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Posted on 08/21/2003 1:51:04 PM PDT by Destro
KNOW YOUR ENEMY: List of must read books exposing Islam
These books are must reads to armor your minds for the struggle against Islam, the oldest and most persistent threat to Western civilization.
KNOW YOUR ENEMY!
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Islam is a global, militarized terrorist organization
The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam : From Jihad to Dhimmitude : Seventh-Twentieth Century by Bat Ye'or, Miriam Kochan (Translator), David Littman (Translator)
Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries by Paul Fregosi
Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq
The Quest for the Historical Muhammad by Ibn Warraq (Editor), Ibn Warraq (Translator)
Islam Revealed: A Christian Arab's View of Islam by Anis A. Shorrosh
See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism by Robert Baer
American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson (Author)
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists Criminals & Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores by Michelle Malkin
Extreme Islam: Anti-American Propaganda of Muslim Fundamentalism by Adam Parfrey (Editor)
The Great Church in Captivity : A Study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Eve of the Turkish Conquest to the Greek War of Independence by Steven Runciman (Author)
Feel free to add your recommendations.
What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response by Bernard Lewis
I would add The Arab Mind, by Raphael Patai. I have the original 1973 edition, but there is a 2002 revised edition on Amazon.
I haven't read it myself but Paul Greenberg (The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) speaks very highly of it so I'll take recommend it on faith.
Two of the books on the table are by Bernard Lewis, the best guide available to Arabdom. Especially for Arabs. They read him for the same reason Americans read de Tocqueville. To see ourselves as others see us.
I have only one chapter to go in Professor Lewis The Crisis of Islam, and will hate to finish it. It will mean leaving his company. To read Bernard Lewis is like eating baklava: rich, delicious, leaving one not sated but wanting to taste just another morsel. To mention a few of his offhand observations:
"In current American usage, the phrase thats history is commonly used to dismiss something as unimportant, of no relevance to current concerns, and despite an immense investment in the teaching and writing of history, the general level of historical knowledge in American society is abysmally low. The Muslim peoples, like everyone else in the world, are shaped by their history, but unlike some others, they are keenly aware of it. "
"In the Western world, the basic unit of human organization is the nation, in American but not European usage virtually synonymous with country. This is then subdivided in various ways, one of which is religion. The Muslims, however, tend to see not a nation subdivided into religious groups but a religion subdivided into nations.
In the Arab world, Professor Lewis notes, "References to early, even to ancient history are commonplace in public discourse. In the 1980s, during the Iran-Iraq war, for instance, both sides waged massive propaganda campaigns that frequently evoked events and personalities dating back as far as the seventh century . It is hard to imagine purveyors of mass propaganda in the West making their points by allusions dating from the same period, to the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy in England or the Carolingian monarchs in France."
Im also re-reading Professor Lewis What Went Wrong a history of the Arab world thats more relevant than ever. Hes the kind of historian/author/teacher/gentleman whom you want to re-visit.
(Paul Greenberg in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, August 17, 2003)
For anyone who's read Schwartz's book, I'd recommend Michael Ledeen's "The War Against the Terror Masters" for the real scoop on Iran and the very real anti-US cooperation between Sunnis (Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.) and Shiites (Iran) that the State Department and Schwartz insist doesn't exist.
I have not read this book but have heard good things about it.
The Closed Circle by David Pryce-Jones - excellent read from the early 1990s about the nature of the Arab mind and how western principles of culture, freedom and the individual are completely incompatible with the Arabs and Islam.
The Haj fiction written by Leon Uris about the forming of Israel and the pathetic nature of the Arabs. Slanted by an easy read and informative.
Great list, thanks.
Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Rev 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads [were] as it were crowns like gold, and their faces [were] as the faces of men.
Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [the teeth] of lions.