The Legacy of Jihad

The Legacy of Jihad

Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims

Book - 2005
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This book reveals how, for well over a millennium and across three continents - Asia, Africa, and Europe - non-Muslims who were vanquished by jihad wars became forced tributaries (called dhimmi in Arabic) in lieu of being slain. Under the dhimmi religious caste system, non-Muslims were subjected to legal and financial oppression, as well as social isolation. Extensive primary and secondary source materials, many translated here for the first time into English, are presented, making clear that jihad conquests were brutal, imperialist advances, which spurred waves of Muslims to expropriate a vast expanse of lands and subdue millions of indigenous peoples. Finally, the book examines how jihad war, as a permanent and uniquely Islamic institution, ultimately regulates the relations of Muslims with non-Muslims to this day. Scholars, educators, and interested lay readers will find this collection an invaluable resource.
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005
ISBN: 9781591023074
Branch Call Number: 297.72 L49b
Characteristics: 759 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bostom, Andrew G.

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Mar 30, 2015

Some perspectives on the author: . . . . . . . . and . . .

mdsdad2cn1 Mar 27, 2015

CLEVENET: Thank you for helping fulfilling my request below.

naturalist: your sources for background of matters is, to say the least, very highly suspect and deflective of serious inquiry into current critical life and death issues such as "homicidal islamism" - as I characterize the cult of the current insane jihadism.

(Please acquire the latest book by Andrew Bostom:

Iran's Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi'ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran)

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