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Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries Hardcover – October 1, 1998
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A contention is held in the book that the described Muslim military conquests of centuries past, and the terrorist campaigns of the modern day, share much more than just the same name of "Jihad" but also encompass what the book cites as the Muslim "distaste for and basic antagonism to" the entire non-Muslim world that is described herein as being seen to be "blasphemers and infidels".
While some readers may find such comments to be contentious or inflammatory, the book submits these subjects to a meticulous scrutiny with a view to presenting an appropriate context to these assertions.
Throughout it is clear that the writer strives to provide an objective analysis wherever possible without attacking the fundamental aspects of the Islamic religion - instead attempting to concentrate on the context of it's implications & relationship to the furtherance of Jihad itself.
The writer states that Jihad has possibly been the most unrecorded and disregarded major event of history and introduces his study as perhaps being one of the first pertaining to the subject of Jihad, arguing that history has largely ignored what are described as the Muslim attacks and invasions of Europe from the seventh to the twentieth centuries, instead being content to remain transfixed on the Christian Crusades.Read more ›
For all that, I thought Fregosi was fair, dispassionate and hard on both sides of these wars. At not several but MANY points in the book he condemns violence committed by both sides. I think he goes to some pains to indicate he is not anti-Muslim by sticking to the facts and by equally condemning all violence. Smart thing too, since some Muslims can display a tendency to violently react to anyone who criticizes or asks uncomfortably honest questions about their culture, faith, past military history, warrior-mentality, etcetera.Read more ›
This book is probably bound, at first,to discourage most objective people with no bias towards Islam, from continuing to read it; it's definitely going to have Imams and sheiks shrieking for blood and to have devout Muslims, fanatics and moderates alike, insulted to a large degree, but a persistent reader who can ignore for a while the apparent hostility in this book, may slowly find out that this work rests its claims on many reliable sources that can be found in a rich bibliography and is an accurate portrayal of long-hidden historical facts that have been shrugged off by many as hogwash or kept in the closet by those too intimidated by the Muslim World in exposing as apparent truths the base and unequaled crimes committed by the Muslim World throughout its long forgotten history.
This book even goes so far as to critique Muslim teachings and the prophet's life itself, the very core of Islam, thus crushing the common argument that the Muslim World's actions (or rather today's fundamentalists') were never in concord with its inherent religion or its prophet.Read more ›
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YES! Allah's holy Law of War is in fact the most important religious duty in Islam, obligatory for all Muslims. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jennifer
This book should be mandatory reading in every US high school. Americans need to understand the past 15 years are only the latest battle in a 1300 year Muslim war of conquest... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. J.
OUTSTANDING overall history of Moslem jihad in the West. Interesting and engaging read.Published 5 months ago by JohnTruth
There are virtually no books which reveal the numbers and instances of shockingly merciless Islamic invasions, over centuries into Europe--prompting a reaction such as 'The... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Audrey Rotheray
This book will expose the history behind today's conflicts from the Sunni/Shitte divide to the beliefs & strategy of ISIS. Read morePublished 13 months ago by JAK
Very detailed, an important part of history I was never taughtPublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
We hope to have this book in Finnish too, someday.
Everybody should be aware about these facts that are represented in this book.
God bless you Paul Fregosi.
This is a part of history that must not be overlooked if we are to understand and mitigate the movements that are destabilising the world.Published on March 21, 2014 by Bronte Hollow