My rating: 2 of 5 stars
For the most part, William Bennet has woven together an interesting read on the state of the growing Muslim influence in the US. Now for some this will register as a book of bigoted fear mongering; while, others will see it as a call to arms. For me it was neither of these and instead fell well short of the inferred premise, “Fear the Rise of Islam in Western Nations.” The reason for this is that many of his arguments are simply paper men. The real fall of the west is not connected to the “rise of Islam” and should not be viewed as such by Western Protestant Christians. In fact some demographers argue the cultures of Middle Eastern Sunni and Shia Islam are collapsing under social distress. Most secular educated Christians have been exposed to Islam at some point from a centrist or liberal POV. That being said I was hoping that he would elevate the argument of division and build informational inroads for evangelicals to reach this “rapidly growing population.” However, he builds off of falsities of the religion that continue to be promoted from the Christian leaders and not bring anything new to the table or argument.
Compared to some of his other works this seems a bit less. I will admit for the contemporary average American the book will provide some insights; however, it may actually lead to more of a derisive approach to those who truly need converted.
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