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“THE ISLAMIST” should be read by anyone and everyone concerned about Islam and terrorism, especially those who think there is some sort of intrinsic connection between the two. Born in London to Indian immigrants, Husain was raised in a community of devoted, compassionate, and deeply spiritual Muslims with a profound love for God and their fellow human beings. But as a teen he was drawn away from his spiritual roots and got caught up in a politicized form of Islamic fundamentalism filled with the rhetoric of hate, violence, and world domination. After five years devotion to this political ideology masquerading as religion, Husain’s sleeping conscience was slapped into wakefulness when he witnessed real bloodshed flowing from the hateful rhetoric he had been propagating. Thus began the long process of cleaning his mind and soul from the poisonous political perversion of the authentic Islamic faith of his youth.
Husain accomplishes two great tasks in “The Islamist.”
- He clearly defines political Islamism as utterly distinct from the spiritual practice of the religion of Islam. As an Islamist, Husain was committed to a political movement that was antithetical to spiritual Islam and used Islam as a tool to influence Muslims and gain support for their cause.
- He names many of the “moderate” Islamic groups that are in fact front-groups for Islamic fundamentalists. This is extremely important so that those of us working for world peace will not be duped into supporting terrorist groups.
This book is an antidote for many of the primary errors that continue to exacerbate the problem between Islam and the West. Again, I say that it should be read by anyone and everyone concerned about Islam and terrorism.