Andrew McCarthy’s new book explains why Islamic Democracy will always be an oxymoron [Yes, I know y’all understand what an oxymoron is but this offered an excuse to link to a fun site. I’m glad someone went to the trouble to create this page. And no, I don’t think the eternal perversions of language by Islamic dogmatists — e.g., “Arab Spring” — are funny, but if we don’t laugh they win. Besides, somewhere or other Mohammed said that laughter was wrong because when you opened your mouth to laugh the devil flew in. That or may not be the case. However, since Irishmen are full of the divil, Mohammed may have been right].
The full title of Mr. McCarthy’s book is Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy and it’s available in a paperback and Kindle.
This is the paperback version: Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy
Both versions share the same reader reviews. I always go to the lowest-rated reviews of any Amazon product, just because that’s often where you find the strange people. Not all the time, mind you, but frequently enough to be interesting. These are interesting — I especially like the image of the person who explained herself in this 3-star review.
First I try to imagine why she bought this as a gift. Is she sufficiently attached to some Islamophobe that she has to get them a present?? Poor woman. She buys the book and then opens it, going so far as to read the first twenty pages. Suddenly she comes to her senses, realizing she has a bad taste in her mouth. The request for a review comes from Amazon and Rhonda feels obliged to put down the minimum wording. She
I started reading this but since I got it for someone else I stopped reading. I did not enjoy it.
Being a perverse laughing Irishwoman I grok Rhonda’s review. I know I’ll like this book way past her twenty pages. Sadly, though, I don’t give her relationship with the recipient of her copy of Mr. McC’s book a five-star chance. She may be suffering from Spring Fever herself.