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Chasing a mirage : the tragic illusion of an Islamic state

Author: Tarek Fatah
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : John Wiley & Sons Canada, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Chasing a Mirage, Tarek Fatah opens a window on the Muslim world that reveals a blighted landscape. Fatah, a Canadian Muslim born in Pakistan, argues that Islam has been hijacked by radicals who falsely invoke the Quran and Prophet Muhammad for their own political purpose that offends the spirit of Islam." "In the author's assessment, the Quran did not prescribe that Islam should take on a political form--an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tarek Fatah
ISBN: 9780470841167 0470841168
OCLC Number: 191889667
Description: xx, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Politics and theology of Islamic States --
Pakistan : failure of an Islamic State --
Saudi Arabia : sponsor of Islamic States --
Iran : the Islamic State --
Palestine : future Islamic State? --
The Prophet is dead --
Medina : the politics of the rightly guided Caliphs --
Damascus : Islam's Arab Empire --
Cordoba : Islam's European venture --
Baghdad : Islam embraces the Persians --
Sharia : God's law or man's flaw? --
Jihad : permanent war or continuous struggle? --
Hijab : Islamic piety or political Islam? --
The Islamist agenda in the West.
Responsibility: Tarek Fatah.
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A leading moderate Muslim looks into the heart of Muslim/Islamic identity The terrorist attack on 9/11 and subsequent attacks in Bali, Madrid, and London were for much of the non-Muslim world a  Read more...

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"...excellent study of an impossible dream...Fatah gives us the interesting case study of the Prophet's home in Mecca." (ButterfliesAndWheels.com, March 31st 2009)

 
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