I have NOT read this book, unfortunately, so I can not comment on it. But since there were no reviews here yet, I thought this comment might be helpful to potential readers. I just attended a wonderful talk/question and answer session given by the author, who is certainly one of the most charismatic, intelligent, and well-spoken speakers I have heard. He painted a well-rounded and vibrant portrait of Islam to a non-Muslim crowd and answered two hours of questions about the Muslim-American view of September 11th with extraordinary deftness. I am ordering this book now and will hopefully update this review after I have read it.