Towfighi, Parviz S. 2021 1-4955-0902-8 236 pages (softcover) "[There are two] areas of inquiry of this book: historical and political. They are used in: (1) the interpretation of past relationships between the West and the world of Islam; (2) the analysis of the complexity of this relationship at present; and (3) the plausibility of development of a new paradigm based on respect for all civilizations co-existing side-by-side, thus avoiding catastrophic consequences for humanity. ...This retrospective historical and political study is based on the premise that the knowledge of historical facts is important to the understanding of present world conflicts and those that might be developed in the future, and is capable of offering solutions for the resolutions of those conflicts. Since Islam as a religion has been the target of criticism as the main cause of terrorism around the world, I have paid more attention to the history of development of that religion (its past as well as its reform movements), and less attention to the other two main world religions since Western readers should be more familiar with them." -From the Author's introduction
Bukay, David 2017 1-4955-0611-8 136 pages The research found in this book proves, ethnic cleansing has also many other aspects, like expropriating others' history, scientific knowledge, values, even identity; mass slavery of groups and nationals from the seventh century on; coercing Muslim primitive barbarian values on the Free World by terrorism, intimidation, sophisticated propaganda, sabotaging its infrastructure, and mass-immigration; and removing physical and cultural evidence of the targeted groups by demolishing and desecrating their monuments, cemeteries, and places of worship.
Munir, Muhammad 2018 1-4955-0649-5 584 pages The concept of jihad has been the subject of vigorous academic writings since 9/11. Literature on jihad in most cases suggests that the phenomenon has been misunderstood and distorted. The self-declared jihadi organizations, or non-State Islamic actors, have abused the doctrine of jihad. Consequently, a common man's perception of Islam is to judge it to a large extent through his view of actions of the non-State Islamic actors such as al-Qa'ida, Daish, Boko Haram, or local jihadists organizations such as the Taliban rather than by the principles of Islamic law.
Razavi, Reza 2011 0-7734-1439-8 388 pages An examination of Iran’s post-revolutionary political system. In particular, the study
analyzes contemporary Iranian history and the composition of competing political factions. The tension between the central authority of the Supreme Leader and these factions continues to be a major source of instability in the country.
Lang, Johannes 2022 1-4955-0957-5 174 pages From the Introduction:
"As coups go, this was a very quiet one. On July 25, 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied spoke to the Tunisian people in what sounded like a legal lecture rather than a rousing speech. In his signature monotone cadence and archaic manner of speech, the former constitutional law professor announced his intention to dismiss the prime minister and rule by executive decree. Parliament was suspended until December 2022. Saied's government revoked the immunity of Tunisia's lawmakers, placed various officials under house arrest, and ordered the arrest of ex-president Moncef Marzouki. As jubilant Tunisians gathered to celebrate the president's decisive action, others mourned what seemed like the beginning of the end of the only remaining democracy to have emerged from the Arab Spring." (Pg. 1)
Kirabaev, N.S. 1999 0-7734-3253-1 356 pages The book is devoted to the analysis of the Moslem culture, its nature, basic notions and problems. The consideration of social-historic prerequisites of the origin and development of the classic Arab-Moslem culture is connected with the analysis of the antique influence in the philosophy of khalam, political and law culture of the Middle Ages Islam and the humanistic ideals of the Moslem Middle Ages. Exposed are the basic features and tendencies of the process of formation and development of the secular and religious knowledge, which made it possible to evaluate the Moslem culture as the phenomenon of the cross-cultural interaction of the Western and Eastern traditions.