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By Emile Nakhleh

ISBN-10: 0691135258

ISBN-13: 9780691135250

In an important Engagement, the CIA's former aspect guy on Islam makes a lively case for a renewal of yank public international relations within the Muslim international. providing a special stability among in-depth research, own memoir, and international coverage treatments, the e-book injects much-needed knowledge into the general public dialogue of long term U.S.-Muslim family members. Intelligence insider Emile Nakhleh argues that an engagement with the Muslim international merits the nationwide curiosity of the us. as a result, the subsequent management should still discard the terrorism prism in which the rustic has considered political Islam seeing that Sept. 11 and concentration as a substitute at the universal pursuits of the USA and mainstream Muslims. Nakhleh investigates fresh U.S. coverage towards Islamic international locations and gives the recent management a ten-point plan for rebuilding America's courting with the Muslim international. the writer demonstrates that profitable over Arabs and Muslims calls for an intensive wisdom of Arab and Muslim cultures and languages inside of our intelligence group, in addition to a long term American dedication of body of workers and assets. whereas the good fortune of those efforts can be incremental and tough to degree, Nakhleh believes that the present low status of the us in such a lot Arab and Muslim international locations should be reversed. Stressing that potent public international relations has to be a significant, coordinated attempt pursued on the optimum political degrees, an important Engagement charts a brand new path for destiny ties among the us and the Islamic international.

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Although many of these violent extremists start their activity on the home front, they quickly find a common ground with the global radical ideology and begin to affiliate, at least ideologically, with al-Qa

First, Islamic teachings—whether the Wahhabi doctrine in Saudi Arabia or al-Azhar teachings in Egypt—are presented in the textbooks as infallible sources of individual behavior, human interaction, and relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Second, the textbooks identify the enemies of Islam and 24 CHAPTER 1 the Arabs as the Jews, for “deception against the Prophet” in Medina in the seventh century and their “occupation of Jerusalem” today; Christian “Crusaders”; Western colonialism; and Zionism.

The greatest challenge the United States faces is how to reach out to the vast majority of Muslims while relentlessly pursuing those who commit acts of terror.

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