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Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam
by Robin Wright
For a generation, Muslim extremists have targeted Americans in an escalation of terror that culminated in the September 11 attacks. Our shared confusion -- Who are the attackers? Why are we targets? -- is cleared away in a book as dramatic as it is authoritative.
Updated with new chapters on Afghanistan and the the broader Islamic movement, Sacred Rage combines Robin Wrig...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 4th 2001 by Touchstone
(first published 1985)
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Excellent book that covers the reasons behind Militant Islam from a reporter that has spent a good deal of time in the Islamic communities. Helps one understand a good amount of the historical background of Islam and the factions that exist withing that demographic. Updated shortly after 9/11.
This was actually easy to read as it flowed and kept my interest focused. I did jump around to read the chapters out of order a bit, but that actually kept me more alert to actively pay attention to what I was reading. And the details on the Taliban and Al Qaeda and bin Laden were compiled and explained well in the text as I feel like I actually learned/retained that information. Even the history on 9/11/2001 and what led to it taught me more about the Middle East. This is definitely the best te ...more