The second cause for a resurging Islam is the growth of a secular worldview in
the West. Worldview is the most crucial aspect of Islam's new challenge to Christianity.22How one views reality, and God as ultimate reality, is
Religious elements have always been important in modern terror because religious and ethnic identities often overlap. ... hope for the fourth wave originated
in Islam, and the successes achieved apparently influenced religious terror
Author: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Political Science
The definition and understanding of "terrorism" is in a state of unprecedented evolution. No longer are acts of terrorism rare and far-flung. Following the horrendous attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, U.S. citizens have had their eyes opened to a new world where this nightmare stalks the daily news and is never far from consciousness. Attacking Terrorism brings together some of the world's finest experts, people who have made the study of this rising menace their life's work, to provide a comprehensive picture of the challenges and opportunities of the campaign against international terrorism. Part one, "The Nature of Terrorism," provides an overview and foundation for the current campaign, placing it within the political and historical context of previous threats and responses. Part two, "The Responses to Terrorism," looks at the range of policy instruments required in an effective strategy against terrorism. The contributors to this volume bring finely honed analyses and nuanced perspectives to the terrorist realities of the twenty-first century—history, analyses, and perspectives that have been too often oversimplified or myopic. They bring a new depth of understanding and myriad new dimensions to the crisis of terrorism. And they reach into aspects of counterterrorism that broaden our grasp on such important tools as diplomacy, intelligence and counterintelligence, psycho-political means, international law, criminal law enforcement, military force, foreign aid, and homeland security, showing not only how these tools are currently being employed but how often they are being underutilized as well. Attacking Terrorism demonstrates that there are no easy answers—and that the road toward victory will be long and arduous, frightening and dangerous—but as Audrey Kurth Cronin states in her introduction, "As the campaign against international terrorism unfolds, a crucial forward-looking process of strategic reassessment is under way in the United States, and this book is intended to be a part of it."
Equally significant, the political events providing the hope for the fourth wave
originated in Islam, and the successes achieved apparently influenced religious terror groups elsewhere.63 Although there is no direct evidence for the latter ...
Author: Sue Mahan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
The Third Edition of Terrorism in Perspective, like its two successful predecessors, takes a broad-based approach that emphasizes the historical, cultural, political, religious, social, and economic factors that underlie an understanding of both global and domestic terrorism. This unique text-reader combines original essays with the best of the existing literature on terrorism. Each chapter of this text begins with an overview essay written by the authors, followed by two relevant and engaging articles culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. This is the only major terrorism text to incorporate readings from top terrorism experts into a traditional textbook format, allowing readers to deepen their understanding of each aspect of terrorism.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam after 9/11 Alan L. Berger ... in this volume with
labels such as “disappointment” [Jewish]; “hope” [Christian]; and “rage” [Muslim],
the real situation is far more complex and nuanced then mere labeling implies.
Author: Alan L. Berger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This volume addresses the promise and peril of post-9/11 interfaith trialogue. In fifteen clearly written and insightful essays, distinguished scholars of different faiths and divergent world views guide readers toward an informed understanding of the role of religion and the basic teachings of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States. Acknowledging commonalities, these essays also shed light on the essential differences among the teachings of the Abrahamic traditions and raise pivotal questions regarding humanity's future: What prompted the carnage? What has changed since then? What remains to be achieved? Dispelling ignorance about the religious other is a necessary but only a first step toward achieving a durable and effective trialogue. In an increasingly perilous and interconnected world where the effects of globalization are yet to be fully recognized, interfaith trialogue holds out the hope of genuine movement toward a more peaceful coexistence.
Seven Biblical Principles to Guide Christians Everywhere During an Age of
Revolution and in the Struggle for ... with the beliefs of Islam and the challenge of Islamic fundamentalism: Islam, Terrorism, and Christian Hope: Reflections on 9–
Author: James B. De Young
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's." With these words Jesus has impacted world history, the First Amendment of the US Constitution, and a Christian's submission to the rule of a state. But what should a Christian do when there is widespread rebellion against government, law, and morality? What recourse do Christians have when the state violates its divine mandate, and endorses abortion, gay marriage, euthanasia, the lottery, and war? If the state disobeys natural moral law, should the Christian oppose the state? What can Christian resistance from the past teach us about the present? Is it wrong to pledge allegiance to the state? What is the limit to allegiance? Can morality be legislated? James De Young seeks to answer these questions as he weighs the issues confronting the Christian as a citizen of this world yet also a citizen of heaven. Carefully weighing texts such as Matthew 22:21, Romans 13, 1 Timothy 1 and 2, and 1 Peter 2, the author challenges Christians to follow the Bible in this age of revolution and in the struggle for religious freedom.
Islamic. Martyrdom. The. Callof. Allah(Jihad). Note. To. Christian. and. Muslim.
Friends. alaam (Peace) dear friend, We are delighted that you are reading this
book. We hope it will raise some important questions in your mind, as well as
Author: Dr Mujahid El Masih
Publisher: LIFE SENTENCE Publishing
Fear is the greatest block to the freedom of love and life. Christ came to bring freedom from the fear of suffering and death. What is the antidote to fear? It is love! “Love casts out fear.” (1 John 4:18) The scripture goes on to tell us, “The one who fears is not perfected in love.” In other words, when God’s children mature in love they have less fear. When fear grows, it drives out love. “Fearless love” means less fear and more love. It is the essence of courage. This book has teaching and stories regarding Biblical martyrdom, Islamic martyrdom and Christian persecution. But do not be intimidated. These are powerful subjects and they are written with the intent to bless you and change your life forever. It is first written for Christians who are looking for purpose and hope in these days of worldwide terrorism and second for Muslims seeking the heart of God in true worship. Our hope is that the fruit of this book will produce a fearless love to help you enjoy the journey of an obedient life that God intends for all His children. You’ll learn: · About basic Muslim beliefs. · How to reach out to Muslims. · How to share the gospel with Muslims. · How God gives faith that overcomes the fear of suffering and death. · How a close relationship with Jesus Christ gives us fearless love. · How to battle the global war on terror from the spiritual battlefield. The Biblical teaching of Christian martyrdom is a call to intentional, purposeful living and a bold witness of faith. These fifty true stories of courageous Christians will bring encouragement, inspiration, and hope in the coming days of terrorism in America.
The latter is the primary reason for Muslim-Christian violence in Nigeria as well: Christians there have resisted the violent imposition of Islam. And this is a major
reason for Islamic terror—to enable Islamist groups to gain control of a terrorized
Author: Dennis Prager
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Political Science
Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager provides a bold, sweeping look at the future of civilization with Still the Best Hope, and offers a strong, cogent argument for why basic American values must triumph in a dangerously uncertain world. Humanity stands at a crossroads, and the only alternatives to the “American Trinity” of liberty, natural rights, and the melting-pot ideal of national unity are Islamic totalitarianism, European democratic socialism, capitalist dictatorship, or global chaos if we should fail. America is Still the Best Hope, as this eminently sensible, profoundly inspiring volume so powerfully proves.
They have been programmed their entire lives to believe that Christianity is
polytheism, and therefore, if a Muslim ever acknowledges Jesus as God, he will
go to ... The faithful Muslim can only hope that Allah will judge him worthy of
Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Christianity and other religions
September 11, 2001 and terrorism changed our lives forever. Roots of conflict trace back to the Old Testament and therefore the Bible sheds light on the religions and political issues that underlie the current turmoil.
... extreme insecurity of the Eastern Christian populations and has unmasked
their terror within the Islamic environment. ... timization of Israel through the
controlled media in the hope of thereby guaranteeing the survival of Eastern Christians.
Author: Bat Yeʼor
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Dhimmitude is thus discussed from the perspective of Muslim theory, and also in regard to divergent Christian attitudes to Jews and Zionism."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Christian D. KettlerPublish On: 2010-06-01
Joy, Despair, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ Christian D. Kettler. no hope
in Islamic terrorism, or in any kind of militant fundamentalism. Their despair,
rightfully or wrongfully, has destroyed their hope so they can even turn to suicide
Author: Christian D. Kettler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How does one deal with despair? Are joy and despair irreconcilable? How does the joy and despair of Jesus Christ relate to our joy and despair? Continuing to explore the implications of the vicarious humanity of Christ as he did in The God Who Believes, Christian Kettler investigates the christological implications of the all too human phenomenon of despair. All people experience the pain of personal loss and lack, of the meaninglessness of existence. We also desire and covet joy, as difficult as it is often to define or maintain. Jesus was both "the man of sorrows" and one who "for the joy set before him endured the cross" (Heb 12:2). Can we think of the despair of Christ and the joy of Christ as both being vicarious, in our place and on our behalf, and thus have a theological way to possess joy in the midst of despair as well as to have a more robust theology of the atonement? Drawing on wide-ranging resources from Augustine, Calvin, Karl Barth, and T. F. Torrance to Bob Dylan, the fantasy writer Ray Bradbury, and Ed Wood, the director of Plan Nine from Outer Space, Kettler seeks to bring Trinitarian and incarnational theology deep into our flesh, filled with real despair and joy, and find that Jesus is there, with his own despair, there to lift us up with his own joy.
Samuel P. Huntington famously talked of the potential clash of two civilisations, a
Western Christian and an Eastern Islamic.1 The Kosovan ... of a fanatically terrorist Islam,3 and that beloved by some 'fundamentalist'4 Muslims of an utterly
corrupt and morally bankrupt West. ... of both faith systems'.6 Our hope is that
these new paradigms and vocabularies will serve to replace what we have [ 1 ]
Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Offers a unique comparative exploration of the role of tradition in Islam and Christianity. The idea of 'tradition' has enjoyed a variety of senses and definitions in Islam and Christianity, but both have cleaved at certain times to a supposedly 'golden age' of tradition from the past. The author suggests there has been a chain of thinkers from classical Islam to the twentieth century who share a common interest in ijtihad (or independent thinking). Drawing on past and present evidence, and using Christian tradition as a focus for contrast and comparison, the author highlights the seemingly paradoxical harmony between tradition and itjihad in Islam.The author draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources including contemporary newspaper and journal
Can Serbia be saved from its pariah status by joining in the conflict of civilizations
alongside the Christian West against Islamic terrorism ? Naturally enough , this hope arises among Christian Serbs suffering from their isolation .
I think about the suicides of the Islamic terrorist bombers who , no doubt , close
their eyes and pull the pin on the bomb wrapped around their body ... For starters
, Christians don ' t use their faith as a rationale for killing themselves and others .
Counter-terrorism Policy During the Reagan Administration David C. Wills ... Over
the next several decades , the Muslim growth rate outpaced that of the Christian
population , but the allocation of governmental positions ... 2 The following year
the movement formed a militia known as Amal ( Arabic for " hope " ) , and in ...
Author: David C. Wills
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The First War on Terrorism examines the response of the Reagan Administration to the political violence it confronted during the 1980s. David C. Wills takes the reader inside the negotiations over how to respond to terrorist acts and shows how the Reagan Administration's decision making process was a crucial obstacle to formulating a consistent and effective terrorism policy.
... North and South Sudan conflict – incorporating Chad • The ongoing Ogaden
conflict since the 16th century - Ethiopia v Somalia: Christian v Muslim • Nigerian
Civil War - between Islamic terrorists and Christians • Iraq Islamic Civil War:
Author: David J. Forgione
This second volume in this series - is a story about what was happening in the U.S. and the world during Obama's first 100 days as the President of the United States. This is a "cliff notes" version of the multitude of events which took place during these 100 days.
Islam, which means simply submission, is the mightiest of all the post-Christian
movements which claim to offer the kingdom of God without the cross. The denial
of the crucifixion is and must always be central to Islamic teaching.10 The gospel
Author: Douglas D. Webster
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The original recipients of the Letter of First Peter inhabited a radically different social context from our own. We do not live under Roman imperial rule. Slave labor is not the driving force of our economy. Women are not under patriarchal domination in our culture as they once were. Society has changed, but what is beyond dispute is that Western culture remains antithetical to God's will and hostile to the Jesus way. The imperial Caesar has been replaced by the imperial self. The Pax Romana has been replaced by the American Dream. Western capitalism still trades in the bodies and souls of human beings. Culture obsesses over sexual freedom and material indulgence. Idolatry is pervasive. Autonomous individualism is the ideal. First Peter is about the inevitable clash with culture that ensues because of the good news of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter's bottom-up profile of costly discipleship is far more radical than we may realize. Hostility against the church is the believer's opportunity under pressure to reveal the goodness of God. Suffering and submission are essential for Peter's Christ for culture strategy. Sacrifice is the leverage of the gospel. Cross-bearing humility is the strategy for relating to culture and Christlike humility is essential for living in the household of God.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad Yonah Alexander ... We look forward to your esteemed
summit with hope and expect it to live up to the level of events taking place on the
land of Palestine and hope that your resolutions would include the following ...
Author: Yonah Alexander
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
Category: Political Science
This volume profiles Hamas (Harakat al-Mugawama al-Islamiya), main radical Islamic terrorist group dedicated to the destruction of the State of Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, smaller in size but equally committed to eliminating Israel through political violence. The aim of this book is not to glorify terrorist movements. Rather it is designed to provide an easily accessible reference for academics, policy makers, reporters, and other interested individuals on two of the most notorious Palestinian terrorist groups. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
The elimination of energy dependency and Arab petrodollars will go a long way
in the elimination of Islamic terror. ... people who devastated my homeland of
Lebanon and massacred its Christian citizens are here in America and hope to
Author: Brigitte Gabriel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim peoples. For seven years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter. They had no running water or electricity and very little food; at times they were reduced to boiling grass to survive. Because They Hate is a political wake-up call told through a very personal memoir frame. Brigitte warns that the US is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way Lebanon was— radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Gabriel saw this mission start in Lebanon, and she refuses to stand silently by while it happens here. Gabriel sees in the West a lack of understanding and a blatant ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She also points out mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel tells her own story as well as outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.
Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism
Thomas S. Kidd ... Reports on the numbers of converts from nominal Christianity,
animism, or Islam on the Indonesian archipelago ran from the impressive to the
implausible: ... By the late 1970s, Indonesia had become a showcase for the hope that Muslims would soon convert in large numbers to Christianity.1 Despite
Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pointing to many evangelicals' unwillingness to acknowledge Islam's theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an "evil" and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world."
INTRODUCTION I am not a Muslim in the usual sense, though I hope I am a ' Muslim' as 'one surrendered to God', but I ... (W. Montgomery Watt in Islam and Christianity Today, London, 1983) There can be little doubt that the terrorist attack
Author: Colin Turner
Now in its second edition, Islam: The Basics provides an introduction to the Islamic faith, examining the doctrines of the religion, the practises of Muslims and the history and significance of Islam in modern contexts. Key topics covered include: the Qur'an and its teachings the life of the Prophet Muhammad gender, women and Islam Sufism and Shi’ism Islam and the western world non-Muslim approaches to Islam. With updated further reading, illustrative maps and an expanded chronology of turning points in the Islamic world, this book is essential reading for students of religious studies and all those new to the subject of Islam.