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The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism This is by far, the best book on Islam I've read to date.
It almost gave the impression, as I got farther along into the book, I felt as if he as raising his voice at me to the point of shouting "Don't you people get it?"
There must be some value to this work, but it is disheartening to wade through the muck contained in this book to find an occasional gem.
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 9 months ago 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 10 months ago 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
From the preface forward, Schwartz spins a tale that would have the believer swallow the nonsense that Wahhabists are hijacking this peaceful religion called Islam (submission). Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by D. Bollinger
The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism
This is by far, the best book on Islam I've read to date. Read more
The author's suggestion that pre-Wahhabist Islam had been peaceful, and the Ottoman Empire tolerant, is a fallacy better understood in the context of his own conversion to Islam. Read morePublished on September 18, 2006 by John Randolph