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Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out

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One day, an American on the verge of converting to Islam said to one of the editors, Please, I fear I am about to make the biggest mistake of my life. Please give me one solid reason not to convert. This is the book Joel Richardson wishes he had at that moment. Powerful, often shocking but always heartfelt, these essays from over a dozen individuals who have left Islam -- often in fear for their lives -- are remarkable for their honesty. The stories of how these men and women freed themselves from this repressive...
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Overview

One day, an American on the verge of converting to Islam said to one of the editors, Please, I fear I am about to make the biggest mistake of my life. Please give me one solid reason not to convert. This is the book Joel Richardson wishes he had at that moment. Powerful, often shocking but always heartfelt, these essays from over a dozen individuals who have left Islam -- often in fear for their lives -- are remarkable for their honesty. The stories of how these men and women freed themselves from this repressive and brutal religion are not just inspirational, but present a searing challenge to those Westerners determined to perpetuate the Islam is a religion of peace myth at all costs.
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What People Are Saying

Daniel Pipes
"The right of Muslims freely to leave Islam is emerging as an international human rights issue of the first order. Why We left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out both documents and humanizes the tragedy of those born-Muslims who wish to pursue their conscience. The stories are vivid and the political implications profound."--(Daniel Pipes, Founder and Director, Middle East Forum)
Robert Spencer
"Powerfully written and deeply compelling, these accounts of people of conscience who left Islam are rendered all the more poignant by the realization that each one of them, no matter their status or situation, lives under the death sentence mandated by the Prophet Muhammad for apostates from Islam. Why We Left Islam should be required reading for human rights activists and all those who value the dignity of the human person, so that they will see why this horrific denial of the freedom of conscience within Islam must be resisted by all people of goodwill."--(Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch and NY Times bestselling author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)" and "The Truth About Muhammad.")
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979267109
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 688,200
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Richardson is the author of several books including The New York Times bestselling Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the Real Nature of the Beast. He is an internationally recognized expert on Biblical prophecy, the Middle East, and Islam, a human rights activist, commentator and columnist for WND.

Susan Crimp is a noted journalist and author.Joel Richardson has a degree in Theology and Practical Ministry. Living in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt and and Jordan allowed him to pursue his life-long passion for studying Jewish and Islamic theology and source texts.

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  • Posted January 12, 2010

    It was an eye opener

    The people who left Islam, whose stories are recorded here, left so of their own accord and offer powerful stories of how and why they chose to do so. What they had to say was compelling. I recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2008

    RELIGION ITSELF IS THE PROBLEM

    My mother converted to Islam 10 years ago and has convinced 4 of her children to also convert. I am not one of them. I believe in God but not religion. I have to admit that the conversion has made a positive impact on each of their lives. It also provides answers to questions that no other religion has. ???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2008

    A reviewer

    Clearly biased. Although radicals may oppress individuals, the religion of Islam clearly does not tolerate compulsion in religion. 'Islam' means submission and the majority of practicing muslims aruge that submission to God cannot be forced. It is hard to believe that some authors cannot even understand this simple concept.

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