Is Islam An Enemy Of The West? by Tamara Sonn

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New York, Washington, Madrid, London, Paris, and Brussels – the list of Western cities targeted by radical Islamic terrorists waging global jihad continues to grow.  Does this extreme violence committed in the name of Islam point to a fundamental enmity between the Muslim faith and the West?

In this compelling essay, leading authority on Islam Tamara Sonn argues that whilst the West has many enemies among Muslims, it is politics not religion that informs their grievances.  The longer these demands remain frustrated, the more violence has escalated and recruitment to groups like Islamic State has increased.  Far from fuelling the spread of Islamic extremism, Western military intervention has helped to turn nationalist movements into radical terrorist groups with international agendas.  Islam, Sonn concludes, is not the problem, just as war is not the solution.   

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Nothing But A Circus: Misadventures Among The Powerful by Daniel Levin

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In this eye-opening exploration of the human weakness for power, Daniel Levin takes us on a journey through the absurd world of our global elites, drawing unforgettable sketches of some of the puppets who stand guard, and the jugglers and conjurers employed within.  Most spectacular of all, however, are the astonishing contortions performed by those closest to the top in order to maintain the illusion of integrity, decency and public service.

Based on the author’s first hand experiences of dealing with governments and political institutions around the world, NOTHING BUT A CIRCUS offers a rare glimpse of the conversations that happen behind closed doors, observing the appalling lengths that people will go to in order to justify their unscrupulous choices, from Dubai to Luanda, Moscow to Beijing, and at the heart of the UN and the US government.  

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Police At The Station And They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty

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Belfast, 1988:

A man has been shot in the back with an arrow.

It ain’t Injuns and it isn’t Robin Hood.  

Uncovering exactly who done it will take Detective Inspector Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, leading to a lonely clearing on the high bog with three masked gunmen forcing Duffy to dig his own grave.

Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.  And this time, help isn’t coming … 

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Sirens by Joseph Knox

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What if I was to tell you about one person?

One person who desperately needs saving?

Detective Aidan Waits lives in a twilight world – part disappeared, part in view.  He is trying to save someone – when he should be trying to save himself.

The runaway daughter of a dirty politician. 

The unsolved disappearance of a young mother.

The crime lord who knows the city’s secrets.

The disgraced detective on the edge of it all.

Many questions.  Not many answers.  Not yet.

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