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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will keep you awake at night
A well researched book, dating from the 7th Century to the present. Gives an understanding of how and why Islam has grown in strength towards its determination to conquer the world by unfair means and down right brutality. Christianity doesn't stand a cat in hells chance of survival against Islam whose aim is to kill it off at any cost.
Published 7 months ago by graemebg

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A very thorough book, probably best for just dipping into as it is quite a heavy, but useful book. Thanks.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. J. M. Dunning


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21 of 86 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Manfesto for war, 15 Jun 2008
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Pipistrel (Oxford United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
This is a disgusting mish-mash of lies and half-truths aimed at reassuring Westerners that Islam is a barbaric religion. The author agrees with George Bush and Osama Bin Laden that the West is at war with Islam. Past Western excesses are excused as self-defense. Past Islamic excesses are portrayed as typical of the religion. Carefully selected verses from the Koran are served up out of context and interpreted with total disregard for scholarship. A book for the garbage bin.
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18 of 75 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Great Islamic Culture, 27 Nov 2007
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J. Wright - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
I purchased this book to learn more about the Islamic civilisation and culture at the time of the crusaders. But on opening this book I was immediately disappointed. Instead of describing what is good and great about the Islamic culture Robert Spencer seems only to want to point out what is bad.
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28 of 114 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what a load of...., 19 Sep 2007
This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
cow manure - if I wrote that the christian bible says "eye for an eye" would I be stating that the christian religion is evil and promoting anger and hatred or would I be misquoting out of context?

Makes a good door stopper or if you ran out of toilet paper though
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45 of 180 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars poorly researched propaganda, 28 Oct 2006
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A. Pirzada (London,UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
What a disgrace. Full of prejudices backed up by propaganda and/or twisted quotes. Probably, there wouldn't be this many poorly written books if they weren't selling so well. And THAT is actually the sad part, who buys such junk?

For people who do not just want to read to confirm the prejudices they already hold:Want to know more about Islam and/or Muslim Culture? Then read the Quran and judge yourself. That's how it's done.

And here are a few interesting reads that might prove useful:
'Oxford history of Islam'
'History of Islam' by Karen Armstrong

For those who enjoy the polemics of Robert Spencer & Co, you might want to consider that at the end of the day people of different faiths and cultures share this world and propaganda full of hatred doesn't help. Respect and Awareness does.
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36 of 155 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stranger than fiction, 19 Sep 2005
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This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
When Muslim scholars themselves cannot agree on the correct interpretation of the Koran, how could David Spencer profess to do so? The book is shallow, misrepresented and certainly not recommended reading for serious students of Islam. However, if you need a book to justify your Islamaphobic inclinations, then certainly this is the book!
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35 of 164 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sickening, 11 Sep 2005
This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
This book is a hundred steps backwards in its scope to explain Islam. The matter of the fact is that the writer hasn't got a clue about the history of Islam or indeed the crusades. If people want to know the actual truth about Islam then they should read the only guide to Islam, that is the Kuran. It's the same with any religion. If you would like to know more about Christianism then the most sensible thing would be to read the Bible.
The writer refers to the Crusades as if they were defensive when there are accurate documents describing the crusades as a method of converting the regions into Christianism ordered by the Pope. Also most of the crusaders themselves were simply peasants who wanted to get something out of the crusades financially
However, don't just take my word for it but keep an open mind before you make your mind up. It's very easy to jump to conclusions but if you wanted to know the truth then first you should read the Kuran. There's a reason why Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world!!!
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36 of 182 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What cannot be engaged, can be denounced!, 27 Jan 2006
This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
It is obvious from the outset, that Spencer wants a 1-sided critique with little or no empathy of those people's livesthat have been greatly affected by "othering" of Western discourse. It is substantial to note also that Spencer's denouncement of Islamic politics and its own ideological adherents is a reactionary response to the invasive manoevering of the American right in response of the void left post-1989; the fact remains that America has, in its history, always needed a constituting political force to justify its position in global politics; the concerns of resolutions, if needs be by UN sanctions, is left as an emergency option. So his arguments to isolate the religious doctrines of Islam as simply tactical remain Machiavellian in their absolute. This book is a crass imposition and desreves no second pronouncements; so in fact my review will end here...
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40 of 269 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can I go any lower, 11 April 2006
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This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
To me, this book shows that people do have freedom of speech.
It shows regardless of the absolute nonsense that people make up or assume about a faith they refuse to understand they are still respected for their views.
I say you are welcome to your view Mr Spencer but you go your way, I'll go mine. As I can respect another's faith regardless of whether they belive in 1, 3 or millions of gods, a higher being, some higher plane of existance or whether they just believe in death.
Now if everyone could just look at the true faiths rather then their own views or those given by some who may not even practice the faith as they should (like murderer, etc) then maybe it'd stop people thinking these kinds of thoughts on such a grand scale.
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3 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars racist propaganda, 3 April 2012
This review is from: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The (Politically Incorrect Guides) (Paperback)
This book seems to be mostly racist in its views. It creates an incorrect illusion that islam is an unjust and oppressive religion. This is not the case; there are good reasons why islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Anyone can make anything look bad if they use selective material and use it out of context.
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