Today is the official publication date of my new book The Truth About Muhammad, which means that today is the day that national distribution is complete — the book should be available at your local bookstore — and publicity begins, at least among those TV and radio hosts with the courage to talk about these issues.
After letting grass grow in the streets of the Jihad Watch book page for quite some time, I’ve finally updated it, thanks to some handy new templates kindly devised by Charles. I’ve added not only The Truth About Muhammad but also many useful new books by Brigitte Gabriel, Serge Trifkovic, David Selbourne, Bruce Bawer, Melanie Phillips and others. Check that page periodically, as I will be updating it with new resources as they become available.
Here are some comments about The Truth About Muhammad:
“Intrepid Robert Spencer continues his quest to dispel myths, cure ignorance, and open our eyes to hard truths about Islam. Spencer trades platitudes for scholarship; delusions for reality. If we are going to win ‘the War on Terror,’ we need to know how Muhammad really lived — and why he endures as the inspiration for global jihad. This book is a threat to ‘religion of peace’ propaganda that lulls the West into submission. Strike a blow for survival: buy it.”
— Michelle Malkin, nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of Unhinged, In Defense of Internment, and Invasion
“At a time when, even in the West, the pious narrative of Muhammad has gained a near-hegemonic hold, Robert Spencer offers a rare skeptical biography and interpretation of the prophet of Islam. Relying exclusively on Islamic sources, The Truth About Muhammad argues that, for fourteen hundred years, the ‘words and deeds of Muhammad have been moving Muslims to commit acts of violence.'”
— Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum and author of Slave Soldiers and Islam
“With boldness and courage, Spencer examines one of the most controversial subjects of our time. His extensive scholarship and clear style, together with his forceful argumentation, explain the complexities of contemporary politics. This fascinating book is essential reading to understand the crucial issues of the twenty-first century.”
— Bat Ye’or, author of Islam and Dhimmitude and Eurabia
“One of the chief merits of Spencer’s biography of Muhammad is that he relies entirely on the earliest extant Arabic sources, and if the picture that emerges of the Prophet of Islam is far from flattering, Muslims, at least, cannot complain that it is a portrait painted by the enemy or infidels. Unfortunately, much of the subsequent bloody history of Islam can be said to derive from the example set by its founder: his intolerance of non-Muslims, his anti-Jewish sentiments, his attitude to women, all are attested to in the Islamic sources. Thanks to Spencer’s biography, we can no longer pretend that Islamic fundamentalism is an aberrant form of Islam. The seeds of violence and intolerance are already there in Seventh Century Arabia, and in the life of Muhammad.”
— Ibn Warraq, author of Why I Am Not A Muslim and editor of What the Koran Really Says, The Quest for the Historical Mohammed and Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out
Today being Columbus Day, it is a rather light media day for a book debut. However, I will be on the Neal Boortz Show at 7:30 AM PDT, and will be doing a Blogger’s Conference at 9AM PDT, but I don’t have details on that.
Much more to come. Watch this space.