| Ibn Warraq Reviews The History of Jihad: “A Salutary Shock from Robert Spencer”
| Friday, July 13, 2018
Jihad Watch : The ex-Muslim Ibn Warraq, one of the premier experts on Islam in the world today, reviews my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, which you can preorder here.
“A Salutary Shock from Robert Spencer,” by Ibn Warraq, Townhall, July 11, 2018:
For those who still think — and, alas, there remain many —
that Islamic terrorism has emerged only in the last forty years or so, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS,
Robert Spencer’s carefully researched work on jihad from the beginning
of Muhammad’s political and prophetical career to the acts of terrorism
of September, 11, 2001, will be a salutary shock.
Robert Spencer has been telling, and warning, us of the activities of
the jihadists at his website Jihad Watch since 2003. Every single day
for fifteen years now, he has kept a vigilant eye on all the barbarisms
of the Islamic terrorists, and is surely the best informed and almost
the only truly qualified expert capable of analyzing the phenomenon of
jihad throughout history.
On so many sad occasions when he was not taken
seriously enough, Spencer was forced to remind us, “I told you so.” It
is time to listen to Robert Spencer. It will not be at all easy to refute Spencer’s latest book, since he,
for the first three Islamic centuries, relies almost entirely on the
Arabic sources, that is Muslim historians and scholars, such as Ibn
Ishaq, Al-Tabari, Ibn Sa’d, Bukhari, Tirmidhi, and Muslim, who paint a
grim picture of the early Islamic conquests.
Read it all here...........
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 6:14 PM