This is a very good review (qua review, I mean).
Rawi Hage should read The Gift of Rain. It might inspire him to temper his view of organized religion, which is precisely as extreme as what he objects to. Organized religions, like the human beings who are their members, are an admixture of good, bad, smart, dumb, kind, cruel. They keep people away from God as often as they bring them to Him. But to take an all or nothing attitude toward them is itself a characteristic of fanaticism.