The War for Muslim Minds

Propaganda poster found by Navy Seals at an al Qaeda classroom in Afghanistan in 2002
Propaganda poster found by Navy Seals at an al Qaeda classroom in Afghanistan in 2002 (Fltcombatcamgrupac)

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Reviewed by Bruce Hoffman
Sunday, December 18, 2005

THE FAR ENEMY

Why Jihad Went Global

By Fawaz A. Gerges

Cambridge Univ. 345 pp. $27

THE GREAT THEFT

Wrestling Islam From the Extremists

By Khaled Abou El Fadl

HarperSanFrancisco. 308 pp. $21.95

100 MYTHS ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST

By Fred Halliday

Univ. of California. 269 pp. Paperback, $12.95

"If you know the enemy and know yourself," the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu advised some 2,500 years ago, "you need not fear the results of a hundred battles." The war on terrorism has now lasted longer than America's involvement in World War II, but we still cannot claim to have fulfilled Sun Tzu's timeless admonition.


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