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I felt it generalized too much and characterized the differences in terms that were too stark. Religions are often used in service of cultural and political values--they do not... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joy W.
This book explains how the Wahhabi shcool of thought in Islam rose into existence and into power in Saudi Arabia. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Hunyadi
Such a misunderstood subject. Stephen Schwartz writes with clarity, substance, and passion explaining the struggle within Islam against the Wahhabis and the Muslim Brotherhood... Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by chris gaubatz
The author is strident in his dislike for the more extreme face of Islam, but presents a thoughtful history of the movement and an insightful analysis of those groups in America... Read morePublished on October 22, 2013 by Nancy M. Tischler
This book neither extolls the virtues of Islam as the "religion of peace", nor does it reduce it to its most violent, intolerant forms. Read morePublished on February 28, 2012 by Mary Esterhammer-Fic
The first half of the book is basically the history of Islam beginning with the birth of Mohammad. It will help all non Muslims understand more of what the Western World is... Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by Duke
This book was a total disappointment. I was hoping to learn about the history of Islam and origins of the violence from some of the modern-day Muslims. Read morePublished on March 20, 2011 by Angela