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Religion of Peace?: Islam's War Against the World Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0977898442 ISBN-10: 097789844X Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: World Ahead Publishing; 1 edition (October 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097789844X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977898442
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The well-received documentary ""Islam: What the West Needs to Know"" will be opening in major U.S. cities during the summer.

The book can be read either in addition to the documentary, or as a stand-alone examination of the dangers Islam presents to the West.

Western efforts to understand Islam fail due to the Islamic principle of 'religious deception', which enjoins Muslims to deceive non-Muslims.

The book will be promoted on the documentary website and will be cited during interviews with the author.

Interviews will take place in Atlanta, Washington DC, and Chicago, among other major markets. --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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Is the "War on Terror" Based on a False Hope?

In the days following 9/11, George W. Bush assured America and the world that Islam was a "religion of peace" and that the violent followers of Osama Bin Laden had twisted the true Muslim faith. Acting on this belief, President Bush and other Western leaders sent troops to the Middle East in an effort to bring freedom and democracy to the Muslim world.

But what if this "understanding" of Islam is based not on fact, but instead on equal parts wishful thinking and Islamic deceit? It would mean that the entire War on Terror is based on a faulty--and increasingly deadly--premise.

In Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World, author and filmmaker Gregory M. Davis rebuts the notion that Islam is a great faith in desperate need of a Reformation. Instead, he exposes it as a form of totalitarianism, a belief system that orders its adherents not to baptize all nations, but to conquer and subdue them. Islamic law's governance of every aspect of religious, political, and personal action has far more in common with Nazism than with the tenets of Christianity or Judaism.

Davis details how Islamic thought divides the world into two spheres locked in perpetual combat: dar al-Islam ("House of Islam," where Islamic law predominates), and dar al-harb ("House of War," the rest of the world). This concise yet thorough book leaves no doubt as to why most of the world's modern conflicts are connected to Islam--and calls into question why Western elites refuse to acknowledge Islam's violent nature. Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World is nothing less than a wake-up call to all civilized nations--and one they ignore at their peril.


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The book is a fast read and will hopefully leave the reader wanting more information.
Infidel
The book is the clearest scholarly explanation of the threat Islam poses to the West; in fact, to the entire non-Muslim world.
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In the course of forwarding this thesis Davis makes another claim which many will dispute.
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The thesis of this work is that 'Islam' is not a private religion, but one which aims at a certain Utopian social- political order. This social- political order is achieved through total submission of the individual to the communal theological imperative. 'Islam' is the religion of total submission, and as such is also a plan for ruling the world. The means to this are often violent, and terror is too a means. But Davis wishes to make it clear that the West's war for survival should not be defined as a war on the 'means' i.e. Terror , but rather on the Islamic Totalitarian Ideology. In the course of forwarding this thesis Davis makes another claim which many will dispute. He claims that essentially there is no moderate Islam, and all appeals in that direction are futile. He believes that what the West should be aiming in its struggle with Islam is for the secularization of a good share of the Islamic world. The view that encouraging moderate Muslims toward democracy and more individual liberties within their own societies is one which is held by many respected students of Islam, including 'hawks' in the War against Terror, such as Daniel Pipes.

Nonetheless whether one believes that Islam can reform itself from within or not, this book does paint an accurate picture of the kind of radical totalitarian Islam which is sweeping the Islamic world, and posing such a great threat to the West today.
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107 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Flo on November 6, 2006
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I read "Religion of Peace?" after seeing the documentary that Dr. Davis produced called "Islam: What the West Needs to Know." The documentary leaves no doubt that Islam is less a "religion" than a totalitarian ideology that holds millions in thrall. The book reinforced that understanding, while giving new insights into the origins of the "religion" and its likely evolution -- likely into something even worse than we're seeing today. A reformation is not enough at this point. I found Dr. Davis's book compelling and scary and recommend it to anyone looking for the "politically incorrect" truth about Islam.
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103 of 115 people found the following review helpful By kabejay on November 11, 2006
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This book explained to me why everything I suspected was true. I have had many conversations with Muslims and it is like talking to an alien that sometimes lies and sometimes tells the truth. You never know when or what they are actually saying. The simple and complete explanation of how their religion works, ie: lying, abrogation of doctrine, waiting for strenghth have given me a greater understanding and taught me how to better deal with Muslims. On a larger scale, it is also scary. We need to wake up and quit being politically correct about everything.
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67 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Duncan Murray on October 31, 2006
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"Religion of Peace?" is a well-documented, fast moving wakeup call to the West. It reveals that, far from being a distortion of Islam, violence is intrinsic to it.

Readers will learn here that Islam is not so much a religion in the traditional sense of the word as it is a political system grounded, like Communism, in violent expansion and forced conversion.

Besides being highly informative, "Religion of Peace" moves quickly. I highly reccomend it to anyone who is serious about current events.
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72 of 81 people found the following review helpful By David C. Read VINE VOICE on February 24, 2007
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This is the clearest writing on Islam that I have ever read. The author shows, from the Koran and the biographical information on the prophet Muhammad (the hadiths and the Sira), that Islam is not a religion of peace. It is, and always has been, a religion of violence, conquest, and subjugation.

President Bush's long-term strategy for combating terrorism is to replace the Islamic world's autocratic governments with democratic ones. But terrorism is just a means of waging Jihad, and flows naturally from the teaching of the Koran and the life of the Prophet. Terrorism and bad government are both consequences of Islam and the culture it has produced; they are both symptoms of Islam. Terrorism is not a result of bad government. For example, the London tube bombers, who killed 52 and injured 700, were all the products of the liberal, democratic government of Great Britain--three were native-born Britons, one who was born in Jamaica and moved to England at age 5 months.

The idea that Islam is basically a peaceful religion whose adherents have been unlucky with their governments has led the U.S. into a potentially catastrophic long-term strategy:

"Indeed, U.S. foreign policy even now is directed at encouraging pogular movements in the Islamic world at the expense of traditional dictatorships. One point apparently overlooked is that the popular opposition in these countries is invariably, uncompromisingly Islamic. However corrupt and unreliable the current dictatorships of Egypt, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia (and formerly Iraq), they are in some ways the only things standing between us and fully Islamic regimes in those countries.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Laser Point on September 3, 2007
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This is quite simply an excellent book. It is clear, concise, and includes the sources from which the information is derived. I have read many books on the subject of Islam and its political impact on the world today. This book tackles this complex subject with amazing clarity. The book does not read as a polemic or an anti-Islam screed. It simply analyzes the religion as a philosophy and a political movement from the sources which are most revered by Muslims themselves.
If you are trying to understand the ramifications of this religion and its implications for both believers and non-believers this is an important work. The work may be frightening to Westerners, but that is because of the religion itself and not because of some bias of the author.
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