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.
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...
I started listening expecting to be somewhat entertained. However, the narration quickly turned into a drone and I lost interest. I even tried fast forwarding to different parts, hoping to get caught up but I couldn't. Maybe someone might be interested in listening to this but not me.
This book is so over the top, I felt like I was listening to a well reasoned WWII tract on why the Japanese are evil monsters or why the German people are superior and the Jews should be exterminated. With sections like: Mohommed vs. Jesus and Books You are Not Supposed to Read, you get this continual view that Islam preaches violence and cannot be reconciled with Western society. Wake up White People! Or maybe it's already too late and we wake up to the land of Euarabia in place of France, born of our own ambivelence for our Christian heritage, political correctness and lack of undertanding of the true nature of our enemy. Or maybe not. Balance is not the objective here. This book give you something to think about. I've thought about it, and it's just wrong.
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.
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.
I would suggest caution when reading this book, and would say that it certainly should be balanced by the reading of other books on Islam and the Crusades by better known authors. This is a scare tactic book and if taken seriously could certainly foster misunderstanding and hatred.