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By Scott R. Shelhamer on 04-27-06
Read this book
Very good and interesting book, it is slanted to the right but so am I. It will definitely make you think about the future with Islam on the war path. It is time to protect our futures.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Joe on 03-09-06
Some Points but Overly Alarmist
The author raises a few points that could be valid but he seems a little bit one-dimensional to me in his presentation. Muslims come to be portrayed, almost exclusively, as radicals who must have alterior motives. Therefore, we all better be alert or the bogeyman (aka Muslims) will be coming for us. Or, so I would presume this is where the author is going. At its best, this book gives some interesting historical and current affairs data. But, I am afraid, it degenerates too much into a right wing rant as we obviously all are not just alert enough to what the "Muslims" have in store for us! Nonetheless, if you are interested in politics and these kinds of issues, as I am, go ahead and buy the book. I didn't agree with the author but nonetheless was able to get a sense of how the right positions itself on this matter.
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By Scott on 03-20-06
He's right, but there's no reason here to believe him. That he works for a right-wing newspaper doesn't help his credibility. If you already think we're in trouble, it's validating. If you already think it's all hype, you'll see right through it. If you're one of the three people that's actually trying to figure this stuff out, it won't help.
7 of 17 people found this review helpful
By Todd on 06-17-09
Pure unadulterated cultural bigotry
Blankley offers up some clever rationalizations for Americans and Europeans to feel justified in holding on to their ethnic and cultural bigotry. Early on he asks the question, Is Islam incompatible with democracy in that in a democracy, the will of man decides over the will of god? And according to the Qur'an, a true Islamic state is governed by the will of god, the will of Allah. That won't do for us. No more videos of The Love Boat guys. They hate our freedoms, and our way of life. Yes he quotes George Bush. He even advocates a declaration of war, a religious crusade against Islamic Jihad calling on all those in the sleeping religious right to rise up and finish the job the admirable president Bush started. Preserve our Judeo Christian values and to hell with political correctness, and to hell with the French too. He falls short of scape-goating the Jews and praising the Arian race. But replace militant Moslem with Jew, and his rhetoric sounds a lot like the rise of Nazi nationalism in the 30's. Credibility is lost when he defends his ideology with the shameful historical precedent of American incarceration of Japanese American citizens during WWII based totally on their ethnic background, not rule of law. He insults journalists on the left who unlike him, do back up their points with documented fact, not fear. Then out comes the bible to rally around, for unlike those decadent atheist Europeans, Americans are people of faith. This is just another Christian fascist's load of propaganda that ironically preaches the same kind of bigotry and hate that challenges the darkest corners of the world. Don't buy it. We are a better people than this.
5 of 16 people found this review helpful