Robert Spencer's "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam"
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This paper explains that Robert Spencer organizes his book "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam" (and the Crusades)" in three large sections. The author points out that, in the first section, Spencer analyzes the era of the Prophet Muhammad and the philosophy set forth in the Qur'an, which Spencer calls a book of war. The paper relates that, in the second section, Spencer covers the history of the Crusades as the first clash between the Middle East and the West, between Islam and Christianity, which he finds important for making the West and Christianity ascendant and for keeping Islam in check for centuries. The author tells that the third section addresses the current era of jihad against the West, as the consequence of the earlier time and a continuing philosophical clash in which Spencer clearly sees the West as having the moral high ground and Islam as claiming a moral strength it does not possess at all.
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From the Paper:"Spencer makes his own answer clear when he writes about why the life of Muhammad matters and stats that "religions are not entirely determined (or distorted) by the faithful over time." It has become common for the politically correct to see Islam as a peaceful religion that is being distorted by some followers, but Spencer wants to show that the foundation of the religion itself favors war and actions taken from a position of power. Spencer also wants to elevate Christianity over Islam in philosophical terms and throughout compares the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of Muhammad to show that they are not equivalent and that there are real differences that make one more acceptable than the other."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Spencer, Robert. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades). Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2005.
Cite this Book Review:
Robert Spencer's "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam" (2008, March 23) Retrieved April 21, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/robert-spencer-the-politically-incorrect-guide-to-islam-102300/
"Robert Spencer's "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam"" 23 March 2008. Web. 21 April. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/robert-spencer-the-politically-incorrect-guide-to-islam-102300/>