this book, along with those of Wafa Sultan, gets at the psychological roots of the problematic aspects of islam, better than the male authors i've read, such as robert spencer, ibn warraq, and anwar shaikh.
it shows very clearly how the application of sharia law has a detrimental impact on islamic culture.
it makes clear how not just women but muslim men art hurt by the implementation of sharia.
it shows the corrosive consequences to trust of polygamy. explains the mafia-like prohibition on leaving the faith. the supremacist mindset in islam and disrespect for all other faiths than islam.
the US versus THEM......UMMAH versus KAFFIR attitude engendered by the quran/sharia.
the fact that the prophet's sexual history vis-a-vis Aisha disqualify him as an example to be followed, and how certain kinds of child molestation are permissible if the quran is follwed literally.
also explained is how the very laws of islam permit and sanction vigilante mob justice towards muslims who step out of line, and towards non-muslims who have the temerity to criticise islam mohammed or the quran.
fascinating is her explanation of how the desert raiding culture lead to the creation of the concept of territorial jihad, and how this was incorporated into the religion [with its enticement of sexual rewards in the afterlife] to perpetually expand the faith.
custody and divorce laws are explored, honour and how it opresses women, and turns men into tyrants. the place of blame and denial in islamic culture. how the bogeyman word islamophobia is used by muslims to shut down debate, and how calls for blasphemy laws are designed to make islam legally imune from critisism, and kill free speech.
all in all, this book a real eye-opener, a devatating critique of sharia, and a good first stepping stone to more serious study of the main vector of violence in islam, and why sharia is utterly incompatible with western culture.