Islamic Jihad

A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery

Author: M. A. Khan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440118485

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7904

The attacks of September 11, 2001, changed the way the world looks at Islam. And rightfully so, according to M.A. Khan, a former Muslim who left the religion after realizing that it is based on forced conversion, imperialism, and slavery: the primary demands of Jihad, commanded by the Islamic God Allah. In this groundbreaking book, Khan demonstrates that Prophet Muhammad meticulously followed these misguided principles and established the ideal template of Islamic Jihad for his future followers to pursue, and that Muslims have been perpetuating the cardinal principles of Jihad ever since. Find out the true nature of Islam, particularly its doctrine of Jihad, and what it means to the modern world, and also learn about The core tenets of Islam and its history The propagation of Islam by force and other means Islamic propaganda Arab-Islamic imperialism Islamic slavery and slave-trade And much more! The commands of Allah are perpetual in nature, so are the actions of Prophet Muhammad. Jihad has been the way to win converts to Islam since its birth fourteen centuries ago, and it won't change anytime soon. Find out why in Islamic Jihad.

Forced Conversion

Author: Donald Bingle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692735206


Page: 316

View: 3619

"Visceral, bloody -- and one hell of a page turner! Bingle tackles the philosophical issues surrounding uploaded consciousness in a fresh, exciting way. This is the debut of a major novelist -- don't miss it." Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Author. Everyone can have heaven, any heaven they want, but some people don't want to go. Mankind has largely retreated to the realms of virtual reality, where resources are unlimited and the problems of the real world--violence, conflict, sickness, and pain--can all be avoided. Unfortunately, those who stay behind in the real world pose the only risk to the immortality of those who have converted to virtual existence. Derek, a soldier in the Conversion Forces (ConFoes), seeks to enforce the Mandatory Conversion Act on the remaining mals (malcontent Luddites, gangbangers, and religious fanatics). He just wants to put in his time and join his family on one of the virtual worlds. But until then, he is forced to deal with his psychotic squad-mates, the increasingly brutal tactics of the ConFoes, and a mal ambush. And that's just the beginning of his journey. While most speculative and science fiction deals with worlds transformed by technological advance, Forced Conversion highlights the troubling and chaotic process of that transformation, itself. It combines the adrenaline-soaked action of military fiction with the extrapolation of current scientific trends of the best speculative fiction, while dealing with the moral and religious implications of both war and technology. If large scale transcendence could occur, this novel explains how it would come about and what the real world would be like in the aftermath. When Moore's Law meets God's Law, the result is forced conversion. Says Ed Greenwood, Creator of The Forgotten Realms(TM) and Author of the bestselling Elminster novels: "I loved it! Many writers have explored hard-hitting and brutal possible futures for Earth, and told colorful tales of people trying to stay alive in them, but few have brought such imagined futures as vividly to life as Don Bingle -- and no other book I can think of examines how and why such a future might just happen as well as FORCED CONVERSION does -- or provides half the breath-catching twists and turns of Bingle's yarn. A 'good read' of the old school, coupled with all-too-plausible reasons for everything. A grim warning and a fast action adventure tale, all in one! Highly recommended!" Says Jean Rabe, Author of The Dhamon Saga: "Though this is Donald Bingle's first novel, it reads like the work of a seasoned thriller author. Forced Conversion is filled with plenty of suspense and surprises, deep and quirky characters, and engaging dialog. It is not easy to set down, so read it when you have time on your hands. It is a helluva trip ..." Technology can be a wonderful thing, when it's not ruining the world completely. About the Author: Best known as the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres, with five books (Forced Conversion; GREENSWORD; Net Impact; Frame Shop; The Love-Haight Case Files), and more than fifty shorter stories. Many of these stories and others appear in his Writer on Demand TM story collections by genre: Tales of Gamers and Gaming; Tales of Humorous Horror; Tales Out of Time; Grim, Fair e-Tales; Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam; Not-So-Heroic Fantasy; and Shadow Realities. Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers Association, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, GenCon Writers Symposium, and Origins Game Fair Library.

Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict

Mistaken Identities, Forced Conversions, and Postcolonial Formations

Author: Katy P. Sian

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073917875X

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 2896

Conflict between Sikhs and Muslims is often remarked upon but rarely investigated rigorously. Such conflict is typically described as being due to angry youth or ethnic hatred and religious passions. This book interrogates such explanations, by focusing upon the relationship between diaspora and the articulation of a postcolonial Sikh identity.

Conversion to Islam in the Balkans

Kisve Bahas ̧petitions and Ottoman Social Life, 1670-1730

Author: Anton Minkov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004135766

Category: Religion

Page: 277

View: 8337

By examining available demographic data and petitions submitted by non-Muslims for accepting Islam, this volume convincingly reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process in the Balkans and offers an insight to the motives and factors behind conversion.

Fictions of Conversion

Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England

Author: Jeffrey S. Shoulson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208196

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 5839

The fraught history of England's Long Reformation is a convoluted if familiar story: in the space of twenty-five years, England changed religious identity three times. In 1534 England broke from the papacy with the Act of Supremacy that made Henry VIII head of the church; nineteen years later the act was overturned by his daughter Mary, only to be reinstated at the ascension of her half-sister Elizabeth. Buffeted by political and confessional cross-currents, the English discovered that conversion was by no means a finite, discrete process. In Fictions of Conversion, Jeffrey S. Shoulson argues that the vagaries of religious conversion were more readily negotiated when they were projected onto an alien identity—one of which the potential for transformation offered both promise and peril but which could be kept distinct from the emerging identity of Englishness: the Jew. Early modern Englishmen and -women would have recognized an uncannily familiar religious chameleon in the figure of the Jewish converso, whose economic, social, and political circumstances required religious conversion, conformity, or counterfeiting. Shoulson explores this distinctly English interest in the Jews who had been exiled from their midst nearly three hundred years earlier, contending that while Jews held out the tantalizing possibility of redemption through conversion, the trajectory of falling in and out of divine favor could be seen to anticipate the more recent trajectory of England's uncertain path of reformation. In translations such as the King James Bible and Chapman's Homer, dramas by Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson, and poetry by Donne, Vaughan, and Milton, conversion appears as a cypher for and catalyst of other transformations—translation, alchemy, and the suspect religious enthusiasm of the convert—that preoccupy early modern English cultures of change.

Islam at War

A History

Author: George F. Nafziger,Mark W. Walton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981013

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 8718

This book introduces some of the most important military figures and events in Islamic military history.

Reformiert euch!

Warum der Islam sich ändern muss

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641174627

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7896

Das wichtigste Buch zur Islam-Debatte: Ayaan Hirsi Ali und ihr Plädoyer für eine Reformation des Islam Ihre eigene Biographie und intime Kenntnis der islamischen Gesellschaften und Kultur sowie ihre Forschungen machen Ayaan Hirsi Ali zu einer der wichtigsten Stimmen in der Debatte über den Islam. Ihr neues, von Optimismus getragenes Buch, an dem sie seit Jahren arbeitet, kommt im richtigen Moment: Es nimmt die Terroranschläge in Paris zum Ausgangspunkt, bietet fundierte Einordnung und Hintergründe, vor allem aber bezieht Hirsi Ali klar Stellung: gegen einen erstarrten Islam und dessen Tolerierung durch den Westen. Und für eine Reformation ihrer Religion durch die Muslime, die sie bereits auf dem Weg sieht.

Pricing Corporate Securities as Contingent Claims

Author: Kenneth D. Garbade

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262072236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 8238

An examination of the relative value of securities in a corporation's capital structure, using the concept of contingent value analysis.

Reasonable Perspectives on Religion

Author: Richard Curtis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739141899

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 1118

After the surprising publishing success of the so-called New Atheists, it has become clear that there is a market for critical discussions about religion. A religion is much more complex than a set of beliefs that cannot be proven. as the New Atheists argue. There is in fact, much more to religion and much more to the arguments about its truth claims This book seeks to bring together a range of both critical and apologetic discussions examining some element or function of religion. While half of the contributors present views critical on some aspects of religion, the other half are apologetic in nature. seeking to defend or extend some particular religious argument. Covering a wide range of topics, including ethics, religious pluralism. the existence of God, and the reasonableness of Islam, these chapters all share arguments that are conveyed in care ful and scholarly ways In contrast to the unrcasonableness that creeps into discussions on religion in American society, their goal is to represent reasonable perspectives on a wide swath of contemporary religious debates.

Jews in Medieval Christendom

Slay Them Not

Author: Kristine T. Utterback,Merrall L. Price

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004250441

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 9939

In Jews in Medieval Christendom: Slay Them Not, a diverse group of international scholars from various disciplines considers Jewish/Christian relations in medieval Europe, based on St. Augustine’s interpretation of Psalm 51:11: “Slay them not, lest my people forget”.

Early Germanic Literature and Culture

Author: Brian Murdoch,James N. Hardin,Malcolm Kevin Read

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571131997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 4641

A collection of fresh essays examining the wide scope and significance of early Germanic culture and literature.

Revenge of the Naked Princess

Author: Oswald Pereira

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9382473122

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6863

On a hot, humid morning in May 1545, a joint conversion brigade of the Portuguese King and the Pope set out to spread Christ's message of love and compassion, but they leave behind a deathly trail of murder and mayhem. Armed with a monstrous cannon and scores of firearms, the brigade raids Princess Darshana Kamya Kathodi's palace in Tana, carrying for her and her people the King's inviolable conversion orderƒ sealed by the Pope's promise of a new heaven. The beautiful, 18-year-old tribal princess fights back with her ace archers' poison arrows. Revenge of the Naked Princess shows how brutal, forced conversions can blur the line between religion and carnage.This historical page-turner by veteran journalist-turned-novelist Oswald Pareira comes after the success of his widely-acclaimed, best-selling thriller The Newsroom Mafia.

Severus of Minorca: Letter on the Conversion of the Jews

Author: Severus of Minorca

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 019158374X

Category: Religion

Page: 154

View: 4011

This book provides an edited text, introduction, and the first English translation of a central document in the history of religious coercion in late antiquity: Severus of Minorca's Letter on the Conversion of the Jews. The Letter describes the forced conversion of the Jews of Minorca to Christianity in AD 418, allegedly under the influence of St Stephen's relics. Although ostensibly a hagiographical work, the Letter is fundamentally an anti-Jewish document, and therein lies its interest for historians. It offers a fascinating perspective on Jewish-Christian relations in a Mediterranean town, and on the motives for religious intolerance in the unsettled ages of the Germanic invasions. In addition, its wealth of information about a diaspora Jewish community in the western empire makes it unique among the surviving sources.

Shakespeare's World/world Shakespeares

The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress Brisbane, 2006

Author: International Shakespeare Association. World Congress,Richard Fotheringham,Christa Jansohn,R. S. White

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874139891

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

View: 2060

This collection offers 29 essays by many of the world's major scholars of the extraordinary diversity and richness of Shakespeare studies today. It ranges from examinations of the society Shakespeare himself lived in, to recent films, plays, novels and operatic adaptations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Epistles of Maimonides

Crisis and Leadership

Author: Moses Maimonides,Abraham S. Halkin,David Hartman

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827604308

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 8143

Features letters that represent Maimonide's response to three issues critical to Jews in his day and ours: religious persecution, the claims of Christianity and Islam and rational philosophy's challenge to faith.

Christian Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Middle Ages

A Casebook

Author: Michael Frassetto

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415978270

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 3917

Conflicting accounts : negotiating a Jewish space in medieval Southern Italy, c. 800-1150 CE / Patricia Skinner -- The cross, the Jews, and the destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the writings of Ademar of Chabannes / Daniel F. Callahan -- A great Jewish conspiracy? : worsening Jewish-Christian relations and the destruction of the Holy Sepulcher / Phyllis G. Jestice -- Heretics and Jews in the early eleventh century : the writings of Rodulfus Glaber and Ademar of Chabannes / Michael Frassetto -- Against the enemies of Christ : the role of Count Emicho in the anti-Jewish violence of the First Crusade / Matthew Gabriele -- Abelard and Heloise on Jews and hebraica veritas / Constant J. Mews -- Reason and natural law in the disputational writings of Peter Alfonsi, Peter Abelard, and Yehuda Halevi / Alex Novikoff -- The Jews in the Golden legend / Thomas Renna -- Anti-Jewish attitudes in Anglo-Norman religious texts, twelfth and thirteenth centuries / Maureen Boulton -- Henry II, William of Newburgh, and the development of English anti-Judaism / John D. Hosler -- Jewish witness, forced conversion, and island living : John Duns Scotus on Jews and Judaism / Nancy L. Turner.

The Jews of Spain

Author: Gerber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107831

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 2888

The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization, which they created on Spanish soil. This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.