War without End by Dilip Hiro
The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

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This book provides the historical and political context to explain acts of terror, including the September 11th, and the bombing of American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing a brief history of Islam as a religion and as socio-political ideology, Dilip Hiro goes on to outline the Islamist movements that have thrived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, and their changing relationship with America. It is within this framework that the rising menace of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaida network is discussed.

The Pentagon's amazingly swift victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan is examined along with implications of the Bush Doctrine, encapsulated in his declaration, 'so long as anybody is terrorizing established governments, there needs to be a war' - a recipe for war without end.


About Dilip Hiro

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DILIP HIRO is an author, playwright, and journalist who has written 14 books about the Middle East and contributed to several others.
Published September 1, 2002 by Routledge. 560 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Also a journalist, who has reported on the Middle East and Central Asia for 20 years, Hiro offers a deeper and broader study, including the history of Islam and the beginning of its modern confrontation with the West in the 19th century.

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The UN inspectors have not found any of these weapons since Resolution 1441 was passed in November, but the Bush administration is clearly worried about them—worried enough to threaten Iraqi generals with prosecution as war criminals if they use them, and possibly, according to air war expert Wil...

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