The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West

The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West

by Gilles Kepel

In a fresh approach, Gilles Kepel focuses on the Middle East as a nexus of international disorder and decodes the complex language of war, propaganda, and terrorism that holds the region in its thrall.The breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in 2000 was the first turn in a downward spiral of violence and retribution.

In Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, a transformation of the radical Islamist doctrine of Bin Laden and Zawahiri relocated the arena of terrorist action from Muslim lands to the West; Islamist radicals proclaimed jihad against their enemies worldwide.Kepel examines the impact of global terrorism and the ensuing military operations to stem its tide.

Finally, he proposes the way out of the Middle East quagmire that triangulates the interests of Islamists, the West, and the Arab and Muslim ruling elites.

Kepel delineates the conditions for the acceptance of Israel, for the democratization of Islamist and Arab societies, and for winning the minds and hearts of Muslims in the West.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Religion
  • Rating: 3.67
  • Pages: 327
  • Publish Date: April 1st 2006 by Belknap Press
  • Isbn10: 067401992X
  • Isbn13: 9780674019928

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His analyses of political Islam have notably been criticized by Olivier Roy, François Burgat and Alain Roussillon.