This book opens your mind to the true nature of Islam(although there might be a few of that faith that would disagree), it changed my perspective of the religion and its followers. I don't think i will have a "jihad" any time soon but I will definitely be paying better attention to what is going in in that part of the world as well as my own. This book is a must read for any non-believer of Islam. I would rate it 6 stars across the board if there was another one available.
Reading nonfiction is a lot like eating a fish you have to learn to swallow the meat and spit out the bones. This has some bones but as the saying goes history is very much his (or her) story. Read the suggested books which the author calls the books you are not supposed to read, but read others on Islam also. You will find this book is closer to the truth then many other books on the subject. This has renewed my reading of the Qur'an and histories of the era surrounding the crusades. Over all, I recommend it as an addition to anyone's library.