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Featured Title: Islam in the Eyes of the West

Following the terrorist attacks in various parts of the world the government, the media, and the general public have raised questions regarding potential links between Western Muslims, radical Islam and terrorism. Written by the prominent, area studies scholars the book challenges authenticity of the myths concerning the Islamic world and and examines these myths as ideological cover for the "war on terror" and Iraq war.

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Focusing on media, government policy and popular discourse the book examines how the speculations are not only unfounded and hollow, but serve a dangerous purpose, namely war-mongering and the empowering of the national-security state.

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  1. Islam in the Eyes of the West

    Images and Realities in an Age of Terror

    Edited by Tareq Y. Ismael, Andrew Rippin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York to the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the presence of Muslim communities in the West has generated security issues and major political concern. The government, the media, and the general public have raised questions...

    Published June 27th 2010 by Routledge