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By Emile Nakhleh

ISBN-10: 0691135258

ISBN-13: 9780691135250

In an important Engagement, the CIA's former aspect guy on Islam makes a energetic case for a renewal of yank public international relations within the Muslim international. supplying a distinct stability among in-depth research, own memoir, and international coverage treatments, the ebook injects much-needed knowledge into the general public dialogue of long term U.S.-Muslim kin. Intelligence insider Emile Nakhleh argues that an engagement with the Muslim global advantages the nationwide curiosity of the us. for that reason, the following management should still discard the terrorism prism wherein the rustic has seen political Islam seeing that September 11 and concentration in its place at the universal pursuits of the USA and mainstream Muslims. Nakhleh investigates contemporary U.S. coverage towards Islamic international locations and gives the recent management a ten-point plan for rebuilding America's courting with the Muslim global. the writer demonstrates that profitable over Arabs and Muslims calls for an intensive wisdom of Arab and Muslim cultures and languages inside of our intelligence group, in addition to a long term American dedication of group of workers and assets. whereas the good fortune of those efforts might be incremental and tough to degree, Nakhleh believes that the present low status of the us in such a lot Arab and Muslim international locations should be reversed. Stressing that powerful public international relations needs to be a major, coordinated attempt pursued on the maximum political degrees, an important Engagement charts a brand new path for destiny ties among the U.S. and the Islamic global.

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Refusal to engage the Hamas-led government have inadvertently strengthened Islamic parties’ claim that they are the new democrats in the region. It is important to note that much diversity characterizes the rise and electoral successes of these groups. Leadership, local conditions in each country, indigenous agendas, and the regional and international political, security, and economic contexts have influenced the electoral behavior and success of Islamic political parties and groups at the ballot box.

We roughly estimated the first group at 1–2 percent; the other at 98–99 percent. The greatest challenge the United States faces is how to reach out to the vast majority of Muslims while relentlessly pursuing those who commit acts of terror.

The interviews further show that Muslim parliamentarians have become so comfortable with the whole process of legislative politics that they are adept at political compromise when needed to pass specific pieces of legislation. Stages of Islamization By interviewing Islamic activists over the past decade and a half, I have detected a process of Islamization occurring in different POLITICAL ISLAM AND ISLAMIZATION 9 Muslim communities that can be divided into six stages. While seemingly linear, these stages do not assume that increased awareness of one’s Islamic roots and piety will necessarily lead that individual to become a terrorist, but it does indicate that an Islamized environment might be conducive to further radicalization and terrorism.

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