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American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism

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In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, many of America’s Christian evangelicals have denounced Islam as a “demonic” and inherently violent religion, provoking frustration among other Christian conservatives who wish to present a more appealing message to the world’s Muslims. Yet as Thomas Kidd reveals in this sobering book, the conflicted views expressed by today’s evangelicals have deep roots in American history.

Tracing Islam’s role in the popular imagination of American Christians from the colonial period to today, Kidd demonstrates that Protestant evangelicals have viewed Islam as a global threat–while also actively seeking to convert Muslims to the Christian faith–since the nation’s founding. He shows how accounts of “Mahometan” despotism and lurid stories of European enslavement by Barbary pirates fueled early evangelicals’ fears concerning Islam, and describes the growing conservatism of American missions to Muslim lands up through the post-World War II era. Kidd exposes American Christians’ anxieties about an internal Islamic threat from groups like the Nation of Islam in the 1960s and America’s immigrant Muslim population today, and he demonstrates why Islam has become central to evangelical “end-times” narratives. Pointing to many evangelicals’ unwillingness to acknowledge Islam’s theological commonalities with Christianity and their continued portrayal of Islam as an “evil” and false religion, Kidd explains why Christians themselves are ironically to blame for the failure of evangelism in the Muslim world.

American Christians and Islam is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the causes of the mounting tensions between Christians and Muslims today.

American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism

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Egypt, from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest: A Study in the Diffusion and Decay of Hellenism

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This is primarily a study in the diffusion and decay of Hellenism in its Egyptian environment; the interaction of Hellenic and Egyptian characteristics, and the gradual weakening and decay of the Hellenic element.

Egypt, from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest: A Study in the Diffusion and Decay of Hellenism

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Breaking Trail: From Canada’s Northern Frontier to the Oil Fields of Dubai

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When he was a boy, Tom Morimoto saved up a dollar and ordered a book called How to Box so he could defend himself against the kids who called him “Jap.” In fact, Morimoto has always been a fighter who went from working in his father’s market garden to working with sheikhs in Dubai. If anyone should write a memoir it is Tom Morimoto, and he has done it grandly with Breaking Trail.

Morimoto lived through a historic period before the modern age changed the North forever. He describes his childhood growing up in Depression-era Fort McMurray and the town’s characters: old-timer trappers, German barons, and bush pilots like Wop May, and R. B. Bennett’s dipsomaniac brother, George.

As a young man, Morimoto worked on an Athabasca River scow and as a radio operator for Canadian Airways before travelling to Yellowknife to stake gold claims and work in the Negus gold mine. His next adventure found him serving as a signalman during the Second World War, and surviving Juno Beach on D-Day. Later, Morimoto became a chemical engineer, a pioneer in the burgeoning gas industry in Alberta. He eventually managed a gas plant in Dubai.

Breaking Trail is a rich memoir from a man who has experienced much of what the twentieth century offered northern and western Canada. It is not only the story of a life well-lived but also a wonderful tale with the characters and places common to the most opulent of novels.

Breaking Trail: From Canada’s Northern Frontier to the Oil Fields of Dubai

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UAE – The Refining Sector In Dubai, Fujairah & Sharjah.: An article from: APS Review Downstream Trends

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This digital document is an article from APS Review Downstream Trends, published by Pam Stein/Input Solutions on May 24, 2004. The length of the article is 1096 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: UAE – The Refining Sector In Dubai, Fujairah & Sharjah.
Publication: APS Review Downstream Trends (Newsletter)
Date: May 24, 2004
Publisher: Pam Stein/Input Solutions
Volume: 62 Issue: 21

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UAE – The Refining Sector In Dubai, Fujairah & Sharjah.: An article from: APS Review Downstream Trends

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Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

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“This woman is a major hero of our time.” —Richard Dawkins

Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in Nomad, Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to build a new life, an ocean away from the death threats made to her by European Islamists, the strife she witnessed, and the inner conflict she suffered. It is the story of her physical journey to freedom and, more crucially, her emotional journey to freedom—her transition from a tribal mind-set that restricts women’s every thought and action to a life as a free and equal citizen in an open society. Through stories of the challenges she has faced, she shows the difficulty of reconciling the contradictions of Islam with Western values.

In these pages Hirsi Ali recounts the many turns her life took after she broke with her family, and how she struggled to throw off restrictive superstitions and misconceptions that initially hobbled her ability to assimilate into Western society. She writes movingly of her reconciliation, on his deathbed, with her devout father, who had disowned her when she renounced Islam after 9/11, as well as with her mother and cousins in Somalia and in Europe.

Nomad is a portrait of a family torn apart by the clash of civilizations. But it is also a touching, uplifting, and often funny account of one woman’s discovery of today’s America. While Hirsi Ali loves much of what she encounters, she fears we are repeating the European mistake of underestimating radical Islam. She calls on key institutions of the West—including universities, the feminist movement, and the Christian churches—to enact specific, innovative remedies that would help other Muslim immigrants to overcome the challenges she has experienced and to resist the fatal allure of fundamentalism and terrorism.

This is Hirsi Ali’s intellectual coming-of-age, a memoir that conveys her philosophy as well as her experiences, and that also conveys an urgent message and mission—to inform the West of the extent of the threat from Islam, both from outside and from within our open societies. A celebration of free speech and democracy, Nomad is an important contribution to the history of ideas, but above all a rousing call to action.

Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

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Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

  • ISBN13: 9781439157312
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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“This woman is a major hero of our time.” —Richard Dawkins

Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in Nomad, Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to build a new life, an ocean away from the death threats made to her by European Islamists, the strife she witnessed, and the inner conflict she suffered. It is the story of her physical journey to freedom and, more crucially, her emotional journey to freedom—her transition from a tribal mind-set that restricts women’s every thought and action to a life as a free and equal citizen in an open society. Through stories of the challenges she has faced, she shows the difficulty of reconciling the contradictions of Islam with Western values.

In these pages Hirsi Ali recounts the many turns her life took after she broke with her family, and how she struggled to throw off restrictive superstitions and misconceptions that initially hobbled her ability to assimilate into Western society. She writes movingly of her reconciliation, on his deathbed, with her devout father, who had disowned her when she renounced Islam after 9/11, as well as with her mother and cousins in Somalia and in Europe.

Nomad is a portrait of a family torn apart by the clash of civilizations. But it is also a touching, uplifting, and often funny account of one woman’s discovery of today’s America. While Hirsi Ali loves much of what she encounters, she fears we are repeating the European mistake of underestimating radical Islam. She calls on key institutions of the West—including universities, the feminist movement, and the Christian churches—to enact specific, innovative remedies that would help other Muslim immigrants to overcome the challenges she has experienced and to resist the fatal allure of fundamentalism and terrorism.

This is Hirsi Ali’s intellectual coming-of-age, a memoir that conveys her philosophy as well as her experiences, and that also conveys an urgent message and mission—to inform the West of the extent of the threat from Islam, both from outside and from within our open societies. A celebration of free speech and democracy, Nomad is an important contribution to the history of ideas, but above all a rousing call to action.

Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

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UAE – Part 2 – Dubai’s Petroleum Trade & Union’s Logistics.: An article from: APS Review Oil Market Trends

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This digital document is an article from APS Review Oil Market Trends, published by Thomson Gale on May 24, 2004. The length of the article is 1200 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: UAE – Part 2 – Dubai’s Petroleum Trade & Union’s Logistics.
Publication: APS Review Oil Market Trends (Newsletter)
Date: May 24, 2004
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 62 Issue: 21

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UAE – Part 2 – Dubai’s Petroleum Trade & Union’s Logistics.: An article from: APS Review Oil Market Trends

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The Arab Contribution to Islamic Art: From the Seventh to the Fifteenth Centuries

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Islamic civilization represents one of the richest and most prolific phases in the cultural history of humanity. Yet it did not generate serious and widespread interest in the West until the beginning of the twentieth century, when art historians and archaeologists began to analyze and evaluate it from their own point of view and according to their own esthetics. This book attempts to appraise the early periods of Islamic art within its own cultural framework and according to Islamic esthetics. It places the development of Islamic art during the early periods within its historical context and social and political environment. It emphasizes the role the Arabs played in the way they molded their culture with that of the conquered peoples and brought about Islamic civilization.

The Arab Contribution to Islamic Art: From the Seventh to the Fifteenth Centuries

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UAE: Development plans for proposed $6,000,000,000 infrastructure projects, DUBAI MUNICIPALITY – Order #: 058906.: An article from: WWP-Report on … & Plant Operations in the Developing World

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This digital document is an article from WWP-Report on Engineering Construct & Plant Operations in the Developing World, published by Worldwide Projects, Inc. on June 1, 2004. The length of the article is 1930 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: UAE: Development plans for proposed $6,000,000,000 infrastructure projects, DUBAI MUNICIPALITY [UAE] – Order #: 058906.
Publication: WWP-Report on Engineering Construct & Plant Operations in the Developing World (Newsletter)
Date: June 1, 2004
Publisher: Worldwide Projects, Inc.
Volume: 13 Issue: 06

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UAE: Development plans for proposed $6,000,000,000 infrastructure projects, DUBAI MUNICIPALITY – Order #: 058906.: An article from: WWP-Report on … & Plant Operations in the Developing World

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UAE: Construction plans for proposed $27,000,000 float glass plant, DUBAI INVESTMENTS CO. – Order #: 034103.: An article from: WWP-Business Opportunities in Africa & the Middle East

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This digital document is an article from WWP-Business Opportunities in Africa & the Middle East, published by Thomson Gale on March 1, 2003. The length of the article is 1203 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: UAE: Construction plans for proposed $27,000,000 float glass plant, DUBAI INVESTMENTS CO. [UAE] – Order #: 034103.
Publication: WWP-Business Opportunities in Africa & the Middle East (Newsletter)
Date: March 1, 2003
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 12 Issue: 03

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UAE: Construction plans for proposed $27,000,000 float glass plant, DUBAI INVESTMENTS CO. – Order #: 034103.: An article from: WWP-Business Opportunities in Africa & the Middle East

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UAE: Construction plans for proposed $1,140,000,000 port expansion project, DUBAI PORTS AUTHORITY – Order #: 033803.: An article from: WWP-Report … & Plant Operations in the Developing World

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This digital document is an article from WWP-Report on Engineering Construct & Plant Operations in the Developing World, published by Worldwide Projects, Inc. on March 1, 2003. The length of the article is 1406 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: UAE: Construction plans for proposed $1,140,000,000 port expansion project, DUBAI PORTS AUTHORITY (DAP) [UAE] – Order #: 033803.
Publication: WWP-Report on Engineering Construct & Plant Operations in the Developing World (Newsletter)
Date: March 1, 2003
Publisher: Worldwide Projects, Inc.
Volume: 11 Issue: 03

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UAE: Construction plans for proposed $1,140,000,000 port expansion project, DUBAI PORTS AUTHORITY – Order #: 033803.: An article from: WWP-Report … & Plant Operations in the Developing World

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The Arabs: A narrative history from Mohammed to the present

The Arabs: A narrative history from Mohammed to the present

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UAE – Dubai Gas Imports.: An article from: APS Review Gas Market Trends

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This digital document is an article from APS Review Gas Market Trends, published by Pam Stein/Input Solutions on May 24, 2004. The length of the article is 1395 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: UAE – Dubai Gas Imports.
Publication: APS Review Gas Market Trends (Newsletter)
Date: May 24, 2004
Publisher: Pam Stein/Input Solutions
Volume: 62 Issue: 21

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UAE – Dubai Gas Imports.: An article from: APS Review Gas Market Trends

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Arabesque: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia

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Despite their rich tradition of calligraphy, the Arab World and Persia are not known
for their contemporary graphic design, illustration and typography. Especially
now, it s worth taking a look at the region s creativity. Young designers are just
beginning to chart their own compelling course between local visual convention
and a modern, international style.
Arabesque investigates the creative potential of the Arab World and Iran. This
book features examples of recent innovative and groundbreaking design work
that is inspired by the richness of the region s visual culture.
Given the important role of calligraphy in the Middle East, Arabesque focuses
on typography. The book presents a wide range of Arabic fonts and typefaces
inspired by traditional calligraphy; these are accompanied by a rich selection of
applications. Further examples of design and graffiti serve as powerful demonstrations
of how text can be used illustratively. This work is particularly relevant
to those now creating street art and poster design.
Arabesque also features graphic design, logos and illustration by young designers
and activists from Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which
is complemented by selected projects by Western designers, who are strongly
influenced by Arab culture. Regardless of the location and ancestry of their
creators, all of the examples included in Arabesque combine modern design with
the traditional, letter-based canon of Arab forms in striking ways.
Supplemental texts describe the environments in which the featured designers
and artists work. Arabesque also includes a CD-ROM that features a typeface
created by the book s editors, Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma.

Arabesque: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia

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Sword of Islam : Muslim Extremism from the Arab Conquests to the Attack on America

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“This book is not an indictment of Islam, one of the three beautiful religions which bloomed in this desert land. It is an indictment of those who took from Islam its most uncompromising tenets, forgetting the message of love that accompanies them. . . . I have chosen to write about Islamic extremism because it represents the most clear and present danger today. Islamic extremists like the Hizbollah and the organization of Osama bin Laden have the financial resources and the ability to obtain the most sophisticated of weaponry, a generation ago reserved for only the great powers of the world. Atomic, chemical, and biological warfare are three of the lightning bolts they can hurl at their enemies like modern incarnations of the Greek gods on Mount Olympus. It is for this reason that these groups must be studied and explored. . . .

“September 11 reminded us that Islamic terrorists, like Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda group, in their desire to recreate a harsh Muslim world that never really existed have declared war on every American. In fact, they have declared war on everybody, Christian, Muslim, or Jew, who does not agree with their view of a fascistic, theologic utopia. In doing so, they have hijacked Islam, one of our great desert faiths, as surely as the bin Laden terrorists hijacked the four jetliners on that desperate Tuesday.” — from the Introduction

Sword of Islam : Muslim Extremism from the Arab Conquests to the Attack on America

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