War for Islam, The
The future of the world hangs in the balance as the religion of peace struggles against violent opposition.
It is 2090 and the world is on the verge of domination by the Caliphate. The future hangs in the balance as the religion of peace struggles against violent opposition.
Islamist fanatics covering the globe are killing, burning, and bombing in an extravagant display of well-coordinated force designed to terrorize humanity out of its “godless slumber.” But two brilliant Muslim women are determined to save their religion from its counterfeit, supported by the non-Muslim religion professor they both love.
Their weapons aren’t guns and bombs, but ideas and inspired brave leadership.
As they race to show the world a new way to be Muslim and strive to return tolerance and understanding to the human race, their breathtaking adventure takes the reader from New York City to Europe, Japan, India, and Sudan. The bizarre massacres devised by the Caliphate keep steady pressure on these complex and courageous women, as do the multi-million-dollar fatwas on their lives…
Can the war for the very soul of Islam be won?
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In The War for Islam, we are catapulted seventy years into the future and the dreams of establishing a caliphate are well on the way to being achieved and the evil ideology is beginning to insidiously affect more and more people. However, very few are willing to stand up against this spread of fear and hatred. Christian Silas and two brave and brilliant Muslim women decide to counter this hatred through peaceful demonstration and other non-violent means and they cross continents and countries in an effort to share their message of peace and love. The author makes some interesting and thought-provoking points about religion and theology. It is a compelling and fascinating read. I will be looking out for more from Betty in the future. ~ Lou @readers_retreat , NetGalley
It is refreshing to see two strong Muslim women centre stage as we follow their lives dedicated to achieving a peaceful outcome. Some interesting thought-provoking points are made regarding the similarities between religions, but Betty shows that it is violence in the name of religion, not religious violence which is the evil force. ~ Jill Burrows, NetGalley
There’s no doubt that I enjoyed reading this ‘what if’' novel set seventy years in the future. The radical Muslim Caliphate is taking control of most of the world and citizens are too frightened or indoctrinated to stand up against their violence. All except Silas, a Christian academic and newspaper columnist and his two brave Muslim loves, Saira and Layla. Together, they challenge the Caliphate with speeches, peaceful demonstrations and newspaper articles, as well as living a life of religious tolerance themselves. By the end of their lives they have made a difference. One or two of the references to UK jarred a bit with me, but Stafford Betty certainly has something to say to the world today. ~ jane ayres, NetGalley
“This book blends bona fide religious scholarship with cutting-edge creative writing. Stafford Betty invites us to take a more intimate look at how Islam is experienced in America from political, social and spiritual perspectives.” Terri Daniel, Death and Awareness Educator, Editor, M.A. in Theology ~ Terri Daniel, personal correspondence
Two courageous Muslim women and a nonconformist Christian are the heroes in this stirring and important novel. Stafford Betty, like Gandhi, Tutu, King, and others, reminds us that the way to a peaceful world is the way of love and compassion, but at the price of sacrificial death. ~ Tim Vivian, Professor of Religious Studies and Islam Specialist, California State University, Bakersfield
The War For Islam projects the struggle between the two sides of Islam, extremist and moderate, onto a troubled and violent world a hundred years in the future. Its heroes are two Muslim women and a Christian man struggling to free the world from a counterfeit religion intent on world domination. Written by a professor of world religions, the novel spans the globe, from Japan to Sudan, from Belgium to India, and works brilliantly at both the geopolitical and personal levels. Betty has undertaken a uniquely ambitious project. His novel raises profoundly important questions and delights the reader along the way. ~ Norman Prigge, Ph.D., retired Associate Professor of Philosophy