By Walid Phares
After the 11th of September fee concluded in 2004 that the U.S. used to be engaged in a conflict with terrorists and not discovered it, they reasoned that "a failure of imagination" had avoided us from seeing terrorism coming. In impact, americans have been easily not able, or in reality disabled, to fathom that there have been those who hated and adverse our democracy with such ferocity. yet after billions of greenbacks and virtually a decade combating a struggle within the heart East, can we omit the chance back?
With penetrating perception and candor, Walid Phares, Fox information terrorism and heart East professional and a consultant in worldwide concepts, argues fierce race for regulate of the center East is on, and the world's destiny may perhaps depend upon the end result. but no longer a failure of mind's eye, yet quite, of schooling has left american citizens with out crucial info at the actual roots of the emerging Jihadi probability. Western democracies demonstrate a deadly false impression of accurately who opposes democracy and why. actually, the West ignores the huge and disparate forces in the Muslim world--including a brotherhood opposed to democracy that's struggling with to convey the sector less than totalitarian control--and crucially underestimates the made up our minds new release of teenage feverishly waging a grassroots revolution towards democracy and human rights.
As terror moves widen from ny to Mumbai and battlefields rage from Afghanistan to Iraq, many difficult questions are left unanswered, or perhaps explored: the place are the anti-Jihadists and the democrats within the Muslim global? Does the center East rather reject democracy? Do the peoples of the zone want the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, or Hezbollah over liberals and seculars? And is there rather no real desire that freedom and democracy can be successful over the Islamist caliphate?
Phares explores how the loose global can certainly win the clash with the Jihadists, yet he says, no longer through the use of the strategies, guidelines, and methods it has hired to this point. He urges coverage makers to first determine the probability and outline its ideology, or there'll be no victory.
The Coming Revolution is an important corrective step within the world's warfare opposed to terrorism and crucial studying that essentially and explosively illustrates the untold tale of a fight to figure out if the center East can eventually succeed in freedom during this century--or if this planet can hinder the differently inevitable end result which may switch our social and political panorama endlessly. The race is on.
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As part of their effort to project a religiously correct image to their domestic religious extremists, Saudi rulers have patronized extremist schools and religious organizations outside their country. They include many of the madrassas that have been producing religious zealots with minimal knowledge and understanding of the secular world. Egypt has seen the growth of many religious movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimeen), which has branches in many countries, and the Egyptian Islamic Jehad.
Areas of concentration Followers of Islam are found in all parts of the world. About 47% of Muslims live in four southern and southeastern Asian countries: Indonesia, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The countries with the largest numbers of Muslims are: • Indonesia: 201 million • Pakistan: 140 million • India: 123 million • Bangladesh: 109 million • Turkey: 66 million • Egypt: 65 million • Nigeria: 63 million The distribution of Muslims, early in the 21st century, may surprise some people: • Muslims are a majority in 54 countries • Even though Islam began in the Middle East, Arabs account for only 22% of Muslims • 30% of Muslims live in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) 25 Islam, Muslims, and America • Even though India has the third largest Muslim population in the world, it forms only 12% of India’s huge population • Muslims are in a majority in two European countries — Bosnia and Albania • Six million Muslims live in the United States • Five million Muslims live in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom Ethnic diversity Since Islam taught that ethnicity is an irrelevant factor for those coming into its fold, it appealed broadly across continents and ethnic divisions.
He was admired for his principles, independent thinking, and leadership skills. He was also one of the architects of the 1973 Arab oil embargo against the West. In 1975, a Saudi prince who had lived for a while in the United States murdered him. Feisal’s murder sent a shock wave through the Muslim world. The prevalent belief among Muslims, albeit unproven, is that the Americans used the mentally unstable prince as a tool to eliminate Feisal because he was an independent thinker and consequently posed a threat to their interests in the Middle East.
The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East by Walid Phares