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.
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.
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.
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...
Didn't particularly care fore the narrator, but the book itself is invaluable. This book is factual, well researched and most importantly it is truthful. This book tells the truth about Islam and terrorism and Jihad. Truth that you will not get from the news or regular outlets. It also sets straight the truth about the Crusades and the aggression that caused them. Spencer has written a plethora of books on this subject, and has advised every level of government regarding Islamic terrorism.
I borrowed a friends copy several years ago and was enlightened. I've listened to the audio version several times and learn something new each time.
Learning the "real" not the "internationally correct" facts about Islam. There is so much about Islam, Islamic radicalism, Sharia, and more that is kept from the public at large. Why? What can possibly be gained by those not part of Islam in keeping the truth tucked away? This book opens your eyes to facts that are simply not acknowledged by Islam, Muslims, politicians, our government, the media, and most of the rest of the world. The fact that we are quite literally living out the horrors of an Islamic ascension in the middle east today is all the more compelling given what you will learn from this book.
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Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge is power. The truth is down right frightening. Anyone looking for answers about what is happening in the middle east today, and wanting to clear the fog that surrounds Islam, needs to read this book.
An intriguing audiobook full interesting information. I plan on purchasing either the e-book or written version as it is full of references and quotes I would like to look into and study more. Regardless, I highly recommend getting a hold of some sort of copy of this publication, whatever that may be. Plan on reading/listening to more of Robert Spencer's works on the subject.
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.