Here is Amil Imani writing about Robert Spencer’s new book:
When I read Robert Spencer’s new masterpiece, The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, it was as though George Orwell had summed up Robert Spencer and uttered his famous words: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Before starting to tell you about this unique documentary book about the history of jihad, I must tell you I have firsthand experience with this ideology. I confess, there are not many people able to put this into words so accurately and so eloquently and so easy to read and understand as does Robert Spencer. In the history of jihad, from cradle to grave, Spencer has outlined — irrespective of what the term in “Islam” may mean — the facts on the ground and conclusively demonstrated Islam’s violent nature from its very beginnings. No need for us to go back to the time of Muhammad and re-examine the historical records; Spencer has already done it and provided us with many anecdotal insights.
It is true: Islam has been imposing its oppressive, intolerant, and deathly dogma without let-up. This archaic, primitive belief of over 1,400 years’ duration has been and continues to be at war with valiant people the world over who refuse to bend their necks to its yoke. What Spencer has done is turn on the lights brightly for all to see.
Spencer is one the most erudite American authors who understands Islam, perhaps better than 90% of Muslims around the world. He has constantly faced the vilest of attacks from both liberals and Muslims for simply telling the truth. I’ll add a footnote here: “When one hears the truth, one can only be silent or join the cause.”
There are few Islamic scholars out there who are able to write such convoluted subject matter with such clarity. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS clarifies how it happened, why it happened, and what the civilized world should do in order to survive this ongoing jihad. Spencer gets to the root of jihad and beautifully explains why and how a jihadist surrenders totally to the religion of surrender in exchange for blanket security.
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