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Vaishvik Jihad aur America

Vaishvik Jihad aur America (Hindi)
Iraq aur Afghanistan se Pare Shatakiya Yuddh

January 2020 | 344 pages | SAGE Bhasha
Global Jihad and America questions the assumption if Islamist terrorism, or “Global Jihad,” poses the biggest threat to modern civilization in the East and West. It explores if Islamic and Western civilizations, being “incompatible” to each other, are destined to be at loggerheads. Consequently, the book argues that state-sponsored terrorism and proxy wars—not terrorist acts by “non-state actors”—will pose the biggest security threat to the world. 

This study does not suggest that the world has already reached the cul-de-sac of its destiny with no point of return. Both America and the Muslim World can play important roles to avert the catastrophe. Meanwhile, the gap between the needy and the rich and powerful is widening. Throughout history, sections of the rich and powerful have manipulated wars in the name of peace and justice, religion and freedom. So the big question now is: with America and its allies waging a “war on terror and extremism” and their Muslim adversaries defending honor and religion, is a disaster looming?
Preface and Acknowledgments
Dynamics of Islam and Islamism: Allah’s Law versus Mullah’s Law
Global Muslims’ Triple Jeopardy: Islamophobia, Israel, and Globalization
Is the American Empire “Exceptional”?
Global Jihad: Philosophies and Flashpoints
The Eye of the Storm: “Jihad” and Proxy Wars in South Asia
Another Eye of the Storm: The Middle East and Northwest Africa

Taj Hashmi

Taj Hashmi was born in 1948 in Assam, India. He has an M.A. and a B.A. (Hons) in Islamic History and Culture from Dhaka University and a PhD in Modern South Asian History from the University of Western Australia. Taj Hashmi teaches security studies at Austin Peay State University at Clarksville, Tennessee. Prior to this, he taught Islamic and Modern South Asian History and Cultural Anthropology at various universities in Bangladesh, Australia, Singapore, and Canada, including the Curtin University (1987–1988), Dhaka University (1972–1981), National University of Singapore (1989–1998), and the University of British Columbia (2003–2004)... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353287269