Although Fatah's book challenges angry Muslims to stop incorrectly blaming Jews, Fatah also says the long-term solution to their hatred is to end Western expansionism in Muslimmajority lands.
A Muslim professor at the University of Alberta offers a broader perspective than Fatah on Muslim political developments in his new book, The Contemporary Arab Reader on Political Islam.
Tired of non-Muslims creating the framework of debate, Ibrahim Abu-Rabi has brought together dozens of political Muslim thinkers to explain what is really underway in the oil-rich Middle East.
In the West, political Islam, known as Islamism, "has replaced communism as public-enemy No. 1," Abu-Rabi writes in a valuable introduction to his collection.
"The current revival and even strength of Islamism is due to the fact that the West considers it as its primary enemy," he adds. In other words, Western leaders' relentless denunciations of Islam have created a siege mentality among its followers.
As a result, much of the Arab masses, who have suffered under authoritarian leaders such as Mubarak (a "friend" of the West), see upholding Islamic values as a route out of their oppression.
"There is no doubt that the solidification of the dictatorial state in the Arab world," Abu-Rabi writes, "and the increased materialism and avarice of the ruling classes led to a major religious backlash in contemporary Arab societies."
Abu-Rabi makes a persuasive argument that Arabians are rising up against decadent regimes "because they have failed to articulate the Islamic vision of social justice and effect a more or less equal distribution of wealth."
Possibly because he is a non-Muslim who can freely speak his mind in "retirement," Fuller's well-written book may be the most valuable for the non-specialist trying to figure out what forces are at play in this historic time in the Middle East and beyond.
Fuller has spent more than two decades as a senior intelligence officer in Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, North Yemen and Afghanistan. He knows Chinese, Russian, Turkish and Arabic.
With his Muslim expertise, Fuller rose to become vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, and later a senior political scientist at the influential RAND thinktank. Based on his vast experience, Fuller generally opposes the way the West has for decades become embroiled in Muslim countries.
He wrote a blunt opinion piece last week on the eruptions in Egypt for the Christian Science Monitor.
Such an uprising was inevitable, he says, because of the "long and ugly pattern of harsh, incompetent and corrupt rule that sucks optimism, hope and creativity out of these societies and makes them breeding ground for radicalism."