The intimate and dramatic story of two brothers, contaminated by their upbringing and religious violence, The Last Moderate Muslim is an authentic rendition of the root causes of chronic conflict in the Middle East. It is about negotiating a complex sibling relationship--one a budding terrorist, Nabil, the other a reluctant moderate, Ziad--in the absence of paternal affection.
Ziad wages a jihad for his own survival among family and allies. The story reveals the power of education, interfaith love, resiliency, and simple yet life saving choices--those of acceptance, reconciliation, and forgiveness--as a means to counter senseless violence.
Much like the protagonist, the author lived in a combat zone during the civil war in Lebanon, for fifteen years and witnessed sectarian executions, survived remorseless snipers and indiscriminate rockets--and ultimately negotiated a humanitarian way out.
Inspired by his story, the novel exposes cultural details and unsparing insights into radical believers of various faiths that are applicable to the current situation in the Arab world and the Middle East, and that can ultimately suggest a road map out of the geopolitical and religious violence--toward peace.
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The Last Moderate Muslim ushers you into a world, you might think to be reformed, requires western tools and techniques. When you read the novel, you will learn about the ingredients of conflict from the ground up, where wars find fertile grounds. You will see the root causes only if you read with open minds, connect with compassionate hearts, and resolve to act for a peaceful world.
"An apt comparison to The Kite Runner...a page burner of a story. An inside perspective on so many of the underlying dynamics that define the turmoil of this region." --Robert R. Baumgarte, Former Professor of Psychology at Winthrop University."...watch as this young man becomes a man of his own thinking yet retaining the beauty of his faith..." --Ardisanne Turner, Chairman Leadership Council United Religions Initiative North America"A rare insight into the vast complexities of Middle Eastern demographics, politics, policies, and religious perspectives...a redemptive way forward."--Dr. David Jordan, Author of Subversive Words.
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Description du livre CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. État : Brand New. 366 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.92 inches. This item is printed on demand. N° de réf. du libraire zk1479389471