69
One Worldwide Religion?
81
Conquering Half the World
93
The Crusades A Christian Jihad
111
A Personal Persian Interlude
133
The Terrorists Handbook
151
A Clash of Civilizations?
163
Notes
183
Bibliography
189
Index
195
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About the author (2003)

Hotaling is a graduate of Syracuse University (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota (M.A.) and has studied graduate economics at George Washington University.

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