By John Feffer
In his legit reaction to the assaults of September eleven, George W. Bush invoked the Crusades, tapping right into a centuries-long background of worry and aggression. The West's longstanding notion of Islam as a hazard has taken on new and extra complicated implications within the twenty-first century, as years of migration and ensuing demographic shifts have introduced the "enemy" inside Western borders. Virulent competition to the deliberate development of an Islamic heart close to the Sept. 11 assault website in ny urban unearths a lot concerning the depth of public sentiments simmering slightly under the skin. because the usa and international locations throughout Europe fight with a resurgence of unexamined worry and antagonism, frequently directed opposed to their very own voters, the critical for higher realizing couldn't be greater.
Crusade 2.0 examines the resurgence of anti-Islamic sentiment within the West and its worldwide implications. John Feffer discusses the impression of 3 "unfinished wars"the Crusades, the chilly battle, and the present "war on terror." He offers a well timed, concise and provocative examine present occasions within the context of ancient traits and is going past a "clash of civilizations" critique to supply concrete how you can defuse the ticking bomb of Islamophobia.
"John Feffer's Crusade 2.0: The West's Resurgent conflict On Islam bargains a quick yet potent exposé of a social melanoma that keeps to develop exponentially, in the US and Europe, threatening the protection and civil liberties of Muslims and the rules and values of Western democracies."John L. Esposito
"John Feffer's illuminating and significant new paintings, Crusade 2.0, sheds mild at the nerve-racking phenomenon of Islamophobia in the USA with a clear-eyed view of background, meticulous study, and persuasive arguments. This obtainable and informative ebook indicates how fear-mongering, whilst married to lack of expertise and egocentric political agendas, not just threatens to marginalize complete groups of blameless humans but additionally undermine the middle values of pluralism, tolerance and equity that outline America."Wajahat Ali
"If you need to comprehend the actual insanity of America's twenty-first century, you want to learn John Feffer's account of ways Washington introduced "crusade 2.0," together with invasions and occupations of Muslim lands and a world battle on Terror carrying aptly named Hellfire missiles aimed at once on the Muslim international. upload within the injection of worry of Islam at once into the yankee bloodstream and the increase of Islamophobia as family political pork, and you've got a really American nightmare. Feffer is its Homer and this is often our unhappy Odyssey."Tom Engelhardt
John Feffer is co-director of international coverage in concentration on the Institute for coverage reports in Washington, DC. he's the writer of numerous books, together with North Korea, South Korea. His essays were released in The manhattan Times, The Boston Globe, and in different places; he has been interviewed through CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now! and different foreign information media.
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