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Jihad and genocide / Richard L. Rubenstein.

By: Rubenstein, Richard L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on EBSCOhost.Studies in genocide: Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010Description: 1 online resource (viii, 251 p.).ISBN: 9781442201989 (electronic bk.); 1442201983 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jihad | Islamic fundamentalism | Islam and world politics | Arab-Israeli conflictAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Jihad and genocide.DDC classification: 297.7/209 LOC classification: BP182 | .R83 2010Online resources: EBSCOhost Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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.

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Rubenstein (religion, Univ. of Bridgeport), a distinguished scholar of Holocaust and genocide studies, describes how 9/11 caused a shift in his research focus to radical Islam and its genocidal threat. He traces jihadism in the writings of some prominent advocates and practitioners--Sayyad Qutb, Sayyid Abul Al'la al-Mawdudi, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and bin Laden. Rubenstein presents a case study of the Armenian massacres in Ottoman Turkey (1894-96), which culminated in genocide (1915-23), as an early example of genocidal jihadism. He details the pro-Nazi activities of Hajj Amin al-Husseini against Balkan Jews and plans to liquidate Palestinian Jewry. Recent jihadist threats are seen emanating from the growing Muslim population in Europe, the rise of anti-Semitism, and the possibility of an Iranian-Shiite apocalyptic nuclear confrontation with Israel. While some readers will take issue with aspects of Rubenstein's analysis, his conclusions should be taken seriously: the rage among Islamists against Israel and the US is driven by the shame brought on by successive Muslim defeats since the 1500s; this rage will continue until the shame is erased by genocide, if Islamist threats are taken seriously. Provocative, important reading for all interested in Arab-Israeli peace and religious coexistence worldwide. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, students of all levels, and research faculty. R. H. Dekmejian University of Southern California

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