Sales of books on Islam rocket in France

Books on Islam and the Koran at the “Librairie de l’Orient” bookstore in Paris. Photo: AFP

Books on Islam are selling out in France after the deadly extremist attacks in the capital have raised uncomfortable questions about Europe’s fastest-growing religion.

A special magazine supplement focused on the Koran has flown off the shelves, and shops are selling more books on Islam than ever after the Paris attacks in January that left 17 dead.

“The French are asking more and more questions, and they feel less satisfied than ever by the answers they’re getting from the media,” said Fabrice Gerschel, director of Philosophie magazine, which published the supplement…

…”A very Catholic lady came to buy a copy of the Koran, because she wanted to understand for herself whether or not (Islam) is a violent religion,” said Yvon Gilabert, who runs a bookshop in Nantes, western France…

This is an encouraging trend. Going to the sources is far more informative than reading the mainstream media’s biased reports, that are thinly veiled propaganda.  There will be crackpot converts, attracted by violence.  But that is inevitable in any case.