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Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions about the World's Fastest-Growing Religion

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In Islam Unveiled, Robert Spencer dares to face the hard questions about what the Islamic religion actually teaches — and the potentially ominous implications of those teachings for the future of both the Muslim world and the West. Going beyond the shallow distinction between a "true" peaceful Islam and the "hijacked" Islam of terrorist groups, Spencer probes the Koran and Islamic traditions (as well as the history and present-day situation of the Muslim world) as part of his inquiry into why the world's fastest growing faith tends to arouse fanaticism.

Islam Unveiled evaluates the relationship between Islamic fundamentalism and "mainstream" Islam; the fixation with violence and jihad; the reasons for Muslims' disturbing treatment of women; and devastating effects of Muslim polygamy and Islamic divorce laws. Spencer explores other daunting questions — why the human rights record of Islamic countries is so unrelievedly grim and how the root causes of this record exist in basic Muslim beliefs; why science and high culture died out in the Muslim world — and why this is a root cause of modern Muslim resentment. He evaluates what Muslims learn from the life of Muhammad, the man that Islam hails as the supreme model of human behavior. Above all, this provocative work grapples with the question that most preoccupies us today: can Islam create successful secularized societies that will coexist peacefully with the West's multicultural mosaic?

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"This is a bracing argument that can help Americans think through what might well turn out to be the greatest religious, cultural, and political conflict of this century." The Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, author, The Naked Public Square

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"Islam hasn't adapted to change nearly as much as Judaism and Christianity have, and that accounts for its savage relations with the West. Spencer doesn't see either Islam moderating or the West regarding Islam realistically any time soon." Booklist

Synopsis:

Taking on the hard questions about what the Islamic religion actually teaches, Robert Spencer sets forth the potentially ominous implications of those teachings for the future of both the Muslim world and the West.

About the Author

Robert Spencer is an adjunct fellow of the Free Congress Foundation and a Board member of the Christian-Islamic Forum. His articles on Islam and a wide variety of other topics have appeared in Human Events, CNSNews.com, National Review Online, Chronicles, and Crisis. He has studied Islam for over twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781893554771
Subtitle:
s Fastest-Growing Faith
Author:
Spencer, Robert
Foreword by:
Pryce-Jones, David
Foreword:
Pryce-Jones, David
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Christianity and other religions
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20031101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
202
Dimensions:
8.94 x 6.44 in 11.2 oz

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"Review" by , "This is a bracing argument that can help Americans think through what might well turn out to be the greatest religious, cultural, and political conflict of this century."
"Review" by , "Islam hasn't adapted to change nearly as much as Judaism and Christianity have, and that accounts for its savage relations with the West. Spencer doesn't see either Islam moderating or the West regarding Islam realistically any time soon."
"Synopsis" by , Taking on the hard questions about what the Islamic religion actually teaches, Robert Spencer sets forth the potentially ominous implications of those teachings for the future of both the Muslim world and the West.
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