The House of Islam: A global history 
by Ed Husain

Review by Reg Naulty

It is hard to imagine a better book than this about the current state of Islam, and what could be done to better its prospects. Its author was in born in London to Muslim immigrants from India. As a teenager, he became a part of international Muslim radicalism, which he subsequently abandoned and wrote about in The Islamist. Later, he studied Arabic in Damascus, and then went to Saudi Arabia as a teacher. He was distressed to find that his students there welcomed the terrorist bombings in London, so he returned to the UK. He now works in think tanks in London and Washington.

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