A World Without Islam
What if Islam never existed? To some, it’s a comforting thought: no clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists.
But what if that weren’t the case at all? In A WORLD WITHOUT ISLAM, Graham E. Fuller guides us along an illuminating journey through history, geopolitics, and religion to investigate whether or not Islam is indeed the cause of some of today’s most emotional and important international crises. Fuller takes us from the birth of Islam to the fall of Rome to the rise and collapse of the Ottoman Empire. He examines and analyzes the roots of terrorism, the conflict in Israel, and the role of Islam in supporting and energizing the anti-imperial struggle. Provocatively, he finds that contrary to the claims of many politicians, thinkers, theologians, and soldiers, a world without Islam might not look vastly different from what we know today.
Filled with fascinating details and counter intuitive conclusions, A WORLD WITHOUT ISLAM is certain to inspire debate and reshape the way we think about Islam’s relationship with the West.
Praise for A World Without Islam by Graham E. Fuller
“Another must-read by one of the most thought-provoking writers on Islam and the Middle East. At once a brilliant history lesson and a fascinating thought experiment, A World Without Islam is sure to challenge the simplistic view held by so many in the West that Islam is the source of the conflicts we are witnessing in the Middle East.”
– Reza Aslan, author of No God But God, and Beyond Fundamentalism
“A must read. Graham Fuller’s A World Without Islam is a tour de force by one of the world’s foremost authorities on global Muslim politics. Fuller’s masterful study provides an insightful and at times provocative analysis of the character of Muslim-West relations from the rise of Islam, addressing major issues from the clash of civilizations and the roots of terrorism to the significance of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and US foreign policy.”
– John L. Esposito, author of The Future of Islam.