Tony B

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (92 of 107)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 43,333 - Total Helpful Votes: 92 of 107
Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confronting Radica&hellip by Tarek Mohamed Abdelhamid
This book should be mandatory reading for anyone wanting to understand "radical islam" or Islam in general. It's clearly and concisely written and explains the stages of radicalisation as experienced by the author. Be very afraid people of Europe, what you think are "moderate" Muslims are in fact radical if they are following salafism, which most are. Tawfik Hamid, now a secular Muslim (yes there is such a term), is very clear about the threat and the stages of jihad, which is not the preserve of extremists at all and is not all about ISIS and their methods. To understand the very real threat of Islamisation in Europe this is the best book I have read on the subject, and how… Read more
Panasonic Lumix FZ200 Bridge Camera - Black (12MP,&hellip by Panasonic
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
As an experienced amateur who uses the full frame Canon 5D2 I was looking for a small but capable camera which had a decent range, fast lens and wasn't an interchangeable lens camera. I've tried carrying a smaller DSLR but it just doesn't work for me, the pain of carrying multiple lenses all the time just meant I often wouldn't take it out with me. The 5D2 is for low light work and when I want more depth of field control but it's too big and heavy to cart about everywhere. There isn't any camera that doesn't involve some compromise somewhere, whether it be size and weight or reduced image quality etc. I had already tried the Fuji X-S1 and although it was very nice in some ways it was still… Read more
Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amand&hellip by Barbie Latza Nadeau
7 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank Goodness..., 22 May 2013
Someone in the USA has actually read the evidence and studied the case properly! This book is different in that the author concentrates more on the personalities involved and the dynamics involved in the courtroom. She covers the key evidence but this account is more about the people involved. Sometimes I think she comes across as not saying what she really feels, acutely aware that as an American she stands to be vilified for telling it as it is (See other inane reviews from the Friends of Amanda Knox on here).
As the author says, she has been in the thick of this story from the start and has a better understanding than pretty much any other American involved (apart from Andrea Vogt,… Read more

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