A Chronological Record, 2002-2018
By: Fr. James V. Schall S.J.
Available at Ignatius Press: $15.95
Islam is unique in its description of the world within itself, which is to live peacefully by the law of Allah, and the world outside this sphere, which is at war with Islam. The main concern of the author is the abiding existence of Islam over time and its constancy in attempting to achieve the goal of worldwide submission to Allah as a political and cultural fact.
From Paris to San Bernardino, from Orlando to Manchester the Western world has been rocked by shocking mass murders done in the name of Islam since the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. This chronology of these and other key events, from 2002 to 2018, offers an opportunity to analyze the ongoing conflict between Islamism and the West.
"In contrast to the current wishful thinking about Islam, Fr. Schall provides a clear and realistic picture of what Islam is and what we must know about it. Schall shows us Islam as Muslims understand it, not as we would like it to be. On Islam is a must read for people who seek a fuller understanding of current events and future threats."
— William Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Author, Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West
"Islam remains an enigma to those who grew up in the West. Fr. Schall unravels the fundamentals of Muslim theology with refreshing brevity and clarity. His insights into Islamic philosophy are profound, yet sobering."
— Derya Little, Author, From Islam to Christ
"The kind of problem Islam presents —indeed, even why it is a problem —remains a mystery to intellectuals who rest content with superficialities regarding the supposed commonality of the three 'Abrahamic religions'. If you want to know why Islam is not just another religion, read this book."
— Robert Reilly, Author, The Closing of the Muslim Mind