New Book by Harry J. Sweeney Details the Intricacies of Islam

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Author uses fiction to deliver deeper understanding of Muslim life.

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With a foreword penned by author and historian Dr. Steven Carol, “The Restless Wind and Shifting Sands” is an informative book that delivers an in depth understanding of the intricacies of the Islamic point of view.

According to a demographic study from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, Muslims comprise approximately 23 percent of the world’s population. But how much does the average American know about the third Abrahamic faith? “The Restless Wind and Shifting Sands” (published by iUniverse), the new book by author and Politico Mafioso staff commentator Harry J. Sweeney, seeks to enlighten readers about the truths and misconceptions of Islam.

Examining Islam through the eyes of three friends, a moderate, a mainstream follower and a radical, “The Restless Wind and Shifting Sands” uses conversations between a trio of friends to explain the three points of view. Their arguments present and describe important aspects of Islam, including but not limited to, honor killing, sharia, predestination, arranged marriages, important chapters of the Quran known as Suras, the role of women and many other factors of Muslim life.

The book’s three main characters are Iraqi Muslims residing in Iraq during the Iraq War. They are men of conscience who do not like everything they see around them, but for different reasons. It is these three differing views that “The Restless Wind and Shifting Sands” uses to inform readers of the spectrum of views in the Muslim world.

With a foreword penned by author and historian Dr. Steven Carol, “The Restless Wind and Shifting Sands” is an informative book that delivers an in depth understanding of the intricacies of the Islamic point of view.

“The Restless Wind and Shifting Sands”
By Harry J. Sweeney
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 536 pages | ISBN 9781440159299
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 536 pages | ISBN 9781440159312
E-Book | 536 pages | ISBN 9781440159305
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Harry J. Sweeney served in military intelligence for 20 years. While he spent two years in Berlin, the majority of his career was spent in Asia as an analyst and translator. After leaving military intelligence, Sweeney went on to spend another 20 years as a region chief for the U.S. Department of Education. He attended Yale, the University of Maryland, Temple University and Rutgers State University for undergraduate and graduate school. Sweeney is a regular speaker on Islamic matters for local and nearby communities providing frequent talks on recent issues.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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