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By Malise Ruthven | Comments: ( 924 ) | Date: ( Jun 02, 2020 )

The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington were carried out by men steeped in a certain Islamic ideology, which has come to be called Islamism In A Fury for God, Malise Ruthven first reconstructs the events of September 11 and the war in Afghanistan He traces the role of the idea of jihad and examines the permissibility of suicide in Islam, and reconstructs the wThe terrorist attacks on New York and Washington were carried out by men steeped in a certain Islamic ideology, which has come to be called Islamism In A Fury for God, Malise Ruthven first reconstructs the events of September 11 and the war in Afghanistan He traces the role of the idea of jihad and examines the permissibility of suicide in Islam, and reconstructs the world view of Islamist intellectuals like Sayyid Qutb, the Egyptian thinker who has influenced an entire generation of radicals in the Arab world, notably Osama bin Laden He also shows that it would be a mistake to treat these people as medieval fanatics their attitude to modernity is dangerous and ambivalent And in a changing analysis, the author exposes the crucial importance of the Saudi connection, the massive sponsorship of fundamentalism by an authoritarian tribal regime that has been tolerated by the international community for the sake of Western economic stability Ruthven s identification of the ambiguities in Western policy is powerfully provocative.


  • Title: A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America
  • Author: Malise Ruthven
  • ISBN: 9781862075733
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Malise Ruthven

Malise Ruthven is the author of Islam in the World, The Divine Supermarket Shopping for God in America, A Satanic Affair Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam and several other books His Islam A Very Short Introduction has been published in several languages, including Chinese, Korean, Romanian, Polish, Italian and German A former scriptwriter with the BBC Arabic and World Services, Dr Ruthven holds an MA in English Literature and a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University He has taught Islamic studies, cultural history and comparative religion at the University of Aberdeen, the University of California, San Diego, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and Colorado College Now a full time writer, he is currently working on Fundamentalism A Very Short Introduction and Arabesque and Crucifix, a study in comparative religious iconography.



Comments A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America

  • Shane Noble

    Honestly, I was expecting a very white-washed Western viewpoint, but the book was much better than that in looking at where Islamic fundamentalism has come from. I'd criticize the author for being a soft on Bush, but his later added afterward somewhat makes up for it. I'd say this book is an excellent choice for anyone looking to expand their understanding of Islam.


  • Liam89

    Outstanding. Using his deep knowledge of Arabic language and history, and the Quran, as well as beautiful prose, Malise Ruthven (one of the foremost Western experts on Islam and Islamism) dissects the motivation, justification, and ramifications of that day in September when the world changed forever. Tracing the roots of jihad from the foundation of Islam itself, to the experiences of Sayyid Qutb (regarded as the founder of modern Islamism), Professor Ruthven shows how a combination of social a [...]


  • Don

    Very detailed historic account of why Religious Zealots abound in modern society and book was released just a few months after the events that took place on 9/11.Apparently there was an update volume released in 2004.The Koran is one of those religious texts that can be read in so many different ways. It's all-empowering word does state to kill all infidels who do not take Islam lightly. This battle has been going on already for centuries and with the Jewish interests using the guise of Religion [...]


  • Marc Nash

    Takes a bit of sifting through, but what was in the mind of the 9/11 bombers is all laid out and while you might not gree with them and the conclusions they drew, you ought at least to be able to see how they thought.


  • Hollis

    Don't remember this that well, but I found it very interesting.


  • Carly

    Dense to work through, but fascinating.


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