Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries
Chronicles the Muslim holy war against Christians, from the little-known Islamic military invasions of Europe in the Dark Ages to today's random acts of terrorism, revealing the seldom-appreciated record of brutality perpetrated in the name of Allah...Title: .Jihad in the West..Author: .Fregosi, Paul..Publisher: .Prometheus Books..Publication Date: .1998/10/01..Number of P...more
Hardcover, 442 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Prometheus Books
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I found this book to be a very easy to read account of the role of 'Jihad' in European history. I have read about a dozen books on the Crusades from terry Jones 'Crusades' to Steven Runciman's 'The First Crusade' and to tell the truth this has been the first book I have seen that looks at the Muslim version of our 'Crusades'.
The author only offers a brief overview of Jihad in Europe but even that brief history is very interesting. I found at times that the authors sarcasm spoilt my reading, he a...more
Great primer to the history of Islam and it's relationship to the Christian West. I will be doing further reading of some of the sources Fregosi cited in his book. Highly recommended for anyone interested in an uncensored account of violent Jihad throughout Islamic history and the justification for it in Islamic texts, most notably the Qur'an and Haddiths. I subtracted a star due to some poor editing. Otherwise, I would have given it 5 stars.