Sharia Versus Freedom

The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism

By Andrew G. Bostom; Andrew C. McCarthy (Foreword by)
(Prometheus Books, Hardcover, 9781616146665, 735pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

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Author Andrew G. Bostom expands upon his two previous groundbreaking compendia, "The Legacy of Jihad "and "The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism," with this collection of his own recent essays on Sharia - Islamic law. The book elucidates, unapologetically, Sharia's defining Islamic religious principles and the consequences of its application across space and time, focusing upon contemporary illustrations.
A wealth of unambiguous evidence is marshaled, distilled, and analyzed, including: objective, erudite studies of Sharia by leading scholars of Islam; the acknowledgment of Sharia's global "resurgence," even by contemporary academic apologists for Islam; an abundance of recent polling data from Muslim nations and Muslim immigrant communities in the West confirming the ongoing, widespread adherence to Sharia's tenets; the plaintive warnings and admonitions of contemporary Muslim intellectuals - freethinkers and believers, alike - about the incompatibility of Sharia with modern, Western-derived conceptions of universal human rights; and the overt promulgation by authoritative, mainstream international and North American Islamic religious and political organizations of traditional, Sharia-based Muslim legal systems as an integrated whole (i.e., extending well beyond mere "family-law aspects" of Sharia).
Johannes J. G. Jansen, Professor for Contemporary Islamic Thought Emeritus at Utrecht University, says this book "will prove sobering to even staunch optimists.



About the Author
Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., M.S. (Providence, RI), is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases of Rhode Island Hospital. He has published articles and commentary on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review, Revue Politique, FrontPage Magazine.com, and other print and online publications.

ANDREW C. MCCARTHY was a top federal prosecutor involved in some of the most significant cases in recent history. Decorated with the Justice Department's highest honors, he retired from government in 2003, after helping launch the 9/11 investigation. He is one of America's most persuasive voices on national security issues and author of the bestseller "Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad". Currently, he is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute in Washington, DC, and a contributing editor at "National Review".
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