"Long before the stench of charred rubber and twisted metal had evaporated into the crisp London air on that dreadful morning of July 7, 2005, when four British Muslims obliterated themselves and fifty-two bus and tube passengers during the height of rush hour, it was clear that a new front had been opened in the ongoing battle against Islamic terrorism, also known as jihadism."I've read Reza Aslan's Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2013) and heard him speak here in St. Louis last year, so I grabbed this book when I saw it on the shelf at a used book store. Whoever had it before either read very carefully or didn't read the book at all. It's in excellent condition, and I look forward to learning more about Islam, Muslims, and jihadism.
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