Academic journal article Middle East Quarterly

Islam in Europa, Revolten in Mittelost: Islamismus Und Genozid Von Wilhelm II. Und Enver Pascha üBer Hitler Und Al-Husaini Bis Arafat, Usama Bin Ladin Und Ahmadinejad Sowie Gespräche Mit Bernard Lewis

Academic journal article Middle East Quarterly

Islam in Europa, Revolten in Mittelost: Islamismus Und Genozid Von Wilhelm II. Und Enver Pascha üBer Hitler Und Al-Husaini Bis Arafat, Usama Bin Ladin Und Ahmadinejad Sowie Gespräche Mit Bernard Lewis

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Islam in Europa, Revolten in Mittelost: Islamismus und Genozid von Wilhelm n. und Enver Pascha über Hitler und al-Husaini bis Arafat, Usama Bin Ladin und Ahmadinejad sowie Gespräche mit Bernard Lewis. By Wolfgang G. Schwanitz. Berlin: trafo Wissenschaftsverlag, 2013. 799 pp. euro96.80.

The title, Islam in Europe, Revolts in the Middle East: Islamism and Genocide from Wilhelm II and Enver Pasha through Hitler and Husseini to Arafat, Usama bin Laden, and Ahmadinejad, along with Discussions with Bernard Lewis, indicates the scope of this book: the increasing influence of Islamism in both the Middle East and Europe since Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany declared himself "protector of Muslims" in 1898 up to the present.

Schwanitz, author of several important works on modem Middle Eastern history, examines in great detail the growth of Islamism, its growing impact on Europe, and anti-Islamist responses. In addition, he explores the connections between Islamism and fascism, as well as other extremist movements during the world wars and the Cold War, and their joint attack on Western liberalism. Schwanitz brings his work up to date with chapters on "the revolt years" of 2011-12, concluding with a chapter of dialogues with Bernard Lewis on the radicalization of Islam. …

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