What if Islam never existed? To some, it’s a comforting thought: no clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists. But what if that weren’t the case at all?
A World Without Islam takes us on an illuminating journey through history, geopolitics, and religion to investigate whether there is something unique in Islam and its followers that breeds violence and conflict. Spanning the rise of Muhammad to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire to the present day, the book examines and analyzes the roots of terrorism, the conflicts in Israel and Chechnya, and the role of Islam in supporting and energizing the anti-imperial struggle. A World Without Islam is certain to inspire debate and reshape the way we think about Islam’s relationship with the West.