- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press,Csi (July 19, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1928653111
- ISBN-13: 978-1928653110
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The Sword of the Prophet: Islam; History, Theology, Impact on the World Paperback – July 19, 2007
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Rushed to press--it contains references as recent as June2002--for September 11 release, this exceptionally fluid argumentagainst militant Islam omits too many articles (a and the )but reports more Islamic savagery than Robert Spencer's IslamUnveiled [BKL S 1 02] and critiques Muslim theology more thoroughlythan Timothy George's Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?[BKL Ag 02]. Its most important distinction is Trifkovic's insistencethat the "problem [for the West] is not prejudice about Islam, butfolly in the face of its violence and cruelty," manifested today insuch horrors as the ongoing slaughter of Sudanese Christians and theappalling anti-Semitism of the Islamic press and such Islamic legalauthorities as the mufti of Jerusalem. Like Roger Scruton in TheWest and the Rest [BKL Ag 02], Trifkovic doesn't endorse war againstIslam. Instead, the West must defend itself against Islamic aggression(e.g., by restricting immigration and reducing dependence onIslamic-controlled oil) and help non-Muslims oppressed in Islamicsocieties. Powerful stuff powerfully presented. Ray Olson
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We are being sold out by our leaders who want to believe that islam is that ''religion of peace". All these leaders care about is the muslim voting block and putting on the appearance of tolerance. Multiculturalism will be the death of us all.
The proselyting did not go well at first, but after a few years and some more revelations, Muhammad got up to speed and began giving out the choices of conversion, death or expulsion...the first two choices being the most popular.
Murder, pillage, rape and more murder of infidel are components of the religion's success, according to the author along with total destruction of infidel worship centers and paraphernalia. (p. 51.) Neither Yahweh nor Jesus did appear to score well protecting the nearby Jews and Christians. The gods of other religions were equally ineffective in defending their flocks.
Peace will never come to the world until global conquest of Islam has been achieved he asserts. (p. 105.) Further, he asserts that a non-Moslem will have little or no rights under a Moslem government, and that the ultimate unpardonable sin of blasphemy stands for freedom of thought, conscience and religion. (p. 143.) Apparently, this is supposed to ensure the rest of us are doomed sooner or later.
According to the author, females are mere disposable orifices, many consigned to hell for not being obliging enough to their husbands, and homosexuality is a behavior punishable by death, although heaven will be rife with beautiful young boys. Enslavement of infidels was, or still is, a tenet of the Kuran, and actual slaves probably still exist in substantial numbers in their closed societies.
The concept of the eternal erection and the eternal virginity is something else and my army chaplain never did explain where all those heavenly virgins originated.
The author holds the U.S. complicit with Islamic terrorism, citing the money and training beginning under the Carter administration designed to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan, a plan which backfired in American faces.
(pp. 210-211.) Arab oil provides them with cash and the undying respect of the U.S. government. Even into the present, the U.S. and Jesus have done nothing to protect the persecution of Christian and other minorities, and the U.S. has even armed and trained terrorists. The political obfuscation goes on and on. And so it goes...
This is not the picture you get from George. W. Bush holding hands with the king of Saudi Arabia as they tooled around in their golf cart. If the author's assumptions are on target, it is time to be very afraid.
The final chapter cites measures that should be taken. Good luck with that.
The book received four stars merely because, I suspect the task of gathering information from closed societies to be extraordinarily difficult.