By Emile Nakhleh
In an important Engagement, the CIA's former aspect guy on Islam makes a lively case for a renewal of yank public international relations within the Muslim global. providing a special stability among in-depth research, own memoir, and overseas coverage treatments, the ebook injects much-needed knowledge into the general public dialogue of long term U.S.-Muslim relatives. Intelligence insider Emile Nakhleh argues that an engagement with the Muslim international merits the nationwide curiosity of the USA. accordingly, the following management may still discard the terrorism prism in which the rustic has considered political Islam for the reason that September 11 and concentration as an alternative at the universal pursuits of the United States and mainstream Muslims. Nakhleh investigates contemporary U.S. coverage towards Islamic countries and gives the recent management a ten-point plan for rebuilding America's dating with the Muslim global. the writer demonstrates that successful over Arabs and Muslims calls for an intensive wisdom of Arab and Muslim cultures and languages inside our intelligence neighborhood, in addition to a long term American dedication of team of workers and assets. whereas the luck of those efforts may be incremental and difficult to degree, Nakhleh believes that the present low status of the USA in so much Arab and Muslim nations could be reversed. Stressing that powerful public international relations has to be a significant, coordinated attempt pursued on the maximum political degrees, an important Engagement charts a brand new direction for destiny ties among the U.S. and the Islamic international.
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S. regimes, ticking off the names of Mubarak of Egypt, Saleh of Yemen, Musharraf of Pakistan, the two Abdallahs of Saudi Arabia and Jordan, and Ben Ali of Tunisia. Other detainees at Guantanamo who were caught in the drag- 8 CHAPTER 1 net net after 9/11 did not share that jihadist’s radical views against the United States or other countries. In a conversation I had with a Hizb al-Tahrir activist in Indonesia, he calmly told me over lunch that he justified the use of violence against the Americans and other enemies of Islam, even though such violence might lead to the killing of innocent bystanders.
The defeat of Saddam Husayn and the Sunni regime in Iraq and the rise of Shia political power in that country have empowered the Shia not only in Iraq but across the greater Middle East. The “Arc of Shia resurgence,” as some Sunni Arab leaders have described it, stretches from Lebanon to Pakistan and cuts across Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan. 4 billion Muslims worldwide, the Shia in recent centuries have controlled only one country, Iran. Iraq became the second country to come under Shia control.
S. military to stay in the country after Saddam Husayn was evicted from Kuwait in 1991. The perceived collusion between Al Saud and the United States became the cornerstone of Bin Ladin’s deadly rhetoric, which has since expanded to include Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kashmir, Chechnya, and Indonesia. S. “anti-Islamic” policy in Palestine, Iraq, and elsewhere is what drives the radicals’ anti-American sentiment. 20 CHAPTER 1 Factors Contributing to Islamization The factors that drive Islamic activism vary among activists and among countries, but it is possible to identify a few critical ones.
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