just an attack on islam and muslims. it has no value as a tool to learn about uprisings in the middle east (what i thought i would learn about when i selected this book)
2.5 stars. This book was hard to get through because A) the author is so unapologetically biased and B) the writing was rife with jumbled run-on sentences that I had to re-read in order to glean meaning. The latter should probably be forgivable since English isn't the author's first language, but, well, that's when you get a good editor. It did read the way someone would speak, for the most part. Anyhow, I did learn some key things about sharia law; unfortunately they seemed to be merely sprinkled in among the repetitive mantra of the author. I get that she's bitter and she has every right to be, but this book tempts me to be intolerant and hateful. If you've only been reading about the supposedly peaceful side of Islam this book would provide some good balance. If you're just looking for introductory knowledge on the subject as I was, however, there are probably better (more organized and objective) sources.