The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis

Open Road Media, 8 2014 - 288
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The book you must read to understand the Islamist crisisand the threat to us all


Robert R. Reillys eye-opening book masterfully explains the frightening behavior coming out of the Islamic world. Terrorism, he shows, is only one manifestation of the spiritual pathology of Islamism.

Reilly uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side ofirrationalitywon. The deformed theology that resulted, Reilly reveals, produced the spiritual pathology of Islamism, and a deeply dysfunctional culture.

The Closing of the Muslim Mindsolves such puzzles as:

Why the Arab world stands near the bottom of every measure of human development
Why scientific inquiry is nearly dead in the Islamic world
Why Spain translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the pastthousandyears
Why some people in Saudi Arabia still refuse to believe man has been to the moon



 

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LibraryThing Review

  - gottfried_leibniz - LibraryThing

An excellent book, it might be difficult for someone within this faith to take and read this book. The author talks about the roots of problems/issues in the Islamic world. Basically, differences in ...

LibraryThing Review

  - gottfried_leibniz - LibraryThing

An excellent book, it might be difficult for someone within this faith to take and read this book. The author talks about the roots of problems/issues in the Islamic world. Basically, differences in ...

FOREWORD by Roger Scruton
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
The Sources of Islamism
CHAPTER 9
NOTES
FURTHER READING

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Robert R. Reilly is a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Readers Digest, and National Review, among many other publications. A former director of the Voice of America, he has taught at the National Defense University and served in the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Reilly is a member of the board of the Middle East Media Research Institute and lives near Washington, D.C.