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Rock the Casbah : rage and rebellion across the Islamic world

Author: Robin B Wright
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Written by a veteran reporter, this is an up close portrait of the fierce struggle between moderates and extremists taking place within the Islamic world today. Why don't Muslims challenge the violent extremists among them? Well, they do. Here she cites the clerics, comedians, and rappers who challenge al Qaeda violence; the women who are launching liberation movements; and the former jihadists who openly reject  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin B Wright
ISBN: 9781439103173 1439103178 9781439103166 143910316X
OCLC Number: 804845797
Notes: "With a new epilogue, The Morning After"--Cover.
Description: 321 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : The sandstorm --
pt. 1. Extreme makeover --
The scent of jasmine --
The counter-jihad --
The big chill --
A midsummer's eve --
pt. 2. A different tune --
Hip-hop Islam --
The new chic --
The living poets society --
Satellite sheikhs and YouTube imams --
The axis of evil comedy tour --
Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes --
pt. 3. A wild ride --
The beginning of the beginning --
The diplomatic pas de deux --
Epilogue : The morning after.
Responsibility: Robin Wright.
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"The best of all possible worlds: An old hand guides us through the changes in the post-9/11 Middle East, and is able to sort out in a sober, smart way what is really going on." --Thomas Ricks, Read more...

 
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