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Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations Hardcover – May 18, 2010
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To respond to others' misinformation, yes this book does continue where 'Infidel' left off. Yes, it does contain as centerpiece, a continuation of her Dad story, on her father's deathbed, as she needs protection naturally to be there considering all the death threats from that peaceful religion's true believers. There's no such thing as wide-eyed ignorance or obliviousness or sense of entitlement--unless one means, that as a female, Ali strongly opines that she should not be forced to marry at age 9 as the prophet modeled, she should not be forced to marry an old geezer in another country who she never met, she should not be forced to have her sexual organs mutilated, and she should not be forced to obey the men in her life because the prophet demanded that females be considered chattle. You don't like those opinions? Fine. But you are wrong. Live with it.
If the motivation for these stupid and embarrasingly inaccurate editorials' placement was not fear of being bombed, then my second theory is that Ali's condemnation of the supposedly well-meaning politically correct cultural relativists who believe that minorities and the darker-skinned cannot be criticized in any way, because that is their religious freedom (to mutilate female sexual organs, to demand arranged marriages for 9 year-old girls, and honor killings because 'that's just the way they are' , and who are we to say, since we (ad hominem?) bomb Iran and our leader was Christian, and we had slaves several hundred years ago, and don't get us started on what we did to the American Indians. THIS Amazon editor is one of THOSE people who supports ignorant shout-downs of Ali for having the guts to point out that Islam never went through the scrutity that Christianity and the Jews went through during the age of enlightenment. That's why they have not come to terms--in the mainstream, with down-playing all the old fashioned horriblleness of their holy books, considered some things to be applicable only to that era, considered that mistakes were made since holy books were written by men, and in the specific case of Islam, considered that Mohammed was not like Jesus a peacenik who turned the other cheek and advised others to render onto Caesar what is Caesar's' but a man of war with sword, rather like the old testament's Joshua or David. Worse even, if possible, is the suggestion that these politically correct do-gooders who like the Amazon editor, want to tell others the "right" way to think, are in themselves, rationalizing and entitling displaced and alienated Muslims (who they believe it is wrong to try to encourage to join the melting pot that is our society) to seek out bomb making materials. Five stars for this book. No stars for the cowardly Amazon editor who must deep down hate woman (and free speech/critical thinking/modernity) very very much.
It has been a few years since I read this book, but I recall that some parts of the book seemed disorganized, repetitive, or rambling.