Here is what it says on the back cover:
What does the Koran really say?
It may be the most controversial book in the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy.
How can one book lead to such dramatically different conclusions? The truth is, not many Westerners know what’s in the Koran, since so few have actually read it””even among the legions of politicians, diplomats, analysts, and editorial writers who vehemently insist that the Koran preaches tolerance.
Now, New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer unveils the mysteries lying behind this powerful book, guiding readers through the controversies surrounding the Koran’s origins and its most contentious passages. Stripping out the obsolete debates, Spencer focuses on the Koran’s decrees toward Jews, Christians, and other Infidels, explaining how they were viewed in Muhammad’s time, what they”ve supposedly done wrong, and most important, what the Koran has in store for them.
And here is an impression from a reader who received an advance copy. I’ll be bringing you more of these over the next few days.
“Meticulous, comprehensive, indispensable. “˜I read the Koran so you don’t have to,” Spencer writes””but even for those of us who have read the Koran, this is a richly illuminating work.” “” Bruce Bawer, author of Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom and While Europe Slept.