The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran

The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran

by Robert Spencer

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ISBN-13: 9781596981041
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Complete Infidel's Guides Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 290,722
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad, as well as six other books on Islam and terrorism.

He is a weekly columnist for Human Events and the website Front Page Magaizine. His articles on Islam and other topics have also appeared in the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, FrontPageMagazine.com, WorldNetDaily, Insight in the News, Human Events, National Review Online, and many other journals.

He has appeared on FOX News, CNN, PBS, and C-Span and numerous nationally syndicated radio shows, including Michael Savage’s Savage Nation, the Laura Ingraham Show, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, Janet Parshall’s America, the Michael Reagan Show, the BBC, and Vatican Radio discussing jihad, Islam, and terrorism.

Spencer has studied Islamic theology, law, and history for more than 25 years.

What People are Saying About This

Geert Wilders

"Governing officials and media spokesmen may ignore Spencer's warnings, but they do so at their own risk, because Islamic jihadists are not ignoring what's in the Koran, and are working to destroy our freedoms in obedience to Koranic dictates. In illuminating for Westerners exactly what the Koran teaches, Spencer has performed a valuable service in the defense of Western civilization against the Islamic jihad."--(Geert Wilders, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Party for Freedom (PVV), the Netherlands)

Andrew C. McCarthy

"Unlike most of today's self-styled experts, Robert Spencer won't tell you that 'slay the idolaters wherever you find them' really means 'love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.' In The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran, Spencer shows once again that he is America's most informed, fearless, and compelling voice on modern jihadism, insisting that we come to grips with the words behind the ideology that fuels international terror."--(Andrew C. McCarthy, senior fellow at the National Review Institute and author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad)

Bruce Bawer

"Meticulous, comprehensive, indispensable. 'I read the Koran so you don't have to,' Spencer writes--but even for those of us who have read the Koran, this is a richly illuminating work."--(Bruce Bawer, author of Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom and While Europe Slept)

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cobra1PK More than 1 year ago
Having worked in Islamic countries, and trying to convey it's Islamic laws and customs to others in a way they could comprehend and appreciate the total meaning of Islams goals, I found this is the ideal handbook that gets to the meat of what every non muslim needs to know. It is a must read for every citizen of the free world who has not a clue what Islam is about. One should be familiar with every aspect this manual exposes and should be a must in public education. It is a non fiction, and correct in every respect, and I backed it up by cross referencing with the Koran.
grandpa-ron More than 1 year ago
now with the fort hood killings, this book becomes even more relevant. this should become a must read for anyone interested in national security, national politics or u.s. foreign policy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must for everyone who believes in the Golden Rule, if you believe in freedom of thought, equality of every human before the law. I used to think that  Islam was just another religion like the others I had studied: Catholicism, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Shintoism.  Now I know better. Don't be afraid to read this book or to research for yourself what the UNCENSORED, unsanitized Koran actually says and what is being taught in schools and mosques around the world, including the USA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book, and what makes it so fantastic is that the author does not speculate or characterize without voluminous evidence not only from the Koran but also from the hadiths, which are incredibly important. Additionally, the author supports these by providing supporting statements from imams and islamic authorities. And he doesn't cherry pick either, he doesn't only use people from Hamas or Al Quaeda; he quotes from moderate sources as well as liberal apologists. As someone who has read the koran and studied islam at some length, I find this book incredibly useful as an illustrative tool. Nothing in the book is false, nothing is wild speculation; everything in it is true and demonstrably so given the manner in which it is written and presented. Anyone who is insulted or angered by this book either hasn't read it, or is a muslim offended by the truth.
Stevo0 More than 1 year ago
Must Read. Well organized guide on how to understand the holy book of Islam. As this book to the infidel is not well organized, confusing and not in chronological order - you need a guide who can provide the reader with the content in a digested form. Mr. Spencer provides references to his revelations on this mysterious and obscure religion by furnishing the sources Book, chaper and section so that one can validate what he says on line from the translated Islamic texts.
DubiousDisciple on LibraryThing 16 days ago
I was disappointed in this book. Whether it¿s true or not hardly seems to matter; I was still disappointed.Spencer hopes to introduce casual readers to the words of the Koran, and he has nothing good to say about it. He compares it to Mein Kampf. Here are some of the chapter titles:The Muslims¿ Worst Enemies: The Koran on the JewsThe Koran on Christians: They¿re Not So Hot, EitherThe Koran on Women: Crooked and InferiorThe Koran Teaches Nonviolence¿Oh, and Violence, TooHere¿s the bottom line: If you want to know what¿s in the Holy Book of Islam, read Spencer. If you want to know what Muslims believe, read Karen Armstrong. Islam is a religion of peace, which¿like Christianity¿attracts a few extremists. Like Christianity, its holy texts are in places downright abominable. Like Christians, practicing believers generally learn to ignore or spiritualize the ungodly portions of their scriptures.Spencer says about his work, ¿You will find nothing in this book about Islamic ritual practices or prayers. This is an Infidel¿s guide, focusing on where the Koran came from and its specific portions that are¿or should be¿of concern to Infidels.¿ It is, by Spencer¿s admission, one-sided, and not reflective of general Muslim practices.Tomorrow, I¿ll balance this with a discussion of the Texts of Terror within the Bible, so we can realize how much Christians ignore in their holy book. It might help put things in perspective.
Anonymous 22 days ago
to see the reality of robert spencer, look into his chracter, his biography, his false statment that he is an islamic scholar who hates islam, change truth to false, change history and so on. please everyone see with your eyes and heart and don't come up unto a conclusion without investigating. its like when we cross road, we look on both sides. if we only look on one side, we will get struck by car. same way please read the book written by good people having good and authentic biography like muhammad reveltio by meraj mohiuddin about history. then deicide for yourself. please don't support anyone blindly for that one is guilty. if you want to live happy and guilt free life always seek the truth and you will be a happy person on the earth. islam has a very good history, please also see the books 1001 ineventions and facts about muslim civilization by national geographic, ibn al-haytham by Libby Romero. please seek the truth. thank you
YourFriendlyLiberal More than 1 year ago
You guys know this was the same guy who led a bunch of nazis to yell "Heil Trump" "Heil our People" right? How barnes and noble can sell this garbage is beyond me.
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Spencer is not an Islamic scholar. If he were, he would be Muslim. Islam is the last revelation going to be given mankind. Prophet Muhammad was prophesied to follow Jesus as one who would establish PEACE and he did via the Quaran. Too bad the world is full of tyrants. All the more reason to go get a Quaran and read it for yourself and in context, unlike the manner of this author who has studied it in order to be applauded by his supporters.
Fidel73 More than 1 year ago
It is so dissappointing that this type of amateur speculations manage to get published
JackOfAllTrades More than 1 year ago
besides being badly written I found it to be a poor excuse for actual academic work on Islam and the Koran. reading it was akin to learning about the U.S. constitution by looking over soviet era anti capitalist propaganda posters. superficial, incorrect, obviously biased.
bgwilkins More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book believing, perhaps foolishly, that it would be a humorous but objective/open-minded look at the Koran (something along the lines of A.A. Jacbobs' book The Year of Living Biblically). This was not the case. Instead of open inquiry, Spencer starts out with the view that Islam is an inherently violent religion and selectively chooses evidence to support this claim. This makes for poor argument and poor writing. I would be just as offended if the approach were ideologically opposite but the same in method - it's just a backwards way of approaching any question to attempt to prove your preconceived notions. You are bound to arrive at the answer you want, especially with any complicated text like the Koran. Certainly, it is not the worst example of this kind of scholarship. However, if like me you are looking for an entertaining but honest study of Islam's holy book, look elsewhere.