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When worlds collide : exploring the ideological and political foundations of the clash of civilizations

Author: Gene W Heck
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In When Worlds Collide, Gene W. Heck challenges conventional wisdom that the introspective Wahhabi movement or classic Islamic doctrines are the root causes of modern Middle East terrorism. Instead he argues that current regional unrest stems from internal perceptions of relative political and economic deprivation as well as from ad hoc abortive efforts by tunnel-visioned Western intelligence agencies to co-opt  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene W Heck
ISBN: 9780742558564 0742558568
OCLC Number: 137305691
Description: xi, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The concept of jihad in historic context --
On the Islamic doctrine of war --
Getting from "there" to "here" --
Jihad : do wahhabis get a bad rap? --
Eastern designs and holy war --
How western jihad created Al-Qaeda --
Is western democracy the answer? --
Is eastern capitalism the answer? --
Epilogue: Reaping the whirlwind.
Responsibility: Gene W. Heck.
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