This short book contains a wealth of information overlooked or unknown to most readers. It is filled with actual Islamic foundational text that is never (or rarely) referred to in the normal course of events. In a world beset by Islamic terrorism in dozens of countries, one should have a basis in understanding the religious underpinning of much of the activity. Citations to the original religious documents are many and carefully delineated. Texts of Internet replies to religious questions are given in numerous indeces. While more voluminous collections (edited by Andrew Bostom) are available and are more complete, this book is easier to handle and read. It gives proof to the terse statement of Prof. Inbar: "The secular West is inept in neglecting the seriousness of theological motivation."
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