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Global Jihad and America

Global Jihad and America
The Hundred-Year War Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan

First Edition

January 2019 | 340 pages | SAGE India
Global Jihad and America questions the assumption if Islamist terrorism, or “Global Jihad,” poses the biggest threat to modern civilization in the East and West. It explores if Islamic and Western civilizations, being “incompatible” to each other, are destined to be at loggerheads. Consequently, the book argues that state-sponsored terrorism and proxy wars—not terrorist acts by “non-state actors”—will pose the biggest security threat to the world. 

This study does not suggest that the world has already reached the cul-de-sac of its destiny with no point of return. Both America and the Muslim World can play important roles to avert the catastrophe. Meanwhile, the gap between the needy and the rich and powerful is widening. Throughout history, sections of the rich and powerful have manipulated wars in the name of peace and justice, religion and freedom. So the big question now is: with America and its allies waging a “war on terror and extremism” and their Muslim adversaries defending honor and religion, is a disaster looming?

Preface and Acknowledgments
Dynamics of Islam and Islamism: Allah’s Law versus Mullah’s Law
Global Muslims’ Triple Jeopardy: Islamophobia, Israel, and Globalization
Is the American Empire “Exceptional”?
Global Jihad: Philosophies and Flashpoints
The Eye of the Storm: “Jihad” and Proxy Wars in South Asia
Another Eye of the Storm: The Middle East and Northwest Africa

Hashmi takes us back deep into history in order to understand the present objectively and precisely. It is a major departure from all current theories in its depth and originality.

Harbans Mukhia
Former Rector and Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Taj Hashmi’s profoundly erudite new book helps to clear the water so callously muddied by Huntington’s theory of “the clash of civilizations.” This is a must read for any one interested in understanding the security threats in the 21st century.

Gowher Rizvi
Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia

A must read, this learned and provocative study argues persuasively that intra-Muslim conflict rather than Muslim–West confrontation will characterize the future.

Charles B. Salmon, Jr
Ambassador (ret.)
Foreign Policy Advisor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, Hawaii

This is a most timely contribution by one of the ablest scholars and analysts of Islamic–Western interactions and relationships. Taj Hashmi pleads for serious introspection within and dialogue between the two civilizations in search of principles that can promote peace and harmony worldwide.

Ishtiaq Ahmed
Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University

Taj Hashmi’s book penetrates the commonly espoused stereotypes and Cassandra-like warnings surrounding America’s “War on Terror.”

Colonel David Shanahan (ret.)
US Army, Honolulu, Hawaii

There are books galore on Jihad but hardly has any writer dared to point a finger at West in general and United States in particular. Taj Hashmi is practically the first ones to do so and he has argued his case brilliantly.... Hashmi deserves high praise for telling the hidden truth in plain words. We now get a better understanding of Global Jihad in all its manifestations and who else could have done it except a true-blue Muslim.

Free Press Journal

The book is about “foretelling the catastrophic effects of the seemingly inevitable conflicts between America (and its allies) and their adversaries in the Muslim world backed by their non-Muslim patrons in the ongoing Hundred Year War”...Global Jihad and America helps one understand the intricacies of the post-Cold War world order. It also shatters several myths about U.S. foreign policy and offers a grave but realistic picture of the U.S. military interventions. What makes the book stand out is its refusal to follow the stereotype.


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