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Infidel Tried

Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ms. Ali's experience of Islam is appalling and her story is powerfully written. I have the utmost respect for her ideas, her strength, and her insight. From my comfy privileged religious-studies-minor-from-a-college-with-an-Islamic-studies-major corner of the world, the full story of modern Islam seems more complicated and hopeful than the parts she rightfully excoriates here - but that's really easy for me to say, huh? It's definitely a book worth reading, and worth taking seriously.

You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried, by Susannah Gora
I wanted this to be a different book about the same stuff. Dug the subject matter, gritted my teeth at the writing style and lack of thoughtful analysis.

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