It occurred to me that given current events many of the list
might want to read a succinct authoritative discussion of Islam.
"Saudi Aramco World" published by Saudi Aramco offers
"Islam:FAQs" by John L. Esposito as a convenient pull-out section in the
September/October 2003 issue.
BTW this magazine is free to all who want to request it and
offers an excellent insight into the world of the Middle East. I find
It does so without using charged language.