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a must read for any muslim or non-muslim to understand how human politics influenced the practices of a good message.Published 1 month ago by MM
Before any Westerner gets all excited and jumps on the bandwagon of Islam-bashing, read several histories. Then, you just might be glad that you didn't say anything stupid. Read morePublished 1 month ago by imaloserdude
Hard to rate it as I really am not familiar with Islam. However, I am learning a lot about it and that was my goal. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beverly L. Somerson
The author likes Islam and thinks the West has an irrational fear of it. I cannot see the whole book as anything but a whitewash of Islam. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jackal
As a big fan of Karen Armstrong's other books, this one left me wondering if she wrote it herself or if she had some students write it for her. Read morePublished 3 months ago by bda
This is an objective review of Islamic history and philosophy. It does not contain the prevalent PC BS nor did it contain the Islamaphobia that is response to current Islam... Read morePublished 4 months ago by David
Certainly outlines the complex history of the rise of Islam, from Mohamed to the present. It's a gory and varied history, and sometimes there's a sense of attempt at justification... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fran
Armstrong is a world class writer of religion, history, philosophy and literary references. She is as familiar with writers and thinkers as with rulers. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gderf