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Uncompromising and thought provoking
on 5 January 2014
This is a book of two halves. In the first half the author makes his initial claim very clearly and convincingly that the fundamental beliefs common to all monotheism are not merely wrong but incoherent. The argument is persuasive and it is hard to deny the conclusion that to sincerely hold to such beliefs is so contrary to logic that it is a form of lunacy.
In the second half of the book the argument moves steadily into what I suspect was probably the author's reason for writing the book, namely the danger of Islamism or Islamofascism or Islamic fascism, call it what you will, that confronts the world today. The best section of the book comes toward the end when twenty reasons are given for recognising the fascistic character of Islamism. I thought the approach of a twenty point checklist comparing Islamism with Nazism was a compelling way of getting the argument across. Personally, I thought this section was worth the price of the book by itself, since it is a fairly short book and doesn't cost much. I found the whole thing thought-provoking and if you agree with the basic argument, as I found that I did, then by the end our prospects for the future look quite intimidating.