The New Book that CAIR Does Not Want You to Read
Ex-Muslims risk death to condemn their former faith with new book, "Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out".
Los Angeles, CA (PRWeb) April 23, 2008 -- Twenty-three individuals share their heartbreaking, harrowingpersonal accounts of leaving the Islamic faith in an eye-opening new book, "Why We Left Islam: FormerMuslims Speak Out" (WND Books, ISBN 9780979267109, April 29), compiled and edited by Susan Crimp andJoel Richardson. The Council on American-Islam Relations, better known as CAIR, strongly condemned "WhyWe Left Islam" in a recent New York Daily News article. CAIR cited not just the cover, the first from anAmerican publisher to feature a vivid, unveiled rendering of Mohammad, but the shocking true stories in whichformer Muslims condemn their former faith at risk of death.Islam, the world's fastest-growing religion, is a dangerous dead-end path, warn the contributors. "'Why We LeftIslam' shows the true face of Islam, a religion that will not live in peace with the non-Muslim world," according tothe editors. "When the Sudanese government jails a teacher because her pupils name a teddy bear Mohammad,when mobs pillage and murder over cartoon depictions of their Prophet that are mild compared to the viciousassaults our 'enlightened' media make on Jews and Christians, when an elderly nun dies because the Pope makes acomment at a scholarly conference, it's past time for Westerners to learn the truth about Islam from those whohave escaped its yoke." In the face not just of virulent criticism from CAIR and its media enablers but literal death threats from radicalMuslim leaders, the contributors share their shocking, disturbing stories:* The former PLO terrorist who grew up dreaming of becoming a martyr for Islam but converted to Christianityand now has a $10 million bounty on his head* A survivor of the horrendous methods that are used on non-Muslim women to physically and emotionallycoerce them into converting to Islam* An Iranian woman whose physician sister set herself on fire rather than submit to Iran's mullahs* The young man whose own father delivered him to the authorities for leaving Islam, and the physical tortureshe endured at their handsAttacks by CAIR are par for the course whenever the raw truths about Islam are revealed. In the Dailly Newsarticle, CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper accused the publisher of the independent news site WorldNetDaily (WND) of advocating the dropping of pigs' blood over Afghanistan, something which WND's Joseph Farah categoricallydenies.But such tactics are no surprise to 'Islam' editor Joel Richardson. "Whatever CAIR must do to take the focus off the powerful, brutally honest testimonies contained in 'Why We Left Islam' they will do, but it doesn't change thereality of Islam as reflected in this book -- a religion that is both brutal and unforgiving." According to Daniel Pipes, founder and director of the Middle East Forum, "'Why We Left Islam: FormerMuslims Speak Out'" both documents and humanizes the tragedy of those born Muslims who wish to pursue theirconscience. Their stories are vivid and the political implications powerful."