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Good Muslim, bad Muslim : America, the Cold War, and the roots of terror

Author: Mahmood Mamdani
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Dispels the idea of 'good' (secular, westernized) and 'bad' (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities ... Argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Mamdani, Mahmood, 1946-
Good Muslim, bad Muslim.
New York : Pantheon Books 2004
(OCoLC)679470406
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mahmood Mamdani
ISBN: 0375422854 9780375422850 2869781342 9782869781344 9782869781382 2869781385
OCLC Number: 53315228
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Modernity and violence --
Culture talk, or How not to talk about Islam and politics --
The Cold War after Indochina --
Afghanistan : the high point in the Cold War --
From proxy wars to open aggression --
Beyond impunity and collective punishment.
Responsibility: Mahmood Mamdani.
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The author does not attempt to explain away either political ethnicity or political Islam as the result of a Cold War American conspiracy, and sees political Islam, like the thinking that champions  Read more...

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