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  1. Chasing a Mirage
    The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, there have been two parallel strains of the religion that are in clash. The first "state of Islam" is a person's moral compass; the way Islam governs an individual's personal life. By contrast, the yearning for "an Islamic state" has been bloody and fruitless.
  2. A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous stages, from the Roman occupation and the decline of Temple authority, through to the Zionist settlement of Palestine in the twentieth century.
  3. I am not that Woman in a burqa
    A Palestinian novelist remembers the liberated, educated women of her life, and how their freedom has been, and is being, curtailed.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh discusses growing up as a girl and woman in Arab culture, and how Arab women are represented in Western culture.
  4. Islamic Peril
    Media And Global Violence

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
  5. Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    A history of the role of the empire of Islam in the cultivation of knowledge, specifically the Arabic contributions to science.

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