Islam Without Illusions: Its Past, Its Present, and Its Challenge for the Future
This is an entirely new introduction to Islam by a major American news correspondent versed in Islamic religion, culture and politics, one who has ... Show synopsis This is an entirely new introduction to Islam by a major American news correspondent versed in Islamic religion, culture and politics, one who has seen the course of war and upheaval, peace and prosperity. the radical challenge posed by terrorists to the religion they claim to follow and their threat to the world at large. innovative general and diplomat who respected women's rights. Hotaling draws the stunning conclusion that if the Prophet were alive today, he would be an American. Hotaling explains, Just as he did in the heat of persecution, embattled leadership and war, he would have stood up today for his principles, debated and negotiated with his rivals, tolerated their ideas until he could win them over ... and fought in the open. world, exceeded early Christian Europe in the arts, sciences and government and won the bloody battles of the Crusades. Hotaling traces the path of Islam to modern times and the spread of Islamic revolution spurred by the Iranian Revolution. He reveals its connection to the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. With compelling precision, he uncovers alternatives to an impending cataclysmic clash of civilizations.