Spencer: The Truth About Muhammad
Here are two reviews of Robert Spencer’s excellent new book, The Truth about Muhammad, Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion.
By Andrew Bostom: Scrutinizing Muhammad’s example and teachings.
By Bruce Thornton, at Victor Davis Hanson’s web site: The Wolf Pack, What it means to live by Muhammad’s words and deeds.
I’ve just finished the book and although I’ve read extensively on the subject of Mohammed and the origins of Islam, this biography—drawn entirely from primary Islamic sources—taught me quite a bit about the actual life of Islam’s prophet. For those of us who’ve also studied Christianity, the contrasts are striking between the founders of these two religions—especially when presented, as in Spencer’s book, in a coherent and consecutive narrative (which the Koran is not).
Given the current climate of fear surrounding any criticism of Islam, this book took real courage to write, and to publish. And naturally, the mainstream media are doing their best to ignore it.
UPDATE at 10/27/06 2:45:07 pm:
Here’s an interview with Spencer at Shire Network News.