For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Islam, Muslims and America :
Understanding The Basis of Their Conflict
  • Arshad Khan
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Islam, Muslims and America  :. Understanding The Basis of Their Conflict
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Islam, Muslims and America gives a sound introduction to the history of Islam's experiences with the West, and the principles of Islamic teachings; and in that context identifies and discusses the reasons for Muslim-West alienation. It highlights both the disconnect between true Islamic beliefs and extremist actions, and the failure of Americans to seek the root causes of the current anti-American trend.


About the Author

A successful author, consultant, and adjunct professor, Khan has written 7 books in diverse fields including current events, religion, and stock market investing, published by John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier Science Publishers and others.

Mr. Khan has lived in five countries, including 18 years in the U.S. He has worked in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Khan obtained both his MBA and ME (chemical engineering) in America, where he has attended Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ), Pace University (NY), and Columbia University (NY). As an adjunct professor, Mr. Khan has taught at the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Cruz Extensions), Golden Gate University, and National University, since 1988.

About the Book

Individual Muslims and Americans, as well as governments, and religious organizations can contribute to solutions to the current conflicts. Collectively, says Arshad Khan, they need to remove the root causes of the issues that cause Muslims to...

Individual Muslims and Americans, as well as governments, and religious organizations can contribute to solutions to the current conflicts. Collectively, says Arshad Khan, they need to remove the root causes of the issues that cause Muslims to perceive America so negatively, and vice versa.

Unfortunately, after a brief period of self-evaluation, Americans have shown little interest in understanding the real issues driving anti-Americanism and the frustration with America that is manifest in so many trouble spots in the world.

Muslims, who were highly supportive of and sympathetic to President Bush after 9/11, have been disappointed and upset by his subsequent actions. These include praise for Sharon (when the Israeli army was invading the West Bank) and the war against Iraq on dubious grounds, in contravention of world opinion that was important only so long as it suited America, based on what most Muslims believe is a hidden agenda.

Islam, Muslims, and America clarifies how a series of events, spread over centuries, have created the current negative perception of the West and America among Muslims. It is the cumulative effect of these events that has shaped Muslim thinking, beliefs, and attitude.

Part I: Understanding the Conflict: Background and Analysis

Part II: Understanding Islamic Principles and Practice

Terminology; Chronology; Index



Pages 272
Year: 2003
LC Classification: BP161.3.K47
Dewey code: 297'.09'0511
BISAC: REL037000
BISAC: HIS039000
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