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By Fawaz A. Gerges

This booklet presents a complete account of the origins of yankee coverage on political Islam, chronicling the coverage debates on Islamism within the usa over the process time. the writer then delves deeper into the united states political scene to research the historic, political, cultural, and safeguard concerns that will aid clarify America's preoccupation with Islam and Muslims. The ebook additionally addresses the conflict of civilizations debate and assesses the relative value of tradition and values within the phrases and deeds folks officers on political Islam.

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P. 25; Bernard Lewis, "Islam and Liberal Democracy," p. 89. 6. , vol. 3, pt. 1, (Berlin, 1842), p. 47; The Christian Faith English trans. (Edinburgh, 1928), p. 37. 7. Fuller and Lesser, A Sense of Siege: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West, pp. 19-20. ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN THE MIND OF AMERICA ments, established dynamic and cordial relations with Arabs and Muslims, who viewed America as a progressive island amid European reaction. Even after it became a superpower, the United States was much less constrained by colonial, historical, and cultural factors than its European counterparts.

39; Paris, "When To Worry in the Middle East," p. 558. 23. " See also Pipes, "Same Difference," p. 63, and in "Symposium: Resurgent Islam," p. 7; Kramer, "Islam vs. Democracy," p. 39. 24. Paris, "When to Worry in the Middle East," p. 558. 25. Ibid. p. 558. 26. Ibid. p. 559. 27 Confrontationalists argue further that Islamic extremism is bound to reach the shores of America through Muslim immigrants and visitors. S. 30 Pipes goes further by advocating not just containment of Islamists but also rollback and liberation.

John L. , pp. ix, 180-1, 202, 208-9, 215. See also Leon T. Hadar, "Political Islam Is Not a Threat to the West," in Islam: Opposing Viewpoints, p. 198. 44. Richard W. , Under Siege: Islam and Democracy, pp. 8-9, 11; R. Scott Appleby, "Democratization in the Middle East Does Not Threaten the West," in Islam: Opposing Viewpoints, p. 223; Mehdi Noorbaksh, "The Middle East, Islam and the United States: The Special Case of Iran," Middle East Policy 2, no. 3 (1993), pp. 79, 82; Jahangir Amuzegar, "The Truth and Illusion of Islamic Fundamentalism," SAIS Review 13 (Summer/Fall 1993), p.

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