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The State We Are In: Identity, Terror and the Law of Jihad
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2008
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The London terror outrage of July 7 2005 and the failed attacks almost 2 years later once again in London and Glasgow made it clear that the threat from suicide bombers does not simply come from foreigners who slip into the country, but from people who live and have grown up amongst us. How and why British-born Muslims would want to blow themselves up is difficult to understand, though understand we must if we are to prevent these acts in the future.

The chapters in this book are written by evolving and renowned Muslim scholars in the field of Islamic studies. Particularly focusing on the legal discussions on Jihad, these scholars differentiate between key Islamic concepts and rules pertaining to the conduct of war and its jurisprudence and the hate-inspired crime scourging the earth today.

In this updated and expanded edition, the contributors address crucial contemporary issues and challenges facing Muslims in the West. Draw...
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Shedding needed light on Islamic traditions of jihad, just war and martyrdom, this book should be welcomed by students and scholars, politicians and theologians, Muslims and non-Muslims.
Eileen Eppig, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, College of Notre Dame of Maryland
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For too long Muslims opposing extremism have contended themselves with saying what Islam does not say. Here we get a beautiful vision of what the tradition has said, and is saying.
Omid Safi, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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