Footnotes by Chapter
063. The Genocidal Hadith of the "Rocks and the Trees"
63. Ibn Hammad, Kitab al-fitan (Beirut: Dar al-Fikr, 1993), 348, 350; and, e.g., `Abd al-`Aziz Mustafa, Qabla an yuhdam al-Aqsa (Cairo: Dar al-Tawzi‘wa-l-Nashr al-Islamiyya,1990), 285; and widely quoted. For an English translation, see the “Hamas Covenant,” Journal of Palestine Studies 22 (1993): 123. Note that although Jews are the most prominent subjects of this tradition, there are a number of classical versions in which Jews are not mentioned: see Ibn al-Munadi, Kitab al-malahim (Qumm: Dar al-Sira, 1998), p. 247; and Ibn Abi Shayba, Kitab al-musannaf (Hyderabad: n.p., 1966–71), 15:167 (no. 19402). However, according to Cook, only the versions mentioning the Jews are cited in modern Muslim apocalyptic literature. On the genocidal aspects of this Hadith, which current apologists deny, see Matthias Küntzel, European Roots of Antisemitism in Current Islamic Thinking."
073. Arab World's Failure to Develop
73. The Arab scholars who composed the report concluded that the political culture of the Arab world accounted for its failure to develop despite the oil revenues and new technology of the previous half a century, for “the barren, ossified life of so many Arab countries,” (Robert Fisk, “UN Highlights Uncomfortable Truths for Arab World,” The Independent, 3 July 2002. For a disturbing “anthropological” view of Islam in the mid-decade of the aughts, see Akbar Ahmed, Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 2007).
075. Honor Killing in the West
75. For a study of Kurdish behavior in Sweden, see Shahrzad Mojab, “Honor Killing: Culture, Politics and Theory,” Middle East Women’s Studies Review 17, no. 1/2 (2002); for an example of a Turkish case in Germany, Jody K Biehl, “The Death of a Muslim Woman: ‘The Whore Lived Like a German,’” Spiegel, 2 March 2005; for a case of a highly successful Arab-American Muslim, see Phyllis Chesler, “Beheaded in Buffalo: The Honor Killing of Aasiya Z. Hassan,” Pajamas Media, 14 February 2009.
074. Dostoyevsky and Qutb on "Hideous Schizophrenia"
74. John Moran compares the analyses of Qutb and Dostoyevsky, who both deplore the modern split between life lived and religion, and contrasts their solutions: John Moran, “The Lion and the Mouse: Dostoevsky and the Hideous Schizophrenia of the West,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott, Loews Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, 31 August 2006.
085. The Humiliation of Negotiating with Israel
85. Al-Shihabi, Istratajiyat al-Qur’an fi muwajahat al-yahudiyya al-‘alamiyya (Damascus: Arab Writers Union, 1997), 132–33, cited in Cook, Contemporary Muslim Apocalyptic, 227. “Begging our enemies” refers to the Oslo Peace Process. Similar sentiments about Oslo from Edward Said, “An Unacceptable Helplessness,” Al-Ahram, 16-22 January 2003 (for a detailed analysis of this article as it reveals Saïd's embodiment of the very "Orientalism" he denounced, see R. Landes, "Edward Said and the Culture of Honor and Shame: Orientalism and Our Misperceptions of the Arab-Israeli Conflict"). Just negotiating with Israel is considered humiliating, a fortiori making any concessions. See the “scandal” aroused by the “leaking” of details on the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations “Al Jazeera Leaks Shock, Anger Palestinian Officials, The Gulf Today, January 25, 2011.