Through his Word, God informs us that no man can understand the mind of another. We can, however, be careful observers of current events and study the most reliable records of historical events. Contents herein are based on interactions with Muslims, ex-Muslims and Christian missionaries to Islamic countries, and on careful study of hundreds of books on Islam.
STEPHEN BLANTON lived and worked with Muslims in Indonesia. They welcomed him, traveled with him, introduced him to their families and discussed their faith with him. Some became close friends.
Twenty-five years later, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Blanton did not believe the attackers could possibly be Muslim until television news showed victory celebrations in the “Cause of Allah.” Recalling his Indonesian friends, he could not rest until he understood what motivated the 9/11 mass murderers. News reports were contradictory. Government press releases were shallow. Internet sources were biased to the extreme. Determined, Blanton worked tirelessly to learn the truth. He spent more than 10,000 hours in research, analysis and verification. This website is one of the results.
Blanton earned a degree from the University of Maryland and held responsible positions in major corporations. He lived and worked in Asia and Europe for sixteen years. He currently lives with his wife Elizabeth in Virginia. They have four children, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
SUGGESTED READING by Muslims/ex-Muslims; Christians; Recognized Experts
Qureshi, Nabeel. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2014.
Ali, Ayaan Hirst. Infidel and Nomad. New York: Free Press, 2007-2010.
Doyle, Tom with Greg Webster. Dreams and Visions. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2012.
Trifkovic, Serge. The Sword of the Prophet and Defeating Jihad. Boston, Massachusetts: Regina Orthodox Press, 2006.
Mawdudi, Sayyid Abdul A’la. Towards Understanding Islam. Scarborough, Ontario, Canada: Al-Attique Publishers, 2003.
Gabriel, Brigitte. Because They Hate. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006.
Warner, Bill. The Islamic Trilogy. USA: CSPI Publishing, 2006.
Gabriel, Mark. Islam and Terrorism, and Islam and the Jews. Lake Mary, Florida: Frontline, 2002.
Davis, Gregory M. Religion of Peace? Los Angeles: A World Ahead Publishing, 2006.
Zwemer, Samuel Marinus. Islam: A Challenge to Faith. New York: Nabu Public Domain Reprints, 1923.
Darwish, Nonie. Cruel and Usual Punishment. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2008.
Garrison, David. A Wind in the House of Islam. Monument, Colorado: WIGTake Resources, 2014.
Mai, Mukhtar. In the Name of Honor. New York: Atria Books, 2006.
Spencer, Robert. Stealth Jihad. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2008.
Hasan, Aboo Ibraaheem Majeed Alee. Ettiquettes of a Muslim on Friday. London, United Kingdom: Message of Islam, 1999.
Spencer, Robert. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2005.
Yousef, Mosab Hassan. Son of Hamas. Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2010.
Emerson, Steven. American Jihad. New York: Free Press, 2002.
Bin Laden, Carmen. Inside the Kingdom. New York: Warner Books, 2004.
Sultan, Wafa. A God Who Hates. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
Patai, Raphael. The Arab Mind. New York: McMillan Publishing, 1983.
Price, Randall. Unholy War. Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House, 2001.
Doyle, Tom with Greg Webster. Killing Christians. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2015.