I hope I have been able to express my views on my religion and what I believe is the true message of Islam. However, the subject of Islam and how it fits into the modern world is an extremely complex question. I am stretching the limits of my knowledge in trying to respond to some of the questions. I think I would do the very worthy discussion disservice if I didn’t at this point suggest some further reading for those who are interested in learning more about the religion of Islam.
I recommend to everyone the excellent new book by Reza Aslan entitled "No god but God". It is a very accessible and readable book on Islam. I am providing a link on the right to the Amazon.com website here for any who want to purchase the book.
You can find other books I recommend in the Reading Room. The list is growing and is not yet complete.
[NOTE: I am a member of the Amazon Associates Program. That means that if you choose to follow this link and eventually purchase this book during the same session, I will receive a referral fee from Amazon.com. I point this out in the interest of full disclosure.]