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The Sword of the Prophet: Islam; History, Theology, Impact on the World (edition 2007)

by Serge Trifkovic (Author)

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We hear it said over and over again: "September 11 changed America forever." Less often do we hear a coherent and informed explanation of what, exactly, changed. What changed, in fact, was that for the first time in American history we have been forced to confront Islamic militancy as it has assaulted the world for almost 14 centuries.In "The Sword of the Prophet," the reader receives the unvarnished truth about the rise of Islam and the patterns set by its founder, Muhammad; the historical meaning of jihad against the (non-Muslim) "infidel" that we see today in the al-Qaeda terror network; the broad sweep of the global military, political, moral, and -- yes -- spiritual struggle that faces us; and what we must do if we wish to survive. Above all, we must avoid the twin perils of complacency and despair, and for that a sober, factual, and contextual presentation like that found in Trifkovic's work is essential. But every American owes it to himself or herself to know the real score of the post-9/11world -- and this slim but invaluable volume is the place to start.… (more)
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Title:The Sword of the Prophet: Islam; History, Theology, Impact on the World
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Serge Trifkovic a journalist contends Islam is not "a religion of peace" but one of "violence and cruelty." He analyzes Islamic theology and practice set forth by teachings of the prophet Muhammad and the Koran to demonstrate the historical roots of jihad and Islamic militancy. ( )
2 vote mramos | Mar 17, 2008 |
Professor Serge Trifkovic is a European historian of broad learning, now the foreign affairs editor of Chronicles magazine. He examines the actual teachings of the Imams -- Mohammad wrote nothing -- and draws the historical record of the Rise of Islam from the documents and eye-witness accounts.

It is not pretty. Islam does not restrict such behaviors as theft, deceit, rape, murder, or enslavement; it promotes these as incentives for doing the 'will of Allah'. The name "Allah" is from the local Moon-god (hence the crescent moon as the symbol used today).

The 'golden age' of Islam was parasitic -- built upon the Christian, Manichaean, Jewish, Zoroastrian and Hindu peoples -- and it ended when it 'killed the host'. Arab scientists were often killed by Islamic mobs, and all of them had to hide their writings from various Sheikhs, Caliphs, and Imams.

The number of Hindus massacred in India is larger in sheer numbers than the Holocaust. The number of Jews forced out of Islamic countries is larger than the number of Arabs living in Greater Palestine.

In 1993, Saudi Arabia's supreme religious authority declared that the world is flat.

Like Communism, Islam fosters paternalist dependencies and discourages individual initiatives. It is reliant upon plunder and unearned wealth -- e.g. oil.
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We hear it said over and over again: "September 11 changed America forever." Less often do we hear a coherent and informed explanation of what, exactly, changed. What changed, in fact, was that for the first time in American history we have been forced to confront Islamic militancy as it has assaulted the world for almost 14 centuries.In "The Sword of the Prophet," the reader receives the unvarnished truth about the rise of Islam and the patterns set by its founder, Muhammad; the historical meaning of jihad against the (non-Muslim) "infidel" that we see today in the al-Qaeda terror network; the broad sweep of the global military, political, moral, and -- yes -- spiritual struggle that faces us; and what we must do if we wish to survive. Above all, we must avoid the twin perils of complacency and despair, and for that a sober, factual, and contextual presentation like that found in Trifkovic's work is essential. But every American owes it to himself or herself to know the real score of the post-9/11world -- and this slim but invaluable volume is the place to start.

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The book pulls no punches in identifying the rise of Islamic fundamentalism as the greatest danger to Western values since the end of the Cold War. This books outlines Islam's fundamentalist origins, basic tenets, historical record and the implications for the rest of us.
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