I wrote my biography of Muhammad, The Truth About Muhammad, nine years ago, but he hasn’t done much of anything since then, and in this age of escalating jihad violence, people are increasingly curious about the man who inspired it all and continues to do so. The Truth About Muhammad has raced back to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers on Muhammad, topping whitewashes by Islamic apologists Karen Armstrong and Tariq Ramadan.
How is Muhammad like the Beatles? Well, the prophet of Islam is no lovable moptop, but he has similar chart appeal: The Truth About Muhammad is taking not just one, but two spots in the top five (paperback edition at number one, kindle at number four). This indicates that people are impatient with the comforting half-truths and deceptions of people like Armstrong and Ramadan, and are looking for information about Muhammad that is more accurate and substantial.
UPDATE November 24: The Truth About Muhammad is even more Beatlesque today, with its various formats occupying four positions in the top 10: