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Jihad and genocide

Author: Richard L Rubenstein
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011, ©2010.
Series: Studies in genocide.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Rubenstein
ISBN: 9780742562028 0742562026 9780742562035 0742562034
OCLC Number: 759519096
Description: x, 251 p. ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Studies in genocide.
Responsibility: Richard L. Rubenstein.

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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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How appropriate that one of the deepest thinkers about the Holocaust turns his attention to the horrors of Islamic sacred war, known as jihad. Rubinstein's important and fearless study should wake a Read more...

 
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