Between Jihad and Salaam: Profiles in Islam

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For this revealing collection of interviews that unveil the thoughts and personalities of Muslim thinkers and leaders, Joyce Davis adopted traditional dress to gain access to a range of Islamic leaders normally off limits to westerners. In over a dozen face to face encounters with the hidden elite of the Muslim world, Davis reveals extremes in opinion. We hear the words of individuals such as the Sudan’s Hassan al Turabi, often described as the new Ayatollah; Muntassir al Zayat, spokesman for Al Gamaa and al ...
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For this revealing collection of interviews that unveil the thoughts and personalities of Muslim thinkers and leaders, Joyce Davis adopted traditional dress to gain access to a range of Islamic leaders normally off limits to westerners. In over a dozen face to face encounters with the hidden elite of the Muslim world, Davis reveals extremes in opinion. We hear the words of individuals such as the Sudan’s Hassan al Turabi, often described as the new Ayatollah; Muntassir al Zayat, spokesman for Al Gamaa and al Jihad, responsible for much of the violence in Egypt; and Abida Hussain, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the U.S. who allows her daughter to date. These men and women possess religious principles and moral leadership that many western readers will find admirable, while they also express sentiments that are alarming. What becomes clear from these profiles is that some of the people who once provoked fear are worthy of trust, while others, undeniably, are not.
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Davis, the Deputy Senior Foreign Editor for National Public Radio specializing in the Middle East and Africa, interviews 17 influential Moslems. Among them are members of the International Organization for Women in Sudan and the Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria, a former Chief Justice of the Egyptian Supreme Court, a Pakistani senator and member of the Islamic Action Front, and the Minister of Finance for Malaysia. Revised from a 1996 edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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This journalist's promising venture, to interview representatives of often-feared Islamic political movements, fails to deliver as much insight as it should.

Davis, deputy senior foreign editor at NPR, visited with members of widely varying strands of politically active Islam, from Algeria to Indonesia (Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia are notably absent). It's refreshing to see an American journalist skip the think tanks and head straight to the nebulous "Islamic militants," who turn out to be a vivid assortment of individuals—including a scholar, a relief administrator, a judge, genuine militants, and a number of outspoken women. But the other side of this horse's-mouth approach is a pained evenhandedness that fears to lead to a conclusion—and is perhaps unable to. Davis tends to act merely as a blank slate for often propagandistic answers to simple questions, not exhibiting much direct background knowledge against which to evaluate their claims. The transcribed interviews, mostly conducted in an English of a sometimes rudimentary quality, are each preceded by a profile of the subject, too frequently in the difficult cases culminating in a noncommittal "maybe good, maybe bad" conclusion, or falling back on formulaic laments about hatred and extremism. In the ruling theme of the encounters, the mixture of religious zeal and political power alarms Davis, not unjustifiably, as a representative of "the West." But the question of what Western interests really are is never straightforwardly addressed; Habib Chirzin, the figure most congenial to Western civilization in Davis's eyes, is a member of a movement connected to a secular dictatorship—Indonesia.

Without a more informed historical and social context, these profiles don't quite escape the West's flat mental grid of Islam, even as the diversity of figures here hints at the true complexity of contemporary Muslim thought and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312165871
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 1.17 (h) x 8.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce M. Davis is currently the foreign desk editor for Knight Ridder newspapers. She lives in Washington, DC.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Hassan al-Turabi, Popular Arab and Islamic Conference, Sudan 1
2 Wisal Sadiq Abdel Rahman al-Mahdi, International Organization for Women, Sudan 29
3 Anwar Haddam, Islamic Salvation Front, Algeria 47
4 Mahfoud Nahnah, Islamic Society Movement (HAMAS), Algeria 67
5 Rachid al-Ghannouchi, EnNahda (The Renaissance Party), Tunisia 81
6 Muntassir al-Zayat, Al-Gamaa al-Islamiyah and al-Jihad, Egypt 107
7 Sheikh Kamel al-Sharief, International Islamic Council for Da'wa and Relief, Egypt/Jordan 127
8 Said al-Ashmawy, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Egypt 145
9 Bint al-Shati, Al Ahram newspaper, Egypt 167
10 Ishaq Farhan, Senator, Islamic Action Front, Jordan 181
11 Ibrahim Ghosheh, HAMAS, West Bank and Gaza 195
12 Sheikh Yusef Abdullah al-Qaradawi, University of Qatar 219
13 Khurshid Ahmad, Senator, Islamic Action Front, Pakistan 235
14 Abida Hussain, former Ambassador to the United States from Pakistan 257
15 Muhammad Aslam Saleemi, Jamaat-i-Islami, Pakistan 279
16 Anwar Ibrahim, Minister of Finance, Malaysia 297
17 M. Habib Chirzin, The Muhammadiyah, Indonesia 313
Notes 331
Index 335
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