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Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches about Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad.
     

Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches about Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad.

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by Mark A Gabriel
 

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The Western media declares that "at its core, Islam is moderate and tolerant of others" (New York Times Magazine).

Author Mark A. Gabriel, former professor of Islamic history at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, disagrees. He says that terrorists are practicing Islam just as Muhammad intended. As a child, Gabriel grew up in a Muslim family in Egypt

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The Western media declares that "at its core, Islam is moderate and tolerant of others" (New York Times Magazine).

Author Mark A. Gabriel, former professor of Islamic history at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, disagrees. He says that terrorists are practicing Islam just as Muhammad intended. As a child, Gabriel grew up in a Muslim family in Egypt and was heavily indoctrinated. By the age of twelve he had memorized the entire Qur'an. He went on to become a top student at the most prestigious Islamic university in the world, Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt. As a student and professor of Islamic history, he rubbed shoulders with those who are at the forefront of propagating the tenets of Islamic terrorism. He actually took classes with Sheik Umar Abd al-Rahman, who was convicted of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bomb attack and is now in prison. In his book Gabriel explains:

  • How Islam was influenced by the warlike Arabian culture of the 7th century
  • Atrocities committed by Muhammad in the name of Allah
  • The story of the Egyptian student who came to study education in America and went on to write the first handbook of terrorism in the twentieth century
  • The prominence of jihad (war against infidels) in Islamic theology
  • How Egyptian fundamentalists murdered and robbed Christians to raise funds for terrorism
  • The difference between a moderate Muslim and a fundamentalist Muslim
For the readers of this book, the motive behind Islamic world activity will no longer be a mystery. Each action is obviously rooted in the philosophy of Islam. Now both the Christian and the political world must decide how to react to Muhammad's revelation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884198840
Publisher:
Charisma Media
Publication date:
03/12/2002
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
590,024
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

After earning a Ph.D. in Islamic history, Mark A. Gabriel became convinced that Muhammad did not speak for God. His search for truth led to the love of Jesus Christ, as well as complete rejection from his family and two attempts against his life by political fundamentalists. Now pursuing a Ph.D. in world religion at a Christian university, he speaks and writes about the true nature of Islam with the non-emotional accuracy of an academician. As a reflection of his new life in Christ, he has chosen a Christian name to replace his Islamic name.

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Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches about Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The BEST book I have ever read on the subject of Islam. Very 'eye-opening' and thought provoking! I strongly recommend this to all that are interested in learning more about the intent of the Islamic movement in today's world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for every American or for that matter any non-Muslim human being. This explains exactly what the Muslim faith is teaching the Muslims and is explained by an ex Muslim. We are foolish in America about the Islamic regime and their religious and political goal for their faith and country. Please buy this book and give to or recommend this to every family member and friend you know!!! A page turner and lots of information!!!!
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lookingforbooks More than 1 year ago
Basically, and in my opinion, this man has merely traded his addiction to Islam for an addiction to Christianity. Although he brings up relevant issues with Islam and its tendancy to violence it is all voiced through a dependence on some outside force to help him conceive his world. Nothing especially new or insightful here. I could have spent the money on something more cost effective.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have met the man who wrote this book.Lisened to him speak for about 1 1/2 hours each night,two nights in a row then he answered questions for about 1 hour each night for about 5 hours on the subject.I learned about the subject that he wrote about and his life.I have read 2 of his books and plan on reading more.If you want to know more about Islam the way that the terriorist view Islam this book is a MUST READ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its funny how everyone tries to make our religion look so bad, and the concept of 'jihad' is widely misunderstood among western culture. Jihad means fighting in the name of God when other countries interfere with yours and try to destroy your religion the Crusades is an excellent example of this concept. What people do not understand is that a 'true' Muslim would not commit any acts of terror unless it was a time of war, and he was protecting himself against the opposing side. That being said, the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stated that 'war should only be fought for holy reasons and for protection...and in time of war, no civilian, woman, child, or even tree shall be hurt in any way'. I feel sadness when people such as Gabriel make our religion look so bad, when he himself understands the true teachings of the propeht. Another example of misleading his readers is when he states verse 4:89 from the Qur'an. The verse is telling the prophet that 'if anyone rejects your faith and fights you for it, then fight back and kill them.' HOWEVER, he fails to mention that the next verse (4:90) states: 'if anyone rejects your faith peacefully, offer them peace.' If you don't believe me...pick up the Qur'an and read it for yourself instead of reading ones monothiestic views. If Islam is such a bad religion, then how come it is the fastest growing religion in the world..especially in America? Another common misconception about Muslims is thier beliefs about Jesus. Islam believes in EVERY SINGLE PROPHET mentioned in Christianity and Judiasm, and all their stories are documented in the Qur'an. You will be amazed at how close the three major religions in the world are to each other. You would also be surprised that the Holy Bible (the first original one revealed) and the Torah are actually prescriped to Muslims to read. Gabriel does not tell you that in his book because he is too busy misleadin his readers with his OWN personal views. Read the Qur'an before you read what others have to say about it. God Bless
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably my 15th book read on point and considering how the author was a devout Muslim scholar at the (in)famous Al-Azhar University in Egypt and Imam of an Egyptian mosque, his perspective on the violent heritage and nature of Islam couldn't lend more credibility to his claims. An easy read, the author backs up his claims with Quranic scripture, Islamic law and renowned Muslim political writers and exposes some of the tricks of political correctness and deceit that those who would attempt to hide Islam's violent culture and mindset use to appeal to apologists and peaceniks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Presented by a Professor of Islamic History at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, this book provides the reader with an extremely valuable insight into what the Islamic holy book, the Quran, teaches about Christianity, violence & the goals of the Islamic jihad. We are also imparted with an in depth analysis into the Islamic faith, beliefs and traditions through a book which documents the identification between modern terrorism and Islamic theology. Written in the wake of the September 11th attacks, the book outlines how as a 'Christian' society, we in the West have an extremely limited comprehension of what Muslims actually believe and what, if any, agenda the religion of Islam has. At the outset, the contents of the book go to great lengths to point out that 'Islam is behind terrorism' and not 'Muslims'. Readers being encouraged to love individual Muslims but to be aware of what Islam teaches, pointing out that many Muslims themselves are not aware of all that the Islamic faith includes. Muslims being described here as falling into any one of three groups; secular, traditional and fundamental Muslims. Secular Muslims only believing in what they term the 'nice' parts of Islam and who reject jihad. Traditional Muslims who have a stumbling block with the concept of Jihad and the latter group of fundamentalists who actually perpetrate the terrorism. More detail of this is included as the book progresses. The book begins with an autobiography detailing the writer's experience and knowledge of Islam and how he came to question his Islamic faith. This is followed by an account of his expulsion from University, his arrest and detention by the Egyptian secret police and his treatment/interrogation. The story extends to his conversion to Christianity and the main body of the book which deals with Islam and associated terrorism. The fundamentals of the Islamic faith are examined initially, with a description of Islam as being a 'religion based on work' with 'entrance to paradise' having to be earned. Muslims being described as having no 'assurance of salvation'. The only way of guaranteeing 'entrance to paradise' being to die in jihad. What the book describes as the 'perfect motive for suicide bombers'. Something which is describing as encouraging Muslims to even leave their own nations to fight jihad in other countries. This study illustrates that the focus of jihad is to 'overcome' people who do not accept Islam (page 33). A quotation from Surah 4;89 of the Noble Quran stating, 'Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back, take them and kill them wherever you find them'. Many, many other quotations are taken from the Islamic holy books to substantiate this issue. Many readers may be disturbed by what they read. Indeed, the book proceeds to describe (with suitable references) that the ultimate goal of Islam is to establish Islamic authority over the entire World. The book also revealing what it describes as historical facts about the Islamic prophet Muhammad, his teachings and practices, that few Westerners have ever encountered. The book declares that Islam has been veiled in a vast sea of misinformation since September 11th , with many political and media elements falsely presenting Islam as a 'religion of peace'. Muslim spokespersons publicly proclaiming such an image are described as distorting the truth to make it palatable to Western ears and also with a view to attracting possible converts. Many Islamic leaders being cited here as each doing their part for jihad by deceiving the Western populace through the media, achieving the desired effect upon public opinion. We are also presented with Muhammad's own example of jihad and how others were encouraged to follow him. The ultimate goal of Islam is also examined. Mawlana Abul Ala Mawdudi, the founder of Pakistan's fundamentalist Islamic movement is quoted as saying that Islam is not like the other religions in the World and Muslim nations not like
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's valuable book specially because the writer was Prof. in ElAZHAR Univ. (It's bigest and oldest Islamic Univ. in all over ) and he knows exactly what the Islam is
Guest More than 1 year ago
An easy read, this book gives a personal and informative glimpse into the Islam faith and the underlying motives for Jihad in the Quran. Largely drawn from Gabriel's own experiences, this book lists some carefully thought out distinctions between Allah and the Christian God, between the followers of Mohammed and those of Jesus Christ. Gabriel brings to the forefront the need for a correct understanding of Jesus Christ and Christianity in the Islamic world. He also includes insight on how to effectively present the gospel message to Muslims and how to properly meet their specific needs within the church.