critical of Said’s landmark work. The most recent additions to this literature are Ibn . Warraq’s Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism and. Ibn Warraq, Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, , pp. Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism by Ibn Warraq. Defending the West has 95 ratings and 11 reviews. Ibn Warraq refutes the perfidious lies of Said meticulously and with brutal candour in this antidote to Said’s.
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Trivia About Defending the Wes I wanted to ask them both “Why do you care? Warraq admits that he regrets the tone of this portion — it is based on a previously published essay and he chose to include it without heavy editing as it had already been anthologized.
Said’s polemic has very much become the accepted dogma of university departments across the world that study any of the subjects covered by ‘Orientalism’. While this at first caused me some distress, I now take comfort refending the lessons it provides.
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Warraq gathered world notice through his historiographies of the early centuries of the Islamic timeline and has published works which question mainstream conceptions of the period. He describes also how the very tolerance of the West has led to what he so eruditely refers to the bufooneries of Michael Moore, the exaggeration of Robert Fisk and the fanaticism of Noam Chomsky” all of these apologists for Islamo-Nazi atrocities and terror.
This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Return to Book Page. It is a well researched and clearly written critique that also examines the lasting effect Said’s work has had on Muslim thinking and politics.
With this important new book Ibn Warraq has once and for all dispatched Orientalism to the dustbin of history. Old schools of thought become the bones in which the in generations of scholars sharpen their intellectual claws. Lists with This Book. The massacres of three hundred defendiing people in Uganda by Idi Amin or of in Rwanda in Retrieved May 15, Retrieved from ” https: David Layton rated it really liked it Jan 02, This year’s collection includes many independent and self-published artists; no mainstream or superhero comic in sight.
A systematic critique of Said’s portrayal of “the West” derails the entire conversation or maybe that WAS Warraq’s point? The pen name Ibn Warraq Arabic: The problem is not so much the contention itself, but the arrogant certainty with which it is pronounced and the lack of insight into religious devotion and the many intersecting motivations behind it.
Upon concluding Defending the West it can be said that credibility of Said and the veracity of his theory waarraq called into serious question. The propaganda and falsehood by self-pity, postimiperialist victimhood and rantings about ‘imperialism’ is an “immature and unattractive quality” we owe of so much contemporary Middle Eastern culture.
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism by Ibn Warraq
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He dedicates much of his narrative to defending Western Civilization as a whole by examining three key trends that he says define the western mentality. A well-researched and quite brilliant, if somewhat disorganized, indictment of one of the world’s great religions. Ivn commentary on Islam is considered by some aest be overly polemical and revisionist, while others praise it as well-researched.
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Retrieved 17 January There is no real acknowledgement of the racism and chauvinism that did in fact exist and no attempt to add nuance to the exclusively positive spin given on Orientalism.
Defending the West
His father died two years later. You’re born a Muslim and that’s it. Instead, it is a Darwinian struggle where the weak are destroyed and the young ever supplant the old. This was due to fears for his personal safety and also due to his desire to travel to see his family in Pakistan without being denied access to Muslim countries.
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