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Militant Islam reaches America
Pipes, Daniel, 1949-
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First edition.
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New York : W.W. Norton, [2002]

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xix, 309 pages ; 25 cm
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Drawing on his 30 years of research on Islam, Pipes shows the vital distinction between the faith of Islam and the ideology of the militant Islam. He also shows why these distinctions have deadly consequences for America. 3 photos.

Author Notes

Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and columnist for the New York Post and the Jerusalem Post.

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Booklist Review

In the introduction to this polemic against political Islam, Pipes stakes out the political territory just to the left of Pat Buchanan and well to the right of almost everyone else. From this "moderate" position, Pipes argues that Islam is not an inherent threat to Western civilization, but that militant Islam, a branch of Islamic piety that seeks to bring the world under control of Islamic law, is the greatest threat since the cold war. He goes on to explore the threats posed to America by an influx of Muslim immigrants, extol the benefits of racial profiling, and argue that the only viable form of Islamic belief is "secularist" Islam, which embraces Western values and eschews traditional Islamic ones. Never mind that Pipes' argument about the inferiority of Islamic values is precisely the same argument that radical Islamists make about Western values. It's controversial and often interesting stuff--but hardly new. Some of the essays collected here are more than 10 years old (although they have been updated to reflect September 11). There's nothing here that hasn't been said by Ann Coulter or Buchanan or their ilk, but Pipes will make appearances on conservative radio and TV shows, which should drum up some attention. --John Green

Library Journal Review

The director of the Middle East Forum on the growth of Islamic fundamentalism. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Part I Militant Islam
1. Is Islam a Threat?p. 3
2. The Imaginary Green Perilp. 15
3. Battling for the Soul of Islamp. 27
4. Do Moderate Islamists Exist?p. 38
5. Does Poverty Cause Militant Islam?p. 52
6. The Glory of Islamic Economicsp. 64
7. The Western Mind of Militant Islamp. 70
8. Echoes of the Cold War Debatep. 86
9. The U.S. Government, Patron of Islam? (with Mimi Stillman)p. 92
10. A Monument of Apologeticsp. 104
Part II Islam Reaches America
11. We Are Going to Conquer Americap. 111
12. Conversion and Anti-Americanismp. 126
13. Fighting Militant Islam, Without Biasp. 133
14. Catching Some Sleepersp. 145
15. Are American Muslims the Victims of Bias?p. 156
16. How Dare You Defame Islamp. 171
17. Lessons from the Prophet Muhammad's Diplomacyp. 181
18. Charlotte's Web: Hizbullah's Career in the Deep Southp. 193
19. America's Muslims vs. America's Jewsp. 201
20. Muslim Slaves in American Historyp. 214
21. The Rise of Elijah Muhammadp. 219
22. The Curious Case of Jamil Al-Aminp. 233
23. Conclusion: Who Is the Enemy?p. 242
Notesp. 259
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
Indexp. 297