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Patrick Sookhdeo has written a book of great scholarship and clarity, which examines the roots and nature of Islamic jihad. He is a man uniquely qualified to explain to the reader what lies behind the resurgence of militant Islamic fundamentalism and how the West should respond. This important book is most strongly commended to everyone who wants to know more about Islam and especially for use in universities. --Ivar Hellberg OBE(/b) - Director of the Resilience Centre, Cranfield University at the UK. Defence Academy

This outstanding work on the classic Islamic doctrine of war carries with it the implied warning that the West must not drive modern Islam back to the chilling warlike doctrines of early Islam. As we see radical Islamic groups reclaiming their classic doctrines as their logic for turning to terrorism, the importance for the West actively working to treat Islam with understanding and respect in place of contempt and humiliation becomes ever more urgent, or else the war on terrorism may indeed become a war on Islam as some of the radicals already claim. Read and take heed. --The late Major General (retired) the Rev d. Ian Durie CBE - Formerly Director Royal Artillery

About the Author

Canon Patrick Sookhdeo, Ph.D. D.D. is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, which conducts research into Islamic movements and trends in contemporary Islam, especially radical Islam and terrorism. International Director of the Barnabas Fund, a relief and development agency channeling practical help and support to Christian minorities. Author, lecturer, advisor and consultant on issues of war, conflict and society. Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University UK. Senior Visiting Fellow at the Defence Academy,UK. Fellow of the Security Institute UK. EDUCATION Ph.D. from London University, School of Oriental and African Studies. D.D. by Western Seminary, Oregon, USA, validated by University of Oregon, for work on Pluralism. D.D. by Nashotah House, Wisconsin, USA.(Anglican Episcopal) for work on human rights and religious freedom AWARDS 2001 Coventry Cathedral International Prize for Peace and Reconciliation. Spring 1990 Templeton UK project trust prize for progress in religion for his caring evangelistic ministry in the east end of London.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Isaac Publishing; 1st US Edition edition (June 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978714164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978714161
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,032,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was a pleasant surprise. Using Islamic scholars and Islamic texts he traces the root cause of modern day terrorism to the Quran, Hadiths, Sunnah, and Muhammed himself. He examines how Jihad is always waged on neighboring nations and we should not be surprised to see Islamic nations supporting and funding Jihad of minority groups to spread Islam. This is a wonderful wake up call for those who, like me, thought Islam had nothing to do with terrorism or oppression. The oppression and Jihad were handed down by 'God' and cannot be changed. I hope you find this book as enlightening as I did.
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