‘The History of Jihad from Muhammad to ISIS’ is a must read from JihadWatch.org founder Robert Spencer is available on Amazon.
I wroteÂ The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISISÂ as a challenge to the elitesâ€™ narrative about jihad and Islam. And itâ€™s clearer every day now that the elites are brooking no challenges to their narrative, and are moving as fast as they can to muzzle the people who refute their lies and distortions.
Iâ€™ve now been banned fromÂ Patreon, at the behest of MasterCard, and fromÂ GoFundMe. Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison hasÂ demandedÂ that Amazon stop stocking books by people who are smeared and blacklisted by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and I am one of the foremost among them.
SoÂ order the bookÂ while you still can (itâ€™s out of stock at Amazon due to unexpectedly high demand, but if you order it, your order should be filled soon), and find out what has the Leftist establishment so afraid. When you do, youâ€™ll be in good company:
â€œRobert Spencerâ€™s book on the history of jihad is disturbingâ€”so much so that mainstream media and academia will either ignore it or label it â€˜Islamophobic.â€™ But that evades the only important question: is the book historically sound or not? If it is not, someone will have to refute the extraordinary amount of evidence Spencer cites. But if it is historically sound, this book is as troubling as it is important. That is to say very troubling and very important.â€ (Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio show host, author of nine books, most recently the number one non-fiction bestseller, â€œThe Rational Bible,â€ and the founder of the website Prager University)
â€œFew westerners know more about Islam and jihad than Robert Spencer. Fewer still write with greater honesty, or more fearlessly. A concise but essential account of a millennium-old war on human freedom and dignity.â€ (David Pietrusza, author of â€œRothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Seriesâ€ and â€œ1920: The Year of Six Presidentsâ€)
â€œRobert Spencer is one of my heroes. He has once again produced an invaluable and much-needed book. Want to read the truth about Islam? Read this book. It depicts the terrible fate of the hundreds of millions of men, women, and children who, from the 7th century until today, were massacred or enslaved by Islam. It is a fate that awaits us all if we are not vigilant.â€ (Geert Wilders, member of Parliament in the Netherlands and leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV))
â€œFrom the first Arab-Islamic empire of the mid-seventh century to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the story of Islam has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less importantly, of never quiescent imperialist dreams. In thisÂ tour de force,Â Robert Spencer narrates the transformation of the concept of jihad, â€˜exertion in the path of Allah,â€™ from a rallying cry from the prophet Muhammadâ€™s followers into a supreme religious duty and the primary vehicle for the expansion of Islam throughout the ages. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the roots of the Manichean struggle between East and West and the nature of the threat confronted by the West today.â€ (Efraim Karsh, author of Islamic Imperialism: A History)
â€œSpencer argues, in brief, â€˜There has always been, with virtually no interruption, jihad.â€™ Painstakingly, he documents in this important study how aggressive war on behalf of Islam has, for fourteen centuries and still now, befouled Muslim life. He hopes his study will awaken potential victims of jihad, but will theyâ€”will weâ€”listen to his warning? Much hangs in the balance.â€ (Daniel Pipes, president, Middle east forum and author of Slave Soldiers and Islam: The Genesis of a Military System)
â€œRobert Spencer, one of our foremost analysts of Islamic jihad, has now written a historical survey of the doctrine and practice of Islamic sanctified violence. With crystal clarity and rigorous argument, he relentlessly marshals the facts that put the lie to the sophistries of apologists and the delusions of Western appeasers. To fight the enemy we must know the enemy, and Robert Spencerâ€™s page-turner is the place to start.â€ (Bruce Thornton, Research Fellow at Stanfordâ€™s Hoover Institution and Professor of Classics ad Humanities at the California State University)
â€œThe most important book you will read about the fourteen-hundred-year war that Islamic jihadists have waged on us. Spencerâ€™s brilliant book is also the only book you can read on this history, since appeasers of Islamic bigotry and bloodthirstiness have worked so diligently to suppress it.â€ (David Horowitz, founding president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey)
â€œFor those who still thinkâ€”and alas, there remain manyâ€”that Islamic Terrorism has emerged only in the last forty years or so, Robert Spencerâ€™s carefully researched work on Jihad from the beginning of Muhammadâ€™s political and prophetical career to the acts of terrorism of September 11, 2001, will be a salutary shock. It will not be at all easy to refute Spencerâ€™s account since he, for the first three Islamic centuries, relies almost entirely on the Arabic sources, that Muslim historians and scholars, such as Ibn Ishaq, Al-Tabari, Ibn Saâ€™d, Bukhari, Tirmidhi, and Muslim, who paint a grim picture of the early Islamic conquests. For the later Middle Ages, Spencer has also diligently consulted the primary sources where possible and has relied upon recognized modern scholars such as Ignaz Goldziher, Bernard Lewis, Bat Yeâ€™or, and Steven Runciman, among others. Spanning centuries and continents, from the seventh to the twentieth century, from Spain to India, Spencer takes us on a tour of the global jihad that is Islamic history. Along the way, he shatters many myths, such as the myth of the Golden Age of Spain, a putative period of ecumenical harmony, a kind of perpetual medieval Woodstock Summer of love. He also puts the Crusades into perspective and reminds us that the Crusades were a belated response to years and years of jihad, and persecution of Christians. Spencer brings the story up to modern times, not forgetting the Armenian genocides perpeturated by the Turks between 1915 and 1923.
Robert Spencerâ€™s work is essential reading for all of us, for all those who want to defend our values from the relentless jihad that has not ceased for fourteen centuries. We must heed Spencerâ€™s final words, if we are to succeed in saving Western Civilization:
â€˜In the twenty-first century, the leaders of Europe, as well as many in North America, having brought almost certain doom on their countries no less unmistakable than that which befell Constantinople on May 29, 1453. Yet instead of taking responsibility for what they have done, they have stayed their course, and would have denounced the doomed Emperor Constantine XI, like his predecessor, Manuel II, as â€œIslamophobic,â€ and his exhortation to defend Constantinople to the death as â€œmilitaristicâ€ and â€œxenophobic.â€ In the twenty-first century, as the 1,400-year Islamic jihad against the free world continued to advance, the best allies the warriors of jihad were the very people they had in their sights.’â€Â (Ibn Warraq, author of â€œThe Origins of the Koranâ€ and â€œThe Quest for the Historical Muhammadâ€)
â€œJihad is not mere terrorism. Ironic as it may seem, that is Western wishful thinking. From its inception, as Robert Spencer incontestably illustrates, jihad has been the outward, aggressive expression of a conquest ideology.Â The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISISÂ is as relentless in relating unvarnished truth as is the phenomenon it tracks in seeking dominationâ€”and never being satisfied with less, however long it takes. Those who care to preserve Western rationalism, civil liberties, and free societies must confront this history, and its implications, with eyes opened.â€ (Andrew C. McCarthy, bestselling author, former federal prosecutor, and National Review contributing editor)
â€œIn a time of cowardice and deliberate falsehood, the courageous and scholarly exposure of the greatest challenges and dangers of our time by Robert Spencer is priceless.â€ (Bat Yeâ€™or, author of The Dhimmi and The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam)