Islamic Jihad

A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery

Author: M. A. Khan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440118485

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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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 J. Bingle

Publisher: Five Star (ME)

ISBN: 9781594142543

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 8073

They can have heaven, but some don't want to go. Mankind has largely retreated to the realms of virtual reality, where resources are unlimited and the problems of the world 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 is forced to deal with the increasingly brutal tactics of the ConFoes, and a mal ambush. Escaping the attack on his squad, Derek tries to return to ConFoe HQ. In his travels, he encounters a clueless old hermit who doesn't want to choose between conversion and death, a female Lieutenant from a mal religious faction who questions the theological implications of conversion, and a group of scientists still trying desperately to finish up their research in the real world. In addition, the ConFoes unknowingly trigger a holy march on the secure site housing the computers in which the rest of humanity blithely exists in virtual reality. When Moore's Law meets God's Law, the result is Forced Conversion.Donald J. Bingle lives in St. Charles, Illinois. This is his first published novel.

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: 8821

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.

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: 738

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.

Religious Conversion

History, Experience and Meaning

Author: Professor Ira Katznelson,Professor Miri Rubin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472421515

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 7927

Religious conversion - a shift in membership from one community of faith to another - can take diverse forms in radically different circumstances. As the essays in this volume demonstrate, conversion can be protracted or sudden, voluntary or coerced, small-scale or large. It may be the result of active missionary efforts, instrumental decisions, or intellectual or spiritual attraction to a different doctrine and practices. In order to investigate these multiple meanings, and how they may differ across time and space, this collection ranges far and wide across medieval and early modern Europe and beyond. From early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany, the volume highlights salient features and key concepts that define religious conversion, particular the Jewish, Muslim and Christian experiences. By probing similarities and variations, continuities and fissures, the volume also extends the range of conversion to focus on matters less commonly examined, such as competition for the meaning of sacred space, changes to bodies, patterns of gender, and the ways conversion has been understood and narrated by actors and observers. In so doing, it promotes a layered approach that deepens inquiry by identifying and suggesting constellations of elements that both compose particular instances of conversion and help make systematic comparisons possible by indicating how to ask comparable questions of often vastly different situations.

Pricing Corporate Securities as Contingent Claims

Author: Kenneth D. Garbade

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262072236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 9346

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: 686

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: 9865

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”.

Reformiert euch!

Warum der Islam sich ändern muss

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641174627

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7577

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.

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: 1397

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

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: 2925

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: 6227

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: 8640

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: 6711

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.

Croatia Under Ante Paveli?

America, the Ustase and Croatian Genocide

Author: Robert B. McCormick

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773671X

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Ante Pavelic was the leader of the fascist party of Croatia (the Ustaše), who, on Adolf Hitler’s instruction, became the leader of Croatia after the Nazi invasion of 1941. Paveli? was an extreme Croatian nationalist who believed that the Serbian people were an inferior race - he would preside over a genocide that ultimately killed an estimated 390,000 Serbs during World War II. Croatia under Ante Paveli? provides the full history of this period, with a special focus on the United States’ role in the post-war settlement. Drawing on previously unpublished documents, Robert McCormick argues that President Harry S. Truman’s Cold War priorities meant that Paveli? was never made to answer for his crimes. Today, the Ustaše remains difficult legacy within Croatian society, partly as a result of Paveli?’ political life in exile in South America. This is a new account of US foreign policy towards one of the Second World War’s most brutal dictators and is an essential contribution to Croatian war-time history.

Divided Souls

Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Author: Elisheva Carlebach

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300133065

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 6145

divThis pioneering book reevaluates the place of converts from Judaism in the narrative of Jewish history. Long considered beyond the pale of Jewish historiography, converts played a central role in shaping both noxious and positive images of Jews and Judaism for Christian readers. Focusing on German Jews who converted to Christianity in the sixteenth through mid-eighteenth centuries, Elisheva Carlebach explores an extensive and previously unexamined trove of their memoirs and other writings. These fascinating original sources illuminate the Jewish communities that the converts left, the Christian society they entered, and the unabating tensions between the two worlds in early modern German history. The book begins with the medieval images of converts from Judaism and traces the hurdles to social acceptance that they encountered in Germany through early modern times. Carlebach examines the converts’ complicated search for community, a quest that was to characterize much of Jewish modernity, and she concludes with a consideration of the converts’ painful legacies to the Jewish experience in German lands. “Carlebach’s reading of autobiographical texts by converts from Judaism is careful, intelligent, and skeptical--a model of how to treat spiritual memoirs.”--Todd M. Endelman, University of Michigan “This superb book highlights the ambiguous identities of these boundary crossers and their impact on both German and Jewish self-definitions.”--Paula E. Hyman, Yale University Elisheva Carlebach is professor of history at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of The Pursuit of Heresy: Rabbi Moses Hagiz and the Sabbatian Controversies, winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish History, and coeditor of Jewish History and Jewish Memory. /DIV