Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"Publishing in print in February 2009, this encyclopedia presents students, researchers, political analysts, journalists, and common readers with accurate, comprehensive, and balanced scholarship on all aspects of the world's fastest-growing religion and the areas it affects: society, politics, economics, everyday life, culture, and thought.
A six-volume work, this set constitutes a major revision and massive expansion of the 1995 Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. In addition to covering Islamic societies in the modern world from the eighteenth century to the present, as the earlier four-volume set did, it will add a depth of historical background going back to the pre- Islamic era. The new reference also covers the full geographical extent of Islam by focusing not only on the countries in which Islam is dominant, but also on regions in which Muslims live as minorities, such as Europe and the Americas.
As with the original Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, the articles in this new encyclopedia take a broad, comparative, and multidisciplinary approach in dealing with issues that span across a multitude of countries and centuries."
"The Oxford Encylcopedia of the Islamic World," www.oxfordislamicstudies.com (accessed Oct. 12, 2015)