Bilal Muhammad was living the American Dream. An immigrant from Pakistan, Bilal graduated from a prestigious northeastern US university and worked as an investment banker at one of Wall Street´s best. But one day, Bilal´s life changed forever. What was once a dream turned into a nightmarish clash of race, religion, politics, and government. Louis Farrakhan, Congress, and the President get involved. Can Bilal put a nation - and world - behind his back and bring about change and progress? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Werden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062976/bk_acx0_062976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The extraordinary unknown story of how the CIA and an ex-Nazi intelligence agent gave radical Islam its foothold in the West, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning ´´Wall Street Journal´´ reporter
Street Food mit Kokos, Sambal & Saté. Die indonesische Street-Food-Reise führt vom muslimisch-geprägten Java zum hinduistisch-geprägten Bali, durch grandiose Landschaften vorbei an Vulkanen, Mango-, Reis- und Chilifeldern, Märkten und Tempeln und natürlich zu jeder Menge Garküchen und kleinen Restaurants, die oft nur ein einziges Gericht auf der Karte haben, das dann aber genau hier besonders gut schmeckt. Die Geschichten dieser ´´Küchen auf Rädern´´ und der Menschen, die sie betreiben, werden hier erzählt und die typischen Rezepte zum Nachkochen vorgestellt. Die Idee zur gemeinsamen Reise entstand während der Zusammenarbeit in Hamburg, wo die Autorin, Foodstylistin und gebürtige Indonesierin Jenny Susanti dem Fotografen und leidenschaftlich Reisenden Andreas Wemheuer von ihrer Heimat und deren wunderbarer, abwechslungsreicher Küche vorschwärmte. Mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung von Freunden und Familie vor Ort wurde die Reise dann geplant und umgesetzt. Herausgekommen ist ein köstlicher kulinarischer Road-Trip durch das Reich der tausend Inseln, wo (nicht nur) die Götter gerne Urlaub machen. Das Lese-, Koch- und Reisebuch verführt zur sofortigen Reiseplanung und bis das Flugzeug startet, lassen sich die authentischen Rezepte gut zu Hause nachkochen, zumal Jenny Susanti für hier nicht erhältliche Zutaten entsprechende Varianten angibt.
In 2011, Egypt quickly became one of the most active countries during the Arab Spring, with Tahrir Square in Cairo becoming the focal point of both violent protests and peaceful political demonstrations. Inspired by the protesters in Tunisia, beginning in January 2011, Egyptians rallied to the square and in the streets by the thousands, marching, protesting, and calling for the fall of then-President Hosni Mubarak. Throughout the next several months until the overthrow of Mubarak in February 2011, millions of protesters from a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds demanded a regime change across Egypt. As significant as it was for the Egyptian people, the Egyptian Arab Spring was a key turning point for the Muslim Brotherhood - Egypt´s largest and long-oppressed opposition group. The Brotherhood played a key role in organizing demonstrations, pitting the Egyptian and world media against the Mubarak regime, and orchestrating violent riots and clashes between civilian protesters and the Egyptian security forces, further portraying the regime in a negative light. But it was after the revolution that the Brotherhood truly reaped its rewards; it formed a legal political party and ran in the subsequent parliamentary elections, winning a large number of seats that were previously unavailable to them. Then, in June 2012, the Brotherhood made history in Egypt when it successfully managed to install its candidate Mohamed Morsi as president. Perhaps no group was more surprised by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood´s swift and largely unopposed rise to power than the Brotherhood itself; for decades, the group had suffered a long history of severe oppression and internal crises, but in the political environment created by the Arab Spring, it only took less than two years for the Brotherhood to control the Egyptian government. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter L. Delloro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035744/bk_acx0_035744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eye-opening accounts of heroic resistance to religious extremism. In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a ´´dark corner´´ by staging a performing-arts festival despite bomb attacks. In Senegal, wheelchair-bound Assatou Ciss produced a comic book to illustrate the injustices faced by disabled women and girls. In Algeria, publisher Omar Belhouchet and his journalists struggled to put out their paper, El Watan (´´The Nation´´), the same night that a 1996 jihadist bombing devastated their offices and killed 18 of their colleagues. In Afghanistan, Young Women for Change took to the streets of Kabul to denounce sexual harassment, undeterred by threats. In Minneapolis, Abdirizak Bihi organized a Ramadan basketball tournament among Somali refugees to counter the influence of Al Shabaab. From Karachi to Tunis, Kabul to Tehran, across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and beyond, these trailblazers often risked death to combat the rising tide of fundamentalism within their own countries. But this global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage remains largely invisible, lost amid the heated coverage of Islamist terror attacks on one side and abuses perpetrated against suspected terrorists on the other. A veteran of 20 years of human rights research and activism, Karima Bennoune draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews to illuminate the inspiring stories of those who represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lameece Issaq. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013579/bk_adbl_013579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody - it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for centuries. Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi´s protégé and the political leader of India, believed that Indians were an inherently nonviolent, peaceful people. Pakistan´s founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was a secular lawyer, not a firebrand. But in August 1946, exactly a year before Independence, Calcutta erupted in street-gang fighting. A cycle of riots - targeting Hindus, then Muslims, then Sikhs - spiraled out of control. As the summer of 1947 approached, all three groups were heavily armed and on edge, and the British rushed to leave. Hell let loose. Trains carried Muslims west and Hindus east to their slaughter. Some of the most brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing in modern history erupted on both sides of the new border, searing a divide between India and Pakistan that remains a root cause of many evils. From jihadi terrorism to nuclear proliferation, the searing tale told in Midnight´s Furies explains all too many of the headlines we read today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunil Malhotra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005119/bk_tant_005119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this visit to New York´s 92nd Street Y, Irshad Manji and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discuss the trouble with Islam. Irshad Manji is the best-selling author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim´s Call for Reform in Her Faith. Manji has been called by The New York Times ´´Osama bin Laden´s worst nightmare´´. The winner of Oprah Winfrey´s first annual ´Chutzpah Award´, Manji is currently a visiting fellow at Yale University and is producing a feature film about what there is to love within Islam. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam, advocates the need for democratic governments to commit to defending the human rights of women in the Islamic world. Ali is a Dutch feminist and politician. She is a prominent (and often controversial) author, film maker, and critic of Islam. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000034/sp_nsty_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Terror Cops is a white-knuckle ride into the battle against extremism; the story gives unprecedented insight into what it´s like to fight terrorism in Britain today. In his two-decades-long career with the Metropolitan Police, Detective Sergeant Harry Keeble has hunted child murderers and child abusers, drug dealers and hit men. And then, in response to the call to arms in the wake of the July 2005 London bombings, he transferred from Hackney´s Child Protection Team to S-Squad, an elite counter terrorism unit. From day one he was thrown into the front line of a number of heart-stopping operations that involved deadly armed hunts for suicide bombers and bomb factories. As Harry won respect for his bravery and commitment, he was asked to lead increasingly complex and sensitive missions. Terror Cops covers, among other subjects, the Haymarket bomb, the Glasgow airport attacks, the liquid bomb plot, how terrorist cells are created, the use of terrorist training camps in the UK, and working in tandem with the Muslim community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Damian Lynch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003358/bk_adbl_003358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is the riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations. Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post´s Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid, an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma, was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war. Through the lives of Sunnis and Shiites, men and women, American sympathizers, and outraged young men newly transformed into martyrs, Shadid shows us the journey of defiant, hopeful, resilient Iraq. Moving from battle scenes to subdued streets enlivened only by the call to prayer, Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam´s downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an Islamic reawakening and jihad. Night Draws Near, as compelling as it is human, is an illuminating and poignant account from a reporter whose coverage has drawn international attention and acclaim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Shadid. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000488/bk_aren_000488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.