Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson
The press has been filled with information and misinformation about the true nature of Islam. Hasan represents what is left out of the daily newspapers and explains why being a Muslim is not merely a matter of birth, but it is a matter of choice.
In the wake of 9–11, the activities of Osama Bin Laden and Hamas, and the most recent Gulf War, the western press has been filled with information and mis–information about the true nature of Islam. Is it a feudal misogynist belief system that is a threat to Western values? Is it an ideology of oppression? Or, is it a religion that is as varied as Christianity; a "big tent" that includes not only bomb–throwing ideologues, but also those committed to an authentic spirituality that embraces many of the values shared by the mainstream in Europe and America?
Why I am a Muslim is an attempt to grapple with these issues. Part memoir, part polemic, it represents the side of Islam that is left out of the daily newspapers. For Hasan, being a Muslim is not merely a matter of birth, but it is a matter of choice.
In seven chapters, she presents seven reasons why she is committed to Islam and why it is a viable spiritual option for anyone.
1. Because I was born Muslim.
2. Because Islam gives me a direct relationship with God.
3. Because Islam has a rich mystical tradition in Sufism.
4. Because Islam allows and expects me to make mistakes.
5. Because Islam is ethnically diverse.
6. Because Islam is a woman's religion.
7. Because being Muslim makes me a better American (and being American makes me a better Muslim).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - phantom245w44st - LibraryThing
This book was awful, don't waste your time. Amber Frey comes off as very conceited as she gives her account of her meeting and time spent with Scott Peterson. She seems to have no regard for Lacy Peterson at all, only how she was affected by Scott Peterson. Read full review
Witness for the prosecution of Scott PetersonUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Any memoir based on the scandal of the moment must begin with a bang, and Frey's account of her relationship with Scott Peterson certainly does. The first seven pages race breathlessly through that ... Read full review
Please God tell me its not the same Scott Peterson 33
We have been praying for someone like you
Goodbye for now 155
The day you went to the police you became