As a British Muslim I wanted to hate this book. It isn't easy to take criticism of one's own faith, especially if one has been brought into that faith from childhood. Too often our peers describe the extremists as something other than the mainstream; well it's up to us to show the world that this is true.
Manji's book isn't perfectly written, in fact it's rather disjointed in places, but her knowledge and erudition cannot be questioned and I scoff at the one-star ratings given in some reviews; obviously her incisive analyses have raised some heckles.
I advise Muslims to read this book with as open a mind as they can. She advocates a reformation in Islam and makes an excellent case for change. For her courage I commend her, hers is a voice that has been lacking for too long.