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The spiders of Allah : travels of an unbeliever on the frontline of holy war

The spiders of Allah : travels of an unbeliever on the frontline of holy war

Author: James Hider
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
In his fascinating, terrifying, and often very funny book, Hider takes his doubts about religion straight into the dark heart of the world's holy wars--from Israel to Iraq.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hider, James.
Spiders of Allah.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
Named Person: James Hider; James Hider
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hider
ISBN: 9780312565855 0312565852 9780385615549 038561554X
OCLC Number: 276335013
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Doubleday, 2009.
Includes index.
Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Al-Qaeda goes to Hollywood --
Jaffa Road : the transmitter of hopes and fears --
The Mickey Mouse Death Club : the dirt lot of the Philistines --
Fallen idols, risen angels : into Iraq --
Cut adrift : freedom's city --
Bring 'em on : the birth of an insurgency --
Translator wars : learning to pity the US Proconsul --
In Babylon's halls : tourism under fire --
Ancient feuds : a festival of blood in Karbala --
City of broken mosques : how the spiders of Allah defeated the US Marine Corps --
Two in the heart, one in the mind : battlefields of the soul --
Death in the Venice of the East : three summers in Basra --
Inside the spider's web : the fall of Fallujah --
Pandora's sandbox : bombs, beheadings, and bullshit --
Creatures of the id : why we fight --
Canaanite karma.
Responsibility: James Hider.


The bloodshed perpetrated in the name of religion in the world is nowhere more obvious than in the Middle East. This book intends to cast a compassionate eye on the very worst and most violent crimes  Read more...


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