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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (Jan. 8 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312358385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312358389
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With strident confidence, American Congress for Truth founder Gabriel rebukes the American public for being "weak, asleep or careless" in the face of Muslim terrorism. A Christian survivor of the vicious civil war between Lebanese Christians and Muslims in the 1970s, Gabriel leans on her own terrifying experiences to condemn Muslims, without apparent regard for their ethnicity, ideology or historical role. Consistently using the words "Muslim" and "Arab" as if they were interchangeable, she concludes that the U.S. is "facing total destruction" at the hands of people who are uncultured and cruel, and prescribes such solutions as "profile, profile and profile," and banning "hate education" in Islamic institutions. Though her writing is eloquent and her passion tremendous, Gabriel's strict dichotomy between "evil versus goodness" is too extreme to be informative. Readers will be forced to decide whether or not to accept her heart-felt bias. (Oct.)
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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.  The United States is the primary target as Islamic Radicalism attempts to spread its worldwide dominance.”

--Paul E. Vallely, Maj. General US Army (Ret.), FOX News Channel Military Analyst, and coauthor of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror

"Part memoir and part analysis of the social, political, and religious factors that created the current situation in the Middle East, Gabriel issues a clear warning."

--The Tampa Tribune

“Gabriel makes her case, but also offers a sound and powerful program of what we have to do as a nation and as individuals to stave off defeat by radical Islam.”

--The Bulletin 

"Gabriel believes the West is complacent about the threat posed by radical Islam. She learned while growing up Christian in Lebanon that Islamofascists are serious—and if we want to survive we better take them seriously. She speaks with the passion of a survivor who has seen death and destruction firsthand—and doesn't want America to suffer the same future as Lebanon."

--World Magazine




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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Tower on Dec 10 2009
Format: Paperback
Excellent read, a must for all who are interested on what is really behind Islam and the terror they are spreading though out the world.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Keith Pratt on Jan. 31 2007
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Never before have I been so moved by an author and her work, to find myself compelled to the point of obligation, to post this review. My very first. Many authors have written fine observations, some from first hand experience, such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her book "The Caged Virgin". Ms. Gabriel, an Arab Christian, will take you through her life as a little girl, growing up in South Lebanon, then thrust you suddenly into the true horrors, of what we all know happened during that time. If you are a parent, read what this child endured. If you are a compassionate soul, you will be moved to tears. If the sound of your child, screaming in distress for your help, rips your heart out, then find out why this happened to this little girl, and thousands more like her. Ms. Gabriel reminds us all, of what we should already know, but refuse to acknowledge. As of this reading, I know of no other author, who qualifies more to set us straight on this very simple question, who is the victim, and who is the aggressor? This strong, courageous women has survived what we cannot possibly imagine, and is now sharing her truth, to help us find ours. Regardless of your politics, we all owe her our respect. Please read her book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gaboora on Nov. 6 2014
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I am the same age as Brigitte Gabriel. I remember being baffled at the war in Beirut during the ‘70’s when I was a kid. It is no wonder that I was to remain puzzled for years about a conflict that was featured nightly on the news. The news was not as honestly covered on my three channels as it is in this book. While I sat on the couch trying to fathom the spin that was being put on the war, Brigitte Gabriel was living through the war that she would eventually spin out the truth of for my benefit. The trouble in Beirut, I now learn, was caused by the influx of Muslims into Lebanon who were bent on waging ‘holy war’ against the professing Christian populace there (pp. 35, 125.) “Lebanon was the first country to fall to Islam in modern times” (p. 124.) Lebanese Christians, according to what the author was taught and which she does not question, are of Phoenician descent. They are of Aramaic origin, meaning Canaanite, not Arabic (p. 10.) The majority of these are Maronite, as is the author (p. 11.) The Maronite religion is a Catholic sect whose focus is ritualistic and moralistic rather than theological (pp. 15, 114.) It seems a religion that one is born into, not ‘born again’ into.

Brigitte Gabriel grew up with a strong sense of purpose. This was due to her surviving the war in Lebanon as an only child born to aging parents in a culture that looks upon the birth of a girl with disdain. By adulthood, having lived like a rat in a bomb shelter for seven years, she emerged a determined woman destined to effect some change for the good. An act of courage got her her first job (p. 95.) An act of kindness led to her second job (p. 99.) Chance took care to hand her the third one (p. 104.) It was thus that this woman came out of obscurity all of a sudden as a young reporter of world news.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 18 2007
Format: Hardcover
This disturbing book is similar in structure to Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Now They Call Me Infidel by Nonie Darwish, being part autobiography and part warning to the West. The autobiographical section deals with the author's childhood in Lebanon which was happy and idyllic until the war broke out in 1975. Her family experienced seven years of hell as the political war soon became a religious war against Christians waged by the PLO and Lebanese radical Islamists.

It became a nightmare of murder, atrocity and destruction. She also witnessed at first hand how the terrorists manipulate the media, for example by launching missiles from Christian towns then blaming Israel for the retaliation that followed. They played the victim card very well, exploiting the clueless or complicit mass media at every turn. A good analysis of this phenomenon is available in The Other War by Stephanie Gutmann. When the Israelis invaded in 1982, the family finally managed to escape the horror by finding refuge in Israel. There they experienced kindness and compassion; she eventually became a journalist, married an American and moved to the USA.

The second part examines the history of the global jihad and how its hydra heads are sprouting in the West. The author considers Lebanon the early testing ground for the global ambitions of the Jihadis. In this section she delves into the Koran and compares the Western with the Islamist concepts of, among others: truth, life and human dignity. Pointing out the major differences, she shows how the radicals are using Western values like tolerance, the rule of law and free speech against the West.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Graham on Sept. 21 2014
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This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about his/her country. Do you want to live under Sharia law that chops the right hand and left foot off anyone who steals? That gives a raped victim to her rapist as his wife, if he pays a fine to the family? Do you want to live in a country where "dress police" beat anyone who shows some hair or a bare ankle?
This is the way it will be if Hamas, ISIS, the PLO, Hezbola and all the other Islamic terrorists get their way. They are determined to convert or destroy every infidel (read non-Muslim) in the world and create an Islamic Caliphate worldwide. By the year 2050, they just might accomplish that evil goal here in North America. Do you want your great grandchild ruled by such an evil entity? Read the book and find out for yourself what they are up to and how to stop them!! Knowledge brings power!
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