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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?

The Eye of the Storm: “Jihad” and Proxy Wars in South Asia
The eye of the storm: “Jihad” and proxy wars in South Asia

The jihad in Kashmir will soon spread to entire India. Our Mujahideen will create three Pakistans in India. We feel that Kashmir should be liberated at the earliest. Therefore, Indian Muslims should be aroused to rise in revolt against the Indian Union so that India gets disintegrated.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Founder of the LeT

Thanks to Barack Obama and the killing of Osama bin Laden, it is now clear that Pakistan is in the very eye of the storm…. You couldn't truly fight terror while working with Pakistan, the greatest shelter for terrorists.

Bernard-Henri Levy, Author of American Vertigo, 2007
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