A New Book by Milan Rai
Milan Rai, JNV coordinator, has a new book
out - 7/7: The London Bombings,
Islam and the Iraq War.
You can order the book from JNV (some proceeds
going to JNV) via this order form.
For the month of July, you can order one copy and buy a second
at half-price for a total of £17 post-free. (UK orders only,
Milan toured the UK in April and the US in
June to talk about the issues raised in the book. The official
book launch was on 12 April, at Friends House, Euston Road, London.
7/7 survivor Rachel North, Iraqi academic and activist Nadje al-Ali,
and radical historian Mark Curtis all shared the platform with
Milan, in a meeting chaired by Maya Evans.
Here is a review
by Paul Rogers of Bradford School of Peace Studies.
for 7/7: The London Bombings, Islam
and the Iraq War:
'This book inspired me and other survivors
of July 7th. Understanding what happened and why is essential
for healing and allows us to move forward. I urge all those committed
to hope, healing and peaceful resolution of conflict to read what
Milan has written.'
writer and 7/7 survivor
'Milan Rai’s book about the July bombings
in London is clear, scholarly, analytical, powerful, persuasive—and
very readable. Seeking the real explanation for those events he
completely destroys the illusion spread by the prime minister
that they had nothing to do with Britain’s illegal aggression
against Iraq, which no-one really believes.
The author, a man committed to peace, holds no brief for the violence
in those attacks and the suffering they caused, but patiently
takes us through the circumstances that played a part in motivating
those who carried them out.
This is a book that everyone with a serious interest in the crisis
we face must read if they are to hope to understand it, its causes,
its effects, and how we might resolve it.'
'A penetrating and timely analysis that deserves
the attention of all sides.'
Sardar, author of What Muslims
Believe and Why Do People Hate
'Clear, interesting and very well-informed.'
Prof. Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon,
7/7: The London
Bombings, Islam and the Iraq War is available from JNV
for £11.99 post-free - or two copies for £17 post-free
(July). You can order now here.