Islam at War: A History
The word Islam means Peace, but for nearly 1,400 years its adherents have waged war—frequently on the grandest and most successful scales in history. This book introduces some of IslaM&Apos;s greatest military figures and analyzes significant events that are shaping the modern world. Nafziger and Walton detail the rich and diverse military histories of dozens of empires, nations, tribes, clans, and peoples.
Militant Islamists viewed the events of September 11, 2001, as merely one more step in an ongoing military campaign against the West and the United States. Major events in this ongoing war include the great Arab conquests in the Middle East and the Iberian Peninsula, the Crusades, Muslim India, the Seljuq and Ottoman Empires, naval warfare, colonialism, and the numerous military actions of modern Muslim states. The word Islam means Peace, but for nearly 1,400 years its adherents have waged war—frequently on the grandest and most successful scales in history. This book introduces some of IslaM&Apos;s greatest military figures and analyzes significant events that are shaping the modern world.
Nafziger and Walton detail the rich and diverse military histories of dozens of empires, nations, tribes, clans, and peoples. They make a special effort to outline the military history of the Quran and show how Islamic theology justifies military effort. With considerable discussion of the military aspects of terrorism, this overview will provide the general reader with background information and analysis of parts of the world that are likely to remain a battleground for years to come.
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For a thousand years, the Islamic world overshadowed Europe militarily, only to fall far behind in the modern era; the rise and decline of Muslim power is ably dissected in this insightful, if occasionally oversimplified, study. Nafziger, a retired naval officer and military historian, and Walton, a researcher, cover a huge swath of history, including the early Arab conquests of the Middle East, North Africa and Spain; the battles with Crusaders; the Muslim expansion into India; and the transformation of the Ottoman Empire into the world's most advanced military power in the 16th century. The modern eclipse of Arab arms by Western technology and organizational prowess, and the history of terrorism from the medieval Assassins to Al Qaeda are also discussed. While Muslim ideology does contain a warrior ethos, the authors' belief that there exists a distinctively Islamic kind of holy war is not very fruitful, especially when they attempt to apply their idea to a diversity of nations and epochs. They anachronistically compare bellicose passages from the Koran to concepts in Napoleonic and blitzkrieg warfare, for example, and fall back on"spiritual zeal" to help explain the ill-documented, myth-enshrouded early conquests. Nafziger and Walton are on much firmer ground when they examine conventional determinants of military success. Particularly acute is their discussion of Arab armies' disastrous performances in wars with Israel and the United States, which they chalk up to illiteracy, bad training, tactical clumsiness and an aloof officer corps. (Though, again, these problems plague many armies, not just those of the Muslims.) While their assertion of"the militarily aggressive nature of Islam" is overblown, their analysis of the specifics of Muslim military history is lucid and thoughtful.
Islam doesn't mean "peace." It means "submission." The Koran teaches/instructs its 1400-year-old strategy, an obligation for each Muslim to kill the kafir (non-believer), with a reward of paradise for the jihadi warriors. Islam long ago turned the East and Europe into its perpetual war zone; the Middle East was Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Zoroastrian and mor before it became Muslim by carnage. The "self-generated" violent Islaist extremists are taught intolerance and hate in their schools and mosques. They are bred en masse.
Our political correctness and inability to see what confronts us could be our downfall. We have seen Islam change countries in the Middle East, and see changes in Europe.
Eternal vigilance is the price of civilization and being pro-active may be the only way to save ours.
BIRTH OF ISLAM ISLAMIC EXPANSION AND MUHAMMAD AS BATTLEFIELD COMMANDER
THE GREAT CONQUESTS
ISLAM AND THE CRUSADES
THE SWORD AND INDIA THE MOGHUL CONQUEST
EGYPT IN THE WORLD OF ISLAM
THE MUSLIM CONQUEST AND LOSS OF SPAIN
THE RISE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE THE BALKANS AND THE FALL OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
THE SWORD AND THE SEA MUSLIM NAVIES LEPANTO AND MALTA
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