Karen Armstrong is probably the most acclaimed and acknowledged scholar on comparative religion today.
For those of you who are interested, this will be one of the best talks you will hear on the broad subject.
For those of you settled in the west, this will be especially useful to pass on to a western friend who wants to get some very basic sense of Islam and where and how rivalry between Islam and Christianity originated.
Because Armstrong is white, she will be found to be more credible to a white audience.
This may also be very instructive for your kids if they are coming of age.
Maj. Ret. Saeed Malik