"John Feffer's Crusade 2.0: The West's Resurgent War Against Islam offers a brief but effective exposé of a social cancer that continues to grow exponentially, in America and Europe, threatening the security and civil liberties of Muslims and the principles and values of Western democracies." ---John L. Esposito, author of Islamophobia and the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century and The Future of Islam
"John Feffer's illuminating and important new work, Crusade 2.0, sheds light on the disturbing phenomenon of Islamophobia in America with a clear-eyed view of history, meticulous research, and persuasive arguments. This accessible and informative book shows how fear-mongering, when married to ignorance and selfish political agendas, not only threatens to marginalize entire communities of innocent people but also undermine the core values of pluralism, tolerance and fairness that define America." ---Wajahat Ali, author of The Domestic Crusaders and lead author of Fear Inc., The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America produced by Center for American Progress
"If you want to understand the particular madness of America’s twenty-first century, you need to read John Feffer’s account of how Washington launched crusade 2.0,” including two invasions and occupations of Muslim lands and a Global War on Terror sporting aptly named Hellfire missiles aimed directly at the Muslim world. Add in the injection of fear of Islam directly into the American bloodstream and the rise of Islamophobia as domestic political red meat, and you have a truly American nightmare. Feffer is its Homer and this is our sad Odyssey." ---Tom Engelhardt, director of TomDispatch.com, author of The United States of Fear
About the Author
Co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, Feffer is author of several books, including North Korea, South Korea: U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis. His articles have been published by New York Times, Boston Globe, Salon, American Prospect, Nation, TomDispatch; he has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, al-Jazeera, Democracy Now, and elsewhere.