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Author Heck, Gene W.

Title When worlds collide : exploring the ideological and political foundations of the clash of civilizations / Gene W. Heck
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2007]


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Description xi, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The concept of jihad in historic context -- On the Islamic doctrine of war -- Getting from "there" to "here" -- Jihad : do wahhabis get a bad rap? -- Eastern designs and holy war -- How western jihad created Al-Qaeda -- Is western democracy the answer? -- Is eastern capitalism the answer? -- Epilogue: Reaping the whirlwind
Summary "In When Worlds Collide, Gene W. Heck challenges conventional wisdom that the introspective Wahhabi movement or classic Islamic doctrines are the root causes of modern Middle East terrorism. Instead he argues that current regional unrest stems from internal perceptions of relative political and economic deprivation as well as from ad hoc abortive efforts by tunnel-visioned Western intelligence agencies to co-opt radical regional political-religious elements as opposing forces against other emerging ideologies deemed more politically dangerous at the time."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Qaida (Organization)
War -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam and politics.
LC no. 2007020799
ISBN 9780742558564 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742558568 (cloth : alk. paper)