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Author Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969- author.

Title Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now / Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    297.272 HIR    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 272 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Ayaan Ali Hirsi makes a powerful case that a religious Reformation is the only way to end the terrorism, sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities that each year claim thousands of lives throughout the Muslim world"--Publisher.
Contents Introduction: One Islam, three sets of Muslims -- The story of a heretic : my journey away from Islam -- Why has there been no Muslim Reformation? -- Muhammad and the Qur'an : how unquestioning reverence for the Prophet and his book obstructs reform -- Those who love death : Islam's fatal focus on the afterlife -- Shackled by sharia : how Islam's harsh religious code keeps Muslims stuck in the seventh century -- Social control begins at home : how the injunction to command right and forbid wrong keeps Muslims in line -- Jihad : why the call for holy war is a charter for terror -- The twilight of tolerance -- Conclusion: The Muslim Reformation -- Appendix: Muslim dissidents and reformers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272).
Subject Hirsi Ali, Ayaan, 1969- -- Religion.
Islam and secularism.
Islam -- 21st century.
Islam -- Controversial literature.
Islam and politics -- Islamic countries.
Islamic countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 0062333933 hardcover
9780062333933 hardcover

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