Reconciliation :

Bhutto, Benazir, 1953-2007.

Reconciliation : Islam, democracy, and the West / Benazir Bhutto. - 1st ed. - New York : Harper, c2008. - viii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

The path back -- The battle within Islam : democracy versus dictatorship, modernization versus extremism -- Islam and democracy : history and practice -- The case of Pakistan -- Is the clash of civilizations inevitable? -- Reconciliation.

Writing a few months prior to her assassination, Bhutto explores the complicated history between the Middle East and the West. She traces the roots of international terrorism across the world, including American support for Pakistani general Zia-ul-Haq, who destroyed political parties, eliminated an independent judiciary, marginalized NGOs, suspended the protection of human rights, and aligned Pakistani intelligence agencies with the most radical elements of the Afghan mujahideen. She speaks out not just to the West, but to the Muslims across the globe who are at a crossroads between the past and the future, between education and ignorance, between peace and terrorism, and between dictatorship and democracy. Democracy and Islam are not incompatible, and the clash between Islam and the West is not inevitable.--From publisher description.

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Islam and politics.
Islam and politics--Islamic countries.
Islam and politics--Pakistan.
Democracy--Religious aspects--Islam
Islam--21st century.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam and politics.
Islam and politics--Pakistan.


Islamic countries--Politics and government.
Pakistan--Politics and government.
Islamic countries--Relations--Europe.
Europe--Relations--Islamic countries.
Pakistan--Foreign relations.
Islamic countries--Foreign relations--Western countries.
Western countries--Foreign relations--Islamic countries.
Pakistan--Politics and government.

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