Radical Islam's Rules / Edition 1

Radical Islam's Rules / Edition 1

by Paul Marshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742543625

ISBN-13: 9780742543621

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

A major feature of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of the West is the rapid growth of a starkly repressive version of Islamic shari'a law, often fueled by funds and support from Saudi Arabia. The central purpose of Islamists, including terrorists, is to impose such law in all Muslim lands, and then throughout the world in a new

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A major feature of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of the West is the rapid growth of a starkly repressive version of Islamic shari'a law, often fueled by funds and support from Saudi Arabia. The central purpose of Islamists, including terrorists, is to impose such law in all Muslim lands, and then throughout the world in a new Caliphate. Despite its importance, this worldwide growth of extreme shari'a is under-documented and little understood. By a comparative study over the last twenty-five years of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Indonesia, this book shows its terrible effects on human rights, especially the status of women and religious freedom, of Muslims as well as religious minorities, and on democracy itself. It also shows that such laws are a direct threat to the American interest of advancing democracy and human rights, that the United States lacks a policy for dealing with the spread of extreme shari'a, and concludes with policy recommendations for the United States regarding specific countries confronting extreme shari'a.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543621
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 About the Center for Religious Freedom Chapter 5 Introduction: The Rise of Extreme Shari'a Chapter 6 Shari'a in Saudi Arabia, Today and Tomorrow Chapter 7 Shari'a Law in Iran Chapter 8 Shari'a in Pakistan Chapter 9 Shari'a in Sudan Chapter 10 Nigeria: Shari'a in a Fragmented Country Chapter 11 Islamization and Partial Shari'a in Malaysia Chapter 12 Islamization, Creeping Shari'a, and Varied Responses in Indonesia Chapter 13 Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan Chapter 14 Conclusion: American Responses to Extreme Shari'a Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Contributors

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