Islam at War: A History

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - History - 278 pages
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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'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.
  

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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 ... Read full review

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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.
 

Contents

BIRTH OF ISLAM ISLAMIC EXPANSION AND MUHAMMAD AS BATTLEFIELD COMMANDER
1
THE GREAT CONQUESTS
15
ISLAM AND THE CRUSADES
37
THE SWORD AND INDIA THE MOGHUL CONQUEST
51
EGYPT IN THE WORLD OF ISLAM
63
THE MUSLIM CONQUEST AND LOSS OF SPAIN
81
THE RISE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
91
THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE THE BALKANS AND THE FALL OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
109
MULLAHS AND MACHINE GUNS COLONIAL WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
153
MULLAHS AND MISSILES ISLAMIC WARS SINCE 1945
171
ISLAM AND JIHAD FOR IT IS ORDAINED UNTO YOU
207
DYING FOR GOD THE ASSASSINSPAST AND PRESENT
235
Chapter 14 CONCLUSION
255
BIBLIOGRAPHY
263
INDEX
267
Copyright

THE SWORD AND THE SEA MUSLIM NAVIES LEPANTO AND MALTA
141

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GEORGE F. NAFZIGER, USNR-Ret., has authored numerous books and articles on the subject of military history. Nafziger is a former Director of the Napoleonic Society of America and the Napoleonic Alliance. He is also owner of The Nafziger Collection, a publishing house specializing in the Napoleonic Wars and World War II history.MARK W. WALTON is an independent researcher. With degrees from Miami University of Ohio and Temple University, he has had a life-long interest in history. He currently lives near Indianapolis. This is his first book.

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