I presume this is on the short list of almost everyone reading this forum.
Wafa Sultan, who became a YouTube superstar for telling off a Muslim cleric an Al Jazeera, interleaves her personal story with commentary on what’s wrong with Muslim society. She describes her family history born to a young second wife her father took after his first wife’s sons all died in an epidemic. After some family deaths, she lives her later childhood in her liberal uncle’s house and attends the university to become a gynecologist. While residenting in a gynecological office, most of her patients are accidental pregnancies who want an abortion and restoration of their virginity (traditionally tested in the Arab world by putting a cloth under the betrothed and observing blood after the marriage is consummated). To her employer, this is an opportunity to demand high fees.
Because of her educated, liberal, family, her husband visits Britain for a three-month assignment and decides the family must emigrate. They move to Los Angeles, where Wafa begins writing essays on Western life that are circulated in the Arab world. This launches her celebrity career that eventually puts her on Al Jazeera.
Her view of Islam is that it is a codified extension of the pre-Islamic Arab culture. In that land, water and food were scarce (hence the view of paradise and full of rivers and fruit) and raid and plunder an accepted part of tribal existence. Muhammed’s story is a series of raids, and most Islamic law regards the division of spoils and the justifications for raiding another tribe. Women of course were part of the booty and hence their status as property.
Sultan does not believe that Islam within its traditional Arab boundaries contains the motivation for improvement. Their is no real ethical system or even a concept of responsibility for moral failing or societal betterment. Outside the Arab lands, where the people do not speak Arabic, they mouth empty phrases they do not understand and praise Allah without considering what that means. She thinks there might be more hope to reform those places that have contact with outside influences.