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Very important book,
This review is from: The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion (Hardcover)
Unlike the one star reviewers I have actually read this book. It is well written, easy to read, and impeccably researched. It is NOT based on "dubious and unsubstantiated sources" as one reviewer stated, but rather exclusively from respected Islamic texts including the Qu'ran, the Haddith (traditions of Muhammad), and the earliest biography of Muhammad written by Ibn Ishaq. There are literally hundreds of references that you can check out yourself.
Perhaps it isn't "balanced" but it doesn't set out to be a full biography of Mohammad: it clearly states that it concentrates on what Mohammad did that is being used by Islamic terrorists today to justify their actions. It is absolutely not insulting to Muhammad or muslims, it simply reports what these Islamic sources say, without judgement, though Spencer does highlight the connection between these ancient texts and Islamic behaviour in the modern world. The reader draws their own conclusions (though that is not difficult).
Spencer also highlights where Islamic apologists such as the much praised (by one star reviewers) Karen Armstrong spin the story of Muhammad by untruths and omissions. That is why the one star reviewers seethe with indignation: their secret is coming out. This is a very important and recommended book.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2008 17:57:53 BDT
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Oct 2008 18:51:20 BDT
' as the briefest glance at Medieval and Early Modern Christian civilisation will tell you'. Example, please?
The hypocrisy of apologists is simply astonishing. 'Islam' corners the market in terrorism and 'violence in the name of religion' in recent times. Christian history is littered with such things, as the apologists never tire of telling us. If fanatical Islam is to be defeated it must be confronted just as fanatical Christianity was. Sticking heads in the sand is a mere sop to the fanatics who use such weakness for their own gains.
Posted on 21 Oct 2008 00:48:18 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2008 17:31:28 GMT
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Unfortunately avid reader,we non Muslims have to be "confrontational" to defeat this political ideology in the guise of religion. If you think that telling the truth is confrontational,so be it.Whilst it is true Christianity does have cases of violence throughout history, it does not and never did have a divine mandate to do so.Islam has,and there lies the chasm of a difference.I would also like to add that the Muslim people do NOT deserve to follow such teachings,I would wholeheartedly agree that the great number of Muslims ARE law abiding citizens.Trouble is,Islamic law(Sharia) is in total opposition to secular law,Democracy.So,avid reader,which side are you on?Theocracy or Democracy,its your call.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2008 23:39:38 GMT
Derek Smith says:
Islam is not determined by the "law abiding citzens". Islam is determined by what the Quran, Hadiths and Sirat say and what Islamic Jurisprudence says, and if the canonical books advocate violence (and they do), that is what counts.
The difference between Christianity and Islam is you cannot find a single word in the New Testament where Jesus advocates to his followers to be violent to non-Christians or ex-Christians, you _CAN_ find Muhammad advocating violence to non-Muslims and ex-Muslims. I can find Hadiths in Bukari where Muhammad commands death to thos who leave Islam.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jul 2009 14:05:05 BDT
I think that suicide bombers, hijackers and people who cut hostage heads off are doing a greater disservice than somebody writing a book about aspects of this cult that are played down. No need to shout either. Maybe if the greater number of law abiding citizens could distance themselves from the louder and more persuasive extremists, people wouldn't have to write books like this. All religions are based upon a lie. Misguided unthinking weak people belong to gangs like this. There is no need to defend a god if they are all almighty. Smote me....
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