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The Resource A fury for God : the Islamist attack on America, Malise Ruthven

A fury for God : the Islamist attack on America, Malise Ruthven

Label
A fury for God : the Islamist attack on America
Title
A fury for God
Title remainder
the Islamist attack on America
Statement of responsibility
Malise Ruthven
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Fury for God, Malise Ruthven, a scholar of Islamic history and Middle Eastern affairs, traces the religious and intellectual background behind the terrorist attacks on the United States. They were carried out, he argues, by men steeped in "Islamist" ideology: an amalgam of traditional Islamic concepts such as "jihad" and extremist ideas adapted from European leftism, fascism and anarchism." "Ruthven investigates the hijackers' motives, particularly those of their leader, Mohammed Atta - a figure troubled, like many of his contemporaries, by the clash between Islamic and Western values, including unresolved conflicts over gender and sexuality. It would be a mistake, Ruthven insists, to treat these men as medieval fanatics: their attitude to modernity is dangerous and ambivalent." "In an analysis, the author exposes the crucial importance of the Saudi Arabian connection: it is an authoritarian regime responsible for the massive sponsorship of "fundamentalism"; the birthplace of Osama bin Laden, head of al-Qa'ida; and the home of fifteen of the hijackers. At the same time, Saudi Arabia remains America's closest ally in the Arab world, armed and tolerated for its oil. Though Ruthven rejects the thesis that the Western and Islamic worlds are heading inevitably for a clash between "civilizations," he concludes by suggesting that if left unchecked, pressures from religious fundamentalists (both Christian and Jewish) in the United States and Israel, added to the religious forces at work in the Muslim world, might well conspire to produce just such an outcome."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruthven, Malise
Dewey number
322.10917671
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.R87 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Culture conflict
Label
A fury for God : the Islamist attack on America, Malise Ruthven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48836908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781862075405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A fury for God : the Islamist attack on America, Malise Ruthven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48836908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781862075405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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