The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades (Paperback)
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By Robert Spencer
Islam expert Robert Spencer reveals Islam’s ongoing, unshakable quest for global conquest and why the West today faces the same threat as the Crusaders did – and what we can learn from their experience.
This is a particularly daring endeavor: Few in the United States or Europe want to face the frightening facts about jihad. Spencer sidesteps PC boundaries and presents the raw facts that have been glossed over by the “Politically Correct League.” The jihadist goal of today is two-sided: One side is of violence and terror, and the other is of cultural shaming and the rewriting of history.
As he looks back at the Crusades of which the Western world is so ashamed, Spencer references historical fact to show that, contrary to leftist propaganda, “an aggressive, violent Islamic creed for fourteen centuries has waged war against the infidel West, a scourge of conquest and persecution that roused the Crusaders to restore the Near East to the Christian and Hellenic culture devastated by the armies of Islam.” (Bruce S. Thornton)
Spencer’s guide warns that it is time to step up and come to grips with the implications of Islam.
“A clarion call for the defense of the West before it is too late.” - Ibn Warraq, author
“A much-needed antidote to the poisonous propaganda that compromises our current battle against jihadist murder.” - Bruce Thornton, historian
“An enormous amount of well-researched material. Throws the ball back into the camp of Arabist historians.” - Walid Phares, terror analyst
“Assails, with much erudition, the taboos imposed by the Politically Correct League.” - Bat Ye’or, historian
“The courageous Robert Spencer busts myths and tells truths about jihadists that no one else will tell.” - Michelle Malkin, bestselling author and columnist
About the Author
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the associate director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. He is also a weekly columnist for FrontPage Magazine and a frequent contributor to WND. He holds an MA in religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been studying Islamic theology, law and history in depth since 1980.
He 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.
His articles have appeared in the New York Post, Washington Times, Dallas Morning News, Journal of International Security Affairs, Guardian and National Post, and on Townhall and National Review Online. He has spoken at Dartmouth College, Stanford University, New York University, Brown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, Washington University of St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Milwaukee, as well as on the BBC, “ABC News,” CNN, Fox (the “O'Reilly Factor,” “Sean Hannity Show,” “Glenn Beck Show,” “Fox and Friends”), PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C-Span, France24 and Croatia National Television (HTV). On the radio he has been featured on “Bill O'Reilly's Radio Factor,” the “Mark Levin Show,” “Laura Ingraham Show,” “Bill Bennett's Morning in America,” “Savage Nation,” “Sean Hannity Show,” “Alan Colmes Show,” “G. Gordon Liddy Show,” “Neal Boortz Show,” “Michael Medved Show,” “Michael Reagan Show,” “Rusty Humphries Show,” “Larry Elder Show,” “Barbara Simpson Show” and Vatican Radio.
Spencer is the author of 12 books, including the daring “Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins” and two New York Times bestsellers, “The Truth About Muhammad” and “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).”
•Paperback: 270 pages
•Publisher: Regnery Press (August 1, 2005)
•Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches