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Possibly the most important book on Islam you will ever ...
June 22, 2016
Possibly the most important book on Islam you will ever read. It goes beyond the simplistic characterizations of peaceful and violent Muslims, but delves into the theology that undergirds modern Islam in many of its variants. It will surprise you, anger you, but also give you hope. The origins of peaceful Muslims are discussed, but in a very nuanced way that doesn't give way to naivete about the theological consensus. Give it a read no matter how you feel about Islam: you will learn a lot. Robert Spencer does his homework and hardly indulges in gross simplifications. He takes on claims about Islam head on with citations from Islams respected scholarly authorities, leaders, and historical accounts.