Books on Islam, Jihad, Sharia, & Terrorism

Books on Islam, Jihad, Sharia, & Terrorism


This section of resources is divided into several categories. The category titled “Islam” features materials that examine the basic tenets of the faith — not Islamic “fundamentalism,” “extremism,” “fanaticism,” “Islamo-fascism,” or “Islamism,” but rather, Islam in its orthodox form as it has been understood and explained Muslim scholars since the founding of their religion.

The category titled “Radical Islam, Jihad, Islamo-Fascism, & Terrorism” provides a list of texts that examine the ways in which Islam, throughout its history, has often found expression in acts of intolerance, hatred, and violent aggression. Particularly noteworthy is the Muslim tradition of jihad, which seeks to spread the faith by means of coercion or force across the infidel world. Devout Muslims who take part in this endeavor view themselves as foot soldiers in a sacred mission; by contrast, non-believers who are victimized by such people view them as terrorists.

The category titled “Sharia” features resources that explain the detailed system of Islamic Law that was initially developed by Muslim scholars in the first three centuries of Islam and remains in force among fundamentalists today.


A Simple Koran
By CSPI Publishing

The Political Traditions of Mohammed
By CSPI Publishing

Mohammed and the Unbelievers
By CSPI Publishing

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)
By Robert Spencer

What the Koran Really Says: Language, Text, and Commentary
Ibn Warraq

Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East, 1789-1923
By Efraim Karsh

Islamic Imperialism: A History
By Efraim Karsh

The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years
By Bernard Lewis

The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism
By Johannes Jansen

Radical Islam, Jihad, Islamo-Fascism, & Terrorism:

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confronting Radical Islam
By Tawfik Hamid

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS

By Robert Spencer

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran
By Robert Spencer

Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom
By Bruce Bawer

While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
By Bruce Bawer

Menace in Europe: Why the Continent’s Crisis Is America’s, Too
By Claire Berlinski

It Is about Islam: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate
By Glenn Beck

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam
By Mark Bowden

Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West
Christopher Caldwell

Radical Islam In The House: The Plan to Take America for the Global Islamic State
By Michael S. Coffman

Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror
By Nonie Darwish

Religion of Peace? Islam’s War Against the World
By Gregory Davis

American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us
By Steven Emerson

Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S.
By Steven Emerson

The Force of Reason
By Oriana Fallaci

The Rage and the Pride
By Oriana Fallaci

Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries
By Paul Fregosi

They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It
By Brigitte Gabriel

Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
By Brigitte Gabriel

Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad
By Mark Gabriel

My Year Inside Radical Islam
By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror
By Jamie Glazov

Islamic Imperialism: A History
By Efraim Karsh

Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery
By M. A. Khan

Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11
By Matthias Kuntzel

Encyclopedia of Terrorism
By Harvey Kushner

Holy War on the Home Front: The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States
By Harvey Kushner and Bart Davis

Terrorism in America: A Structured Approach to Understanding the Terrorist Threat
By Harvey Kushner

The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror
By Bernard Lewis

Islam and the West
By Bernard Lewis

The Grand Jihad
By Andrew McCarthy

Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad
By Andrew C. McCarthy

The War of Ideas: Jihadism Against Democracy
By Walid Phares

Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America
By Walid Phares

By Melanie Phillips

Militant Islam Reaches America
By Daniel Pipes

In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power
By Daniel Pipes

Al-Qaeda’s Armies: Middle East Affiliate Groups & The Next Generation of Terror
By Jonathan Schanzer

The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism
By Stephen Schwartz

Why I Left Jihad: The Root of Terrorism and the Return of Radical Islam
By Walid Shoebat

Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat It
By Walid Shoebat

Burned Alive: A Survivor of an “Honor Killing” Speaks Out
By Souad

Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Continues to Threaten America and the West
By Robert Spencer

Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs
By Robert Spencer

The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion
By Robert Spencer

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill
By Jessica Stern

Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America
By Kenneth Timmerman

Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide
By Bat Ye’or, et al

Radical Islam: Medieval Theology and Modern Politics
By Emmanuel Sivan

Understanding Jihad
By David Cook


Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law
By Nonie Darwish

Radical Islam’s Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Shari’a Law
By Paul Marshall, ed.

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims
By Robert Spencer

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