... to Robert Spencer, director of JihadWatch, for linking to the foregoing post.
Spencer, Islam’s most trenchant contemporary critic, has written and edited several books that are worthy of perusal by anyone determined to retain the inalienable rights with which we have been endowed by our Creator – and which the jihadist enemy seeks to abrogate in his quest to reduce us under the absolute despotism of dhimmitude. These include:
“Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West” (Washington, DC: Regnery, 2003)
“The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades” (Washington, DC: Regnery, 2005)
“The Truth about Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion” (Washington, DC: Regnery, 2006)
“Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t” (Washington, DC: Regnery, 2007)
“The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims” (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005)
Though the titles of these works bespeak their polemical nature, they are not mere screeds but carefully researched analyses. Spencer has done us the signal service of reading deeply into the scripture and doctrines of Islam – the Qur’an, the ahadith, the tasfir and the sira – to show how the jihadist enemy uses the same in justifying his depredations and exhorting the adherents to this creed to violent action. To read his work is to arm oneself intellectually against that enemy – and in the world that has taken shape over the last several decades few endeavors can be more important.