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Title:
Bin Laden, Islam, and america's new 'war on terrorism'
Author:
AbuKhalil, Asʻad.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
106 pages ; 18 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781583224922
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Book

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What are the underlying causes of the September 11th attacks and America's immediate call to war? Lebanese scholar As'ad AbuKhalil examines the present crisis, causes for antipathy toward the US, and the historical relations between the US and the Islamic world. Beginning with an introduction on the legacy of Western misconceptions about Islam and Arabs, the book focuses on the rise of the Taliban and their relations with Osama bin Laden, and presents the viewpoints - unfiltered through the western media - of people from the Middle East and South Asia.


Author Notes

AS'AD ABUKHALIL was born in Tyre, Lebanon. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the American University of Beirut, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Georgetown University. AbuKhalil has taught at Georgetown, George Washington University, Tufts University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. His articles on Middle East politics and society have appeared in English, German, Spanish, and Arabic. He is professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus, and a visiting professor at UC, Berkeley.