Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West

  • Title: Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West
  • Author: Raymond Ibrahim
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  • Page: 354
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sword and Scimitar Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West A sweeping history of the often violent conflict between Islam and the West shedding a revealing light on current hostilitiesThe West and Islam the sword and the scimitar have clashed since the mid s
    A sweeping history of the often violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilitiesThe West and Islam the sword and the scimitar have clashed since the mid seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad s order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuA sweeping history of the often violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilitiesThe West and Islam the sword and the scimitar have clashed since the mid seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad s order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries long jihad on Christendom.Sword and Scimitar chronicles the significant battles that arose from this ages old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the occupation of the Middle East that prompted the Crusades and the far flung conquests of the Ottoman Turks, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat until its reemergence in recent times Using original sources in Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Turkish, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains the effect the outcome had on larger historical currents of the age and how the military lessons of the battle reflect the cultural faultlines between Islam and the West.The majority of these landmark battles are now forgotten or considered inconsequential Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world, and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.

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    About Raymond Ibrahim


    1. RAYMOND IBRAHIM is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam expert His books include Crucified Again Exposing Islam s New War on Christians 2013 and The Al Qaeda Reader 2007 His writings, translations, and observations have appeared in a variety of publications, including Fox News, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Syndicate, United Press International, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Weekly Standard scholarly journals, including the Almanac of Islamism, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jane s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, and Middle East Review of International Affairs and popular websites, such as American Thinker, the Blaze, Bloomberg, Christian Post, FrontPage Magazine, Gatestone Institute, the Inquisitr, Jihad Watch, NewsMax, National Review Online, PJ Media, VDH s Private Papers, and World Magazine He has contributed chapters to several anthologies and been translated into various languages.Ibrahim guest lectures at universities, including the National Defense Intelligence College, briefs governmental agencies, such as U.S Strategic Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency, provides expert testimony for Islam related lawsuits, and has testified before Congress regarding the conceptual failures that dominate American discourse concerning Islam and the worsening plight of Egypt s Christian Copts Among other media, he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Blaze TV, CBN, NPR, and dozens of radio interviews.Ibrahim s dual background born and raised in the U.S by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former His interest in Islamic civilization was first piqued when he began visiting the Middle East as a child in the 1970s Interacting and conversing with the locals throughout the decades has provided him with an intimate appreciation for that part of the world, complementing his academic training.Raymond received his B.A and M.A both in History, focusing on the ancient and medieval Near East, with dual minors in Philosophy and Literature from California State University There he studied closely with noted military historian Victor Davis Hanson He also took graduate courses at Georgetown University s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies including classes on the history, politics, and economics of the Arab world and studied Medieval Islam and Semitic languages at Catholic University of America His M.A thesis examined an early military encounter between Islam and Byzantium based on arcane Arabic and Greek texts.Ibrahim s resume includes serving as Associate Director of the Middle East Forum and working as a Reference Assistant at the Near East Section of the Library of Congress, where he was often contacted by, and provided information to, defense and intelligence personnel involved in the fields of terrorism and area studies, as well as the Congressional Research Service.He resigned from both positions in order to focus exclusively on researching and writing and is currently a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an associate fellow at the Middle East Forum, a Hoover Institution Media Fellow 2013 , and a CBN News contributor.


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