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Islam And Terrorism: What the Quran really teaches about Christianity, violence and the goals of the Islamic jihad. Paperback – March 12, 2002
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About the Author
After earning a Ph.D. in Islamic history, Mark A. Gabriel became convinced that Muhammad did not speak for God. His search for truth led to the love of Jesus Christ, as well as complete rejection from his family and two attempts against his life by political fundamentalists. Now pursuing a Ph.D. in world religion at a Christian university, he speaks and writes about the true nature of Islam with the non-emotional accuracy of an academician. As a reflection of his new life in Christ, he has chosen a Christian name to replace his Islamic name.
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Written in the wake of the September 11th attacks, the book outlines how as a "Christian" society, we in the West have an extremely limited comprehension of what Muslims actually believe and what, if any, agenda the religion of Islam has.
At the outset, the contents of the book go to great lengths to point out that "Islam is behind terrorism" and not "Muslims". Readers being encouraged to love individual Muslims but to be aware of what Islam teaches, pointing out that many Muslims themselves are not aware of all that the Islamic faith includes.
Muslims being described here as falling into any one of three groups; secular, traditional and fundamental Muslims. Secular Muslims only believing in what they term the "nice" parts of Islam and who reject jihad. Traditional Muslims who have a stumbling block with the concept of Jihad and the latter group of fundamentalists who actually perpetrate the terrorism. More detail of this is included as the book progresses.
The book begins with an autobiography detailing the writer's experience and knowledge of Islam and how he came to question his Islamic faith. This is followed by an account of his expulsion from University, his arrest and detention by the Egyptian secret police and his treatment/interrogation.Read more ›
Yes, it was that Interesting & Exciting, it sure will be to any fair open minded person too!!!
Yet the rating of only 4 stars which I gave it, is not due to mistakes or problems the author had made, No...
It's simply that out of my own opinion I had the feeling that...
1st - some of the examples (The wine for example and the contradiction discussed) was a bit weak regarding the verses selected, yet I don't say it's wrong, for if we considered the 3 Rivers of Heaven promised in the Quraan we'll find the same problem again!!!
2nd - Reading throughout the book especially as a Muslim makes you start thinking in a defensive way (what in the world is he talking about, even we call these people Terrorists!!!) He is talking about Terrorists & Extremists, and somehow Muslims will automatically start defending by saying stuff like (Them understanding the Quraan that way is their own problem, yet it doesn't mean it is really that way) and that's only because of the way this book is written when getting deeper into the Terrorism sections of the book, Referring to these terrorists as acting according to THEIR BELIEFS (where these last 2 words are keywords that can turn the whole point of the book over, even if the Author had made clear at the Begining that these are the Quraan's teachings, still using these 2 words makes it sound a bit different again) Yet I'm sorry to say, It is very Serious because it's not THEIR BELIEFS, The Auther is right, it's the Quraan's teachings, at least it's written there, so what else could it be doing there!!!
And who am i?!!Read more ›
To the person who took Dr. Gabriel's book to a "linguist" who is a "christian" for an amazing 85 years???? Your "linguist" is ill, so old he is out of it, or you are... misleading people about this book. I am looking at Dr. Gabriels book this very second, looking at page 4-5 and have looked up the Surahs he quotes and guess what? They are EXACTLY as he states. Here is one example:
On page 4, Dr. Gabriel says "In one place alcohol was forbidden; in another it was allowed. (Compare surah 5:90-91 with Surah 47:15.)"
Guess what those two surah are talking about? Have a clue? Here, to help you out, I will quote them:
"O ye who believe! Intoxicants (wine) and gambling, stones, and arrows, are an abomination of Satan's handiwork: eschew such, that ye may prosper. [Surah 5: 90]
Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants (alcohol/wine) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?Read more ›
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Very informative. I recommend it for people who would become informed.Published 18 days ago by AmazingMike
I could not put the book down. It's a very good book to help get a basic understanding of where the West stands with those Muslims who are devout of the Quran and follow it to the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laurie T.
I have read over 100 books on Islam. I have studied Islam for over 20 years and thought seriously about converting to Islam (until I actually read a Koran and studied Islam), This... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JohnTruth
Great book! After spending half his life studying and teaching about Islam, if Dr. Gabriel doesn't know the truth about their beliefs no one does! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This answers a lot of questions regarding why the Islamists do what they do.Published 4 months ago by Douglas P.
Only the politically correct types won't believe this. This is from the view of a top Islamic scholar from Egypt who tells the truth of what Islam teaches about their view of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by JC believer