Dining With Al-Qaeda

Dining With Al-Qaeda

Three Decades Exploring The Many Worlds Of The Middle East

Book - 2010
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One journalist's journey reveals the many Muslim worlds. An Oxford-educated scholar of the Middle East and former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Hugh Pope lived and worked in two dozen countries throughout the region. Following in the footsteps of Sir Richard Burton and Lawrence of Arabia, Pope's explorations of the people, politics, religion, and culture of Islamic nations shows there is no such thing as a monolithic "Muslim world." His probing and often perilous journeys--at one point he is forced to quote Koranic verse to argue against his being murdered by a top al-Qaeda leader--provide an eye-opening look at diverse societies often misportrayed by superficial reporting and why-they-hate-us politics. With U.S. foreign policy under Obama aiming to more constructively engage with Muslim nations, this lyrical and often poetic voyage is a truly important book.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312383138
0312383134
Characteristics: xv, 332 p. ; ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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StarGladiator
Sep 06, 2016

Special advisory: please, when reading this book practise healthy skepticism.
Author is with the International Crisis Group - - also with ICG are Carl Bildt [who led the charge in Sweden to get WikiLeaks' Julian Assange]; Zbig Brzezenski, former National Security Advisor to President Carter involved with the original destabilization of the secular government of Afghanistan; and some other curious and suspicious characters.

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windcyclist
Jun 21, 2011

Hugh Pope presents his modern-day explorations, mined from more than three decades, of the political, religion, and aspirartions of Muslim peoples to show the Middle East is much more than a monolithic "Islamic World."
To understand the nature of the Muslim people we need more insights as this thirty-year experience relates by a westerner.

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