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5.0 out of 5 stars Frightening but pertinent and timeous warning, 19 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America (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.

Gabriel recounts her idyllic childhood in a peaceful and cosmopolitan land before the PLO and Lebanese Muslims launched a war against Lebanon's Christian population.
They were joined by Muslim terrorists pouring into Lebanon from as far afield as Somalia, Syria, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Libya and Egypt. Lebanon was turned overnight into a killing field.
Christian leftists who fought alongside the Palestinians for greater Islamic control over Lebanon, were so-blinded by their ideologically motivated self-righteousness that they did not see that they too as much targets as the general Christian population.
In Lebanon every person carried an identity document that identified their religion and what sect of religion they belonged to. Cars were stopped at PLO or Muslim, and if the Palestinians or Muslims realized that the occupants the cars were sprayed with bullets and the entire families inside, killed, with shouts of "Allahu Akbar".

Gabriel remembers her years as a frightened and starving child in a bomb shelter as missiles rained on her village from a nearby Muslim town.

Gabriel outlines the history of the 1982 Lebanon War from the perspective a victim of Palestinian/ Islamic ethnic cleansing and explains how Israel's eventual intervention (in response to murderous attacks by the PLO from Lebanon into Israel), was welcomed by the Christian Lebanese desperate to be rescued from the hideous genocide the Palestinians and Muslims, with the support of Syria, were inflicting on them.
Gabriel explains how Israel provided health care to all Lebanese, Christian and Muslims, and even Palestinians. They were treated free of charge in Israeli hospitals.
After Gabriel's mother was critically injured in a PLO shelling attack, she was transported to an Israeli hospital, where Gabriel recounts her amazement at the great kindness and love shown her by Israelis, who the Islamo-Leftist media had been so demonized in the eyes of Lebanese population by the Arab media and Islamo-Leftist PR propaganda machine.

Gabriel discovered how the Palestinian propaganda could not have been further from the truth, and that she had been told a fabricated lie by her government and culture about the Israel that was the opposite of reality
Israeli Jews were the only people in the world who realized what the Christian Lebanese were going through.

The Israelis were able to bring peace to the area and drive out the terrorists. Lebanon had been turned into a base of terror, but as always Israel was condemned for defending itself and the victims (both the Israelis and Christian Lebanese) were painted by the world media as the criminals.
The skirmish at the Sabra and Shatilla PLO camps in October 1982, in which several hundred Muslim terrorists from around the world, were killed (and a few civilian casualties) in a retaliation action by Christian Lebanese fighters provoked a hysterical world reaction. But the massacred of Christian Lebanese villagers, and the mass murder of Lebanese infants, children and women by the PLO and Muslim Lebanese for the seven years before that had elicited no reaction round the world whatsoever, as their continued atrocities would be ignored in the years to come.
She explains how the media fabricated lies and played a role as part of the PLO's propaganda machine in Lebanon and the The Land of Israel.

The second part of the book describes the presence of massive Islamic networks in the USA, how Arabic petro-dollars and nihilistic left wing ideologues use the media, civil society and universities in the USA to prepare the Islamic assault on the world's freedoms and demonize Israel and the West.
At universities across the USA students are being brainwashed in an anti-Western and Israel-hating diet that is shaping a hate-filled new generation. At university campuses murder of children is condoned and openly seen as justified by Muslim and hard left students.
Those who oppose the Islamo-Leftist nihilistic agenda are prevented from speaking at universities.

She clearly illustrates how Islamic radicals have made their goals of seizing power and imposing radical Islam clear to all. You can't read this book and not be ware of the threat the free world faces.
We are faced with a threat to the world as great as that faced by the Nazis in 1938, with the potential of death and destruction on a far greater scale than that of the Holocaust.
Gabriel explains how the USA and the West is being strangled by it's own political correctness.
As she so correctly points out : "There is no time for any more delusions. There is too much at stake. America needs to wake up from a gullible state of ignorant bliss, and start learning Islamic history. We must expose the truth and must get involved in ensuring that our elected officials have our support to throw political correctness in the garbage. We must clearly state that we are sick and tired of the lies and deception that we want to know the truth about the enemy we are fighting, and what we can do to win this war. Only then will we have a chance of winning this battle. Once our elected officials know that they can count on our support and not be demonized for stating the facts, they will be more courageous about coming out in the open and declaring war on our enemy."
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lexo1941 says:
"Timeous" is not a real word.

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LilianaM says:
and that's the only thing you have to say?
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