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BECAUSE THEY HATE: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America [Paperback]

Brigitte Gabriel
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10 Mar 2008
A New York Times bestseller, "Because They Hate" is a political wake-up call told through a very personal memoir frame. Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975, she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. "Because They Hate" warns that the U.S. is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way Lebanon was - radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Gabriel saw this mission start in Lebanon, and she refuses to stand by silently while it happens in America. Gabriel sees in the West a lack of understanding and a blatant ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She also points out mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years.Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, "Because They Hate" tells Gabriel's personal story as well as outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Griffin; 1st St. Martin's Griffin Ed edition (10 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312358385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312358389
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.8 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Brigitte Gabriel's story is at once intensely personal and possessing global significance . . . the story of her family and her childhood encapsulates the threat that faces the entire free world today. Brigitte Gabriel's words should be read, and studied carefully, by all the law enforcement and government officials of the West -- as well as by everyone who values freedom." -- Robert Spencer, author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)""Her writing is eloquent and her passion tremendous"--"Publishers Weekly" """Brigitte Gabriel eloquently reminds America what is truly at stake in this struggle against terrorism: our families, our way of life, and our hopes. Ms. Gabriel's personal account of her own experience is riveting, compelling and spellbinding. This is a must read for the entire American public . . . "Because They Hate" contains monumental revelations that will shock and disturb you. But it is also a story of an indomitable spirit--Brigitte's-- that will move you."--Steve Emerson, author of "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Amongst Us, "Executive Director, the Investigative Project on Terrorism"[Brigitte Gabriel's] writing is a critical wake-up call to Americans as we face the threat of takeover by jihadists. We are glad to be able to help her share her story with God-fearing, patriotic Americans who care about the truth and want to learn about the threat every nation throughout the world is facing from radical Islam."--Paul F. Crouch, Jr., Vice President of Administration, Trinity Broadcasting Network "A compelling and captivating personal story with a powerful lesson about threats to freedom in our time."--R. James Woolsey, Director of Central Intelligence, 1993-95""Because They Hate" should be read by all to understand radical Islam. . . This book gives dire warning of what is to come if the democratic and Western world does not take responsible action to protect its people and societies. T

About the Author

BRIGITTE GABRIEL is a US-based journalist and news producer who started her career as an anchor for "World News," an evening Arabic news program. As a terrorism expert and the founder of the nonprofit organization ACT! for America, Brigitte Gabriel travels widely and speaks regularly on topics related to the Middle East. She has addressed audiences at the FBI, the United States Special Operations Command, the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Joint Forces Staff College, among others.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frightening but pertinent and timeous warning 19 Oct 2008
Format:Hardcover
In this frightening but pertinent and timeous warning this courageous woman of truth and vision, Brigitte Gabriel, warns the USA and the world of the danger faced by Islamo-Fascism, and how ignoring or appeasing this threat will result in the ruthless and bloody islamification of the USA and other Western societies unless we face this cancer and act now.

Gabriel points out how "Today, radical Islam's war rages with varying degrees of intensity throughout the world, not only against Christians and Jews in the West but also against Hindus, Buddhists, Copts, indeed all non-Muslim infidels. The radical Islamists decree of zealotry even has them attacking other denominations within Islam itself. Islamic radicals are instigating and perpetuating terrorist campaigns, insurgencies, civil wars, minority suppression and ethnic cleansing and/or genocide in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Chad, Chechnya, Dagestan, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kashmir, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, the Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, territories administered by the Palestinian authority, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, the United States of America, Yemen and Zanzibar".

Brigitte Gabriel, lived as a ten year old girl through the terror as of Muslims from across the world flooded into Lebanon to wage a bloody and ruthless jihad against Lebanese Christians in which over 60 000 Lebanese Christian men, women and children were butchered. A horrific exercise in ethnic cleansing that was ignored by the world and by those who's self-proclaimed task was to stand up for human rights.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frightning Read 27 May 2012
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Anyone who cares about Western Civilization and it's values should read this book. Brigette is a strong and brave woman. I highly recommend her book and also her Youtube speeches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brave woman 23 July 2014
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This lady is a Lebanese version of Ali Ayaan Hirsi. A brave woman indeed. Read of her life in Lebannon and how as a youth she was taught that Israel was the enemy and athreat to her and her family. Then the P.L.O moved in and Lebannon which was a little bit of Europe and democracy in the region was turned into a barbaric war zone. read how she ended up in Israel and saw that what she had been taught as a youth was all lies. A fascinating read and testimony of her life. How far she has come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Factually Correct Though Politically incorrect 30 Dec 2013
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Ignore the one star reviews, these are from people who have never touched the book, there is a Muslim website telling them to review this one star to hide the truth!
This is without a doubt the most important thing you will ever read, Buy it for everyone for Christmas and birthdays, there should be one of these in every door of every house.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brave women 27 Feb 2014
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Not a comfortable read, but one that will open your eyes to what is behind the news. A lot of the violence and hate is ingrained in the cultures and the social pressure, that goes with it. This true story is like a sojourn and a survival of coming out from under the blanket of deception in her part of the Middle East, including her own Christian culture. This book will help you see a truer picture of what motivates Islam and the emptiness of that path and the danger that it is to the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 18 Oct 2006
Format:Hardcover
First hand account of life in Lebanon. Gives insight into today's issues from an insider perspective. Goes beyond the surface treatment we receive in the daily news. Must read !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lessons We Must Learn 28 Mar 2007
Format:Hardcover
Lebanon used to be a bright spot in a very dark Middle East. It was a rare democracy with a Christian majority. Muslims and non-Muslims could live together in peace and calm, even at the political level. It was a beacon of hope and freedom to the surrounding Arab nations. The Lebanese had the highest standard of living in the area. In many ways it seemed more like a Western nation, and Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East.

But all that changed in 1975 when radical Muslims from surrounding nations declared jihad on the Lebanese Christians, and poured into Southern Lebanon to set up a Muslim state. Radical Muslims who hated democracy and wanted to impose Sharia law turned the Lebanese oasis into a hell hole.

Among those who lived through the terror was one young Maronite Christian girl, Brigitte Gabriel. She was ten years old when the rape of Lebanon began. For the next seven years she and her family would spend most of their time living in an underground bomb shelter, enduring the onslaught of Islamist anger and fury.

She witnessed firsthand the murder, rape, hatred and genocide of a once-great land. She experienced the terror, ethnic cleansing, and dictatorship of Muslim radicals. And she also saw how these Islamists masterfully controlled and manipulated the media, to make it look like they were the good guys, and the Christians and Jews were the source of evil in the region.

This book tells her story in chilling and moving detail. But the book is much more than a personal story. It is also a warning. It is a warning to America and the West that the very thing that happened to Lebanon is now happening to all Western democracies. Radical Muslims have declared a holy war against the West, and made clear their intention of destroying it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An imperative warning that must be heeded.
This is a very important book to read. Brigitte Gabriel writes from her own traumatic experience in Lebanon during the Muslim war against the Christians. Read more
Published 12 days ago by larni
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy for those waking up
Excellent description of what a vile CULT are doing to the world. Destroying it.
People everywhere, seriously need to WAKE UP AND REALISE that islam is NOT a "religion of... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Stormme Jayde
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
Should be made compulsory reading for all non-Arabic nations. Sheds new light on the causes and ambitions of the current middle east wars; and the accuracy of media reports.
Published 21 days ago by Seacaves
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this is a wakeup call to every one that loves this country
Published 21 days ago by Roy French
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An incredible story. Balanced and yet brutally honest.
Published 22 days ago by wendy c
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic insight into why Islam is a danger to the world.
A very powerful account of how Islam can very quickly take away your comfortable life and peaceful existence. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Shrimpfarmer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book
This book is informative of Islam and their hatred against Christians and Jewish Israelis. It show that Israel is not the aggressor the world labels it to be. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Eileen Wincentzen
1.0 out of 5 stars A dose of reality is needed here.
I have just rented this book from my local library, as I have no intention of spending my hard earned money, the royalties of which will no doubt end up in the pockets of a racist... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Canopus72
4.0 out of 5 stars One side of a story
This book describes the fall from power of the Lebanese Maronites and the ensuing civil war.

Ms Gabriel's experience is written exclusively from the point of view of the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Atlanta
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth about Islam
My thanks go to Ms Gabriel for having the courage to speak the truth, for this matters to all of us in the West. Read more
Published 13 months ago by ralphy
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