Geneive Abdo is a journalist, scholar and author of several books on the Middle East and the Muslim World. No God but God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam (Oxford University Press, 2000).
Geneive Abdo is a journalist, scholar and author of several books on the Middle East and the Muslim World. She is currently a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the author of the recently released book The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide. Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-First Century Iran (With Jonathan Lyons) (Henry Holt, 2003). Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11 (Oxford University Press, 2006). The New Sectarianism (Brookings Institution.
No God But God" offers a wonderful glimpse inside contemporary Egypt as this ancient society struggles with .
No God But God" offers a wonderful glimpse inside contemporary Egypt as this ancient society struggles with how it will integrate the precepts - and spirituality - of Islam into today's secular world. Ever since the Iranian revolution, we have been bombarded by an all-out media effort to demonize Arabs and marginalize their religion, especially the "threat" posed by fundamentalists.
Geneive Abdo is the correspondent in Iran for The Guardian and The Economist. She has reported from numerous Islamic countries over a decade, from the Middle East to North Africa and Central Asia. As a correspondent based in Cairo, she covered the Middle East for The Dallas Morning News. Ms. Abdo reported the fall of the Soviet Union for Reuters news agency. She was a staff writer for Newsday and the Baltimore Evening Sun. A graduate of the University of Texas, she was later a Fellow at the Program for Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.
Geneive Abdo Western media has consistently focused on the extremes of Islam, overlooking a quiet yet pervasive moderate religious movement that is currently transforming the nation of Egypt.
In a book of first-rate investigative reporting, Geneive Abdo uncovers the hidden side of Egypt's so-called Islamic threat.
Geneive Abdo, No God but God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), 240 pp, ISBN 0-1951-5793-1. Journal for Islamic Studies Vol. 26 2006: pp. 160-162.
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