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Submitted by Harry David (United States), Jan 20, 2004 at 16:43

Daniel: I agree with you most of the time. Regarding Rooney's recommendation to read the Q'uran I have to disagree.
First of all, reading the Q'uran is difficult business. It is the most disorganized, repetitive, and boring document ever to grace the face of the earth. No chronology, no story line, not much human interest. So let the average reader try to read it and see what they get out of it. .

I would however, recommend that many people attempt to read the very readable book by Ibn Warraq called "Why I am not a Muslim".

I find it surprising that more of our commentators have not heard of this book which is well researched. I would appreciate any comments you have on this book -- has anyone reviewed it in a major publication or has anyone refuted the statements he documents there??

Thanks. Harry
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