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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.
You will never read a more powerful, intimately revealing book about Arabs and their culture.
There are so many myths about Arab Muslims' history. Pryce-Jones grew up among the Muslim Arabs, has a deep love for them, but he's one of those people who refuse to accept sentimental deceits in the place of reality.
Bat Ye'Or has written several books on Islam and its treatment of 'infidels'. Every one of her books is packed with specific, brutal, historical information. She is an exacting professional historian, and is another who refuses the mish-mash of sentimental multiculturalism.
I have bought and read nearly all the authors you list, Destro, though there's a couple I haven't read and will now get. Thanks for the post.
(PS....immediately following September 11, I began reading about Islam, which I knew nothing about. I looked everywhere for a copy of Pryce-Jones' book The Closed Circle, but everyone had already sold out their used copies. It was out of print at that time. Finally, I found a copy listed by a little book shop in India and ordered it...paid something like $8 total for the book and shipping. When the postman brought my package to the door, he gave me a very hard looking-over. I quickly explained what the package was, even tore the flimsy paper off to show him. He looked relieved and left. I was so glad he was so alert at that scary time!)
Why in the world would anyone want to discredit an entire religion based on the few wacko radicals, even if there are major elements within the faith that are pure evil? I can't think of a single race, creed, or religion that hasn't currently, or in the past, used the devout to reek havoc on others.
You are what you pretend to despise, a hate monger, whether you like it or not, and I for one couldn't sleep tonight if I let you pass without being exposed in the light, like the vermin you undoubtedly are!
I want this thread to remain so others can read my post and make up their own mind! There is no doubt that you and your comrades would be the first to condemn anyone that would say such things about your faith or race... You sick hypocritical creep!
I reject Satan and all his works - Ptew
I reject Satan and all his works - Ptew
I reject Satan and all his works - Ptew
Really? Then why is it I can post something so uncharacteristically critical of my faith?
Dare a Muslim to do that!
You are a prime example of the difference between liberals and conservatives. Conservatives seek out knowledge and will read many different authors to get at the facts. Liberals are convinced they need study NOTHING because they are pure in their emotions. Facts are irrelevant to you. Even people, such as the lives of poor Iraqis or the lives of the 3,ooo on 9/11, are irrelevant. It's all about you feeling righteous....your ignorance is the foundation of your hate-filled arrogance.
The Quest for the Historical Muhammad by Ibn Warraq (Editor), Ibn Warraq (Translator
What the Koran Really Says, Edited and Translated by Ibn Warraq
Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, Edited by Ibn Warraq
I saw Ibn Warraq (pseudonym) on C-SPAN2 recently. This guy is incredible. He was reading from the last book on the list above. He had to appear wearing large dark glasses and a wig because of a Rushdie-type problem. He has a fascinating website where the statements of people who have left Islam are collected: www.secularislam.org
I also highly recommend this book. I have read it over and over again and it's still interesting.
Are you calling me a liberal you dipweed. Read my post again. I will match my conservatism with any on the forum, and particularly on this thread. You can pick your enemies by their actions, and I will cover your flank, but I caution you to shorten your broad brush, encouraging hatred that includes old women and young innocent children.
By G. Horton
The long out of print, well known book "THE BLIGHT OF ASIA" was published in 1926 in the USA and written by the American General Consul in Smyrna in 1922, who was an eye witness of all the perils of that city and of its Christian inhabitants at the hands of the Muslim Turks. This testimony comes from a high-ranking American diplomat, who served in this capacity in that part of the world for about 30 years, and was therefore a knowledgeable and impartial source.
This book is made available in web format thanks to S. Georgiadis, a Rear Admiral of the Hellenic Navy (Ret). [March 2001]
You think it's just a few wackos who are discrediting the entire religion? Where were the moderates after 9/11/01? The silence of the moderates was DEAFENING!!!
Where were the moderates after this week's double bombing, first at the UN building in Iraq, then on a bus in Israel? Again, the silence of the moderates was DEAFENING!!!
Where are the moderates of Islam who should be speaking out about what their fellow radical Muslims are doing? I haven't heard a word. Have you? I haven't seen moderate Muslims clamoring for their voices to be heard, condemning these barbaric attacks. Again, the silence of the moderates is DEAFENING!!!
Not one word from any Muslim from 9/11/01 on. Running to get my earplugs.
The religion discredits itself. The Koran demands the en-slavement and death of non-muslims. It calls for a disgusting treatment of their own women. It creates unhappy dictitoral societies. The religion is the problem not just the few wackos actually following the religion in the way they are told to do in the koran.
One should know ones enemy to be prepaired for the fight to come. The only reason one would defend this religion is if you are a muslim or ill-informed.
Since this not the first time you have compaired islam as equal to other religions in their teachings I guess it is ill-informed.
You're absolutely right.
That thoughtless 98% positively ruins it for the 2% of "good" muslims.