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Global Jihad and America questions the assumption if Islamist terrorism, or “Global Jihad,” poses the biggest threat to modern civilization in the East and West. It explores if Islamic and Western civilizations, being “incompatible” to each other, are destined to be at loggerheads. Consequently, the book argues that state-sponsored terrorism and proxy wars—not terrorist acts by “non-state actors”—will pose the biggest security threat to the world.

This study does not suggest that the world has already reached the cul-de-sac of its destiny with no point of return. Both America and the Muslim World can play important roles to avert the catastrophe. Meanwhile, the gap between the needy and the rich and powerful is widening. Throughout history, sections of the rich and powerful have manipulated wars in the name of peace and justice, religion and freedom. So the big question now is: with America and its allies waging a “war on terror and extremism” and their Muslim adversaries defending honor and religion, is a disaster looming?

Global Muslims' Triple Jeopardy: Islamophobia, Israel, and Globalization
Global Muslims' triple jeopardy: Islamophobia, Israel, and globalization

After “the war to end war” they seem to have been successful in Paris at making a “Peace to end Peace.”

Field Marshal Archibald Wavell on the Treaty of Versailles, 1919

So, it turns out that the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes due to the directives of their own leaders. It had been a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism, and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.

Miko Peled, author of The General's Son, 2012
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This chapter appraises the Muslim-West conflict in historical as well as contemporary perspectives. It illustrates the conflict in the ...

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