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The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran Paperback – Sep 22 2009
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About the Author
ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of ten books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Truth About Muhammad" and "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)". Spencer is a weekly columnist for "Human Events" and "FrontPage Magazine", and has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.
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Understandably this book will never be well received by Muslims or by those who persist in calling Islam a religion of peace. For the detractors who would say that I have let Robert Spencer do the thinking for me, that is simply not true.
I had already been studying the Qur'an in approx. 10 different translations, reading accounts of Muhammad's life and teaching from the Hadith and Sunnah respectively and had already come to many of the same conclusions that Robert Spencer has set forth. Not surprising considering we have been reading the same material ie: the Qur'an.
Robert Spencer is fast becoming a favorite author of mine.
But Spencer also discusses how some have compared this holy book to Hitler's Mein Kampf, like the late Oriana Fallaci, an Italian journalist who said, 'the Koran is the Mein Kampf of a religion which has always aimed to eliminate the others.' Winston Churchill, on the other hand, compared Mein Kampf to the Koran, calling it 'the new Koran of faith and war: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with message.Read more ›
This book provides a worthwhile primer on the Koran's teachings, particularly where those teachings conflict with many of the values of Western societies. Robert Spencer is one of the better writers currently writing on this subject and this book is up to his usual standards.
There are many who accuse Robert Spencer of being a hack, a shoddy researcher, a zealot, a fanatic, a hate-monger and much worse. He is none of those things. This book is a very reasonable examination of many teachings in the Koran which conflict with the basic values of Western societies. Admittedly, it is a critical examination of the Koran, but its tone is no more strident than many of the critical examinations of the Bible, Christianity or Judaism which routinely appear in print or on mainstream TV or cable channels like PBS, History Channel, Knowledge Network and the like.
I see there are several critical one star reviews on Amazon's web page for this book. I don't agree with any of these critics. I think this is a very interesting and reasonable book and have no trouble recommending it to others. Robert Spencer's work is certainly more intellectually rigorous than some current books on Christianity or Christian figures, such as Reza Aslan's current bestseller on Jesus.
The audiobook of this title is well done.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Great for anyone looking to understand the Koran and its contents as it relates today. Easily accessible for anyone.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very good and informative book. Everybody should have it We the infidels and muslim alike Let us have no illusion about islam but put things on the open. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ivan Virag
If the reader is looking for a book that will enhance the understanding of Islam's potential highly negative impact on Muslims, Christians, Jews and other religious groups this is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ralph Pongracz
Author accomplishes two important things: 1) Demolishes Western preconceptions about Quran as peaceful in its basic teachings; 2) Holds Quran up to same sort of historical,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Max Layton
This book only seeks to reinforce a shallow understanding of Islam that extremists would most certainly agree with. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MJ
Learn what the Koran really says and means - then you will understand why jihad is occurring so frequently today.Published 19 months ago by Robert Graham
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