Gr 10 Up-This collection of essays is organized into four sections-the origins of Islam, beliefs and practices, Islam around the world, and radical Islam and terrorism. A wide variety of viewpoints is represented, including those of Western scholars such as Karen Armstrong and Daniel Pipes and Muslim thinkers such as Mohammad al Ghazzali, Ali Abd al-Raziq, and Osama bin Laden. The essays on modern pilgrimages to Mecca and on Muslim youth in Europe are particularly interesting. Because a number of selections are excerpts from longer works, they sometimes end abruptly and do not always seem complete. This book would be most useful as a supplement to more comprehensive treatments of the religion as it is a sampling of ideas rather than a thorough analysis.-Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.