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Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State


 Table of Contents

Preface.

Part One: The Illusion.

Chapter 1. Politics and theology of Islamic States.

Chapter 2. Pakistan-Failure of an Islamic State.

Chapter 3. Saudi Arabia-Sponsor of Islamic States.

Chapter 4. Iran-The Islamic State.

Chapter 5. Palestine-Future Islamic State?

Part Two: The Genesis.

Chapter 6. The Prophet is Dead.

Chapter 7. Medina-The Politics of the Rightly Guided Caliphs.

Chapter 8. Damascus-Islam’s Arab Empire.

Chapter 9. Cordoba-Islam’s European Venture.

Chapter 10. Baghdad-Islam Embraces the Persians.

Part Three: The Consequences.

Chapter 11. Sharia-God’s Law of Man’s Flaw?

Chapter 12. Jihad-Permanent War or Continuous Struggle?

Chapter 13. Hijab-Islamic Piety or Political Islam?

Chapter 14. The Islamist Agenda in the West.

Afterword by Husain Haqqani.

Acknowledgements.

Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Notes.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

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