Dilip Hiro is a writer and journalist who published 34 books and contributed to another 18. Hiro started his career writing about immigration to the UK from the Indian subcontinent. Since 2001, he has published a number of influential books on Islamism and associated conflicts.Hiro received his Master’s degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
He is the author of: A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East (2013), The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict (1991), Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians (1998), Between Marx and Muhammad: The Changing Face of Central Asia (1995), Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran After the Gulf Wars (2001), War Without End: Rise of Islamist Terrorism and the Global Response (2002), Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm (2003), Secrets and Lies: Operation “Iraqi Freedom” and After (2004), The Iranian Labyrinth: Journeys Through Theocratic Iran and its Furies (2005), Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources (2007) and, most recently, After Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World (2010).
“And to the soldiers, ‘When you are shooting your fellow brother, sister you are shooting at the Quran.’ And he said, ‘Just greet the soldier with a flower, and open yourself to being mortal, and let soldiers kill as many as they want until the whole conscience starts to rebel against that, and that’s when the army will collapse.’ And that’s what happened.”