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Why I Am Not a Muslim

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2005

    Knows Nothing

    This book only exemplifies the ignorance and intolerance we westerners give to eastern cultures. Bad book, very bad.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    worst ever

    this book is very inaccurate in the details...he says to take a historic look at the quran...well obviously he did not because anyone who has read other divine scriptures can connect them all together to see that the quran is a divine scripture and should not ONLY should be taken as history...wrong info about what islam practices and did not outline that some people/rulers deface the name of islam by opressing and not practiceing islam correctly

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2004

    Very misleading

    After reading the first 10 pages, I asked myself, 'O Lord, who's going to fall for this?' This book is full of inaccurate details and a completely distorted and foriegn interpretation of the Quran and Sunnah. He does make a few valid arguments about how some Muslims wrongfully practise and commit unjust deeds, I'll give you that. But how he attempts to explain why Islam is an invalid and 'violent intolerant' religion is ridiculous. He also completly ignores many important aspects of Islam(such as freedom of religion) His claims can(and has) been refuted. Jeremiah D. McAuliffe has already refuted many statements Ibn Warraq has dishonestly made against Islam. Overall, this is by far the worst book explaining Islam as a religion. Definitely Not worth the money. Instead I would strongly recommend 'Struggling to Surrender' by Jeffrey Lang.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2002

    Islam through dark glasses

    I disagree with the book's contention that Islam is a closed religion, resistant to outside observers. The basis of Islam, the Qur'an, is available in every western library, and muslims actually encourage people of other faith to study it. Furthermore, an easily verifiable fact is that Islam has put great emphasis on the rights of people in every strata, including women, orphans and the elderly; and surprisingly even those of animals and the environment, long before those concepts appeared in the West. Islam's 'Baitul Mal' is the earliest known model of a complete social security system.I believe this book should encourage readers to stop, think and give a great religion a decent hearing : not myopically focusing on how some have misused or ignored it's teachings for personal gains; but what the true spirit of Islam has given, and has the potential to give, to humanity.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2001

    Don't confuse culture with the true Islam!

    I found this book to be very hateful and filled with misinformation. The author does write about many of the human righs abuses and degrading of women in Eastern society, but what he conveniently fails to mention is that these backward practices have absolutely nothing to do with Islam. If readers want to really know what Islam is about, I suggest they go to the source of it, and that is the Holy Qur'an. The author has a serious inferiority complex on his hands. For someone wanting to learn bout Islam, I suggest they think about why over a billion Muslims all over the world practice their faith eagerly and with much devotion.

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