New Book on "Islamic Jihad" Essential for Understanding the Ongoing Jihadi Violence Globally and Its Future Implications

In "Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery," author M. A. Khan claims that "Jihad is overridingly, if not absolutely, violent and inhuman by nature", and its history is filled harrowing tales of "forced conversion, brutal imperialism and devastating slavery."

New York, NY, March 08, 2009 --( In this ground-breaking book, M. A. Khan, a former Muslim, annecdotes extensive theological imperatives as well as historical records from the life of Prophet Muhammad to the present day. Opposed to the popular notion that Islam is a religion of peace, Khan says: "Violent Jihad is the heart of Islam; without it, Islam would, most likely, have died a natural death in the seventh century itself”.

Below listed are a few comments on the book from readers (taken from this link:

1. Prof. Sami Alrabaa, author of 'Karin in Saudi Arabia': "I found it fascinating. It is one of those few books which everybody, Muslims and non-Muslims, must read. It is objective and balanced... "Islamic Jihad” is a comprehensive reference which entails in detail lots of facts about Islam and its prophet, in historical and current times. It is very well documented. All that makes it a must read to all of those who want to understand the driving force behind Jihad and terror."

2. Dr. Mervyn Brendle, James Cook University: "...a substantial addition to the vital work underway in expanding our understanding of the history, nature, and danger of the global jihadi movement."

3. Ibn Warraq, author of 'Why I Am Not a Muslim': "This book, I believe, will be a very important contribution for making a thorough understanding of the rising challenges both Muslim and non-Muslim world faces from Islamic extremists."

4. Nonie Darwish, author of 'Now They Call Me Infidel': "This is a must read book, very important and eloquently written, that sheds light on the violent imperialist nature of jihad: a main doctrine in Islam that can only be accomplished at the expense of violating human rights of non-Muslims as well as Muslims."

5. Abul Kasem, author and critical scholar of Islam: "Khan’s work is very scholarly, persuasive and cogent... and engaging. Once started reading, readers would feel an urge to finish the book. No serious readers of Islam should ignore this book. Read this book and you will grasp why the Islamic Jihadis are doing what they are doing..."

6. Mohammad Asghar, critical scholar of Islam: The book, "Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery", is M. A. Khan's gift to mankind. It is an essential read for all of us"

7. Amar Khan, Pakistani born writer: "[It covers] all the aspect from history to contemporary. A must read book, indeed... before start reading it, finish your works, because once you start reading, it will not let you move."

8. Objective Reader: "With this book, M A Khan joins the ranks of luminaries like Ibn Warraq, Ali Sina, Bat Yeor and Geert Wilders."

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