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
"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
Ibrahim M. Abu Rabi?
Aftab Ahmad Malik
1. A Day that changed America: Did it?
M. Shahid Alam
2. The American Empire.
3. The Project for theNew American Century.
4. Global Rogue State.
Edward S. Herman
5. The Thirty Year Itch.
6. Post Saddam Iraq.
7. Iraq and the Course of Empire
8. The War Profiteers.
9. Lest we forget.
1. Seeing With Muslim Eyes.
2. Islam and the West after September 11.
John L. Esposito
3. Jihad as Perpetual War.
4. Tradition or Extradition? The Threat to Muslim Americans.
Abd al-Hakim Murad
5. Piety, Persuasion and Politics: Deoband?s Model of Islamic Activism.
6. Fanaticism and its Manifestations in Muslim Societies.