By Ehsan M. Ahrari
In The Islamic problem and the USA, Ehsan Ahrari takes an in depth examine this ideological clash, concentrating on the center East, Africa, and South and primary Asia. Arguing that the struggle on terrorism is based on secular fundamentalism (an ideology that envisions Islam as harmful and unstable since it mixes faith and politics) and the Enlightenment narrative, Ahrari means that the U.S. sees worldwide jihadists as absolutist, irrational, obscurantist, and anti-modern. whereas violence on behalf of the Muslim neighborhood – ummah – is hence framed as reprehensible, violence on behalf of the Western geographical region is obvious as occasionally important and infrequently praiseworthy. Unsettlingly, this framework doesn't motivate cautious scrutiny of America's ancient dealings with the Muslim global. the assumption that faith factors violence, Ahrari argues, might blind the West to its personal kinds of fanaticism.
A well timed research of 1 of the main contested problems with our instances, The Islamic problem and the U.S. is a must-read for international safety practitioners, policymakers, and normal readers.