Islamic Imperialism Author:Efraim Karsh A must read for anyone interested about the place of Islam in the modern world. In his book, Efraim Karsh looks at the history of Islamic expansionism and presents Islam as a rival for Western civilization in the contest for shaping the future of mankind. Karsh poses the question, "What does Islam want?" and answers it unambiguously: it wants t... more »o reshape the world after its own fashion. Karsh's message is clear: the world would do well to take Islam's ambitions seriously.
"In his nervy, tightly documented ISLAMIC IMPERIALISM, Karsh challenges scholars and Muslim leaders to refute his own picture of Islam: an imperialist seventh-century Arabic movement that forced itself on neighboring lands such as today's Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Egypt for secular colonialist payoffs -- money, booty, territory." -- Carlin Romano, THE PHILADELPHIS INQUIRER
"An impeccable history of how the Muslim mainstream has behaved towards its neighbours.... I could not recomment this magnificent effort of reportage and analysis more highly." -- Hazhir Teimourian, LITERARY REVIEW« less