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

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

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by Robert Spencer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1893554775

ISBN-13: 9781893554771

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Encounter Books


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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893554771
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
250,682
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Author's Note
Prologue: What Does Islam Really Stand For?1
1Is Islam a Religion of Peace?7
2Does Islam Promote and Safeguard Sound Moral Values?39
3Does Islam Respect Human Rights?57
4Does Islam Respect Women?73
5Is Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?93
6Can Islam Be Secularized and Made Compatible with the Western Pluralistic Framework?101
7Can Science and Culture Flourish under Islam?113
8The Crusades: Christian and Muslim131
9Is Islam Tolerant of Non-Muslims?143
10Does the West Really Have Nothing to Fear from Islam?165
Acknowledgments177
Notes179
Index203

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Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions about the World's Fastest-Growing Faith 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AllahSWT More than 1 year ago
This is the Islam other PC mythical derived fools don't want you to see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extremely accurate a close look at Islam as it is really understood throughout the ummah. It takes a hard look at the real questions. Has Islam been hijacked by fundamentalists and terrorists or does it truly teach the things that they represent? I found this book to be very enlightening to the real problems with the clash of Western ideals against an enormous world Muslim population. His conclusion in awesome.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is a great book for those coming to Islam for the first time. Spencer unpacks the basic teachings of Islam as well as Islamic history. The Islam you'll meet in these pages is unlike the version you get in "polite" Western society. Read this book to learn more about what Muhammad said and did, and then ask yourself if Islam is really a religion of peace. It's a question all modern Westerners must eventually ask. Nothing less than the future of Western civilization is at stake. Readers would also like "Jenna's Flaw," a novel about the death of God, the crumbling of Western civilization, and what the West can do to save it.
kiki327NV More than 1 year ago
I really like this book, it's very informative, it answers pretty much all of the questions you might have about Islam, and the Quran and about the people who follow it. It's hard for me to write a review it's easier to just tell you to read it. Please do you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm Muslim and American and living in the Middle East for 20 years now. From the beginning of this book I can tell this book was written using the Quaran out of context. This kind of writing will produce nothing but fear, hate and distrust. The Quaranic verses about "infidels" pertain to the times when the early Muslims were being attacked and Allah told them they had a right to defend themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago