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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) Paperback – August 1, 2005
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"A much-needed antidote to the poisonous propaganda that compromises our current battle against jihadist murder." -- Bruce Thornton, historian
"An enormous amount of well-researched material. Throws the ball back into the camp of Arabist historians." -- Walid Phares, terror analyst
"Assails, with much erudition, the taboos imposed by the Politically Correct League." -- Bat Yeor, historian
"The courageous Robert Spencer busts myths and tells truths about jihadists that no one else will tell." -- Michelle Malkin, bestselling author and columnist
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I was particularly amused by one typical negative review written by Ms. Martie D. Kelley. It sounds to me that she's more biased than Robert Spencer, just in the other direction. Kelley trumpets her "higher education" and status as a "scholar" holding a BA in Religious Studies (doesn't say from where), but Robert Spencer holds an MA (that's a master's degree, Martie!Read more ›
I am acquainted with some American Muslims who would argue against this, but I wonder if they aren't plagued by their own bias. After all, who wants to think badly of their own religion and/or ethnic ancestors? I was shocked to learn that many non-Arab Muslims have not actually read (don't understand) their own holy book, that they merely recite passages from it in the original Arabic.
This book seems very well researched. The author appears to be conscious of the likelihood of an anti-Muslim bias, and I believe it inspired him to study his subject harder. He gives many suggestions for further reading. He explores the current media line on Islam, the history of Islamic/Judeo-Chrisian relations, makes conclusions, and provides his evidence at every step. And in a feature I loved, he presents ideas for defeating the enemy.
Another person that picked up my copy commented that it was very repetitive - the author says some of the same things over and over. I agree this is true, however he has a purpose. In his discussion of an individual point he presents the evidence that backs it up. Some evidence applies to multiple points. I did not find any repitition to pointless, only mildly tedious on occasion. Additionally, the prose is highly readable.
One thing I found somewhat annoying in this book is that the author uses a comparison of Islam and Christianity as part of his framework.Read more ›
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Robert Spencer does it again.. Well researched and documented truth about Islam.
This book is a wake-up call to all peek who love freedom.
Excellent book, very readable. Gets to the truth about Islam instead of the "Politically Correct' pablum we are being fed by the media and government. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Joeofsh
After reading most of this book, I went through most of the one-star reviews to see how critics dealt with Spencer's arguments. Read morePublished 13 days ago by David Marshall
Very disappointed in way book is organized - I was looking for something with passages from Qua'ran that related directly to the justification by Jihadists for their killings,... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Royal A. Brown III
Outstanding book. Spencer connects the dots perfectly and his footnotes are impeccable. This is a must-read for all Christians, especially those who are murky about proper... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael S. Shelton
I bought this out of curiosity at a thrift store. While I knew by the title that the author would be coming from a very different perspective than I, as someone fond of history I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jake
A quick and easy read that more than adequately gives a general outline of the religion and the founders who helped spread it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R.A.H