Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 May 2002

208 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195154351

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Unholy War

Terror in the Name of Islam

John L. Esposito

  • Clearly and carefully explains the teachings of Islam--the Quran, the example of the Prophet, Islamic law--about jihad or holy war, the use of violence, and terrorism
  • Chronicles the rise of extremist groups and examines their frightening worldview and tactics
  • Highlights that the vast majority of Muslims are appalled by the acts of violence committed in the name of their faith
  • Reflects twenty years of study, reflection, and experience on the part of a scholar who is equally respected in the West and in the Muslim world
  • Provides the best single guide to the urgent questions that have recently forced themselves on the attention of the entire world

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