Glad we agree on the definition of a Holy war ....
However, whilst I agree that Herve's experiences have impacted his objectivity re: Islam et al, and that a minumum requirement to even engage in such a topic would require lengthy structured study of the subject in order to formulate well founded debate - I do think that you are more than a little guilty of muddying the waters as well
Having had the opportunity to read his book and having the perspective of having worked within the same group of companies, I can and do testify to the legitimacy of his story with regards to his employer, the modus operandi engaged to corner employees, the fuzzy boundaries between local companies and the judiciary, the fact that influence can and is brought to bear on the judiciary by local companies to secure a favourable outcome and more over, the fact that he escaped rather than leaving the country via DXB airport is the truth.
You are asking us to discount his escape story as a work of fiction by positing that as a fact, a fact that you have determined should be ruled on by you. Sorry Shaf but you are incorrect in your assumption.
Furthermore by extention you brand any interpretation that he may have, as similar fantasy.
Your argument is moot, you cannot quote chapter and verse that says whats said is absolute expect where it isn't, and if it isn't, the interpretation of another meaning is subject to a divine understanding, and anyone that choses to question the ambiguity is looking for an answer that suits them (ergo bad).
You are doing exactly what the Christian Fundimentalists do when cornered, take out the "fatith" card, the magic membership subscription, the ultimate get out. You have it or you don't. (Wanna guess where I stand?)
With regards to Herve, you speak from a position of not knowing the truth, not having been there or subsequently met the man , seen the documentation or even the unpublished photos and emails.
So, with respect, it might it be better if you were rephrase your previous statement as ...
"Herve is indeed free to recount his story, which in my limited opinion are works of fiction, and put them up for sale ..."