Rubenstein, Richard L.

Jihad and genocide / Richard L. Rubenstein. - Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010. - 1 online resource (viii, 251 p.) - Studies in genocide eBooks on EBSCOhost . - Studies in genocide. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why I have written this book -- The domain of Islam and the domain of war -- Jihad and genocide: the case of the Armenians -- The Nazi-Muslim connection and Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem -- On jihad, oil, and anti-semitism -- Iran: apocalyptic nuclear genocide? -- The fruits of rage.

This book examines the relationship between jihad and genocide, past and present. The author takes a close look at the violent interpretations of jihad and how they have played out in the past hundred years, from the Armenian genocide through current threats to Israel. His study of the potential for fundamentalist jihad to initiate targeted violence raises pressing questions in a time when questions of religious co-existence, particularly in the Middle East, are discussed urgently each day.

9781442201989 (electronic bk.) 1442201983 (electronic bk.)

Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam and world politics.
Arab-Israeli conflict.

BP182 / .R83 2010