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► Though Allah, We, Our and Us focuses on Islam and the interpretations of the Quran by Muslims and Muslim extremists alike, the book also delves into the continuity of Judaic, Christian and Islamic beliefs. The recurring theme of the book is how each religion should stand united in the belief that there is only one universal God. Ginex explores the fundamental conflict that has created a division among these religions, a conflict predicated upon the idea that one religion is better than the other. He cites that this conflict has resulted in bigotry, violence and the deaths of many innocent people.

This book is a gripping piece of non-fiction (all footnoted) that presents an extremely well-researched view of a growing problem that many people seem to prefer to ignore instead of addressing head-on, as Ginex courageously does in this book.

Ginex is uniquely qualified to sum it all up in this book because of his three previous books that revolve around the same thesis. His knowledge and analysis of various elements within radical faiths is top-notch, and accurate for the most part. The writing can get a bit dry at times, but the ‘back story’ and the recitation of facts is crucial to truly put the present circumstances in perspective. If you're not concerned by the time you're through with the book, you probably weren't reading carefully.

Readers must disassociate themselves from their personal biases when reading this book. Like any book regarding the current political, cultural, or religious landscape; don't focus on opposing viewpoints. Focus instead on the book's various perspectives and then apply to your own perceptions. Then, deconstruct this book by yourself.


Susan Garcia-Yap

Online correspondent for “Rappler” a national news publication in the Philippines.







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