Radical Islam's Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law pdf epub fb2

Radical Islam's Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law by Peter G. Riddell pdf epub fb2

Radical Islam's Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law Author: Peter G. Riddell
Title: Radical Islam's Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law
ISBN: 0742543625
ISBN13: 978-0742543621
Other Formats: azw txt docx lrf
Pages: 248 pages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 25, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1816 kb
Size EPUB version: 1243 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




A major feature of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of the West is the rapid growth of a starkly repressive version of Islamic shari'a law, often fueled by funds and support from Saudi Arabia. The central purpose of Islamists, including terrorists, is to impose such law in all Muslim lands, and then throughout the world in a new Caliphate. Despite its importance, this worldwide growth of extreme shari'a is under-documented and little understood. By a comparative study over the last twenty-five years of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Indonesia, this book shows its terrible effects on human rights, especially the status of women and religious freedom, of Muslims as well as religious minorities, and on democracy itself. It also shows that such laws are a direct threat to the American interest of advancing democracy and human rights, that the United States lacks a policy for dealing with the spread of extreme shari'a, and concludes with policy recommendations for the United States regarding specific countries confronting extreme shari'a.