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5.0 out of 5 stars A well thought out insight into the Islamic mindset, 19 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis (Hardcover)
My only criticism is that the book seems nervous when it comes to pointing out that aggression and violence at the centre of Islam, not only in its texts but also in the life of Muhammed himself, is an inescapable bane within the faith.

If you have read my predecessors rather indepth review I would urge you to ignore statements that seem oddly pro-protestant, stating progress beyond Catholic countries, flying in the face of the renaissance,the first modern empire - Spain, the French, Austro-Hungarian etc. The rather prejudiced Anglo view of history does not warrant the three stars (I am not Catholic by the way). It is a thoroughly good read with lots of interesting ideas and facts for those looking to explain some of the motivations in the Islamic world.
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