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Islam by Karen Armstrong
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Mar 23, 08

Read in January, 2002

After 9/11 this book became a best seller because people suddenly wanted to know about Islam. Armstrong, a former nun, turned agnostic, turned Muslim, has written a very readable history of this religion that has a lot in common with Judaism and Christianity. What is interesting is how Mohammed rose above the animism of separate tribes and consolidated them into a monotheistic religion. Then the militant after affect of his teachings.

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