You will be fascinated by this fast-paced, objective history of the world from a perspective you never imagined. Current events come into focus in the back drop of 1,400 years of unbelievable yet true events. Thousands of books, documents and articles have been researched over several years in preparation for this book. In 2006, Keith Ellison became the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress. He swore in on a Qur'an. Most Americans know little about the Qur'an, who wrote it and how Islam spread. Within 100 years of Mohammed's death, his followers conquered North Africa, the Holy Land, Persia, Spain - from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. President Barak Obama stated in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009: “Islam has always been a part of America’s story.” Indeed, Islam has affected the Western World from 622 AD to today’s headlines.