Islam

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“offer[s] a rare glimpse into the military establishment and how it treats people who are marginalized by the mainstream American public.”

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". . . should be required reading for all Western policymakers who keep making the same mistakes regarding Islamic terrorism."

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Graeme Wood traces the origins of this work and his pursuit of greater understanding of the Islamic State to having almost been killed by a suicide bomber in Mosul in 2004.

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Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.

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In recent times of rising Islamophobia, rampant misinformation about Islam, and political rhetoric against Muslims, books showcasing the positive aspects of Muslims in America are very welcome.

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“This book may not change hearts or minds, but it will provoke thought and discussion—and that is a contribution.”

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“not a book for the faint-hearted but demands to be read by both ‘westerners’ and Muslims alike.”

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“A reasoned and systematic historical analysis of contemporary Islamic societies is a book still waiting to be written.”

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“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”

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“An astute, vigorous, and candid participant-observer who seeks to radicalize the conditions by which Arab men and women can find satisfying, secular, and sensible lives together.”