The Truth Project: Promoting the Dissemination of the Truth about Islam

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


What Muslims Have Said:

Thus the jihad may be regarded as Islam’s instrument for carrying out its ultimate objective by turning all people into believers, if not in the prophethood of Muhammad (as in the case of the dhimmis), at least in the belief of God. The Prophet Muhammad is reported to have declared “some of my people will continue to fight victoriously for the sake of the truth until the last one of them will combat the anti-Christ.” Until that moment is reached the jihad, in one form or another will remain as a permanent obligation upon the entire Muslim community. It follows that the existence of a dar al-harb is ultimately outlawed under the Islamic jural order; that the dar al-Islam permanently under jihad obligation until the dar al-harb is reduced to non-existence; and that any community accepting certain disabilities- must submit to Islamic rule and reside in the dar al-Islam or be bound as clients to the Muslim community. The universality of Islam, in its all embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political if not strictly military.
-Majid Khadurri, Muslim scholar, in War and Peace in the Law of Islam, 1955

Acquiring nuclear weapons for the defense of Moslems is a religious duty. If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank Allah for enabling me to do so.
-Osama bin Laden, in an 1998 interview with Time magazine

We have the right to kill 4 million Americans, two million of them children.
-Abu Gheith, Al-Qaeda spokesman

If a bomb was dropped on them that would annihilate 10 million and burn their lands…this is permissible.
-Sheikh Nasir bin Hamid al-Fahd, prominent Saudi cleric close to Al-Qaeda

The real matter is the extinction of America. And, Allah willing, it will fall to the ground…keep in mind this prediction.
-Mullah Omar, Taliban leader and ally of Osama bin Laden

Those who oppose the mullahs oppose Islam itself; eliminate the mullahs and Islam shall disappear in fifty years. It is only the mullahs who can bring the people into the streets and make them die for Islam--begging to have their blood shed for Islam.
-Ayatollah Khomeini

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.
-Omar Ahmad, Co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future...But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education.
-Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR Spokesperson

We must reject democracy in favor of Islam, which is the unique perfect system worked out by Allah. . .Our march has just begun and Islam will end up conquering Europe and America. . . And let no one think that we are Utopian dreamers.
-Sheikh Saeed Shaaban, quoted in L'Orient le jour, Beirut, 19 October 1983

The Koran pushes us in the exact opposite direction to the forces at work in the American political spectrum.
-Imam Zaid Shakir, former Muslim chaplain and political science professor, Yale University

Islam is not Christianity...Islam is the religion of agitation, revolution, blood, liberation and martyrdom.
-Sheikh Morteza Motahari, quoted in "Islamic Movements in the Last One Hundred Years," Tehran, 1979

You shall begin to live once you have killed yourself. The "you" in you is none other than Satan in disguise. Kill him and you will be saved. Muslims are lucky because they can accomplish this self annihilation in accordance with divine rules. For Islam has an answer to every imagnable question. All an individual needs to do is to obey the rules without posing questions, without seeking variations.
-Sheikh Ragheb Harb, "Islam is the Strongest Religion," 1983, p.22

A believer...who takes up a gun, a dagger, a kitchen knife or even a pebble with which to harm and kill the enemies of the Faith has his place assured in Heaven. An Islamic state is the sum total of such individual believers. An Islamic state is a state of war until the whole world sees and accepts the light of the True Faith.
-Ayatollah Fazl-Allah Mahalati, "On the Path of Justice," Tehran, 1980, pp. 70-71

If we...allow our rulers to be chosen by the ordinary people from among ordinary politicans, we will not have to wait long before we see the end of Islam.
-Ayatollah Komeini

People say, "Don't lie!" But the principle is different when we serve the will of Allah. He taught Man to lie so that we can save ourselves at moments of difficulty and confuse our enemies... People say, "Don't kill!" But the Almighty Himself taught us how to kill...So shall we not kill when it is necessary for the triumph of the Faith? ... Deceit, trickery, conspiracy, cheating, stealing and killing are nothing but means.
-Muhammad Navab-Safavi, key figure in the fundamentalist movement, "Islamic Society and Government," Tehran, 1946; second edition, 1985.

"We are not fighting to chase out the occupiers or save national unity and keep the borders defined by the infidels intact, we are fighting because it is a religious duty to do it, just as it is a religious duty to take sharia to the government and create an Islamic state." -spokesman for al-Qaeda, Baghdad, October 18, 2005

"One must beware of the Jews, for they are treacherous and disloyal."
-Islamic Education for Ninth Grade p. 79

"I learn from this lesson: I believe that the Jews are the enemies of the Prophets and the believers."
-Islamic Education, Part Two, for Fourth Grade p. 67

"Remember: The final and inevitable result will be the victory of the Muslims over the Jews."
-Our Arabic Language for Fifth Grade p. 67

(The quotes above are from Palestinian school texts published under the symbol of their Ministry of Education, but authored in Jordon. All the books cited here were written during the most optimistic periods of the peace process, before the violence of September 2000 had begun.)

"Shake the earth, raise the stones.
You will not be saved, Oh Zionist, from the volcano of my country's stones,
You will not be saved, Oh Zionist, from the volcano of my country's stones,
You are the target of my eyes, I will even willingly fall as a shahid (martyr for Allah).
You are the target of my eyes, I will even willingly fall as a shahid.
Allah akbar, Oh the young ones."
-The words above are from a music video which had not been broadcast on Palestinian TV after being shown in a U.S. Senate hearing in 2003. However, by October 2004, it had reappeared, and was played at least ten times between October 4 and October 17 of that year. The words are sung by a woman wearing an army uniform, with scenes of children dancing alternating with scenes of children participating in violent acts in combat zones. For the full article, go here.

Any land, any piece of land, over which flies the banner of 'There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger,' and which at a certain point belonged to the Muslims – as far as we are concerned, plundering and occupying such land is forbidden, and it is the duty of all Muslims to do what they can to liberate this land, wherever it may be. True, many precious Muslim lands are under occupation today. They have been forgotten, and Andalusia is one example. Nevertheless, it is the duty of the Muslims to liberate them....
-Sheikh Muhammad Ali, Palestinian Clerics Association Deputy Director, on August 19, 2005. Link here.

The 21st century will be the century of Islam. -Ayatollah Janati, cleric in Iranian government, quoted many times.

"The rayah is like the grass; Mow it as much as you will, still it springs up anew. Once you'd broken Bosnia's horns, you mowed down what would not be pruned, leaving only the riffraff behind so there'd be someone left to serve us and grieve before the cross."

--Muslim proverb from the time of the Ottoman Empire; "rayah" means "herd," and was a term used to describe the Christians.

What Infidels Have Said:

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprize, every expanded prospect.
- James Madison in an April 1, 1774 letter to William Bradford

[Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind…The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God....

In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the perpetual energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it the audacious falsehood that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain by degrading the condition of the female sex and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared and undistinguishing and exterminating war, as part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature... between these two religions, thus contrasted their characters, a war of 1200 years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant... while the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will toward men.

-John Q. Adams

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.
-Sir Winston Churchill, from The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899), commenting on what he witnessed as a correspondent in the Sudan.

In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all.
-Theodore Roosevelt, from a letter he wrote to the president of the American Defense Society on January 3, 1919, three days before Roosevelt died

"Islam is a religion of peace". This is what our politically correct politicians keep telling us. But what is politically correct is not necessarily correct. The truth is that Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a religion of hate, of terror and of war.
-Ali Sina (more from Ali Sina here)

The reason I am against Islam is not because it is a religion but because it is a political ideology of imperialism and domination in the guise of religion.
Because Islam does not follow the Golden Rule, it attracts violent people.
-Ali Sina

At some point our collective heads will come up out of the sand, probably by the force of an explosion; and we'll stand, mouths agape like so many fish out of water, trying to comprehend a situation we've done our best to ignore.
-Anonymous, 2005

Check out what other Muslim apostates have said here.

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4. Contact private schools in your area to see about the feasability of placing materials.

5. Review the social studies textbooks used in your school district. If you find errors about Islam in those books, contact the curriculum specialist in your school district, and, using reference materials which tell the truth, specify the errors.

6. Check with your school district to see if textbook changes are in the works. If so, as a resident of that district, you have the right to review the textbooks. Contact the curriculum specialist if you find the books are whitewashing Islam.

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For Starters:

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam
(and the Crusades)
Author: Robert Spencer
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0895260131
Publish Date: 2005
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Review: (from August 22, 2005, The American Review, Online) Spencer explodes numerous apologetic canards about Islam—both its dogmas, and history—with a witty irreverence that is never mean-spirited, and always well-documented. Recurrent teaching tools the author employs effectively (and humorously) are the “Guess what?” bullets that open each chapter, four variants of text boxes (“Just Like Today”; seminal thinkers on Islam [for eg., John Quincy Adams; see below]; “Muhammad vs. Jesus”; and “A Book You’re Not Supposed to Read”), and the chapter subheading(s), “PC myth(s)”. Spencer’s utilizes these six motifs deftly to educate readers about disturbing, but quintessential truths regarding Islam. Read the entire review here.
Availability: Most large booksellers. Should be placed in every public library!

Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America
Author: Walid Phares
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1-4039-7074-2
Publish Date: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Review: This book, footnoted and indexed, is a riveting read! In its “Introduction,” Dr. Phares begins with a short and emotional description of the events of 9/11 and refers to the day as “The Pearl Harbor of Terrorism.” Having analyzed the jihad phenomenon for twenty-five years prior to 9/11, Dr. Walid Phares, an expert on the Middle East and a senior fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, seeks to answer ten questions, including the following:
(1) Why did the jihadists launch the attacks of September 11?
(2) Are the jihadists planning on future wars?
(3) What can we do about these jihadists?
The opening chapter points out that jihad, a religious duty within Islam, dates from the seventh century and was officially a state business. Perhaps the most chilling material in the book can be found in Chapters 13 and 15, “Projecting Future Jihad” and “America: Jihad’s Second Generation,” respectively. In his concluding chapter, Dr. Phares warns, with some urgency, “At the end of the next decade, historians will be asking many questions and will face the dilemma of hindsight. The war against terrorism will be seen as archaic compared to what will have by then become a worldwide conflict with jihad terror. And it may also be possible that the war of ideas will have been won by stages. But a stalemate could have been reached as well, if by the middle of this decade several opportunities have been lost.” This final chapter assesses the impact of 9/11 and the progress so far on the war on terror, emphasizes the importance of dealing with the second generation of Al Qaeda, and advises that Americans need to go beyond what they learn in the “educational establishment, which is now becoming an isolated bastion of denial.” Dr. Phares presents a frightening reality in his book, but because he has done a lifetime of research and is fluent in Arabic, thus able to understand what is being said in various terrorist chat rooms, he knows whereof he speaks. Dr. Phares’ web site is here, and he also contributes to
The Counterterrorism Blog, an informative site for current information related to the topics raised in Dr. Phares' book.
Availability: Amazon, most bookstores, Dr. Phares' web site, some library systems

Prophet of Doom
Author: Craig Winn
Format: Hardcover. Also available online, here.
ISBN: 0971448124
Publish Date: 2004
Publisher: Cricketsong Books
Review: The subtitle of Winn's meticulously researched and documented book says it all: "Islam's Terrorist Dogma In Muhammad's Own Words." The very words of Muhammad himself make undeniable the claim that Muhammad was a terrorist ("I have been made victorious with terror!" "I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them." "Crucify them or cut off a hand and foot on opposite sides." etc.), and the claim that Islam is a terrorist organization established to fund the terrorism; Muhammad is shown leading seventy-five terrorist raids; he himself claimed his motive was money ("What is this religion? Muhammad claims Allah has sent him with this religion so that the treasures of Persia and Rome will be given to him by conquest.").
Availability: Some large booksellers

The Sword of the Prophet
Author: Sergei Trifkovic
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1-928653-11-1
Publish Date: 2002
Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press
Review: This book explains why September 11 happened and why September 11 changed America forever. Trifkovic concludes that "Islam is a collective psychosis seeking to become global, and any attempt to compromise with such madness is to become part of the madness oneself," and his book provides historical analysis to prove his conclusion; Trifkovic also debunks many politically-correct myths about Islam. This book is well-footnoted and also provides a bibliography.
Availability: In many large public-library systems

Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West
Author: Robert Spencer
ISBN: 0-89526-100-6
Publish Date: 2003
Publisher: Regnery Publishing Co.
Availability: In most public-library systems

Preachers of Hate:
Islam and the War on America
Author: Kenneth A. Timmerman
Format: Hardcover, Audio CD
Publish Date:
Availability: In some large public-library systems

How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington
Author: Paul Sperry
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-5955-5003-8
Publish Date: 2005
Publisher: Nelson Current
Availability: In some large public-library systems

American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us
Author: Steven Emerson
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0743234359
Publish Date: 2003
Publisher: Free Press
Availability: In most library systems

The Third Terrorist
Author: Jayna Davis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-7852-6103-6
Publish Date: 2004
Publisher: WND Books
Review: Among those who gave a "thumbs up" to this book by award-winning investigative reporter Jayna Davis are a former Director of the CIA, a former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and a retired FBI Special Agent. The book reads like a proposal for a television mini-series. It begins with eye-witness accounts of the destruction of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, and then with pitbull-like tenacity, peels back the layers of coverup, obstructionism, fear, "lost" records, and "deer-in-the-headlight" responses from officialdom, to make a case that there were, indeed, Middle East masterminds behind "mules" Nichols and Mcveigh. These masterminds were revealed as phony "defectors" who settled in Oklahoma City, host to one of the largest Muslim communities in the U.S. Were her evidence to be presented in a court of law, it would easily win a conviction of what the government, before ultimately denying any Middle East participation, referred to as "others unknown."
Availability: Most bookstores and library systems

Dangerous Diplomacy:
How The State Department Threatens America's Security
Author: Joel Mowbray
ISBN: 08955261103
Publish Date:
Publisher: Regnery Publishing Co.

Militant Islam Reaches America
Author: Daniel Pipes
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0393325318
Publish Date: 2002. Republished in paperback, 2002.
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Availibility: In most large public-library systems

Why I Am Not a Muslim
Author: Ibn Warraq
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1591020115
Publish Date: 1995. Republished in paperback, 2003
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Availability: In most large public-library systems

Hatred’s Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism
Author: Dore Gold
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0895260611
Publish Date: 2004
Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
Author: Ahmed Rashid
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0142002607
Publish Date: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Books

For Deeper Understanding:

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance
Author: Edited by Robert Spencer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 1591022495
Publish Date: 2005
Publisher: Prometheus Books

The Arab Mind
Author: Raphael Patai
Format: Paperback (2002 edition)
ISBN: 1578261171
Publish Date: 1976. Republished in 1983 and 2002
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Review: Patai, a cultural anthropologist, was born in Hungary in 1910, and died in 1996. He taught in several schools, including Princeton and Columbia. His professional background gives the reader a perspective of the Arab that is different from, but contextually related to, the one obtained from focusing primarily on Islam. He shows us many of their day-to-day activities, including education, sexual issues, art, music, and literature, as well as less familiar issues. For example, he talks about the "Bedouin ethos," its aversion to physical labor, and also spends a good deal of time on the influence of the Arab language. Its use of exaggeration, overassertion, and repetition is a practice which traces its ancestry from pre-Islamic times, and continues to the present. He discusses the proneness to conflict and volatility of the Arab mind--the "reaction produced by real or imaginary injuries, insults, slights, and infringements of honor." These cause a "violent reaction, with a compulsive inner need to retaliate, so that there is a flare-up, a clash, usually followed by a rapid return to quiescence."

Dr. Patai died several years before 9/11, but everything he wrote is so useful that his book is used to teach American military teams being deployed to the Middle East. There is a very inclusive postscript, "The Last Ten years," with updates, tables, and two appendices, one of which compares the Arab World and Spanish America.
Availability: In some large public-library systems; .

The Koran Its Composition and Teaching and the Testimony It Bears to the Holy Scriptures
Author: Sir William Muir
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1417948736
Publish Date: 9/1/2004
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

Author: D.S. Margoliouth
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0830500448
Publish Date: February 1983
Publisher: Gibson Press

Relations Between Arabs and Israelis Prior to the Rise of Islam -
Author: D.S. Margoliouth
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0317157728
Publish Date: June 1921

Author: Christian S. Hurgronje
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0830500383
Publish Date: June 1981 (reprint)
Publisher: Gibson Press

Mekka in the Latter Part of the 19th Century -
Author: C. Snouck Hurgronje
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9004020667
Publish Date: August 1997
Publisher: Brill Academic

The Legacy of Islam
Author: Joseph Schacht
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 019821913X
Publish Date: January 1975
Publisher: Oxford Univ Press

Mohammed and the Rise of Islam
Author: David S. Margoliouth Format: Paperback
ISBN: 193195674X
October 2003
Publisher: Ams Press

Islam and the Psychology of the Musulman
Author: Andre Servier. Translated By A. S. Moss-Blundell. With a Preface By Louis Bertrand
Format: Hardcover
ASIN: B00086Z1WS
Publish Date: 1924
Publisher: Scribners
Review: The author wrote this book in order to warn his countrymen of the problems they faced with Muslims and Islam in the French colonies of North Africa. France ignored his warning, but it is not too late for us to take advantage of his insights, since we face the same problems today. It covers Islam very completely, including its history and much of what has influenced the Muslim to have the worldview he has today. Of particular interest is the attention he gives to the myth of the production of a "Golden Age" by Islam, which he debunks at some length.
Availability: Used-books search services.

The Life of Muhammad
Author: Ibn Ishaq. Translated by A. Guillaume
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0196360331
Publish Date: 1955 (17th printing, 2004)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Review: This biography of Muhammad was written by Ibn Ishaq only about one hundred fifty years after Muhammad's death. Professor Guillaume's translation contains variants and additions from other early authors, and is considered to contain virtually all that is known about the life of Muhammad.
Availability: Oxford University Press

History of the Arabs
Author: Philip K. Hitti
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0333631420
Publish Date: 1937 (Revised 10th edition, Walid Khalidi, 2002)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review: The author was born in Lebanon in 1886, but lived in the U.S. from 1913 until his death in 1978. He taught at the American University in Beirut, Columbia University and Princeton. This well written scholarly treatise of over seven hundred pages is surprisingly easy to read. It begins with the pagan Arabs, and covers in substantial detail their transformation into contemporary Islam. The Index is very complete and makes it easy to navigate the book. The author's discernable bias in some places, e.g. the Crusades and the Muslim "Golden Age," in no way detracts from its value as a very fine reference. If there's something you want to know about the Arabs, it's probably in there.
Availability: General

The Life and Religion of Mohammed It is of interest to note that this is the book that CAIR at one time recently pressured the National Review Book Service to remove from its shelves, but which is available through other sources, listed below.
Author: Fr. J.L. Menezes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 192929168x
Publish Date: Original, 1912
Review: Not only would the purchase of this book be a slap in the face at CAIR's feeble attempt to impose its own brand of censorship on American citizens, but it's an excellent read. It reflects the author's deep knowledge of Islam and Mohammed, and supplies the reader with details not often seen elsewhere. Father Menezes says in his preface "I have had no other aim, than that of placing before my readers, Mahommed and Islam in their true colours--so that over 60 millions of my countrymen in India, who blindly follow Mahommed...may open their eyes, and behold how they are deceived..."

This extremely interesting and eminently readable book is divided into five parts: The Life of Mahommed, Mahommed at Medina, The Koran, Sects in Islam and the Conclusion, for a total of 183 pages jam-packed with the kinds of detail that help "connect the dots" in a way rarely seen.
Availability: ; Roman Catholic Books, PO.Box 255, Harrison, NY 10528, .

Islam Undressed
Author: Vernon Richards
Format: Online
Publish Date : February 13, 2005
Publisher: Vernon Richards
Review: Once again, here is a book where the subtitle itself is a mini-review: "A Critical Analysis of 'Real Islam,' Its People, Culture, Philosophy, and Practices, Yesterday and Today."
For those who are familiar with Robert Spencer's work, I'll include what he had to say about this work: "A valuable sourcebook to the destructive activities of radical Muslims, and the Islamic texts they use to justify their actions and gain recruits in the Islamic world."

Richards' book deals with Islam within the context of its chronology, which is enormously helpful in providing context. In my opinion, this book should be the premier textbook for high school and especially college students. This is in no way because it is superficial; rather, it is because of its sophistication, its detail, its completeness, its superb explanations of unfamiliar ideas, its excellent references, its historical and chronological approach, and because unlike virtually every textbook our students have access to, it is not politically correct. The importance of getting the material in this books to our future policy setters is incalculable. This recommendation is made even though for most of our students, the curriculum has been "dumbed down," and so they run the risk of having to work a little harder with it; however, it is worth any bit of struggle they may have with it.

Needless to say, it serves as a similarly excellent resource for non-students. I give it a personal "five stars."

Winning the War Against Radical Islam
Author: Dr. Robert A. Morey
Format: Paperback
Publish Date: 2002
Publisher: Christian Scholars Press
Review: Although this relatively short book is written by a devout Christian from a Christian perspective, I am placing it in this section rather than in the "From the Christian Perspective" section lest someone make the mistake of assuming that its focus is too narrow to make it useful to non-Christians. Don't make this mistake, especially if you are relatively new to the "Islam problem." Dr. Morey's book was written after 9/11, and is one of the best introductory books on Islam around; Morey, a recognized scholar on Islam in general, and on terrorism in particular, has written what I call an "overview" book, and gives the reader some very interesting history of the pagan and non-pagan sources of Islam. You can see from the titles in the table of contents the sorts of things it addresses: "Who Is This Allah? Who Was Muhammad? What Is the Qu'an? What Is the Meaning of Jihad?" Of particular interest, however, is Dr. Morey's section called "How to Defeat Radical Islam." Let me say only this: Neither the author nor his solution is P.C.

The Dawning of a New Dark Age
Author: Mark Alexander
Format: Paperback
Publish Date: 2003
Review: The author demonstrates his deep familiarity with Islam and its goals in this collection of essays on a wide variety of subjects. He exposes both with great clarity, at a level that can be understood by readers from the teen years on up. It can function either as an excellent introductory resource for beginners, or as an equally excellent refresher and "fill-in-the-gaps" resource for those who are already familiar with the basics. He's not afraid to point a finger at the serious problem facing us from the politically correct, including and up to our policy-makers and leaders.

The use of "stand-alone" essays is especially useful for those who don't have the time to digest an entire book at a fell swoop. It should also prove very useful for the parents of somewhat older children who are trying to teach them at home what Islam is all about, since each essay can be used as a single lesson. For this reason, it should be brought to the attention of anyone involved with home-schooling, or perhaps even to some private schools which are seeking sources that don't whitewash Islam.

From the Christian Perspective:

Islam Revealed: A Christian Arab's View of Islam
Author: Dr. Anis Shorrosh
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0785264647
Publish Date: 1988. Republished December 4, 2001
Publisher: Nelson Books
Review: Dr. Shorrosh, a Baptist evangelical who has read the Koran in the original Arabic, exposes the inaccuracies and inconsistencies of the Koran and contrasts the life of Muhammad with the life of Jesus. The author explores the origins of Muhammad's "revelations." Dr. Shorrosh's conclusions will be of interest to all Christians, especially to those of the evangelical persuasion.
Availability: In some large public-library systems. You may order your own copy from Dr. Shorrosh's web site. The book is also sometimes available from Amazon.

Terrorism, Jihad, and the Bible
Author: John MacArthur
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0849943671
Publish Date: December 2001
Publisher: Nelson Books/W Publishing Books
Review: Released shortly after 9/11, this book particularly appeals to Christians interested in the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. The author attempts to expose how the Koran is driving terrorism as he shows how can human beings be capable of such diabolical savagery in the name of religion. A short book, this work is not an in-depth analysis, but nevertheless provides information on the link between the current issues in the Middle East and the Bible; this information will be of interest to evangelical Christians.
Availability: Unavailable in many secular libraries. You may buy your own copy at Amazon or at

From The Hindu-Sikh Perspective:

Jihad: The Islamic Doctrine of Permanent War
Author: Suhas Majumdar
Format: Online book
Table of Contents: Here.
Excerpt: (From the Foreward) "Defenders of jihad have been forced to develop an apologetics. They are now trying to protect by means of scholarship a doctrine which has so far been sustained by means of the sword. In the present study, Professor Suhas Majumdar has seen through this 'scholarship', and demolished it brick by brick. He has rescued the doctrine of jihad from under the mass of pretentious verbiage, and made it stand in its pristine purity. Let no one say any more that jihad does not mean what it has meant all along in the blood-soaked history of Islam, and what we are witnessing today in Kashmir."
(From the Conclusion) The author notes "the failure of the world at large to take note of this creed of hate and violence, and get forewarned as to the peril it entails to the civilisation of all non-Muslim peoples..."

Understanding Islam Through Hadis:
Faith or Fanaticism?
Author: Ram Swarup
Format: Online book
Table of Contents: Here.
Excerpt: (From the Introduction) Islam is not merely a theology, or a statement about Allah and his relationship with His creatures. Besides containing doctrinal and creedal material, it deals with social, penal, commercial, ritualistic, and ceremonial matters. It enters into everything, even into such private areas as one’s dress, marrying, and mating. In the language of the Muslim theologians, Islam is a “complete” and “completed” religion. It is equally political and military. It has much to do with statecraft, and it has a very specific view of the world peopled by infidels. Since most of the world is still infidel, it is very important for those who are not Muslims to understand Islam. The sources of Islam are two: the QurAn and the HadIs (“Sayings” or “Traditions”), usually called the Sunnah (“customs”), both having their center in Muhammad. The QurAn contains the Prophet’s “revelations” (wahy); the HadIs, all that he did or said, or enjoined, forbade or did not forbid, approved or disapproved. The word HadIs, singular in form (pl. ahAdIs), is also used collectively for all the traditions taken together, for the whole sacred tradition. Muslim theologians make no distinction between the QurAn and the HadIs. To them both are works of revelation or inspiration.... In regard to the title of the book, the HadIs gives such a spontaneous and realistic view of the Prophet that it could most faithfully be called “Muhammad in the Words of HadIs (SahIh Muslim)”; but since a good deal of Islam is Mohammadism, it could equally justly be called “Islam in the Words of HadIs.”
Additional information: This book is banned in India for fear of Muslim rioting.

The Calcutta Quran Petition
Author: Compiled by Sita Ram Goel, who also wrote the Introduction
Format: Online book
Table of Contents: Here.
Excerpt: (From Chapter 3, "Entire Quran Is A Manual On Jihad") [The Quran] is not prejudicial to maintenance of religious harmony”, and that “Because of the Koran no public tranquility has been disturbed upt o now and there is no reason to apprehend any likelihood of such disturbance in future”. He has gone further and chosen to repeat the etymological exercise which we find in most of the books written by apologists of Islam in modem times. We are informed by Justice Basak that the word “Muslim” has been formed from the word “Islam” which in turn derives from “as-salam”, meaning peace. The mission of Islam, we are assured by him, is the establishment of peace, and a Muslim is he who works wholeheartedly for this fulfilment. The argument is clever but not consistent either with what is advocated by the scriptures of Islam or with what we find in the recorded history of this creed spread over more than fourteen hundred years. Human history has known several movements which have used words to mean exactly the opposite of what those words stand for in common parlance.... Islam has no word for democracy; that secularism and Islam are mutually exclusive; that Islam can set up only a theocratic state; that Islam has institutionalised slavery and degraded women; and that Islam has laid waste many countries.
Additional information (Background as to why the petition was filed): A Hindu victim of Muslim ethnic cleansing in Bangladesh, fled to India and filed a petition to ban the Quran under provisions of the Indian constitution banning incitement of religious hatred. Muslims rioted, and the Indian government harassed the petitioner.

Muslim League Attacks on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab 1947
Author: Compiled by: S. Gurbachan Singh Talib, with Introduction by Ram Swarup
Format: Online book
Table of Contents: Here.
Review: Written by a Sikh, this books shows the history of the formation of Pakistan by Muslim rioting and ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims in 1947.

Other online books about Islam from the Hindu-Sikh perspective are available at The Voice of Darma. Also, see the right sidebar for informative articles about Sufism.

From The Biographical Or Autobiographical Perspective:

From The Novelist's Perspective:
(Since at least the time of Charles Dickens, who developed the novel of social reform and pioneered the concept of the serialized novel, writers of fiction can bring a deeper understanding of underlying ideology, particularly as the implementation of an ideology pertains to cultural aspects. Additionally, novelists can put a human face on those who are faced with important decisions in a changing society)

The Age of Tolerance
Author: Glen Reinsford
Format: Paperback
Publish Date: 2005
Publisher: The Yukon Group

Review: This book is a novel, although it doesn't FEEL like a work of fiction. The thesis is: What would the United States be like if Al Gore had won the election instead of George Bush?

The story takes the reader from September 11, 2001, to September 15, 2098, and follows the intertwined lives of several people who live and die in the years following the election of Al Gore to the Presidency. The nation sinks deeper and deeper into the clutches of Political Correctness, and the people experience the logical consequences of that scenario.

The utility of fiction works is that they can provide the added dimension of how living people respond to what might otherwise be a somewhat less engaging discussion of events.

This is a story you should read, and it would be a good one to give to your friends and relatives who don't quite "get it" yet. Oh--and don't forget to take a good look at the cover.

Tea With Terrorists
Author: Craig Winn and Ken Power
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-9714481-1-6
Publish Date: 2003
Publisher: Cricketsong Books

Review: Tea With Terrorists is a "barely fiction" work set in the aftermath of 9/11. Four years after the attack, the president, the first woman to occupy that office, finds herself in the position of authorizing a covert mission to capture al-Qaeda's new leaders.

The leader of that mission, Thor Adams, suffers the disappearance of several of his men, and begins a desparate attempt to save them. He finds himself in a world that few of us, well-read though we may be, can even imagine, and facing an enemy so primitive and vicious that we are only just now beginning to acknowledge really exists.

Thor and Cia agent Sarah Nottingly study every clue, from newspapers to ancient scriptures, in order to "connect the dots." In so doing, they learn the awful truth.

The authors actually did the very research described in the story, and met face to face with members of al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas. The interviews described in the novel are basically the minutes of those meetings. Tea With Terrorists is a novel, but it dresses the truth.

Hatred of the Angels
Author: Jane Scully
Format: On line
Publish Date: January 2006
Availability: On line at as a series, one chapter about every four weeks, beginning in January
Review: The author's deep knowledge of Islam lends this novel an almost surreal quality. The setting is in Europe, well after the Islamification of that continent. The people have little to no memory of their Western heritage, and they have sunk into a second Dark Age worse than the first one. Reading it, one finds oneself imagining the events to be set in a world of perpetual dusk, a place with no sunshine.

It all begins in "Faith Square," in a place that is no longer remembered as "Paris."

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