By Bernard Lewis
In his first booklet when you consider that What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historic roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic international this present day and which are more and more being expressed in acts of terrorism. He appears on the theological origins of political Islam and takes us during the upward thrust of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, interpreting the effect of radical Wahhabi proselytizing, and Saudi oil funds, at the remainder of the Islamic international.
The challenge of Islam levels generally via 13 centuries of heritage, yet particularly it charts the major occasions of the 20th century major as much as the violent confrontations of at the present time: the production of the country of Israel, the chilly conflict, the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan, the Gulf warfare, and the September eleventh assaults at the United States.
While hostility towards the West has an extended and sundry historical past within the lands of Islam, its present focus on the United States is new. So too is the cult of the suicide bomber. Brilliantly disentangling the crosscurrents of center jap historical past from the rhetoric of its manipulators, Bernard Lewis is helping us comprehend the explanations for the more and more dogmatic rejection of modernity through many within the Muslim global in desire of a go back to a sacred prior. in accordance with his George Polk Award--winning article for The New Yorker, The obstacle of Islam is key examining for a person who desires to recognize what Usama bin Ladin represents and why his murderous message resonates so extensively within the Islamic international.
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47 Kidnapping and Abduction • Make sure that the lock on the room door functions properly and that there is an internal method of locking the door, such as a security door chain or sliding bolt, as well. If none is p resent, a rubber wedge placed under the door or even a chair placed underneath the handle is effective in securing the door from the inside. • Make sure any doors to adjacent rooms are locked and secure. • Ensure that the curtains close completely. • If a “Do Not Disturb” sign is provided in the room, immediately place it on the outside of your door.
In Restaurants, Bars, and Nightclubs • Stay alert and avoid excess alcohol consumption. • Ensure that you never leave your drink unattended, even when you visit the toilet. • Avoid accepting food or drink from strangers. The drugging of food is an increasing concern in some countries. • Without being rude, avoid overly friendly locals who may want to introduce you to a “special” restaurant or shop. Personal Belongings • Consider using a clip for your money rather than a wallet that will contain all your cards and other personal data.
1 Number of Abductions Reported in the Year 2012 Country Number South Africa 3,874 Somalia 2,527 Mexico 1,642 Afghanistan 902 Pakistan 430 India 341 Colombia 285 Democratic Republic of the Congo 189 Sudan 159 Yemen 117 Central African Republic 115 Iraq 111 Gaza Strip 107 Philippines 102 Turkey 63 Burma 25 Nigeria 17 Note: The figures in this table were extracted from the references at the end of this chapter. 2 Kidnapping Figures for Various Countries for the Years 1992–1999 and 2013 Country 1992 1994 1995 1997 1999 2012 Colombia Mexico Former Soviet Union** Brazil Philippines Nigeria India Ecuador Venezuela 464 46 5 94 53 1 9 1 15 217 31 13 73 78 0 13 15 7 469 48 3 56 61 1 9 11 7 908 275 41 67 61 2 8 5 24 972 402 105 51 39 24 17 12 12 285 1,642* 0 0 1 0 10 3,874 South Africa** 102 17 341 2,915** Note: The figures in this table were extracted from the references at the end of this chapter.
The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis