|Reza Aslan (1972–).|
There are those who will call [No god but God] an apology [for Islam], but that is hardly a bad thing. An apology is a defense, and there is no higher calling than to defend one’s faith, especially from ignorance and hate, and thus help shape the story of that faith.
(Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, updated ed. [New York: Random House, 2011], xxvi.)