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by Douglas Murray

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  ejmw | Aug 4, 2021 |
The book has nothing to do with the teachings or practice of Islam. It explores the fawning over all things Islamic by many non Muslims. Many cases are so profound that, despite being practitioners of other religions, the people actually appear to be espousing Islam. There seems to be little corresponding behavior in relation to other religions. Whether because of fear or not this phenomena limits the rational exploration of ideas. It is troublesome that a minority group of terrorists can so profoundly affect public behavior and often even negatively affect the perception of the cause they so passionately espouse, By writing this book the author proves that he is neither Islamophobe nor Islamophile. The book does have many good points but I found it a bit boring by the end.
I received my copy of Islamophobia from Netgalley ( )
  jwood652 | Sep 28, 2013 |
Murray's argument starts a bit slowly, but by the end of these 57 pages he succeeds in proving case that Islam is being given a free pass by everyone from supposedly intelligent Western academics and writers to mindless pop stars. Out of fear, or sometimes ignorance, these people don't cast the same critical eye on Islam as they would on Christianity, Judaism, or Mormonism (to name a few). Murray cites amusing, and at the same time sickening, examples of people who should know better back-pedaling as fast as they can when they think they might have said something that might offend a single Muslim fanatic somewhere.

All religious belief is a form of mental illness, but in its present day penchant for violence, Islam deserves the most censure. It hardly stands alone, however. ( )
  datrappert | Jun 21, 2013 |
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