Our Amazing Capacity for Self-Deception

Two years after the Islamic jihadist attack on the World Trade Center, a book appeared which purported to reveal a conspiracy to cover up the truth about a major world religion. According to the book, powerful people, both inside and outside this male-dominated, woman-hating religion, had conspired to falsely represent it as a religion of piety and peace.

At the time, the book and its author were widely hailed for finally breaking through the code of silence that had long protected this ancient institution from criticism.

Islam? Er, no.

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