Rushed to press--it contains references as recent as June2002--for September 11 release, this exceptionally fluid argumentagainst militant Islam omits too many articles (a
)but reports more Islamic savagery than Robert Spencer's IslamUnveiled
[BKL S 1 02] and critiques Muslim theology more thoroughlythan Timothy George's Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?
[BKL Ag 02]. Its most important distinction is Trifkovic's insistencethat the "problem [for the West] is not prejudice about Islam, butfolly in the face of its violence and cruelty," manifested today insuch horrors as the ongoing slaughter of Sudanese Christians and theappalling anti-Semitism of the Islamic press and such Islamic legalauthorities as the mufti of Jerusalem. Like Roger Scruton in TheWest and the Rest
[BKL Ag 02], Trifkovic doesn't endorse war againstIslam. Instead, the West must defend itself against Islamic aggression(e.g., by restricting immigration and reducing dependence onIslamic-controlled oil) and help non-Muslims oppressed in Islamicsocieties. Powerful stuff powerfully presented. Ray OlsonCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved