The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)
Author Robert Spencer
Series The Politically Incorrect Guide
Published 2006 (Regnery Publishing)
Media type Print (paperback)
ISBN 978-0895260130

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades) is a book by Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch. It is part of The Politically Incorrect Guide series by Regnery Publishing.


Spencer criticizes Islam as militant and oppressive, and provides a historical perspective of the Crusades arguing that they were a late response of European civilization to centuries of invasion and occupation which had begun at the turn of the 8th century in the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Sicily, France, and the majority of Eastern Europe. He attributes the civilizational clash between Islam and the West in the 21st century to a continuation of a 14 century long jihad began at the inception of Islam and discusses the difficulties of treating this topic in the current political climate.

Public reception in the United States[edit]

The book spent 15 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list page, although it stayed in the "Also Selling" section for most of the time, and made it to the list proper only once.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Regnery Best Sellers". Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Paperback Nonfiction". The New York Times. 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2007-02-10.