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Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law Hardcover – January 4, 2009
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An important part of the understanding began with Darwish's explanation that Islam is not just a religion -- It is also a political and legal system. Darwish supports this assertion with scriptural statistics as well as concrete examples. Identifying political Islam helped this reader to consider it more objectively. Like many others, it is difficult for me to criticize another's religion (even silently in my own mind), but it is not hard to criticize a political or legal system that oppresses people. Thus, I could not reconcile 9/11 or dehumanization with religious Islam, but I can easily see how political Islam encourages such abuses.
Darwish spent her first thirty years in Egypt and understands that "Most Muslims judge Islam by their kind, tolerant Muslim grandparents who prayed five times every day." But this did not prevent her from seeing extreme human rights abuses enforced through Sharia - which is now declared by forty-five Muslim countries to override the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
She points out that while Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual, Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world. Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.Read more ›
The intolerable supremacist nature of Islam must be universally acknowledged both in the Muslim world as well as the Western world. No one will be safe until there is a total revolution calling for the absolute reformation of Islam. It is imperative for the victims who live under the ummah of Islam (women, children, dhimmis, homosexuals, and slaves) as well as the entire world and until such time there can be no conceivable way to transcend the violence that pursues the destruction of all beliefs outside of Islam.
I don't know that I have ever read a book and highlighted information on every single page...but this was exactly the case with "Cruel and Usual Punishment". From the preface... "About 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus and 10 million Buddhists were killed during the jihad conquest." to the last chapter (Getting Away with Murder)..."If Muslim governments and citizens have access to build mosques in America, then they must give the U.S. government and citizens the same access in their countries." there is not one page that didn't have a point worth marking. Although, as is the case with that last quote, hell will freeze over before Muslim countries ruled by Sharia Law will tolerate such nonsense as accepting any measure of equality. They would, in fact, have to break their own law by exhibiting such tolerance. Sharia, by definition, demands complete intolerance of any other socio-religious system and Nonie Darwish does a masterful and heartfelt job of proving it.Read more ›
The author spent thirty years as a "virtual slave" to Sharia law. The book explains in detail what Sharia is and also does an excellent job of describing Islam, its roots, its founder and its current purpose.
A quote from the author does far better job of describing this book and why you should read it than I can:
"" The purpose of this book is not to spread hatred of a people, but to tell the truth about the wickedness of Islamic Sharia law. Islam is at the gates. Western democracies are underestimating a major threat that will push their futures to the point of no return. The West must either wake up to the danger today or submit unconditionally tomorrow.""
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Nonie Darwish does an excellent job of telling the ugly truths about Islam. And as a woman raised as a muslim in Egypt she has first hand knowledge of how that ideology mistreats... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
The book is grand, it really sheds light on what's currently happening in the world. I would recommend this to everyone.Published 20 days ago by BVB4112
This book should be read by everyone, to include Muslims trapped by the code of Sharia. This author has enormous credibility having lived under sharia in an Islamic country,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by WSV1975
Nonie Darwish is angry at the world she grew up in, the Muslim world of Egypt. She is an educated upper-class woman whose first brush with the West sowed the seeds of discontent... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Theresa Welsh
I always have a book and I have 3 cousins and we share them.... usually biographies . It broadens our life, makes us thankful for where we were born and live and gives us many... Read morePublished 2 months ago by RMG
Nonie Darwish presents a clear and cogent view of Islam from her informed perspective as a former Muslim. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Staskiewicz
There are three kinds of information/books necessary to understand an ideology/religion like Islam. Firstly: The theology/ideology from for example Robert Spencer and Ibn Waraq. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jörgen
Every American should read this book! All the actions of radical muslims are explained in this book, even the widespread public sexual assaults in Germany.Published 4 months ago by Mo Face City