The scandalous book “Muhammad: The Banned Images” causes a considerable public reaction due to the attacks performed by the Muslim activists. The book touches upon important questions and people have different reactions on it.
John, A Journalist From Ireland
When I heard about the cartoon controversy and the protest which occurred in France after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, I have decided to read the newly published book “Muhammad: the Banned Images”. It amazed me how strict and authoritarian Islam really is. I believe I have experienced some kind of cognitive dissonance. I have always believed that any religious affiliation and belief in God, the values that religions create are supposed to be humane, kind, but not violent. After reading this book I realized that Islam is totalitarian and unbelievably patriarchal ideology, and so I have changed my mind about this religion forever. Something is certainly wrong when the religion of “peace” sparks out extremist violence all around the world, just because people have different opinions.
Mathew, Online Casino Manager From London
As an atheist, I have always been critical towards any religion, including Islam. My friend, who shares my worldview, advised me to read a book called “Muhammad: the Banned Images”, because he thought I might find it exciting, and I did. The book vividly describes how severe the Sharia law is, and how deep the religious beliefs are rooted in the Middle East. As a manager of an online casino, a person from gambling industry which is perceived as a vice in an Arabic world, I believe that their worldview is truly absent-minded. Constant censorship is what destroys any society; it violates one of the core values of freedom, which is freedom of speech. Constant restrictions are enforced onto any Islamic society by the Sharia law, which is a part of Islam; that is why these they cannot break free. The book is a good reading for anyone who cares about the roots of Islamic ignorance, rage and extremism.
Monica, Entrepreneur From Wales
Recently I have decided to read the book “Muhammad: the Banned Images” and to be honest, I have controversial feelings after I finished the reading. To my mind, the issues of censorship are quite important, and they have to be resolved. Yet many people form radically negative opinions about Islam in general. I think that this religion is in fact very complex to understand. There is a great number of peaceful moderate Muslims who hate extremists in the same way as Christians, atheists, pagans or anyone else does. There should be no prejudice to people because of their ethnicity or religious affiliation. The book provides different examples of bad sides of Islam, like justification of domestic violence, which is awful of course. Yet people have to remember that Quran also has positive verses, and teaches respect and humanism. The book has amazed me, and I might soon reconsider my view on Islam, yet deep down, I still sincerely believe that every religion should be respected.