Carol Fuller has always been curious about how the world works, and even while tending to her children often had a book of economic history, political science or sociology in her hand. Or she was saving newspaper clippings and internet printouts that offered enlightenment. She enjoys being free to peruse the great libraries in her area trying to make unusual connecttions among different academic disciplines, especially about the how and why of Islam.
Her college education was overbalanced in chemistry and biological sciences. Before tackling how Muslims are handicapped by inheritance laws and by their astonishing rejection of reason she wrote "The Muslim Economic Trap" emphasising both ecoomics and terrorism. (An earlier work presented a "Slice of American History" built around the experiences of her husband's extended family in colonial New England gradually moving to the Midwest.) Her feeling for Muslims for letting their law and theology make life so difficult for themselves is one of sympathy--and also hope.
Makes clear connections between the law of inheritance and the lag in prosperity and other acomplishments by Muslim peoples. The origins of low status of women are traced. Why Western inheritance is pro-prosperity.
Second part of book tells astounding early progress of Muslim scientists, then rejection of logic of Greeks causing precipitous decline in scientific advances and in amending laws.