The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)
AuthorRobert Spencer
SeriesThe Politically Incorrect Guide
Published2006 (Regnery Publishing)
Media typePrint (paperback)

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 claims Islam as militant and oppressive, and argues that the Crusades 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 perceived 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 what he claims are 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.

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