Just like anyone else, I'm confused by all the counterclaims regarding Islam, so I figured I'd read "No god but God" and try to learn something. The guy's been on The Daily Show and/or The Colbert Report, and the Tavis Smiley show, which means that he's really credible, and the book backs that up.
(check out a Daily Show interview)
It discusses Islam from the beginning to now, and reminds us that at the beginning, Islam was a pioneer in democracy and womens' rights.
I also get the impression that it shares its coremost values with Christianity and Judaism.
This is a big deal