By John Feffer
In his professional reaction to the assaults of September eleven, George W. Bush invoked the Crusades, tapping right into a centuries-long heritage of worry and aggression. The West's longstanding notion of Islam as a possibility has taken on new and extra advanced 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 building of an Islamic middle close to the 9-11 assault web site 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, usually directed opposed to their very own voters, the important for greater figuring out couldn't be greater.
Crusade 2.0 examines the resurgence of anti-Islamic sentiment within the West and its international implications. John Feffer discusses the effect of 3 "unfinished wars"the Crusades, the chilly battle, and the present "war on terror." He provides a well timed, concise and provocative examine present occasions within the context of historic 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 struggle On Islam bargains a short yet powerful exposé of a social melanoma that maintains 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 demanding new paintings, Crusade 2.0, sheds mild at the nerve-racking phenomenon of Islamophobia in the USA with a clear-eyed view of historical past, meticulous examine, and persuasive arguments. This obtainable and informative ebook exhibits how fear-mongering, while married to lack of know-how and egocentric political agendas, not just threatens to marginalize whole 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 an international battle on Terror carrying aptly named Hellfire missiles aimed at once on the Muslim global. upload within the injection of worry of Islam without delay 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 can be our unhappy Odyssey."Tom Engelhardt
John Feffer is co-director of overseas coverage in concentration on the Institute for coverage experiences 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 other places; he has been interviewed by way of CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now! and different foreign information media.
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