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Keyboard Jihad

Attempts to Rectify Misperceptions and Misrepresentations of Islam (First Edition)
By Abdul Karim Bangura

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-855-7, 324 pages


Keyboard Jihad is an attempt to rectify some of the misperceptions and misrepresentations of Islam and Muslims that resulted from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book is a collection of original essays that were written over the years by Abdul Karim Bangura. These essays were not compiled to defend Islam–a deen, meaning in Arabic a complete way of life. Rather, Keyboard Jihad seeks to dispel common misperceptions and misrepresentations of Islam that can lead to prejudice and racism.

The essays in Keyboard Jihad cover a variety of Islamic topics:

  • Misused and/or Misrepresented Islamic Concepts that Can Impede Peacebuilding and Interfaith Dialogue
  • Islam and Just War Theory
  • Islamic Precepts on Gender Relations
  • Islam on the Internet
  • HIV/AIDS in Africa: Majority Muslim versus Non-Muslim Societies
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating New Muslim Immigrants into American Society
  • Competing Approaches for Shaping the Iraqi Society
  • The Debate on Arab Racism against Africans

Abdul Karim Bangura holds Ph.D.s in political science, development economics, linguistics, computer science, and mathematics. Dr. Bangura is a professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University, and a researcher-in-residence at the Center for Global Peace in the School of International Service at American University. The author of 75 books and over 600 scholarly articles, Dr. Bangura won the prestigious 2012 Cecil B. Curry Book Award for African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers.

Other Cognella titles by Abdul Karim Bangura:
Ebonics Is Good
Perceptions of Peace in Washington, DC
The African National Anthem, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika": A Pragmatic Linguistic Analysis
Islam and Political Economic Systems
Islamic Civilization, Amity, Equanimity and Tranquility: Analyzing and Inventing Peace Paradigms, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Strategies
Law, Politics, and African Americans in Washington, DC
Social-Economic Trends in Washington, DC
Gender and Ethnicity in Washington, DC
United States Congress Versus Apartheid
Fettered -tions and -isms
African-Centered Research Methodologies: From Ancient Times to the Present
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers: Volume One
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers
A Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methods (Volume 1): Quantitative Methods: Volume 1: Quantitative Methods
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers: Volume Three