Muslime Märtyrer Militia Christi:Identität Feindbild und Fremderfahrung während der ersten Kreuzzüge Martin Völkl
Erscheinungsdatum: 04.08.2011Medium: TaschenbuchEinband: Kartoniert / BroschiertTitel: Muslime Maertyrer Militia ChristiTitelzusatz: Identitaet, Feindbild und Fremderfahrung waehrend der ersten KreuzzuegeAutor: Voelkl, MartinVerlag: Kohlhammer W. // Kohl
In this gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis, a journalist and daughter of one of the world´s most famous hostages, Terry Anderson, takes an intimate look at her father´s captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the ensuing political firestorm surrounding both her family and the United States - as well as the far-reaching implications of those events on Middle Eastern politics today. In 1991 six-year-old Sulome Anderson met her father, Terry, for the first time. While working as the Middle East bureau chief for the Associated Press covering the long and bloody civil war in Lebanon, Terry had been kidnapped in Beirut and held for her entire life by a Shiite Muslim militia associated with the Hezbollah movement. As the nation celebrated, the media captured a smiling Anderson family joyously reunited. But the truth was far darker. Plagued by PTSD, Terry was a moody, aloof, and distant figure to the young daughter who had long dreamed of his return - and while she smiled for the cameras all the same, she absorbed his trauma as her own. Years later, after long battles with drug abuse and mental illness, Sulome would travel to the Middle East as a reporter, seeking to understand her father, the men who had kidnapped him, and ultimately herself. What she discovered was shocking - not just about Terry but about the international political machinations that occurred during the years of his captivity. The Hostage´s Daughter is an intimate look at the effect of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis on Anderson´s family, the United States, and the Middle East today. Sulome tells moving stories from her experiences as a reporter in the region and challenges our understanding of global politics, the forces that spawn terrorism, and especially Lebanon, the beautiful, devastated, and vitally important country she came to love. Powerful and eye-opening, The Hostage´s Daughter is essential listening for anyone interested in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sulome Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005524/bk_harp_005524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forty-five-year-old Walter Baker, recently divorced and downsized out of his airline-pilot job, has elected to enter the wilderness, physically and metaphorically, to review and reinvent his life. The wilderness he finds is far less idyllic than he had hoped. Even before he can move into an isolated cabin near Klamath Falls, Oregon, he meets an attractive widow with a troubled past and a mental-health counselor disguised as a fishing guide, both of whom immediately insinuate themselves into his life. Next he learns that his landlord neighbors are hiding out in the US Federal Witness Security Program and that a new group of Muslims has taken up residence at a nearby ranch that had been a jihad training center in 1999. This diverse cast, plus a contingent from the Jefferson State Militia, eventually converges in Walter´s front yard, where he is thrust into the role of peacemaker. The outcome is a surprise for all parties concerned. Scattered throughout the story are educational interludes in which Walter encounters a fiery fundamentalist preacher, a congenial Sufi, an aggressive nymphomaniac, a psychic duck, and various other local characters as he investigates interests such as fly fishing, Islam, New Thought, midlife transitions, nonviolence, vipassana meditation, and the local history of Klamath County, Oregon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Budwill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038113/bk_acx0_038113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Called by New York Times columnist David Brooks the ´´smartest and most devastating´´ critic of President George W. Bush´s Iraq policies, Peter W. Galbraith was the earliest expert to describe Iraq´s breakup into religious and ethnic entities, a reality that is now commonly accepted. The Iraq war was intended to make the United States more secure, bring democracy to the Middle East, intimidate Iran and Syria, help win the war on terror, consolidate American world leadership, and entrench the Republican Party for decades. Instead, says Galbraith: Bush handed Iran its greatest strategic triumph in four centuries. U.S. troops now fight to support an Iraqi government led by religious parties intent on creating an Iranian-style Islamic republic. As part of the surge, the United States created a Sunni militia led by the same Baathists the United States invaded Iraq to overthrow. Obsessed with Iraq´s nonexistent weapons of mass destruction, the Bush administration gave Iran and North Korea a free pass to advance their nuclear programs. Turkey, a key NATO ally long considered a model pro-Western Muslim democracy, became one of the most anti-American countries in the world. U.S. prestige around the world reached an all-time low. Galbraith challenges the assertion that the surge will have led to victory. By creating a Sunni army, the surge, in fact, contributed to Iraq´s breakup and set the stage for an intensified civil war between Sunnis and Shiites. If the United States wishes to escape the Iraq quagmire, it must face up to the reality that the country has broken up and cannot be put back together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001866/bk_tant_001866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.