• The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran

  • By: Robert Spencer
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-30-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (410 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Koran: 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? New York Times best-selling author Robert Spencer reveals the truth in The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran: not many Westerners know what's in the Koran because 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 Spencer unveils the mysteries lying behind this powerful book, guiding listeners 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.
©2009 Robert Spencer (P)2009 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 04-21-15

A Must Read

Refreshing in its complete absence of political correctness, this book illuminates the most pressing issue in contemporary times. I'm giving it as gifts to friends and politicians.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron on 09-14-12

An 'Infidel' is the Muslim term for "Unbeliever"

If you are interested in learning more about Islam, albeit in a critical way, this book is worth a listen.

The "Infidel's Guide" points out a number of inconsistencies within the religion -- and-- its founder, as well as states the major tenets of the religion of Islam, and some common misperceptions. It gives a brief history of Islam, and states what Muslims consider holy about the book and its prophet, while the narrator states what he considers false about this religion from a Biblical perspective.

If you are a Christian wondering about the impact of Islam, and would like to learn more about this religion, and why it is a false religion, this book is also recommended.

As an aside, the tone of this book (as the title may suggest) is not one of respect for Islam or its founders, but seems to me to convey a transparency and frankness about the disparity between the two religions. The tone, seems to me, conveys one that is similar to how Muslims feel about Jews and Christians (many verses from the Koran are mentioned about this).

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By Warren on 11-20-17

Most insightful and honest book I own

this book helped answer so many questions rust i may never have found the honest answer to. So insightful and refreshingly truthful.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By John Wheeler on 03-29-16

Well researched but no overall cohesion

This book has been we researched but it seems to jump around a lot. It doesn't give you a sense of the Quran as well as Bill Warner's books do. For instance text wise the Quran only makes up 14% of the overall body of Islamic texts. The rest is mostly the Hadiths and Sira. This book does not even mention that. watch Bill Warner's free videos on YouTube to get a better sense of the Quran.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 11-23-17

Eye opening until...

Spencer quotes Geert Wilders, then a level incredulity can be forgiven. It would be like using Pauline Hanson to prop up the same arguments. Context is everything, of course, and this is mentioned in the book, but I’m sure that while the authors’ research is extensive, there is bound to be a level of cherry picking used to dismantle the “apologists” self same level of selective quotation to support the holy book. Have a listen with an open mind and make your own decision.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-29-18

well documented

although the quotes to the suras and verses bring aorhority to the narrative, makes the listening experience quite difficult.

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