Empire and the Crescent, The Global Implications for a New American Century

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The Empire & the Crescent invites readers to examine the role of the United States in world politics and draws their attention to the dangers that open-ended and unchecked American power can cause to the world and ultimately, to itself.

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Timely, eye-opening and engaging. Essential read for those who are interested in understanding America's new imperial role in the Middle East.

The Empire & the Crescent invites readers to examine the role of the United States in world politics, and draws their attention to the dangers that open-ended and unchecked American power can cause to the world and ultimately, to itself.

With contributions from Hamza Yusuf, William Blum, Zaid Shakir, Edward Sherman, Barbara Metcalf, Abdal Hakim Murad and other eminent scholars and experts, this anthology offers a timely and authoritative perspective on the question of relations between the West and Islamic societies.

".. a very useful look at key issues facing all of us today."

—Barry Lando, former producer CBS 60 Minutes

Reviews

"Timely, eye-opening and engaging. Essential read for those who are interested in understanding America's new imperial role in the Middle East and its future impact on the relationship between Islam and the Western world.”

Dr Haifaa Jawad, Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham.

"…resonates with a commitment to common humanity by laying down a challenge to the extremism of the US Empire and to extremism in the Islamic world.The essays are powerful, extremely readable and significant in their content: ideal for the general reader and highly recommended for academic courses in world politics."

—Dr. Eric Herring, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Bristol

"This is one of the most important books to appear since September 11th.."

—Mark Curtis, Author of Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World

"As public-minded people around the globe strive to make sense of the times we are in--especially the nature and aims of American power in relation to the Middle East--this collection is an indispensable resource."

—Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

"...a book that is compelling and authoritative."

—BBC Religion and Ethics

"...offers a chilling insight into the neo-conservative worldview and impact their proliferating think tanks have on present US policy."

Dr Philip Lewis, Author of, Islamic Britain: Religion, Politics and Identity Among British Muslims. Inter-faith Adviser to the Bishop of Bradford and lecturer in Bradford University Department of Peace Studies

"This is one of the most important books to appear since September 11th.."

—Mark Curtis, Author of: Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World

"Like their compatriots in the heartlands, it appears that Muslims in the West must, more than ever, take a double stand against the extremists in their midst and against the rise of the American hyper-power on the back of the ‘war on terrorism’, an approach admirably outlined by The Empire and the Crescent: Global Implications for a New American Century [...]" —Muslim World Book Review, 24/2, Winter 2004

"The case for urgent re-evaluation and re-formulation of American foreign policy is made very eloquently" —The Muslim News.

About the Author/Editor:

Dr. Aftab Ahmad Malik is an editor and author of The Broken Chain: Reflections upon the Neglect of a Tradition. His articles have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines including, the BBC, The Muslim Weekly, and The Arab News. Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi' is a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. He is also the co-editor of The Muslim World and the author of Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World.

About Author-Foreword:

Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‘  (1956-2011) was Professor and Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities Chair in Islamic Studies in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. His primary areas of academic specialization were the Middle East and International Relations.

Prof. Abu-Rabi‘  earned his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, with concentrations in Modern Islamic Thought and Comparative Islamic Cultures, from the Temple University Department of Religion in 1987. His dissertation was entitled, “Islam and Search for Social Order in Modern Egypt: An Intellectual Biography of Shaykh al-Azhar ‘Abd al-Halim Mahmud.” Prior to that, he earned a M.A. in Religious Studies from Temple University (1983) and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati (1982). Prof. Abu-Rabi‘  was born and attended primary and secondary schools in Nazareth, Galilee, Palestine/Israel. He was fluent in English, Arabic, Hebrew, French, German, and Turkish.

 
Data sheet
EAN 13 / ISBN9780954054458
BindingPaperback
AuthorDr. Aftab Ahmad Malik (Editor), Ibrahim M Abu-Rabi (Foreword)
PublisherAmal Press
Pages210
Year Published2003
Length8.5 in
Width5.9 in
Height0.7 in
 
Reviews
Empire and the Crescent, The Global Implications for a New American Century <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Timely, eye-opening and engaging. <g class="gr_ gr_89 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="89" data-gr-id="89">Essential</g> read for those who are interested in understanding America's new imperial role in the Middle East.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The Empire & the Crescent invites readers to examine the role of the United States in world <g class="gr_ gr_92 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-del replaceWithoutSep" id="92" data-gr-id="92">politics,</g> and draws their attention to the dangers that open-ended and unchecked American power can cause to the world and ultimately, to itself.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">With contributions from Hamza Yusuf, William Blum, Zaid Shakir, Edward Sherman, Barbara Metcalf, Abdal Hakim Murad and other eminent scholars and experts, this anthology offers a timely and authoritative perspective on the question of relations between the West and Islamic societies.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">".. a very useful look at key issues facing all of us today."</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—Barry Lando, former producer CBS 60 Minutes</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Reviews</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"Timely, eye-opening and engaging. <g class="gr_ gr_88 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="88" data-gr-id="88">Essential</g> read for those who are interested in understanding America's new imperial role in the Middle East and its future impact on the relationship between Islam and the Western world.”</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—<g class="gr_ gr_77 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="77" data-gr-id="77">Dr</g> Haifaa Jawad, Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"…resonates with a commitment to common humanity by laying down a challenge to the extremism of the US Empire and to extremism in the Islamic world.The essays are powerful, extremely readable and significant in their content: ideal for the general reader and highly recommended for academic courses in world politics."</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—Dr. Eric Herring, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Bristol</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"This is one of the most important books to appear <g class="gr_ gr_75 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="75" data-gr-id="75">since</g> September 11th.."</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—Mark Curtis, Author of Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"As public-minded people around the globe strive to make sense of the times we are in--especially the nature and aims of American power in relation to the Middle East--this collection is an indispensable resource."</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"...a book that is compelling and authoritative."</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—BBC Religion and Ethics</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"...offers a chilling insight into the <g class="gr_ gr_78 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="78" data-gr-id="78">neo-conservative</g> worldview and impact their proliferating think tanks have on present US policy."</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—<g class="gr_ gr_81 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="81" data-gr-id="81">Dr</g> Philip Lewis, Author of, Islamic Britain: Religion, <g class="gr_ gr_80 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="80" data-gr-id="80">Politics</g> and Identity Among British Muslims. Inter-faith Adviser to the Bishop of Bradford and lecturer in Bradford University Department of Peace Studies</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"This is one of the most important books to appear <g class="gr_ gr_74 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="74" data-gr-id="74">since</g> September 11th.."</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">—Mark Curtis, Author <g class="gr_ gr_76 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-del replaceWithoutSep" id="76" data-gr-id="76">of:</g> Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"Like their compatriots in the heartlands, it appears that Muslims in the West must, more than ever, take a double <g class="gr_ gr_83 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling" id="83" data-gr-id="83">stand</g> against the extremists in their midst and against the rise of the American <g class="gr_ gr_82 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" id="82" data-gr-id="82">hyper-power</g> on the back of the ‘war on terrorism’, an approach admirably outlined by The Empire and the Crescent: Global Implications for a New American Century [...]" —Muslim World Book Review, 24/2, Winter 2004</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">"The case for urgent re-evaluation and re-formulation of American foreign policy is made very eloquently" —The Muslim News.</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">About the Author/Editor:</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Dr. Aftab Ahmad Malik</strong> is an editor and author of <em>The Broken Chain: Reflections upon the Neglect of a Tradition</em>. His articles have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines including, the BBC, The <em>Muslim Weekly</em>, and <em>The Arab News</em>. <strong>Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi'</strong> is a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. He is also the co-editor of <em>The Muslim World</em> and the author of <em>Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World.</em></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>About Author-Foreword:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‘</strong>  (1956-2011) was Professor and Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities Chair in Islamic Studies in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. His primary areas of academic specialization were the Middle East and International Relations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Prof. Abu-Rabi‘  earned his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, with concentrations in Modern Islamic Thought and Comparative Islamic Cultures, from the Temple University Department of Religion in 1987. His dissertation was entitled, “Islam and Search for Social Order in Modern Egypt: An Intellectual Biography of Shaykh al-Azhar ‘Abd al-Halim Mahmud.” Prior to that, he earned <g class="gr_ gr_95 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="95" data-gr-id="95">a M.A.</g> in Religious Studies from Temple University (1983) and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati (1982). Prof. Abu-Rabi‘  was born and attended primary and secondary schools in Nazareth, Galilee, Palestine/Israel. He was fluent in English, Arabic, Hebrew, French, German, and Turkish.</span></p>
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