It is difficult for Americans to comprehend the challenge to Western civilization from Islam and Islamist ideology. While our political leaders tell us constantly that we are not at war with Islam, the Obama administration will not acknowledge the fact that we are at war with Islamist ideology.

In a slim new volume of four essays, "Islam in our Midst: the Challenge to our Christian Heritage," Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo examines the roots of Islamist ideology and finds little difference between them and Islam itself as it is currently preached in the Muslim mainstream.

And therein lies the problem with Islam. "Politically correct approaches often present a sanitized view of Islam, ignoring its terrorist forms," Sookhdeo writes.

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