Bill D. (who occasionally contributes to this blog, and also helps run an Orthodox Christian study group on Islam) is a rare gift to the counter-jihad movement. Sober, precise and understated in his writing style, he allows the facts and documentation to make his case for him, without polemics or hyperbole. The result is always convincing and compelling.
Also from William DiPuccio:
- Through the Lens of Muhammad's Life (Video Documentary)
- Muslim Global Demographics Project
- Islam and Extremism - What is Underneath?
There are already two reviews over at Amazon if you're inclined to see what reactions other folks have before making your purchase.
Available from Amazon:
Kindle Edition - $3.99
Paperback - $9.99
From the publisher's description:
Islam has become a sensitive, political topic in America. The issue is highly polarized, pitting critics of Islam against its apologists and those who feel Islam is being unfairly maligned. This book poses the question, Can Islam Transform the West? Or, more specifically, can Islamists transform the West?
The author undertakes an even-handed, nuanced analysis by considering important differences among Muslims, looking carefully at the statistical data on Muslim beliefs and practices from numerous polls, and analyzing the ingredients which would be required to bring about cultural and political change. Unlike some presentations on this topic Dr. DiPuccio avoids hype, exaggeration, inflammatory language, and highly emotional appeals.
The book concludes by examining actual instances in which Islamists are changing, or might be changing, Western culture in regards to free speech, religious hatred and violence, antisemitism, education, and entanglements with Islamic extremism.
With 70 illustrations (including tables and graphs), and over 180 linked citations, Can Islam Transform the West? is written to raise awareness by presenting the facts and allowing readers to make up their own minds.
About the Author
William DiPuccio has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and produces articles, educational materials, and documentaries on Islam. He is the Director of the Muslim Global Demographic Project and Producer of the documentary, What a Billion Muslims Believe (YouTube).