Unholy War: Terror In the Name of Islam

WED, MAY 8, 2002 (1:03:49)

Considered “the most influential Islamic Scholar in the United States” by the International Herald Tribune, John Esposito discusses his latest book, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, which sketches the activities and influence of Osama bin Laden, surveys the doctrines and practice of jihad throughout history, presents the major Islamist groups worldwide, and concludes by asking, “Where do we go from here?” John Esposito is Professor of Religion and International Affairs, and of Islamic Studies, at Georgetown University, and is the founding Director of Georgetown’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

+ BIO: John Esposito

John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Esposito specializes in Islam, political Islam from North Africa to Southeast Asia, and Religion and International Affairs. He is editor-in-chief of the four-volume The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam and The Islamic World: Past and Present. His more than thirty five books include Who Speaks for Islam, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, and The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?. Many have been translated into Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Bahasa Indonesia, Urdu, European languages, Japanese and Chinese. A former president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, he is currently a member of the World Economic Forum

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