People Like Us: How arrogance is dividing Islam and the West

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People Like Us: How arrogance is dividing Islam and the West

People Like Us How arrogance is dividing Islam and the West No two civilisations have spoken so many words about each other in recent years as those of Islam and the West And no two seem to have communicated less People Like Us confronts the themes that define

  • Title: People Like Us: How arrogance is dividing Islam and the West
  • Author: Waleed Aly
  • ISBN: 9780330423809
  • Page: 173
  • Format: None
  • No two civilisations have spoken so many words about each other in recent years as those of Islam and the West And no two seem to have communicated less People Like Us confronts the themes that define this chasm head on women, jihad, secularism, terrorism, Reformation and modernity Its piercing examination of these subjects reveals our thoughtless and destructive tendNo two civilisations have spoken so many words about each other in recent years as those of Islam and the West And no two seem to have communicated less.People Like Us confronts the themes that define this chasm head on women, jihad, secularism, terrorism, Reformation and modernity Its piercing examination of these subjects reveals our thoughtless and destructive tendency to assume that the world s problems could be solved if only everyone became like us The result is deep mutual ignorance and animosity, reinforced by both Muslim and Western commentators.As a Muslim born and raised in Australia, Waleed Aly stands at the intersection of these two civilisations In this book, he draws on his knowledge of Western and Islamic intellectual traditions to present an analysis that is surprising and challenging, but always enlightening.

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    1. Heidi on said:

      On the back of the edition I read, one of the review quotes, while praising the book as important, well-written, thoughtful, and pretty much required reading for Australians of conscience and thoughtfulness, noted that thinking it's a fabulous book doesn't mean agreeing with every word.Which is pretty much my feeling. There is a hell of a lot to respect in this book: Aly writes very well and puts his arguments very clearly. From my perspective, the book suffers just a little from being a tad too [...]

    2. SteveH on said:

      Unfortunately I couldn't finish reading this book after the constant apologetics, cognitive dissonance and mental gymnastics that was obviously required to write this heavily biased work. It has been over 6 months since I threw this turgid nonsense away so I apologise for the lack of direct quotes.Let me say that I have been a HUGE fan of Waleed Aly for many years and love his work on 'The Minefield' and on my occasional view of "the Project'. I am not phobic of any religion but am extremely sce [...]

    3. Tanish on said:

      This is a great read for anyone trying to understand multiple perspectives on some of the issues in the world today- most specifically and obviously, the growing chasm between Islam and the West and the position of those occupying both worlds. I have read critiques that raise very important contradictions to some of the arguments made by Aly, but he makes interesting, well supported, insightful points. This is an excellent book for getting around some of the one-sidedness of the information both [...]

    4. Sabai on said:

      Skillfully written but it's typical Waleed. Lots of words but little said.

    5. Surata on said:

      I found this to be extremely interesting and educational despite it having been printed in 2007, although it was a difficult read for me it was well worth my time and I will spend many more hours thinking of the points brought up and discussed in this book.

    6. Bill Porter on said:

      Well, not finished, given up. Very worthy, hard work, started scanning and found I'd missed the point. Then convinced myself the context was dated and I should read a more recent Waleed Aly production. Which I will. Suggestions?

    7. Linda on said:

      This is an interesting read for anyone at all interested in trying to understand Islam and how the West is responding to it. Aly's thesis is that Westerners see Islam in the context of Western history and religion and this is not valid. I became a little lost in some of the more detailed examinations of the Koran, but the book made me think. In todays complex world it is good to try and dig a little beneath the headlines.

    8. Jason Beale on said:

      An intelligent and passionate defence of traditional Islamic values from the perspective of a western-based Muslim intellectual. Fiercely anti-extremist, yet just as critical of western prejudice. It ends with an optimistic vision of an Islamic 'renaissance' that is strong enough to counter the terrorist narrative. At this point, one can only hope.

    9. Peter on said:

      Mixed impression thus far , not as bad as I was expecting. His apparent stating of Islam /Mohamed / Koran /Allah as fact is annoying unreflective , dogmatic and arrogant ( ironically) yet this does give some fascinating insights from outside the xian box. On track for three stars at this rate

    10. John on said:

      I didn't realise quite how dry this would be beforehand but it is still a good read nonetheless. Very informative for an ignorant person like myself and Aly's approach seems extremely considered and level-headed.

    11. Orin on said:

      I found this quite interesting! A lot of topics addressed and an objective viewpoint was provided on each of them. I look forward to checking out some of the references, particularly about Yasmine Ahmed and What's Right with Islam: is What's Right with America by Feisal Abdul Rauf.

    12. Nina on said:

      Still reading, but I'm sure the latter half will be as good as the first. He writes so lucidly, I'm sure it would pierce the foggy cloud of ignorance dulling the minds of many in Australia.

    13. Aaron Michaux on said:

      Waleed Aly has taught me many things over the years. Very interesting background on the fraught nature of the Islam debate.

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