Synopses & Reviews
Long before September 11, 2001, Daniel Pipes publicly warned Americans that militant Islam had declared war on America--yet sadly, Americans failed to take heed. The publication of finally brought Pipes the attention he deserves. Dividing his work into two parts, Pipes first defines militant Islam, stressing the large and crucial difference between Islam, the faith, and the ideology of militant Islam. He then discusses the relatively new subject of Islam in the United States, and how it has developed rapidly in the last decade. In Militant Islam Reaches America, the product of thirty years of extensive research, Pipes provides one of the most incisive examinations of the growing radical Islamic movement ever written. The paperback edition includes a new essay, "Jihad and the Professors."
"[Pipes is] an authoritative commentator on the Middle East." Wall Street Journal
"Brilliantly demonstrates how Pipes knows his subject." Steven Emerson, author of American Jihad
"Unlike other Middle East experts, Daniel Pipes did not need to reinvent himself or revise his opinions after September 11th." Robert Kaplan, author of Warrior Politics and Balkan Ghosts
"Blunt and passionate." Judith Miller
"An extraordinarily useful compendium of basic information and analysis...easily readable by the nonspecialist, yet engaging for scholars as well." New York Times
"A singular and alarming insight into ideological Islam and the nurturing--at home--of the extremist and terrorist threat." National Review
Dividing his work into two parts, Pipes first defines militant Islam, stressing the large and crucial difference between Islam, the faith, and the ideology of militant Islam. He then discusses the subject of Islam in the US and how it has developed rapidly since the early 1990s.
One of the most far-reaching examinations of militant Islam written to date.
About the Author
Daniel Pipes is the director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist for the New York Post and the Jerusalem Post. He has served in the departments of State and Defense and has taught at the University of Chicago and at Harvard University. He lives in Philadelphia.