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American Taliban

a novel

by Pearl Abraham

  • 26 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


About the Edition

John"s world is wide open to new ideas, philosophies, and religions. Through online chat rooms he meets a young woman who spurs his interest in Islam and Arab literature, and embraces the experience heart, body and soul-- with unforeseen consequences.

Edition Notes

StatementPearl Abraham
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3551.B615 A84 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination258 p. ;
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24533341M
ISBN 101400068584
ISBN 109781400068586
LC Control Number2009024403
OCLC/WorldCa326532386

  The American Taliban seem to effortlessly pulled down and removed these sacred monuments, unopposed by those descendants that should have an understanding and love for these patriots long gone. One would think. (The book is signed by Livingston who wrote the "Introduction" and contributed an essay).   American Taliban, Liberal Fascism, and Judging a Book By Its Title Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas' new book, AMERICAN TALIBAN: HOW WAR, SEX, SIN, AND POWER BIND JIHADISTS AND THE RADICAL RIGHT.

  American TalibanBy Pearl Abraham(Random House; pages; $25)If this book's title rings a bell, recall the newspaper headlines from late that announced the capture of "American Taliban" John. Just as American power and money helped pull warlords and fighters away from the Taliban in to bring down their regime, the surviving followers of .

When “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh is arrested in Afghanistan, Barbara comes unglued—the parallels between Lindh’s and John’s spiritual trajectories are too unsettling. Cutting away from John at the critical moment robs the reader of the opportunity to see his ideals and mettle truly tested, leaving only the ideological Author: Pearl Abraham. In American Taliban, she imagines this young surfer/skater on a distinctly American spiritual journey that begins with Transcendentalism and countercultural impulses, enters into world mysticism, and finds its destination in Islam.


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The purpose of this book is not to make a scholarly comparison of liberal versus conservative thought; Markos' entire purpose appears to be to illustrate the mean-spirited, narrow-minded, hypocritical and potentially quite dangerous practices of /5(66).

American Taliban book. Read 73 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An avid, near-six-foot-tall surfer, John Jude Parish cuts a striki /5.

American Muslims became afraid. And then, in November, a strange phenom emerged: an American-born, American-bred Taliban. The fury that John Walker Lindh's story elicited was extreme, and in that environment he didn't have a chance.

Lindh wasn't the only one of these strange hybrids, both American and Taliban/5(29). American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right by Markos Moulitsas "American Taliban" is an appropriately titled book.

It's a book about how the American right resembles the theocratic views of the Islamic radicals/5. Markos Moulitsas’s Book ‘American Taliban’ Reviewed.

In his new book, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas offers a liberal’s attempt Author: Ben Crair. The final segment of American Taliban takes place in the fall of John has disappeared, travel to Pakistan has been halted, and John’s mother is obsessed with John Walker Lindh, the young American found fighting alongside the Taliban.

The abrupt shift in the conclusion feels rushed and almost derails the balanced tone and well-considered. The information about American Taliban shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this. In American Taliban, she imagines this young surfer/skater on a distinctly American spiritual journey that begins with Transcendentalism and countercultural impulses, enters into world mysticism, and finds its destination in : Pearl Abraham.

J ohn Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” is leaving the young Californian began serving his sentence for the crime of supporting the group—nearly two decades ago—he was 21 Author: Kathy Gilsinan.

American Taliban is a fascinating and important novel."—Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street "Riveting and revealing, Pearl Abraham's bottomless imagination has created an intellectual page-turner for our brave new world."—Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan.

John Walker Lindh, the captured Islamic militant who at age 20 journeyed to Afghanistan to join the Taliban and fought alongside the terrorists in the days after 9/11, was released from a U.S Author: Ryan Gaydos.

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. WASHINGTON — He was the “American Taliban” captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in the fall of Heather Marie Mercer (born ) is an American who was one of 24 aid workers arrested in August by the Taliban in Afghanistan in connection with their work with the Germany-based Christian aid organization Shelter Nowalong with seven other Western missionaries and their sixteen Afghan coworkers, was arrested on August 3,and put on.

American Taliban is that rarest of accomplishments, one that does both at the same time.”—Charles Bock, author of Beautiful Children “In her new novel Pearl Abraham offers a wonderfully intimate portrait of how a more or less ordinary American boy might be seduced by the idea of submitting to Islam.

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Free shipping for many products. So the reviews have begun to come in for Markos Moulitsas’ book “American Taliban,” which argues that American conservatives are just like the Taliban, and they’re well, let me start with Jamelle Bouie’s review at the left-wing The American Prospect: Given the subject matter and his own influence, Moulitsas is sure to find a large audience for American Taliban.

Frank Lindh talked about his son, John Walker Lindh, who is known as the “American Taliban.”He was captured with Taliban forces on the battlefield in Afghanistan inand is now serving a.

Pearl Abraham’s fourth novel, American Taliban, is the story of an American family riven by the disappearance of a young man, John Jude Parish, into the ranks of the Taliban weeks before 9/Though glancingly based on the life of John Walker Lindh, the novel differs in particulars: The eighteen-year-old Parish is a popular, intellectually curious character rather than a.

Quotes from the The American Taliban. Ann Coulter "American Veterans are to blame for the fag takeover of this nation. They have the power in their political lobby to influence the zeitgeist, get the fags out of the military, and back in the closet where they belong!".

American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right “We all agree with the Taliban.”—Rush Limbaugh, October 9, America’s primary international enemy—Islamic radicalism—insists on government by theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, wants to eradicate homosexuals.

This book deserves appreciation for its minute accounts of the happenings in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Rashid has done a fairly good amount of research on the Taliban and its style of rule.

And his unfearful description of the intensive involvement of Pakistan's army and ISI in Afghanistan is reflective of a true journalistic spirit.4/5(4). American mountaineer fights Taliban with books, not bombs American's story told in best-selling book, "Three Cups of Tea" are.

Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis. Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend.

Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind/10(K).