9/11 and American Empire (Volume II)
Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out
Edited by Kevin Barrett, John Cobb, and Sandra Lubarsky
6" x 9" • 352 pages
ISBN 9781566566605 • paperback • $20.00 •
Inspired by David Ray Griffin’s internationally acclaimed book The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11, this anthology presents a variety of perspectives on 9/11 and empire from authors who identify with one of the major Abrahamic traditions. Co-edited by a major Christian theologian (John Cobb), a Jewish scholar (Sandra Lubarsky), and a Muslim scholar (Kevin Barrett), the book features essays by 9/11 revisionists and activists alongside those of noted writers and scholars, including several of the leading religious intellectuals of our time. The writers offer reflections on 9/11 and empire informed by the moral principles of their religious traditions as well as by the obligation to engage in thoughtful dialogue with those of other traditions. While the question of of the Bush administration's and US military and intelligence leaders' possible complicity in 9/11— and the moral implications of facing that possibility—is at the forefront of the book’s agenda, it also addresses the way 9/11 has been used to expand the US empire’s “global domination project”—raising profound moral questions that confront all of us, whatever our views on 9/11 complicity and whatever our faith, worldview, or national/ethnic identification.
Contributors include: Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Kevin Barrett, Faiz Khan, Enver Masud, Yasmin Ahmed, Tamar Frankiel, Roger Gottlieb, Marc Ellis, Sandra Lubarsky, Rabbi Michael Lerner, John Cobb, David Ray Griffin, Carter Heyward, Catherine Keller, and Rosemary Radford Ruether.
Kevin Barrett has taught English, French, Arabic, American civilization, humanities, African literature, folklore, and Islam at colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay area, Paris, and Madison, Wisconsin. His Ph.D. dissertation on Moroccan legend compares contemporary legends to classic saints’ legends. He is serving as president of Khidria, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to Islamic socio-environmental awareness, writing and editing for the Muslim magazine al-Jumuah, and spearheading MUJCA-NET, the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth.
John B. Cobb, Jr., is professor emeritus of the Claremont School of Theology. He is founding director of the Center for Process Studies and co-founder of Progressive Christians Uniting, for which he edited Progressive Christians Speak. He is an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church. Among his books are The Liberation of Life with Charles Birch (1984) and For the Common Good with Herman Daly (1997) as well as Christ in a Pluralistic Age (1999) and Postmodernism and Public Policy (2001).
Sandra Lubarsky is director of Northern Arizona University’s Master of Liberal Studies program, which focuses on “Good and Sustainable Societies.” She is co-author, with David Ray Griffin, of Jewish Theology and Process Thought.
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