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The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism

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A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today.

More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the world is no closer to solving, let alone understand
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ebook, 232 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by McClelland & Stewart (first published September 29th 2010)
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Gary Patton
May 04, 2013 Gary Patton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who wish to understand the roots of Islamic hatred of non-Muslims and its supremicism
Recommended to Gary by: a Missionary to Muslims
This is a helpful book. Tarek is a committed Muslim.

He calls for a reinterpretation of the Qur'an because in it lies the roots of hatred for and jihadist violence towards all non-Muslims, especially "People of the Book", both Christians and Jews.

Peace can never exist between Muslims and all others the way the Qur'an is presently interpreted.

Every School of Islamic Law, regardless of Muslim sect, supports the hateful, violent application of the Qur'an's and Hadith's content followed by violent
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Calvin
Feb 04, 2015 Calvin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Buku yang bagus sekali dan membahas "tren" anti-Yahudi di kalangan muslim. Buku ini ditulis oleh seorang aktivis islam di Kanada kelahiran Pakistan yang mempromosikan islam yang progresif dan liberal. Buku ini cukup menambah wawasan saya mengenai sentimen anti yahudi yang terjadi di kalangan muslim.

Salah satu yang paling menarik adalah, orang-orang yahudi mendapat perlindungan lebih baik dibawah kalifah kalifah islam dan dibawah kekaisaran Ottoman selama beribu tahun dibandingkan hidup di Eropa.
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Beakerkin
Jun 23, 2012 Beakerkin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want a book that makes you think this book certainly does that. If you are expecting Bat Yeor
or a trashing of Islam this isn't the book. Oddly, the people who need to read this book the most are the least likely to read it.

Genrally, I do not like books by leftists as they tend to rationalize items that frankly have no excuse.
This is not the case here and to a great extent the author lets his fellow leftists off the hook too much. The author cites Arab cultural imperalism of non Arab Musli
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Andrea
Dec 10, 2014 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly fast moving and engrossing (for me, anyway) despite the serious subject. Recommended for those seeking some understanding of the Islamic sources of the pervasive hatred of Jews across the Muslim world today. As the author says, "to find an Islamic cleric...spouting hatred toward Jews...one only needs to attend a Friday congregation at any mosque to hear the the imam berating the Yahood..." Author is a Canadian Muslim journalist, one of those brave souls, like Zuhdi Jasser in the USA ...more
Fred Kohn
Tarek Fatah describes himself as a liberal Muslim, which I think is about right. Unfortunately, this just about assures that he will not be taken seriously by much of the Muslim world. His dismissive attitude about Hadith in particular will be a turn off to virtually every Muslim. Furthermore, the tone of this book was simply too bitter. That is a shame, because there is a lot of useful information and ideas for both Muslims and non-Muslims who are willing to overlook the polemical nature of the ...more
Dale Mcgonigal
While Mr Fatah acknowledges the existence of rampant antisemitism within Islam he dismisses any historical Islamic context for it. He chooses instead to blame European antisemitism imported to the region during colonial era of the eighteen hundreds.He dismisses violent passages of the Qur'an as being taken out of context and and being of very little weight in the history of Islam, and insists that the area was an oasis religious tolerance before the Europeans came.
Jeff Q
Nov 25, 2011 Jeff Q rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intelligent look at the sources of Muslim anti-Semitism. Questions the validity of some of the stories traditionally told to support contemporary anti-Semitism within Islam. Fatah is definitely writing from the viewpoint of a moderate, progressive Muslim. Not well accepted in the conservative Muslim community.
David Gross
Apr 02, 2011 David Gross rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well balanced analysis of the current status of relationships between Jews and Muslims and some of the reasons for the problems between Israel and most of the Muslim dominated nations. Can add significantly to an understanding of why prejudice develops.
Eunice
Apr 18, 2011 Eunice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well-researched and documented by a courageous, forthright author.
Yoav
Jun 10, 2011 Yoav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent well balanced insight into Muslim Anti-Semitism... I suspect there is a large Jewish audience for the title but wonder how many moslems are reading it...
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Jan 11, 2017 Siddhardh Sai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't speak much about it, most of it has been revealed in the title itself...
Probably, a must book in your library...
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