The Truth About Muhammad

The Truth About Muhammad

Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion

eBook - 2007
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Muhammad: a frank look at his influential (and violent) life and teachings In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times bestselling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam ? perhaps the first such portrait in half a century ? unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today. From Muhammad's first revelation from Allah (which filled him with terror that he was demonpossessed) to his deathbed (from which he called down curses upon Jews and Christians), it's all here ? told with extensive documentation from the sources that Muslims themselves consider most reliable about Muhammad. Spencer details Muhammad's development from a preacher of hellfire and damnation into a political and military leader who expanded his rule by force of arms, promising his warriors luridly physical delights in Paradise if they were killed in his cause. He explains how the Qur'an's teaching on warfare against unbelievers developed ? with constant war to establish the hegemony of Islamic law as the last stage. Spencer also gives the truth about Muhammad's convenient revelations justifying his own licentiousness; his joy in the brutal murders of his enemies; and above all, his clear marching orders to his followers to convert non ? Muslims to Islam ? or force them to live as inferiors under Islamic rule. Recognizing the true nature of Islam, Spencer argues, is essential for judging the prospects for largescale Islamic reform, the effective prosecution of the War on Terror, the democracy project in Afghanistan and Iraq, and immigration and border control to protect the United States from terrorism. All of which makes it crucial for every citizen (and policymaker) who loves freedom to read and ponder The Truth about Muhammad
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub., 2007
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781596985285
9781596980471
Branch Call Number: 297.63 Sp
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 224 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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bitsysmom
Oct 08, 2017

I, for one, am glad that there are books like this. There is nothing wrong with examining someone's point of view. As a Catholic, I really liked Muhammad's version of the crucifixion of Jesus. Interesting. If you're interested , check out Nonie Darwish. The library has 4 of her books. She is and Egyptian women who left Islam. Sort of gives her the inside track. You decide for yourself.

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Fairestwood
May 19, 2017

My thanks to Robert Spencer for this well researched and thoroughly referenced book. For those who have castigated this book, no valid counter argument is made concerning the subject at hand, that being, Mohammed and his life. “If it's the truth, it doesn't matter who says it”. As for the Bible verses, that is history, brutal as it is and no one is denying that...the Koran, Sirah and Hadith, on the other hand, have prescriptive demeaning and violent measures in the Shariah, extending to the present day, to be visited on the kafir, non-Muslim.

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jgillman
Apr 08, 2017

that is curious as to why the library is carrying a book by a known polemic with an axe and agenda to grind.

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naturalist
Dec 10, 2016

and, visit
“Spencer Watch : Exposing JihadWatch's Robert Spencer
http://spencerwatch.com/
and,
“As the director of the Jihad Watch blog and co-founder of Stop Islamization of America, Robert Spencer is one of America’s most prolific and vociferous anti-Muslim propagandists.” SPLC
https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/robert-spencer
and,
Media Matters And Civil Rights Groups Release Media “Field Guide To Anti-Muslim Extremists”
by Brennan Suen, poste d October 27, 2016, at Media Matters For America
https://www.mediamatters.org/people/robert-spencer
recommended:
“The Atheist Muslim – A Journey From Religion to Reason”
by Ali A. Rizvi 1980-
St. Martin's Press, 2016, 9781250094445, 1250094445
biography at:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/tambaqu-887

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AlbaMPascual
Oct 28, 2016

Well researched book. Enlightening and revealing. A must read for intelligent minds concerned with the truth, including honest and good muslims. The book includes facts about Mohammed that cannot be ignored.

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MajdAladib
Sep 19, 2016

Just a hate speech , should not be in the library

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AQUILEA777
Jun 19, 2016

The Qur'an is mild and gentle compared to the Bible. In the Old Testament, Jehovah orders the Hebrews to exterminate the peoples of Canaan (Palestine). Moses, Joshua, and Samuel enforce the genocide. Saul is rejected for sparing one Amalekite after killing all the rest. David is praised for slaying tens of thousands. Jeremiah declares, "[C]ursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood." (Jer 48:10)

Jews still celebrate Passover and the extermination of the Egyptian firstborn (Exodus 11), as well as Purim and the massacre of 75,800 Persians. "Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them." (Esther 9:5)

Moses also massacres dissenting Hebrews: "Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor." (Exodus 32:27)

In long, hysterical tirades filled with venomous curses, Moses threatens fiendish tortures for Hebrews who disobey any of his innumerable regulations, eg Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28.

Elijah slaughters 450 Hebrew prophets of Baal: "And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there." (1st Kings 18:40)

Inspired by these examples of tolerance, American/Israeli Christians and Jews have ravaged several Muslim populations, wrecking the lives of countless millions. Author Spencer mentions none of this.

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luxerustic
Mar 11, 2016

Hate speech against an identifiable group. I cannot believe that Edmonton Public Library has this in their collection.

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22950004968244
Jan 21, 2016

Robert Spencer is very courageous to provide us this information in this informative book considering the threats someone shining light on Islam is subject to. You of course, can also read the Koran or the Hadiths to check what Spencer is saying. (I read the al-Bukhari hadith, for example, and it clarified for me that jihad is in fact not an internal struggle but making war.) Islam is a set of beliefs. It isn't a race or an ethnic group. An other commenter calls him a bigot. (def:a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.) I would say under this definition the commentor is a bigot. I'm glad the library keeps intellectual inquiry alive.

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teemailofkathleen
Jan 20, 2016

Here's to his "scholarship" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ahmed-rehab/the-islam-basher-and-the_b_231127.html

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