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

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

Robert Spencer David Pryce-Jones / Apr 06, 2020
Islam Unveiled Disturbing Questions about the World s Fastest Growing Faith 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 t
  • Title: Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions about the World's Fastest-Growing Faith
  • Author: Robert Spencer David Pryce-Jones
  • ISBN: 9781893554771
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 anIn 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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      • Robert Spencer David Pryce-Jones

        ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades and The Truth About Muhammad His latest book is The Complete Infidel s Guide to Free Speech and Its Enemies Coming in November 2017 is Confessions of an Islamophobe Bombardier Books.Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S Army s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force JTTF , the Justice Department s Anti Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S intelligence community He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S State Department and the German Foreign Ministry He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, Fox News Opinion, National Review, The Hill, the Detroit News, TownHall, Real Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK s Guardian, Canada s National Post, Middle East Quarterly, WorldNet Daily, First Things, Insight in the News, Aleteia, and many other journals For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.Spencer has appeared on the BBC, ABC News, CNN, FoxNews s Tucker Carlson Show, the O Reilly Factor, Megyn Kelly s The Kelly File, the Sean Hannity Show, Geraldo Rivera Reports, the Glenn Beck Show, Fox and Friends, America s News HQ and many other Fox programs, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C Span, CTV News, Bill O Reilly s No Spin News, France24, Voice of Russia and Croatia National Television HTV , as well as on numerous radio programs including The Sean Hannity Show, Bill O Reilly s Radio Factor, The Mark Levin Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Herman Cain Show, The Joe Piscopo Show, The Howie Carr Show, The Curt Schilling Show, Bill Bennett s Morning in America, Michael Savage s Savage Nation, The Alan Colmes Show, The G Gordon Liddy Show, The Neal Boortz Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Michael Reagan Show, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Larry Elder Show, The Peter Boyles Show, Vatican Radio, and many others.Robert Spencer has been a featured speaker across the country and around the world and authored 17 books Spencer s books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, Finnish, Korean, Polish and Bahasa Indonesia His Qur an commentary at Jihad Watch, Blogging the Qur an, has been translated into Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.Spencer MA, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth since 1980 His work has aroused the ire of the foes of freedom and their dupes in October 2011, Muslim Brotherhood linked groups wrote to Homeland Security Advisor and current CIA director John Brennan, demanding that Spencer be removed as a trainer for the FBI and military groups, which he taught about the belief system of Islamic jihadists Brennan immediately complied as counter terror training materials were scrubbed of all mention of Islam and jihad Spencer has been banned by the British government from entering the United Kingdom for pointing out accurately that Islam has doctrines of violence against unbelievers He has been invited by name to convert to Islam by a senior member of al Qaeda.

    878 Comments

    1. This is an excellent critique of a religion that defies critique Robert Spencer is a respected reviled critic of jihadism, but he frankly has good reason to be critical Spencer s work is too often dismissed as racist or bigoted Those insults are not only inaccurate, in my view, but insidious as they attempt to silence one of the few voices still willing to speak out about the serious problems inherent within this religion It is a truly complex religion, and even though we must never forget the h [...]


    2. Very biased didn t finish it My search continues for a book that has a honest portrayal of the peaceful Islamic people


    3. Unlike other reviewers, I think Spencer tries to give Islam its due He compares and contrasts the arguments that the sympathizers make with the ones the critics make On the other hand, when he quotes the Quran, but he seems to stick to only the most inflammatory passages I continue to be curious about why Islam, once at the forefront of culture, science, philosophy, medicine, literature, etc lost that dynamism Spencer argues that Western thinkers in the age of enlightenment posited that God crea [...]


    4. Always enjoy Robert Spencer s books I don t always agree with everything he says, but his work is always well researched and well documented This book asks some bothersome questions about the origins of and the nature of the teachings of Islam that anyone who considers themselves an adherent needs to at least ask themselves Enlightening, controversial and highly recommended.Listened to the unabridged Audible audiobook version.


    5. Islam Unveiled Disturbing Questions about the World s Fastest Growing Faith Robert SpencerI read this book along with several others by modern authors looking at the origins and future of Islam, including works by Reza Aslan, Maajid and Sam Harris, Tamim Ansary, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Ziauddin Sardar, and others see list at bottom This is easily the most Western oriented and most critical of Islam The context in which Spencer wrote this book is 2002 2003 when the US was invading and occupying Iraq, ost [...]


    6. Contrary to what a lot of people think, this book nor its author incites hate towards Muslims Rather, it does put Islam to the test Spencer s challenge can be summarized with a quote by Robert Harris The problem with Islamic fundamentalism are the fundamentals of Islam And thus, Spencer discusses the main themes with which Islam has fundamental problems To state his case, he quotes directly from the Quran, the hadiths and the Sharia and makes a link with a series of anecdotes This anecdotal char [...]


    7. The rhetoric of a semi evidence based analysis of a holy book allied to the political sphere of when the author wrote it produces this book It has the potential to help those wanting to discriminate against religion in general and this faith in particular, but it carries some hard truths and heavy bias against Islam.The solution offered by the author is nonexistent There are none The author, therefore, lacks the biggest insight of them all, after his anti muslim analysis is concluded.It is not t [...]


    8. Excellent overview of Islam and its contrast with both orthodox Christianity and the western culture that is Christendom s successor.


    9. This is no doubt a controversial book The history of oppression by Islam and the author bringing up of Islamic terror from recent headlines is sobering Maybe because it was all the negative reviews and attacks on the author might have influenced me, but this book was balanced than I expected Those who have spent some time studying Islam critically might find things covered elsewhere questioning whether Islam really is a religion of peace I thought the author was nuanced enough in the work to ma [...]


    10. I read this as part of my learn about the middle east kick which also included Palastine by Joe Sacco and would have also included Said it still will except I was over ambitious at the library and had to return it before reading it.The premise of this book is that Islam reads the Koran as the direct word of god and since Muhammad was actually a leader of a community in an age when being a leader of a community usually meant going to war as opposed to other religious figures like the guy with re [...]


    11. Scary A must read for any serious student on the threat to Western civilization by the perpetrators of global jihad.Going beyond the shallow distinction between a true peaceful Islam and the hijacked Islam of terrorist groups, Robert Spencer probes the Qur an and other sacred documents, as well as Islamic traditions and history and the present day situation of the Muslim world, to find out why the world s fastest growing faith tends to arouse extremism A student of religion for the last 20 years [...]


    12. Given the current situation with ISIS in Iraq and Syria I wanted to learn about Islam I really liked the author s style of compare and contrast vs Christianity and Catholicism, and he was well researched into Islam historically and in modern day I finished the book very disturbed by Muslim treatment of women polygamy,divorce, child brides, lack of education , the religious rationale behind violence, and a better understanding about how peaceful Muslims in America are the exception than the nor [...]


    13. Although this book is definitely anti Islamic, I think it was well researched and still presented opposing views, often times comparing Islam to Christianity I would like to see an afterward that updates the book in its relation to current events Spencer s predictions about the world and Islam after the death of Hussein, Bin Laden, and Gaddafi have been correct and his definition of ISIS has somewhat changed since the book being published Definitely an interesting and shocking read.


    14. I was skeptical about this book at first having experienced much religious ignorance in my time, but the author throughout is careful to give a non biased account of Islam Concepts such as sharia and caliphates are explained in a way that I was able to understand It examines the history from Mohammad to present day Iran and unveils the socio political forces that drive quite a large portion of the world s society.


    15. It was an eye opening book, for me at least It really is trying to deliver what the title promises understand Islam and contrast it with other religions It goes rather deep, occasionally so thorough that it is even hard to follow, but on a general level it explains how different issues are perceived by Islam and how it differs from Western understandings.


    16. Definitely takes sides on the Christian side of implying though Christians have done bad things most of their bad things have been further back in history and not as bad It glossed over all the impact of nation building as well as militarial supported economic oppression fueled by oil on the Middle East.


    17. interesting non PC examination of the role religion plays in the war on terror It s refreshing to hear what the politically correct crowd does not want to hear This is not an indictment of Islam, but does reveal how the fanatics use it to justify their actions as doing the will of God It is a statement about double standards inherent in PC speak.


    18. Well researched and written, this book had a bias I did not at all expect Though a somewhat imbalanced view of the religion of Islam, it did help me clear up some issues of history and tradition through the information presented.




    19. I wish people knew of this book and Robert Spencer A lot of the nonsense about prejudice , profiling , and Islam being peaceful could be quickly put to rest.


    20. Solid content, but the complete lack of organization and irritating amount of repetitiveness spoiled this book for me.


    21. Robert Spencer is clearly an expert in this area Plus he s a middle eastern Christian so he knows first hand how Islam works on the ground.



    22. Democracy is not important enough as it does not fit with beliefs Submission is required by all and once a Muslim you can never leave.




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