The Islamist Delusion

Author: Saif Rahman
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481294362
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Saif Rahman is a Strategic consultant & Founder of HMCA (Humanist & Cultural Muslim & Assoc). -------------------------------------------------------------A behind-the-scenes look from an insider. A comprehensive and objective study for Muslims seeking a fair & balanced analysis of traditionalist Islam; and for non-Muslims interested in gaining rarely found insight.Written by a prominent anti-Islamist activist over the course of 8 years detailing his reasons for leaving Islam & becoming an agnostic humanist. All funds donated to support related humanitarian causes.-------------------------------------------------------------A single question kickstarts the journey for this book. My Muslim cousin came to stay with us in the UK when he was over on holiday from Pakistan. I knew his stay would prove contentious as previously he had told me that as a Muslim I had to believe in all of it as it stood, or I had to admit I was no longer a Muslim. This time I was prepared for the inevitable question of “Why?” I had subsequently left Islam. Sure enough it soon came and started the ball-rolling till 4 a.m. as he attempted to refute each one of my contentions, but this time to no avail.The following day, prior to boarding his flight back to Pakistan, he made me promise one thing. As he was well connected, he asked me to put all my arguments together so he could take them in writing to a learned scholar of Islam. I did so, and looking forward to his response I also copied in all my siblings. After waiting 3 months my brother received a phone call from my cousin saying that he hadn't forgotten and was still working on the reply. It's been 8 years, and I never did hear back from him.Nonetheless it was an invigorating exercise. Over the course of these subsequent years I became an exmuslim activist and the original letter (contained in next chapter) was used as a skeletal working document which I regularly updated with new findings. A comprehensive Scribd online blog was borne. It was heartening to see it climb to 49,000 views and being powerful enough to influence many of its Muslim readers to leave Islam. To connect with a wider audience, I developed the blog for use in visual media and from it spawned my 'ExMuslim Confession' YouTube series. It flourished as it climbed to half-a-million hits along with my group grew to 7,500 members, but along with its success so did the harassment. My more vocal presence was paralleled with increasing resistance, reaching up to 139 death threats to date. Undeterred this spurred me on to make the blog ever more mainstream, and the original Letter-Blog-YouTube Series finally matured into the Book you see before you today..-------------------------------------------------------------(You can read more about this author online by seeing his RaheelQ interview)

The Two State Delusion

Author: Padraig O'Malley
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698192184
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“A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm . . . Evenhanded, diplomatic, mutually respectful, and enormously useful.” —Kirkus, starred review Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and other intractable issues have repeatedly derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Now, in a book that is sure to spark controversy, renowned peacemaker Padraig O’Malley argues that the moment for a two-state solution has passed. After examining each issue and speaking with Palestinians and Israelis as well as negotiators directly involved in past summits, O’Malley concludes that even if such an agreement could be reached, it would be nearly impossible to implement given the staggering costs, Palestine’s political disunity and the viability of its economy, rapidly changing demographics, Israel’s continuing political shift to the right, global warming’s effect on the water supply, and more. In this revelatory, hard-hitting book, O’Malley approaches the key issues pragmatically, without ideological bias, to show that we must find new frameworks for reconciliation if there is to be lasting peace between Palestine and Israel. From the Hardcover edition.

The Palestinian Delusion

Author: Robert Spencer
Editor: Bombardier Books
ISBN: 1642932558
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Every new American President has a plan to bring about peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and every one fails. Every “peace process” has failed in its primary objective: to establish a stable and lasting accord between the two parties, such that they can live together side-by-side in friendship rather than enmity. But why? And what can be done instead? While this failure is a consistent pattern stretching back decades, there is virtually no public discussion or even basic understanding of the primary reason for this failure. The Palestinian Delusion is unique in situating the Israeli/Palestinian conflict within the context of the global jihad that has found renewed impetus in the latter portion of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. Briskly recounting the tumultuous history of the “peace process,” Robert Spencer demonstrates that the determination of diplomats, policymakers, and negotiators to ignore this aspect of the conflict has led the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the world down numerous blind alleys. This has often only exacerbated, rather than healed, this conflict. The Palestinian Delusion offers a general overview of the Zionist settlement of Palestine, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the Arab Muslim reaction to these events. It explores the dramatic and little-known history of the various peace efforts—showing how and why they invariably broke down or failed to be implemented fully. The Palestinian Delusion also provides shocking evidence from the Palestinian media, as well as statements from the Palestinian leadership, showing that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will never work. But there is still cause for hope. Spencer delineates a realistic, viable alternative to the endless and futile “peace process,” that shows how the Jewish State and the Palestinian Arabs can truly coexist in peace—without illusions or unrealistic expectations.

The Trickle Down Delusion

Author: John Seip
Editor: UPA
ISBN: 0761867449
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From inside the book: “Since 1980, the economy has been growing, and productivity has been growing, but trickle-down values—that we, the American people promote, pursuant to the Republican Party’s conservative ideology—have rigged the economy to continuously upwardly redistribute those revenues attributable to our increased productivity, yielding a productivity/wage disconnect, resulting in increased concentration of income and wealth at the top, in corporations and among older Americans (beneficiaries of income from Social Security, pensions and investments and continuing income due to delaying retirement), and the lowest percentage of GDP attributable to wages and highest attributable to profits since World War II. But trickle-down has not only distorted our economic thought; it has also distorted our political thought, our sociology and our concept of the rule of law. The result has been that the trickle-down policies promoted by the Republican Party are undermining our economy, democracy, institutions and health.” For further discussion contact author at [email protected]

The Cameron Delusion

Author: Peter Hitchens
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441183027
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The struggle between the main political parties has been reduced to an unpopularity contest, in which voters hold their noses and sigh as they trudge to the polls. Peter Hitchens explains how and why British politics has sunk to this dreary level - the takeover of the parties and the media by conventional left-wing dogmas which then call themselves 'the centre ground'. The Tory party under David Cameron has become a pale-blue twin of New Labour, offering change without alteration. Hitchens, a former Lobby reporter, examines and mocks the flock mentality of most Westminster journalists, explains how unattributable lunches guide coverage and why so many reporters - once slavish admirers of Labour - now follow the Tory line. This updated edition of Hitchens's The Broken Compass (2009) features a brand new introduction. In an excoriating analysis, Hitchens examines the Tory Party's record in government and opposition, dismissing it as a failure on all fronts but one - the ability to win office without principle. The one thing it certainly isn't is conservative.

Magnificent Delusions

Author: Husain Haqqani
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610394518
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The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential military ally, to a seedbed of terror. America—to Pakistani eyes—has been a guarantee of security, a coldly distant scold, an enthusiastic military enabler, and is now a threat to national security and a source of humiliation. The countries are not merely at odds. Each believes it can play the other—with sometimes absurd, sometimes tragic, results. The conventional narrative about the war in Afghanistan, for instance, has revolved around the Soviet invasion in 1979. But President Jimmy Carter signed the first authorization to help the Pakistani-backed mujahedeen covertly on July 3—almost six months before the Soviets invaded. Americans were told, and like to believe, that what followed was Charlie Wilson's war of Afghani liberation, with which they remain embroiled to this day. It was not. It was General Zia-ul-Haq's vicious regional power play. Husain Haqqani has a unique insight into Pakistan, his homeland, and America, where he was ambassador and is now a professor at Boston University. His life has mapped the relationship of the two countries and he has found himself often close to the heart of it, sometimes in very confrontational circumstances, and this has allowed him to write the story of a misbegotten diplomatic love affair, here memorably laid bare.

The Islamic State Delusion

Author: Glen Segell
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ISBN: 9781901414417
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Glen Segell presents a firsthand account of the Islamic State, discussing, among other topics, its rise; how to account for its appeal and resilience; how to respond to the organisation; and the consequences of getting it wrong.

Delusional States

Author: Nosheen Ali
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108497446
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Offers a pioneering study of state-making, religion, and development in contemporary Pakistan and its northern frontier.

Essays In Islamic Moral Economy

Author: İsa Yılmaz
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Books Critical Of Islam

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230561592
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 38. Chapters: The God Delusion, Muslim Mafia, Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World, The Satanic Verses, The River War, The End of Faith, Infidel, The Calcutta Quran Petition, Mahomet, Hindu Temples: What Happened to Them, The Trouble with Islam Today, Apology of al-Kindy, The Truth About Muhammad, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam, Crossroads to Islam: The Origins of the Arab Religion and the Arab State, Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State Within, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam, Alms for Jihad, The Story of Islamic Imperialism in India, The Decline of Eastern Christianity: From Jihad to Dhimmitude, Negationism in India: Concealing the Record of Islam, Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide, The Origins of The Koran: Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book, Now They Call Me Infidel, Understanding Islam through Hadis, 23 Years, The Myth of Hitler's Pope, Journey into the Mind of an Islamic Terrorist, American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us, Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics, Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, Why I Am Not a Muslim, The Caged Virgin, The Legacy of Muslim Rule in India, Meyebela, My Bengali Girlhood, Islam Unveiled, The Legacy of Jihad, Onward Muslim Soldiers, Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder, The Life and Religion of Mohammed, The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?, Rage Against the Veil, The Rage and the Pride, The Myth of Islamic Tolerance, The Force of Reason, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, Fatima and the Daughters of Muhammad, Cruel and Usual Punishment, The Savage Nation, Vita Mahumeti. Excerpt: The God Delusion is a 2006 bestselling non-fiction book by British biologist...

The Fatal Delusions Of The Society

Author: Elliot Ricardo
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491889225
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Today several ideas and conceptions regarding ancient-traditions in the society are taken as correctly right, and therefore derivates activities considered as granted, however their interpretation and use could be put in debate as we never were told the true and sometimes even the real history was never mentioned. The human reason and trust was betrayed by rulers with the help of religion, transforming “rationality” into blind faith into false religious statements about our social role. Several facts were adapted conveniently by historian to the politicians in powers, it was not always appropriate or obviously as more of the people thing they were. For example, the legacy of religion, Calvinism, as one of religious which tough people about predestination, and the peoples’ impossibility to change their destiny, thus, such beliefs that laws of rulers were Gods will.

The Net Delusion

Author: Evgeny Morozov
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961821
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Does free information mean free people? At the start of the twenty-first century we were promised that the internet would liberate the world. We could come together as never before, and from Iran's 'twitter revolution' to Facebook 'activism', technological innovation would spread democracy to oppressed peoples everywhere. We couldn't have been more wrong. In The Net Delusion Evgeny Morozov destroys this myth, arguing that 'internet freedom' is an illusion, and that technology has failed to help protect people's rights. Not only that - in many cases the internet is actually helping authoritarian regimes. From China to Russia to Iran, oppressive governments are using cyberspace to stifle dissent: planting clandestine propaganda, employing sophisticated digital censorship and using online surveillance. We are all being manipulated in more subtle ways too - becoming pacified by the net, instead of truly engaging. This book is a wake-up call. It shows us how our misplaced faith in cyber-utopia means the West risks missing the real challenges. Morozov argues that we must look at other ways of promoting democracy abroad, and forces us - policymakers and citizens alike - to recognize that all our freedoms are at stake.

The Islam Delusion

Author: Talal Al Rawandi
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ISBN: 9781676432289
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The objectives of this book are as follows: To provide robust evidence that Islam is a man-made delusional faith; To show the real picture of 'Allah', the God of Islam; To determine whether any evidence provided of Allah's existence can be held true;To reveal the truth regarding Mohamed's character; To prove that the Quran is not from a divine source but a book full of errors, myths and hijacked morals; To expose the characters of extensive Islamic brainwashing mechanisms; To demonstrate that Islam cannot be reformed as a peaceful religion to interact with non-Muslims, and to accommodate basic human rights; To provide evidence that Sharia Law is the most intrusive and restrictive legal system in the world today, especially for women; To highlight the disastrous side-effect of the Islamic doctrine throughout the last 1400 years - the immoral features of corruption, tyranny and unjustness, which have become typical of today's Arab and Muslim leaders.

The Delusion Of Grandeur

Author: M. R. Khan
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An Islamic Response To Imperialism

Author: Nikki R. Keddie
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520047747
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"Keddie has rendered a valuable service ... Afghani merits the attention of Western students of the contemporary international scene and the Muslim renaissance since he made the first significant attempt to answer the modern Western challenge to the Muslim world." ---Eastern World "Sayyid Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani (1838-1897), the well known religious reformer and political activist, led a busy and complex life full of obscure and clandestine ventures. . . . [Keddie] draws on a wide range of primary and secondary sources. In part I an attempt is made to provide an accurate biography and a consistent analysis of Afghani. Part II co ntains translations of some of his most important writings. . . Although Afghani was concerned with the wide ranging need for Islamic reform, he devoted most of his life to the more urgent political problems confronting Muslims--problems arising out of their weakness in dealing with the Western Christian powers. Hence the tide of this book. The picture that emerges here confirms Afghani's long standing reputation as a defender of Muslim interests--not against borrowing European advances in science and technology, but against foreign political, economic, or military encroachment."--Middle East journal "Jamal ad-Din was a mysterious figure and most of the mysteries were of his own making . . . it has been left to Professor Keddie to apply the methods of the critical historian to the matter ... This book shows how successful she has been . . . there has emerged for the first time a credible picture of Jamal ad-Din's life . . . The second part contains translations of works by Jamal ad-Din himself, and these are valuable because most of them were written in Persian and have either not been easily available at all or else have been available only in Arabic translation. This is particularly true of the Refutation of the Materialists. "--International journal of Middle East Studies "For the first time a significant collection of the writings of al-Afghani are now available in English, and so, for the first time, this controversial figure has had more life breathed into him."--American Historical Review

Issues In The Islamic Movement

Author: Kalim Siddiqui
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From Illusion To Delusion

Author: Victor Segesvary
Editor: University Press of Amer
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This important study offers a comprehensive analysis-cum-critique of the phenomenon of globalization and links the criticism to the inherent contradictions of modernity. It represents an effort to reverse a dangerous, and possible destructive tide in human existence. Dr. Segesvary's work links the phenomenon of globalization to the increasing importance of inter-civilizational relations - these latter representing the powerful counter-current to the globalizing trend.

Local Contexts Of Islamism In Popular Media

Author: Lila Abu-Lughod
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053568247
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After the events of 9/11, media representations of Muslims in the West—never known for their accuracy—became even more stereotypically negative. Few of us realize, however, the profusion of similar sentiments that existed within Arab Muslim media outlets ten or even fifteen years earlier. Lila Abu-Lughod here examines these images of religious extremism in popular Arab media, focusing most closely on such depictions in Egyptian television shows of the 1990s. Concluding with an exploration of the influence of media on religion itself, Local Contexts of Islamism in Popular Media will add new fuel to current debates in media studies and world politics.

Where East Meets West

Author: Mona Abul-Fadl
Editor: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
ISBN: 1565643542
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The fate of civilization lies in the balance of culture, not power. This penetrating work argues that the terms of the culture of our times will determine the future of politics and societies. Islam continues to be, as much as it was in the past, at the hub and crossroads of contemporary civilization. The difference from a historical perspective, lies in the West’s control of the political setting, the primary factor in qualifying the terms of today’s civilization, and in setting its pace and direction accordingly. The modern West takes pride in its rational liberalism, yet for all its reverent skepticism it is not at all sure how it can handle its growing human problems. As such it makes sense to recall a timeless exhortation of natural wisdom, confirmed in divine revelation, handed down over the generations and understandable to all, in both East and West. It needs to be taken seriously on the agenda of any future encounter between East and West which presumes to address the future ecology of a moral global economy. When the individual has become a measure unto himself, the community dissolves: or at least, its matrix is severely undermined. In the meantime, there is nothing that can secure the individual against his own excesses. In forgetting their Creator, their origin, and their destiny, God has made them oblivious of themselves.