Every appeaser should read this book, an honest look at the "peaceful" religion of Islam straight from the horse's mouth (The Quran). Spencer make his points and backs each and every one up with the text quoted directly from their holiest of books. Very informative, though disturbing. Wake up America, this threat is real.
The Author opened my eyes about a lot of facts about Islam and the truth about Jihad and it’s motives .
The only disappointing point is the author is extremely biased when it comes to Crusades and the comparison between Jesus and Mohammed wasn’t very good specially he could used a lot of Hadeeth (Mohammed’s Saying) that’d made his point more clearer than the verses he used from The Quran.
In the words of Swiss journalist and author, Roger Du Pasquier “The West, whether Christian or dechristianised, has never really known Islam. Ever since they watched it appear on the world stage, Christians never ceased to insult and slander it in order to find justification for waging war on it.
Islam, Muslims and The Quran have become a subject of major concern to the world media, religious groups and people, especially after the events of September 11th 2001 in the USA. Many articles and books have been written about a religion followed by over one billion people worldwide, some of which saw in Islam a separate civilization that will inevitably clash with the current dominant western civilization, but some were more optimistic, showing interest in a constructive debate, seeking understanding. However, many of these writings continued to perpetuate misinformation and repeat the same common misconceptions, thus giving a distorted picture of what islam is about, and what The Quran actually says.
I suggest to read a book titled (Even angels ask ) by Jeffery Lang Or watch his lecture on youtube titled (The purpose of life - Jeffery Lang). You will learn many things that are not only related to Islam but also answers so many questions asked by many individuals such as why do we exist , what's the meaning of life etc.
Avid history and fiction/non-fiction fan.
I thought this book was very concise and detailed. I have not read the Qu'ran or checked the cited S'uras. If what Mr Spencer details is true, Islamic life is misery for anyone who is not a Muslim. Scary...
If you like tabloids and half truths, you'll enjoy Mr. Spencer's writing. The book is a melodramatic view of Islam and Muslims full of historical distortions and loaded, emotionally charged words. The writing is amateurish and the style insipid. This is not a scholarly work.
Middle aged; long University course (science based), and long service as a professional. Cynical and very interested in the real world.
We live in a blizzard of falsehood dis- information, which is unfortunately swollowed by the majority of the people. It is wonderfully refreshing to have real information packaged in such a brief and trustworthy form to consider. I actually checked several of the references...
I was particularly appauled by the Judicial determination of "Justice" Higgings in Victoria Australia concerning his brown nosing political correctness. Actually, the Victorian government and it's servile Judiciary has a lot to answer for in many other ways aswell.
Straight talking dialoge has been a rare thing for a long time despite the so called 'Information Age'. Suppression has been the order of the day.
Thankyou very much!
Hardcore scifi fan from a galaxy far far away.
Its always good to get a more honest opinion that is not gelded by the politically correct. Lots of good analysis and history. Perhaps biased but still more informative than the usual apeasement literature.
Considering the controversial and politically sensitive subject of this book, the author's strategy was clearly to combat the expected charge of bigotry by almost exclusively quoting the Koran, the news media, history books, and Islamic religious and political leaders such that the bulk of the material is not the author's interpretation, but rather the words of the Koran and the interpretation of its Muslim leaders. Given this almost legalistic style, I will say the redundancy of Koranic scripture can be a bit grinding. After 4 hours of chapter after chapter of quotations calling for violence, intolerance, bigotry, killing, oppression, conquest, torture and jihad I couldn’t believe I was only halfway through the book! However, the book did start looking at historical and current events related to Islam about then, so my interest was renewed. The realistic look at the Crusades was really a gem, having been educated in the liberal tradition, I believed the Crusades to be spontaneous, unjustified acts of European aggression. However, it is interesting to realize that the Crusades were chronologically a response to Muslim aggression, not a cause of it. It is also interesting to think that without the distraction that Crusades created against aggressive Islamic designs on Europe, European civilization may never have had the opportunity to progress securely, and then to flourish to create the culture we live in today... otherwise, no Galileo, Boticelli, Mozart, Shakespeare, Newton, Faraday, Dickens, Curie or Einstein. Overall the book is very informative, if anxiety-provoking. It seems we are facing a single-minded intolerant adversary of militant religionists committed to conquest and subjugation of nonbelievers, and our politically correct tendencies may be a great detriment in assessing this threat and its ability to be negotiated with. The book gives a perspective on the current terroristic and jihadist crisis one will not find in the news. Get it!
The subject matter is very interesting, but the snide tone of the narrator and text made me wonder whether the information was credible. This topic should be of interest to everyone who wants to understand current geopolitics, but I would look elsewhere to get information on Islam. Don't waste your time on this one.
This book brought my thinking along to the place where I realize that unless we understand that certain values, such as tolerance, freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, even scientific inquiry, are western values and traditions that we should uphold and defend, we are at risk of losing them.