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The devil we don't know : the dark side of revolutions in the Middle East / Nonie Darwish.

Author/Creator:
Darwish, Nonie.
Publication:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 246 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Revolutions -- Middle East.
Islam and politics -- Middle East.
Democratization -- Middle East.
Summary:
"Respected human rights activist Nonie Darwish assesses the potential for freedom to succeed following the recent revolutions in the Middle East. The recent powerful wave of Middle East uprisings has fueled both hope and trepidation in the region and around the world as the ultimate fate-and fallout-of the Arab spring continue to hang in the balance. Born and raised as a Muslim in Egypt and now living in the United States, Nonie Darwish brings an informed perspective to this carefully considered assessment of the potential outcome of the revolutions in the Middle East. This thought-provoking book will add to the ongoing debate on what the future holds for the people and the politics of the region and on the ultimate compatibility of freedom and democracy in the Muslim world. Takes an unflinching, in-depth look at the ramifications of the game-changing recent uprisings in the Middle East Examines that factors that will obstruct or support freedom and democracy in the Muslim world Written by a former journalist for the Middle East News Agency who has written extensively on the Middle East, Islam, and women's rights, and who is also the author of Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Terrifying Implications of Islamic Law and Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror "-- Provided by publisher.
"Takes an unflinching, in-depth look at the ramifications of the game-changing recent uprisings in the Middle East Examines that factors that will obstruct or support freedom and democracy in the Muslim world"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
The cycle of dictatorships and revolutions
Why Islamic revolutions are doomed to fail
A Muslim's burden: how Islam fails the individual
Israel amid Islamic tornadoes
Exodus: the rise of Islamic apostasy
Will the Arab spring usher in a feminist movement?
WEstern vulnerability
House of cards: the downfall of Islam as we know it
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781118133392 (hardback)
1118133390 (hardback)
OCLC:
748330578
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