And a reminder from 'the base'
Hanson is reading a pre release version (4/2007 is hte release date) but the review says it all ...all about this war, all about the surrounding struggle:
The most stunning aspect of these translations is how grounded they are in the traditional sources of Islamic teachings: the Koran and the teachings of the Prophet. The members of Al Qaeda use these as powerful weapons of persuasion, reminding followers (and would-be recruits) that Muhammad and his warriors spread Islam through the power of the sword and that the Koranis not merely allegory or history but literal Truth which commands all Muslims to action. Westerners from across the political spectrum will be fascinated and enlightened by THE AL QAEDA READER's insights into the nature of Islamic texts and the ways in which Al Qaeda has used these texts to manufacture hatred against our civilization and our way of life.
How does Hanson resonate to these sounds?