Good reading on Islam

by Marvin Olasky
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 11:43 am

On Friday, WORLD Magazine will publish an article detailing how the National Endowment for the Humanities is using taxpayer funds to promote Islam in the United States. One expert on Islam we consulted to assess the books shipped by NEH, Dr. Daniel Pipes, has on his website an excellent list of English-language books that offer an accurate look at Islam. Below are his suggestions and comments, starting with books on the religion and proceeding to premodern history, modern history, and then specific issues. (For more information on the books and excellent analysis of Middle Eastern developments, visit Pipes’ website.)

See “More good reading on Islam,” “More books to read about Islam,” and “The NEH ‘Muslim Journeys’ reading list.

Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books, including Reforming Journalism. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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