Because They Hate is a political wake-up call. Brigitte warns that the United States 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. Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel both tells her own story and outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.
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"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)
"Brigitte Gabriel's story is at once intensely personal and possesses global significance....[Her] 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))
My parents lived most of their lives in the arab world. We still speak a little arabic at home, so I was exposed to the arab media since a young age.
You have definitely described a situation that so few are aware of in the west, and you have described it better and clearer than I could put it myself.
Most of all, the message people should learn is about the horrific arab propaganda machine and the intimidation to western journalists reporting from the muslim world. Westerners are certain that they are exposed to free media, while they are being fed only parts of the truth due to insufficient reporting.
I lived in Denmark for a year and I met a russian friend who travelled the middle east.
This is what he told me, I will not add to his words: "We russians, we know the media is filled with propaganda sometimes and that journalists are threatened so they report only half of the truth sometimes. I had no idea how naive these danish people are, they cannot see the distortions in their media, and their arrogance makes them the most volnurable to the most basic muslim propaganda". Sadly, this is not only true for the danes.
Maybe the most eye-opening book I have ever read. Despite her struggles with the Islamic religion, her presentation of the evils of the Islamic religion is based mainly on fact. If you are at all interested in finding out why we are hated in the middle eastern region, please read this book.
Excellent audio book, narration by author is very effective. A must read-listen to learn what is driving the Muslim religion-culture. She clearly demonstrates that the violent,dishonest "extremist" Muslims are in fact following the teachings of their prophet Mohammed and have become the driving force of the religion. Those moderate Muslims, like those of Nazi Germany, are ineffective in quelling this movement due fear of death. Like the rise of Nazi Germany, the author cautions against appeasement and like Winston Churchill warns against this gathering storm.
You can't help but be impressed, sobered, scared, and angered by the true-life story told by Brigitte Gabriel. She is articulate, thoughtful, and brave and has seen radical Islam from a perspective few in the USA can share. Her great fear is that the same tragedy that befell Lebanon also awaits us because we too will fail to understand the enemy until it is too late. If you have ever worried that it may not be possible to negotiate with radical Islam, then this book will probably confirm your worst fears.
It is unfortunate, however, that the author doesn't limit her book to describing what she has seen and experienced, because when she wanders into analysis, generalizations, and solutions, her voice is not so sure.
For example, she vilifies the ACLU with a contempt that simply could not be conveyed if she weren't reading the book herself. It is also understandable that she would have a warm spot for Israel since they were much kinder to her than was her own country, but she puts Israel on a pedestal that the facts just don't support. Finally, she seems to jump from legitimate concerns about the threat of militant Islam to total support for everything the Right in this country has proposed without so much as glancing around for alternatives.
I found her story very compelling and frightening which I think was her main objective. However, I think her solutions could use some work.
If I could give this book a higher rating, I would. It is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I think everyone in the United States should listen or read this book. We need to know all that she is telling us. OPEN our eyes and take charge of our Country again. Thank you Brigitte for the information that you have given. I give you and high 10 on this book. You don't want to put it down. God Bless the USA.
I've listened to well over two dozen audio books from Audible. I'd have to say the Middle East, Israel, Islam, etc., are at the top of my reading and listening list.
I have read and listened to such great scholars, historians and writers as Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Dore Gold, Kenneth Timmerman, Bernard Lewis, Martin Gilbert, Paul Johnson, etc.
Brigitte Gabriel --- "Because They Hate" --- has got to be amongst the most riveting and captivating of all!
Why do I say this? Because unlike many of our great scholars and writers, Brigitte Gabriel lived it. She knows the Arab world and the Muslim-Arab mind on an intimate and a personal level. Her life's story in southern Lebanon is compelling, shocking, gripping and at times heartrending.
She speaks with passion and authority. I am not putting down scholarship and I will continue to study our many fine scholars and experts, yet this book is a must for anyone interested in the threat we face here in the west. It's superb!
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This is definitely a five star rating. Even as I listened more and more of what she said comes true. I hope some politicians take the time to read or listen. I want the book in my library.
This book should be required reading for all Americans especially those holding public office or working in the news media. The Author Brigitte Gabriel describes in detail how her Country Lebanon was destroyed and after years of terror she had to move to Israel and finally to the United States to flee the Palistinians and Islamist Terrorists who tried to assinate her.She is an intelligent author and brave Patriot. It is especially appropriate for those who blame America first and think it can't happen to us!
The author describes some gruesome things without being extremely graphic. This I can handle. She tells a story that Americans need to hear. She explains the why's of the Middle Eastern world. She tells of some things that Americans with a background of relative peace would not notice but that are necessary to our own survival in the very near future. This is a must read for Christians.
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