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The Blood of the Moon: Understanding the Historic Struggle Between Islam and Western Civilization

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""Allah has bought from the Umma-the true believers of Islam-their selves and their substance in return for Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah, killing and being killed. Their promise is written in the blood of the moon."" -From the Koran, chap. 9, v. 112 The conflict between Islam and the West existed long before the destruction of the World Trade Center and the oth...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 18th 2001 by Thomas Nelson (first published February 1st 1991)
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Rick Davis
I really appreciated this introduction to the history of conflict between Islam and the West. It was especially fascinating to see the obsession with cultural history that seems to be a characteristic of many Middle Eastern countries. It's a bit like the nationalism that swept through Europe in the 19th century. My only complaint is that the book was too short and left me with too many question. I guess that just the nature of an introduction, though. There's a nice bibliography that I plan to p...more
Laura
A history of the conflict between the two sons of Abraham - Isaac and Ishmael - and their seed. The point that I most appreciated about this book is that it rather forcibly demonstrated that the conflict in the Middle East is nothing new - Ishmaelites have fought against Jews and Christians since the B.C.'s. Many catastrophic battles were fought between Muslims and Christians in medieval history (think THE CRUSADES!) and the world didn't end. So, just because there's turmoil in the Middle East n...more
David Bowen
Something that stuck out at me was that if the American school system taught history instead of social studies, we would understand the problems in the middle east and realize that even though Moses supposes erroneously, Moses still supposes his toses are roses. They fight for what they think is right, and you cannot crush conviction with force.
Gwen Burrow
Written with Grant's eloquent, speech-worthy prose, this is a clear, succinct telling of the clash between Isaac and Ishmael through the millennia.
Elizabeth
Obviously not bedtime reading, but I appreciated its perspective on our current conflict(s).
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