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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 

The More You Know the More Nervous You Get

If you had to read the same book over and over again for the entire duration of your schooling, you would go nuts too.

One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.--Robert A. Heinlein

Damn me and my curious nature! It's costing me a lot of peace of mind. Ever since 9-11 I've been very curious about the enemy. That drives me to research them. Everything I read makes me realize that we've had our heads buried in the sand for a long, long time.

A lot of what I've read is incomprehensible. I've read several quote from the Qur'an and, even in translation, they are pretty opaque. Looking for some help, I bought a book by Karen Armstrong title "A History of God" which I supposed would give me a good overview of the 3 "Abrahamic" religions. Unfortunately, I found her writing nearly as opaque as the other. When I discovered that she is a notorious Islamic apologist, I abandoned the book entirely.

Fortunately for me, Roberts Spencer of Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch fame has written a book of his own title "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)" Think of it as an "Idiot's Guide to Idiots" if you will. I'm only about halfway through it, but I'm learning a lot of things. One of which is that even though Spenser provides detailed explanations of his quotations from the Qur'an, I still have to take his word for it.

Spencer provides Islam's history and background, all the while explaining the context and the Muslim's interpretations of their sacred writings. He also provides interesting sidebars that provide enlightening excerpts both from inside and outside of Islam, as well as side-by-side comparisons of the words of Mohammed and Christ, and examples of "Books You're Not Supposed to Read", which he obviously wants to be on everyone's reading list.

I'm looking forward to finishing his book and I suggest that all of us who aren't Islamic Scholars get the book and give it a read and if you haven't done so already bookmark or blogroll Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch. Just don't do it before you go to bed.

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