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Author Wright, Robin B., 1948-

Title Rock the Casbah : rage and rebellion across the Islamic world / Robin Wright

Publ Info New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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Descript 307 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-291) and index
Contents The scent of jasmine -- The counter-jihad -- The big chill -- A midsummer's eve -- Hip-hop Islam -- The new chic -- The living poets society -- Satellite sheikhs and YouTube imams -- The axis of evil comedy tour -- Jihad jones and the kalashnikov babes -- The beginning of the beginning -- The diplomatic pas de deux
Note Written by a veteran reporter, this is an up close portrait of the fierce struggle between moderates and extremists taking place within the Islamic world today. Why don't Muslims challenge the violent extremists among them? Well, they do. Here she cites the clerics, comedians, and rappers who challenge al Qaeda violence; the women who are launching liberation movements; and the former jihadists who openly reject violence. These Muslims all want to build a better Islam, on their own, not Western, terms
LC subject Islamic countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Islam and politics -- Islamic countries
Social movements -- Islamic countries
Muslims -- Political activity -- Islamic countries
Radicalism -- Islamic countries -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- Islamic countries
ISBN 9781439103166 (hbk.)
143910316X (hbk.)
9781439123065 (ebk.)
1439123063 (ebk.)