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On suicide bombing

Author: T Asad
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Like many people in America and around the world, Talal Asad experienced the events of September 11, 2001, largely through the media and the emotional response of others. For many non-Muslims, the suicide bomber quickly became the icon of an Islamic culture of death & mdash;a conceptual leap that struck Asad as problematic. Is there a religiously-motivated terrorism? If so, how does it differ from other cruelties?  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Asad
ISBN: 9780231141529 0231141521
OCLC Number: 485510821
Description: 128 s
Contents: Terrorism --
Suicide terrorism --
Horror at suicide terrorism
Responsibility: Talal Asad

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Questions Western assumptions regarding death and killing. This title scrutinizes the idea of a "clash of civilizations," the claim that "Islamic jihadism" is the essence of modern terror, and the  Read more...
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Provocative. -- Jonathan Shainin Bookforum Asad's book is valuable because the legal distinctions he is challenging are especially vulnerable now. -- Samantha Power The New York Times Book Review

 
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