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    1. The Truth About Muhammad: Founder
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    3. While Europe Slept: How Radical
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    1. The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion
    by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
    Hardcover (15 September, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Scolarly Coverage of a Touchy Subject
    THere is a lot of apolagetic
    3-0 out of 5 stars the only 3 star review
    i appreciate what spencer has done in his series.i am glad he finally mentions a way out for muslims:exegesis. muslims need to discuss and admit that the koran is a manmade document and contextualize it, just as christianity has done. if it is taken literally, as it is by all mainstream muslims,then mohammed will continue to be a violent role model. i wish spencer would help the average muslim by writing a non-insulting book explaining how the koran was cobbled together and help them reform. by labeling islam "the world's most intolerant religion he is playing into CAIR's hands.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't be confused by selective interpretations
    I am a Muslim. I have read some parts of the book and could not go on. The simple reason is that the author is out to get Islam.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography/Autobiography    3. Controversial literature    4. General    5. History    6. Islam    7. Islam - Mohammad    8. Religion - World Religions    9. Religious    10. Political Science / General   


    2. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)
    by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
    Paperback (01 August, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars POWERFUL. Great insight, well documented, very disturbing

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Comparisons are Glaring
    This book obliterates simplistic, politically correct views about Islam.The word-for-word comparisons between the teachings of Muhammed and the teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, and other religions, are stunning.Take, for example, the famous story of Jesus' intervention when a crowd was about to stone an adulterous woman.His words, to let the person "who is without sin cast the first stone", sent the mob retreating in shame.He then told the woman to, "Go and sin no more."As the autor quotes from the Quran, Muhammed was confronted with a similar situation.A pregnant adulterous woman had come to him requesting that he pray with her for forgiveness.He sent her away until the baby was born.When she came back months later, he sent her away until the child was weened.When she came back as directed, he took the child and gave it to one of his men as a gift.Muhammed then ordered the mother buried up to her shoulders and stoned to death.It really is time for media pundits, college professors, and self-serving politicos to stop making shallow moral equivalence statements about Islam, the Quran, and the Crusades.This book needs to be read and studied by those who now are in a position to give away our birthright.It took the ancient Greeks, the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Magna Carta, the U.S. Constitution, and hundreds of years of Western Civilization to produce the most beneficent and free society in history.Here, Muslims and others can practice their beliefs without fear.We must insist that spokesmen and apologists for Islam demand that this "religion of peace" grant its neighbors the same rights the Western democracies have gladly given to them.Read the book.Its an eye-opener.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good information ruined by biased commentary
    This is an interesting book in that it does have valuable information regarding Islam and misconceptions regarding Islam.
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    Subjects:  1. Controversial literature    2. Crusades    3. Islam    4. Islam - General    5. Islam - History    6. Islamic History    7. Jihad    8. Religion    9. Religion - World Religions    10. Political Science / General   


    3. While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (21 February, 2006)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Informative but casts too wide a net.
    Bruce Bawer's book is informative and covers quite a lot of ground in its description of the insidious nature of radical Islam in Europe and how the political elite are more enamoured with political power over a propagandised electorate instead of applying themselves to the defence of freedom. But that is what European style government is all about despite the contemporary terrorism of radical Islam, and is--like democracy--the antithesis of freedom.
    5-0 out of 5 stars While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West
    Hardly a more timely subject can be found.Perhaps long overdue, if you want to educate and inform yourself about what is really going on behind the press headlines, you owe it to yourself to read this book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, but exaggerates Europe's fate
    Having lived in Europe for a few years, I can safely say that the extreme liberal PC policies of "Sure! Anyone can live here!" mentality towards immigration have lead to a dangerously large anti-European Muslim population. This will be a large issue for the continent in the current century, but is Europe going to become part of a monstrous Islamic Calliphate? Highly doubtful
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    Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Emigration & Immigration    3. Europe    4. Islam - General    5. Islamic Government    6. Islamic Studies    7. Islamic fundamentalism    8. Muslims    9. Personal Memoirs    10. Political Freedom & Security - International Secur    11. Public Opinion And Foreign Policy    12. Public Policy - Social Policy    13. Public opinion    14. Religion    15. Religion, Politics & State    16. Sociology    17. Political Science / Social Policy   


    4. The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future
    by W. W. Norton
    Hardcover (05 August, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Well-written book on an understudied yet important subject
    In "The Shia Revival" Vali writes about this minority sect of Islam, which only predominates in 3 or 4 countries in the Middle East, yet has adherents in many other countries.This book is not a history, yet he writes about the history, traditions, culture, and unique aspects of the Shia throughout the book. The book is very well-written, being not too academic yet not dumbed down either.This sect of Islam is very poorly known and even less-well understood in even the Islamic world itself.Yet, as Nasr writes, the coming of age of core Shia countries like Iran and Iraq, and countries with large Shia minorities like Lebanon, Pakistan, India, and Syria mean that this is a substantial sect of Islam that can no longer be ignored.After the reading this book you will have a much more informed view of the Islamic world and its internal conflicts, as well as a better understanding of Islam itself.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on Shia / Sunni Strife
    This well written book is an excellent treatise on the historical conflict between the Shia and Sunni Muslims and how it applies to the current situation in Iraq and to some extent Lebanon.The book has probably one of the best explanations of the difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims.It also describes how the Shia have been suppressed by the Sunni for centuries and how the Author believes there is a Shia revival occuring in the Middle East that has intensified since the toppling of Saddam Hussein from power.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading
    Years ago in a world religions course I took at a conservative, inter-denominational seminary I learned all about the conflicts in Islam that are explained here by author Vali Nasr. If we understood this when we were rushing toward the invasion of Iraq, then we would have realized that the sectarian conflict that we now have in Iraq was quite predictable.
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    Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. History    3. International Relations - General    4. Islam    5. Islam - General    6. Islam and politics    7. Middle East    8. Political Freedom & Security - General    9. Political aspects    10. Politics / Current Events    11. Relations    12. Religion    13. ShÃ¥i°ah    14. Sunnites    15. Miscellaneous Items    16. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    17. Political Science / International Relations   


    5. Londonistan
    by Encounter Books
    Hardcover (08 May, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Most depressing book I have read in a long time
    Phillips nails it. And it's coming here to a city near you.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Bilious rant spoils otherwise thoughtful and penetrating analysis
    The first thing that strikes one about Melanie Phillips' impassioned broadside against radical Islam run amok is its cover (UK edition). A snapshot from the anti-Danish cartoons protest in London shows 20-month old Farisa Jihad sporting `I Love Al-Qaeda' headgear while the angry features of one keffiyeh-clad demonstrator grace the upper part of the picture. It is a poignant image of innocence soon to evaporate, the first steps of an apprenticeship in hate watched over and encouraged by the representatives of a fanatical ideology who, Phillips argues, too easily find quarter in our midst and do so at our peril.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The birth process of Islamic Fundamentalism in London
    This book expertly describes how and why the Muslim community within London gives birth to a group of radical men whom go on to committ terror throughout the world. The author questions why England has not confronted these sects more head on without the worry of insulting Muslems. An interesting and worthy point is one that indicates that living in England does not give anyone the right to denounce the goverment to the point ofproclaiming death to the goverment officials. Maybe its time to send these people back to the 'war torn' areas from which they came from and allow them to express their 'freedoms' and collect ' state financial aid' there. This point is raised and the reader has the option of agreeing or not. The best thing about this book is that it was written and demands that action be taken place to quell an uprising taking place. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Government policy    2. Great Britain    3. International Relations - General    4. Islam    5. Islamic Studies    6. Muslims    7. Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism    8. Political Science    9. Political Terrorism    10. Politics / Current Events    11. Politics/International Relations    12. Religion, Politics & State    13. Terrorism    14. Non-Classifiable   


    6. The Meaning Of The Holy Quran (Meaning of the Holy Quran)
    by Amana Publications
    Hardcover (May, 2004)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Error In Quran?
    S18 v86 when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness."
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, and no mistakes
    This is a well-attempted translation of the Holy Qur'an.Though some people have issues with 18:86, this is due to their ignorance.the setting of the sun can be used to denote a physical location, ie when i was travelling, the sun set when i reached Anaheim.Also, the arabic word used is 'Wajada' which means "appeared", so it appeared to Zul-Qarnain that it set in a murky marsh.It 'appears' that the sun sets under the hills, but me saying that doesn't take away from my scientific integrity.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Mistake in the Koran - Read it Here!!!!!!
    One of the questions which puzzled the ancient Arabs was, "Where did the sun go when night time came?" The Qur'an gave them Allah's answer.
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    7. No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
    by Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Paperback (10 January, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A usefull touch of enlightenment
    A brilliant sketch providing some much needed detail into a history we in the west especially have far to little understanding of . Mr. Aslan has filled in much of the void that is our understanding of Islam .His skills as a writer are spellbinding as he gives us a wondrous often pointed tour of the rich history of Islam. This is a book bathed in Mankind's quest To connect with and strive to connect with a higher understanding to the meaning of life. and often how we are mired in the muck of misunderstanding from which such Grave consequences can spring forth. This is a rich history by a scholarwho has the ability to articulate this tapestry of history .this book is remarkable and highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great book, highly recommended
    a great book, worth every dollar spent!!! from me 10 out of 10 and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellente!
    I just finished reading this book. No other book has been able to summarize the history of Islam so cleary andsuccinctly. In less than 300 pages, Aslan has been able to explain to me, a Muslim, some of the complexities and political jostling of the Muslim community once the prophet Muhammad passed away.
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    Subjects:  1. Comparative Religion    2. Essence, genius, nature    3. History    4. Islam    5. Islam - General    6. Islam - History    7. Islamic History    8. Religion    9. Religion - World Religions    10. Religion / Islam   


    8. The Message of The Qur'an
    by The Book Foundation
    Hardcover (December, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful translation with interesting notes and preface
    It's pricey, it's a hardback, but for a western (or any intellectually curious) mind, this is THE translation to get.I especially like the introductions to the surahs, and the footnoes, which tie in the themes of particular chapters or parables.This is a beautiful gift for anyone who reads the Quran in English.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good presentation
    Muhammad Asad's classic translation of the Qur'an is presented here in a beautiful form similar to that of the 'coffee table Bible' concept. This book is large and heavy! Inside the endpapers are magnificently ornamented and the pages themselves are of high quality glossy stock. At various points within the volume, the editors have inserted large calligraphaic pages of the original Arabic text in full color. In short: this is the best presentation of the Qur'an available.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A non-Muslim review
    I recently received this copy of the Qur'an as a gift.And while not a Muslim, I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to study Islam.With verses in English, Arabic, and transliterated; along with notes and references galore, this copy of the Qur'an gives a solid background on Islam and Islamic culture. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Islam - Koran & Sacred Writings    2. Koran    3. Religion    4. Religion - World Religions    5. Islam    6. Religion / Koran    7. Sacred texts   


    9. The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims
    by Prometheus Books
    Hardcover (31 January, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A gold mine - but you have to dig a lot
    This collection of magazine, newspaper and think-tank articles, as well as speeches, lectures, essays, website and panel discussions is a gold mine of nuggets of knowledge about the intolerance found in the Islamic religion.The collection was published in 2005 but some of the articles first appeared in the 1970s.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Review the Reviewers
    I am often struck by the range of critiques, and their positions. Two examples come to mind with regard to Mr. Spencer's volume: Ms. Lappen's review from April of last year, and the most recent and succinct comments by R. Kysia. Along the continuum between, many perspectival bells are sounded, from true-believers to "mark my word" anti-anything-different redneck experts. Fascinating isn't it, how we've learned so little while claiming we've come so far.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Poor quality opinion sold as scholarship
    Robert Spencer is an orientalist without formal credentials in Islamic studies, and poorly read at that.His product is largely representative of older Western orientalist "scholarship".He often lacks command of the subject and offers as authoritative fact his limited, master's degree level of understanding of the subject.Frequently, he is either badly misinformed or deliberately deceptive in his selective use and interpretation of facts.I would like to believe that his misrepresentations are out of simple ignorance for the subject, but he seems to spin facts for political and ideological gain.In other works, he even expresses outright admiration for the brutality that was the crusades. His political agenda taints the scholarly value of his work. If you wish to better understand Islamic history, seek a more balanced author. ... Read more

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    10. The Qur'an Translation
    by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an
    Paperback (01 January, 1999)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Error In Quran?
    S18 v86 when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness."
    2-0 out of 5 stars Review - or diatribe?
    People - you are both wrong in what you are doing. Pro and Anti-muslim arguments really don't belong here. Information regarding the translation and accuracy maybe, but the Quran is not on trial here. Focus on the product - not it's teaching.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Too many hatemongering reviews on here.
    TO AMAZON.COM moderators!
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    11. Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad
    by Charisma House
    Paperback (March, 2002)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Islam and terrorism
    Islam and terrorism provides a basic (very basic) introduction to Islam and Islamic history focusing specifically on people, events and ideology leading up to modern terrorist movements.
    2-0 out of 5 stars What is the point?

    4-0 out of 5 stars Sad, Sadly True!!!
    Well, if it's up to me I'd give that book a rating of 5 stars myself, I read it all through in one single day!!!
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    12. The Qur'an: Text, Translation & Commentary
    by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an
    Hardcover (01 January, 1987)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Error In Quran?
    S18 v86 when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness."
    5-0 out of 5 stars Divine Words in Human Language
    Very comprehensive and clear manual to operate in this world. Excellent source to understand the purpose of life. These are the true words of God revealing the code and way of life to make life easier and purposeful. Commentary is very helpful to understand the literal translation. Language is simple and beautiful. Summing up, this is the most useful book I've ever read and it is imperative to read this book for anyone who is trying to find the purpose of this life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the English standard
    For most English-speaking Muslims, Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation is _the_ standard. His language is ornate in the Elizabethan style, but not pretentious to the point of being incomprehensible. Ali lends the Qur'an a dignity and refinement that has seldom been reached by any subsequent English translation since.
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    13. Reliance of the Traveller: The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law Umdat Al-Salik
    by Amana Corporation
    Hardcover (01 July, 1997)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Just read it
    Given the sales rank of this important volume concerning Islamic jurisprudence, evidently more English-speaking readers are investigating the serious matter of Islamic values than I previously believed. And considering the appalling rise in the numbers who believe America attacked itself on 9/11--or that its war on terror only produces more of the same--that is very good.
    5-0 out of 5 stars An invaluable resource for MUSLIMS, of the Shafi'i school.
    My title says all you need.1000 pages of rulings, NOT PROOFS, based on the compound work of many well know Shafi'i scholars, along with ALOT of extras. The author makes it clear there is still another book yet untranslated with the proofs. The original arabic text is next to the english, plus explanations from contemporary scholars(not just the translator), though admittedly the explanations are limited. I am not going to be the one to pick apart the holes in all the uneducated, hate-filled, pro-western reviews, though I could.I just hope it doesn't turn people off who are simply looking for the correct way to pray. If that is the case I recomend Al-Maqasid first.Read the older pre-911 reviews, including a review from Sh. Nuh.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Sharia Revealed
    If you've ever wondered what's the big deal with the imposition of Sharia law, read this book! A clear-cut text which points out once and for all Islam's incompatiblity with the finest Western principals and values.The Koran, the Ahadith and this book (which is derived from the Koran and Ahadith) are the three key source books for clearly viewing the tortured logic of Islamic jurisprudence and the slippery world of Islamic situational ethics. ... Read more

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    14. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
    by Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Paperback (30 December, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A book of books.
    Nafisi's memoir, "Reading Lolita in Tehran", takes its readers deep into the life of a woman living under the ever increasing repression of the Iranian regime.She is an academic whose love of books drives her to use them as lenses through which to view the horrifying events that surround her. Each of the book's four sections takes the works of a different author and uses them to illuminate aspects of the oppressive Islamic regime under which she lives. The book presents a startlingly vivid picture of day to day life in Iran as suffered by a woman who, though very intelligent, is unsure of whether her allegiances lie with her government or with the west. Though Nafisi explains the political events surrounding the Iranian revolution and the Iran-Iraq war, she does so not from the view of the history that's been written, but from the view of a citizen living in the times, providing an essential shift in perspective.
    4-0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Reality
    Although many people might question whether everything in this novel is true or not, it states on the front that it is a memoir, therefore that is how I thought of it while reading.As far as I am concerned, everything but the names and some situations ("to protect individuals") is the truth, and since I have not been to Tehran, I would not know any different.I found this book captivating in most every way from the detailed descriptions of the "girls" in the book club to the references to other novels such as The Great Gatsby.Although I have not read all of the books Nafisi referenced in her memoir, I still understood her story and appreciated her sharing the private (or public) moments with her readers.I was shocked when I read about some of the laws that women (and men) must obide by in Iran, and this book sparked my interest regarding the stunning ways of the country enough from the very beginning to encourage me to look even further into the culture.Being a secondary education English major, I would suggest this book to anyone from the age of 13 on, with hopes that he or she would read it, appreciate it, and try to gain some knowledge on a very different culture than our own while recognizing the everyday freedoms we take for granted on a daily basis.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Vision of a Fundamentalist's Dream
    If anyone wants to know what living in post-revolution Iran is like for a woman, this is the book.Great detail is given to how the messages of western literature apply to life in the theocratic totalitarian state. The scariest thing, for me, is how closely the vision of Iran held by muslim extremists conforms to the stated vision of the U.S. held by christian extremists.This touched me with reality the way The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood touched me with fictional possibility.
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    15. The Autobiography of Malcolm X : As Told to Alex Haley
    by Ballantine Books
    Mass Market Paperback (12 October, 1987)
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    Isbn: 0345350685
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Malcolm X's searing memoir belongs on the small shelf of great autobiographies. The reasons are many: the blistering honesty with which he recounts his transformation from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate political activist, the continued relevance of his militant analysis of white racism, and his emphasis on self-respect and self-help for African Americans. And there's the vividness with which he depicts black popular culture--try as he might to criticize those lindy hops at Boston's Roseland dance hall from the perspective of his Muslim faith, he can't help but make them sound pretty wonderful. These are but a few examples. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars eye opener
    Mike Young obviously did not read the book.I read it 3 times and it changed my life forever.The book clearly states that it is the autobiography of Malcolm X AS TOLD to Alex Haley and if you had read the book yourself you would realize that Malcolm was simply telling the story to Alex Haley.He was too busy to sit down and write the book himself and predicted his own murder in the last pages.Maybe you, Mike Young, should take on the challenge of being a thinking human being and read it on your own with an objective mind and then come back and tell us your real thoughts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars People Can Change!
    Simply, one of the most amazing stories of change ever told in the English language - and still one of the most mis-understood men in the 20th century.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A tribute to Black Manhood
    Some books can change your perception, but only a few can wipe out age-old assumptions, and force you to rethink everything you thought you knew. The question of RACE is at the heart of the American society, and in this book, not only African-Americans, but Americans of all colors, black, white, red and yellow, will find themselves reassessing what racism entails, for Malcolm X life, is a poignant testimony of the black man's struggle against both individual and institutional racism.
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    Subjects:  1. Afro-Americans    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Black Muslims    7. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    8. Islam - General    9. People of Color    10. Political    11. Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights    12. Biography & Autobiography / People of Color    13. Biography: political    14. Black studies    15. USA   


    16. Islamic Imperialism : A History
    by Yale University Press
    Hardcover (26 April, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0300106033
    Sales Rank: 667
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Religion Without Any Pretense of Ethical Foundation
    The first amazing thing about this book is just how much is known of what happened in the very distant past.Efraim Karsh's scholarship is thorough and his interpretations compelling.The second thing is that Islam has evolved very little in a thousand years.From the start there was a "fusion of the sacred and the profitable," which was endorsed by Muhammad himself and by successive generations of Islamic leaders.The Prophet himself said, "Stick to jihad and you will be in good health and get sufficient means of livelihood."Jihad was invariably linked to booty.Islam has always been a religion of robbers, initially of camel caravans, and later of oil pipelines.It is easy to see why the umma (the Muslim world) wants to sack Israel and divide up its wealth.Karsh paints a very human picture of Saleh al Din (Saladin), depicting him as just another acquisitive warlord, with no trapping of holy war as justification.When holy war was invoked during the decline of the Ottoman Empire, it provided a gloss of legality to what amounted to ethnic cleansing (of indigenous Armenians).
    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
    Efraim Karsh is one of those rarities, an academic scholar who is an excellent writer.Karsh is Professor and Head of Mediterranean Studies at King's College, Univ. of London. This book is truly a pleasure to read.
    5-0 out of 5 stars World Conquest for Allah
    This is a difficult book to read, but I strongly recommend this timely and critical study.I had purchased another book dealing with the subject of Islamic-based issues, but I found it too speculative and too heavily into the author's opinion, and even bordering on being silly in its scenarios of potential triggers for disaster.That other book was Tony Blankley's "The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?" Someday I will finish it.However, Efraim Karsh's "Islamic Imperialism" is on a completely different level.Efraim Karsh has done his (and our) homework; and he has done it extensively, and he has done it very well--almost to the point of exhaustion (30 pages of references and a 12-page index).The book is far more history than it is speculation.And, given the history and our own careful consideration of it, our personal speculation can change from an ill-informed guessing game to a confident understanding of what certainly awaits us as Islam continues its relentless and escalating mission of world conquest.
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    Subjects:  1. History    2. History - General History    3. History: World    4. Imperialism    5. Islam    6. Islam - History    7. Islamic History    8. Islamic Studies    9. Jihad    10. Middle East - General    11. Asian / Middle Eastern history    12. History / Middle East    13. Middle East   


    17. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
    by Anchor
    Paperback (01 December, 1995)
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    Isbn: 0385475772
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Geraldine Brooks spent two years as a Middle East news correspondent, covering the death of Khomeini and the like. She also learned a lot about what it's like for Islamic women today.Brooks' book is exceedingly well-done--she knows her Islamic lore and traces the origins of today's practices back to Mohammed's time. Personable and very readable, Brooks takes us through the women's back door entrance of the Middle East for an unusual and provocative view. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing rehash
    I guess it is a good market now for anything about Islam. This is all old news, looks like reworked columns. Not insightful, not fresh, just tired old stuff mainly about middle to upper class women. Save your money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Slightly dated but still very informative book
    Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks details, as the subtitle says, the HIdden World of Islamic Women.Brooks is an Australian reporter who spent the late 80s and early 90s doing a lot of Middle East reporting, and spent a lot of time with Muslim women in various Middle Eastern countries at a time when fundamentalism was on the rise and had already triumphed in a few countries.She spoke with women who embraced a return to traditional women's roles (often symbolized by taking on the veil or chador or otherwise covering oneself and turning away from Western fashion and styles) and those who resisted it in countries like Egypt and Lebanon, which had had a more liberated tradition, and those trying to negotiate for greater liberalism for the first time in areas like Saudi Arabia and the gulf states. 5-0 out of 5 stars A Peek Under The Veil
    What a wonderful read!I love all of Brooks' book, but I think this is the best by far!She takes the reader into a forbidden world.What a journey! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Archaeology / Anthropology    3. Islam - General    4. Middle East    5. Muslim women    6. Muslims    7. Social Science    8. Social conditions    9. Sociology    10. Women    11. Women in the Koran    12. Women's Studies - General    13. Islamic studies    14. Social Science / Women's Studies    15. Women's studies   


    18. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror
    by Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Paperback (02 March, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0812967852
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    After the terrorist attacks of September 11,many Americans yearned to understand why Muslim extremists felt such passionate animosity toward the Western world, particularly the United States. Since that historic attack there have been many books and discussions about this very question, but few of them offer such a readable and relevant response as this excellent offering by renowned historian Bernard Lewis (Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Why democracy won't work in Islamic countries
    This book gives a concise overview of why the U.S. is currently the target of so much animosity from Islamic terrorist groups and most Middle Eastern/Islamic countries. A previous reviewer said that this book is not for the layman, but I disagree; it is precisely for the layman that Lewis has written this book. If a reader wants more detail, then he knows what to search for once he has read Lewis' book. Even without further research, the reader will have an understanding of the complicated history of the Middle East and the U.S.'s role in that history.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for those who wish to Understand the war
    Before 9/11, I worked with a couple of Lebanese Engineers.They had both traveled to the United States and decided to stay and raise their families here.In the Spring of one year before 2001, they both decided to pack up their families and move back to Lebanon.I had a long conversation with one of them about the big move to such an "unstable" place.He told me that we were in a war but were too ignorant to realize it.Of course, I laughed...what war?Another person of Middle Eastern descent told me to read something written by Bernard Lewis...his was the most honest depiction of the middle east.I've read Mr. Lewis since then, including "The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror."A must read for all americans who wish to understand this war we've been in since....2000.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Mostly history, the rest...weak analysis
    The Crisis of Islam is presented in such a way that it makes the reader think he or she will be getting in-depth analysis of Islamist terrorism in the post 9/11 world.However, this book is largely a very brief historical crash course most likely intended for those casual observers of international politics.If the book had been presented as a historical book, I most likely would have come away with a more favorable impression, but when you expect one thing and get another, it will affect your perception.
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    19. Hizbullah (Hezbollah): The Story from Within
    by Saqi Books
    Hardcover (15 September, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0863565174
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    Subjects:  1. 1990-    2. History    3. Islam    4. Islam - History    5. Lebanon    6. National liberation movements    7. Political    8. Political Doctrines    9. Political parties    10. Politics and government    11. Religion    12. Religion - World Religions    13. Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -    14. Political Science / General    15. Political Science / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism    16. Revolutions & coups   


    20. The Gift
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 August, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0140195815
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    Hafiz, a secret Sufi, came to prominence in his day as a writer of love poems. That love transformed into an all-consuming passion for union with the divine. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Life has never been the same since.
    This is a book that I first read several years ago but did not get it whatsoever, or at least that's what I thought.Little did I know that it had done its job by sowing the seed of true knowledge in me.I was again drawn to this book and when I started to read it again, it felt like I finally found my long lost friend or a beloved teacher.This book has taken me through many thick and thin and brought me out radiating with love, determination and zest for all.I have a sizable library, but when I think of the jewels of my library this book has its place on top.The life has never been the same since.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Astonishing soul food
    "The Gift" is quite simply one of the greatest books of poetry ever written. Hafiz speaks the language of the awake, burning, longing, and delightfully human heart. This book is the perfect companion on the long, challenging, sacred journey of awakening.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hafiz - the Irreverent Mystic
    Hafiz is a gift to all those with the uncommon sensitivity to realize the universality of the spiritual experience. The book is a delightful example of mystic poetry that is not bound by the silly confines of religion or belief. Hafiz writes with a rare feeling of oneness with the universe that is the apotheosis of mysticism.
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    Subjects:  1. Ancient, Classical & Medieval    2. Indo-Iranian Literature    3. Inspirational & Religious    4. Middle Eastern    5. Poetry    6. Sufi poetry, Persian    7. Translations into English    8. Indic, East Indo-European & Dravidian Languages    9. Religion / Sufism    10. Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -   


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