Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside
In the world of Ken Ballen's Terrorists in Love (Free Press), a boy's dreams dictate the behavior of warriors in battle, a young couple's only release from forbidden love is death, and religious extremism, blind hatred, and endemic corruption combine to form a lethal ideology that can hijack a man's life forever. A former federal prosecutor and congressional investigator, Ballen offers an intimate and enlightening window into the heart of Islamic fundamentalism, providing a glimpse into the lives, loves, frustrations, and methods of those whose mission it is to destroy us.
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The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.