Fear and Faith in Paradise: Exploring Conflict and Religion by Phil Karber

By Phil Karber

From existence alongside the Tigris River within the Seventies to the continued Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed many years of switch through the center East. Fear and religion in Paradise attracts on his wealth of expertise to cartoon a well timed and compelling portrait of the quarter all through background. Going past the unending photographs of terrorism and warfare, he demanding situations pervasive stereotypes of Muslims and delves into the residing heritage and cultures of Arabs, Turks, Kurds, Persians, Jews, Tunisians, Moroccans, Armenians, and others.

Seamlessly relocating among prior and current, Karber skillfully develops overarching topics: How America's footprint might be shifted from an army to a humanitarian emphasis and the way worry is used as a cudgel by means of today’s monotheistic leaders to sacrifice the trustworthy. no matter if Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, all of them invoke their very own imaginative and prescient of paradise, usually as incentive, in hopeless conflicts that appear doomed to be repeated. Karber’s down-to-earth writing vividly conveys the region’s appeal and sweetness opposed to a backdrop of energy struggles between competing faiths, nationalisms, and outdoors forces.

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