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Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs Hardcover – Oct 28 2008
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"Telling you things you may not want to know, but should, Lloyd James handles this text professionally and easily." ---AudioFile --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Truth about Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion.
Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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One taxi driver refused to pick up passengers carrying alcoholic beverages at the Minneapolis airport because to do so would "insult Islam." Soon other drivers joined the embargo against passengers with alcohol. The city tried a system using different colored taxis to accommodate the drivers who were and weren't willing to transport alcohol, but the system broke down. Within three months 5,400 passengers were denied service. The drivers claimed that they were defending "freedom of religion." In fact, Spencer shows that no one was preventing the drivers from practicing Islam. What the drivers were doing was "asserting sharia norms over non-Muslims." Had the precedent been allowed, what was to prevent drivers from refusing to carry passengers with pork products, or an unmarried couple?
Spencer shows that it is the Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 in Egypt by Hassan al Banna, which is directing these and other incursions into the unalienable rights which Americans blithely take for granted. The Muslim American Society is the Brotherhood's front organization in America, and the Council of Islamic-American Relations is its political arm. These organizations reject peaceful coexistence, reject moral equivalence, and reject pluralistic governance. Resistance to jihad is not bigoted, racist, hatemongering, or Islamophobic; it is self defense against the war Muslims are obliged to wage against us. For them to live peacefully with us is to insult the prophet Muhammad.
You will not have to believe Spencer. His argument is most forcefully made by Islam's governance documents, the Qur'an and the Hadith (traditions of the prophet), and by Muslim writers and speakers themselves. Spencer quotes Islam's words verbatim and shows that there is no scope for compromise in the mandate to convert us, extract jizya (humiliating tax on non-Muslims), or kill us. These are their sole options and they mean business. America's very openness, its civil rights, its democratic ideals and institutions, and its tolerance create a vulnerability which Muslims use against us.
Spencer hails Representative Sue Myrick (R-NC) for her ten point plan to counter jihadist activity in the United States. The Myrick Plan is a commonsense list of urgently needed tools and policies. No rational person could object to a single one of them. So who objects? The Council on Islamic-American Relations for starters. At what point will Americans wake up to the threat of Islamic jihad? When Islamic students in Brooklyn start wearing tee shirts emblazoned with "Intifada in USA?" Guess what? The school principal tried to defend the students' rights to flaunt their violent intents.
Jihadis in America will continue to press forward with their "right" to subjugate us; is it their sworn religious duty. You will either accept their gradual incursions, this "stealth jihad," or you will find the courage to resist. The more of us who are exposed to the thoughts of Spencer and other banner carriers for the resistance, the less effective the jihadis will be. It's your America; keep it that way.
But as the tireless, prolific Robert Spencer details in his latest book, the threat is no less real and isn't only about overt acts of terrorism. It's a decades-long subversive effort, on behalf of a totalitarian ideology, to tear down America and the West from within, using our own freedoms and cultural openness to erode those freedoms and literally subjugate us.
Sounds far-fetched? It's precisely such skepticism and overconfidence that keeps too many of us from acknowledging the imminent danger. Europe is already nearly a lost cause, and it's happening in America as well. It's only a question of whether we'll recognize the threat and push back, or keep giving gradual ground until our way of life is no longer. And that's the value of this book: to educate us about the implacable ideology of our enemy, to expose the various fronts on which this covert battle is being waged - legal, political, educational and cultural - and to offer suggestions as to how to take action.
The book's not long but covers a lot of ground. It's scholarly but a quick and compelling read. I can't recommend it enough, if only because its message is literally critical for America's survival. You'll be disturbed and outraged, but inspired as well.
In the coming months you will see the usual reviews here attempting to smear Mr. Spencer as a racist and "Islamophobe," and to trash the book as a pack of lies - reviews usually from customers who clearly haven't even read the book. One thing you won't see is any such reviews disproving or even addressing his arguments, because the book is thoroughly researched and seamlessly argued, as are all his books. Just remember that 1) Islam isn't a race, and 2) Islamophobia is nothing but trumped-up name-calling designed to silence the critics of radical Islam. We need such courageous critics as Mr. Spencer.
This is and always has been the most insidious form of jihad against us, and we need to be aware of it, speak out against it, and defeat it.
Spencer lays it all out clearly, convincingly, and in his usual scholarly fashion.
DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK! Read it, pass it on to your family and friends, send copies of it to your Politicians and law enforcement.
Step Two: Read Robert Spencer's "Stealth Jihad." No, I mean really read it. Word for word. Fact-check it.
Step Three: If you value freedom of speech, freedom of religion, human equality, human rights, and the pursuit of happiness, you are now concerned about stealth jihad.
Spencer's critics, in posts here and elsewhere, marshal a shopworn series of gripes that are simply not believable to anyone who has ever read a word that Spencer has written.
Bogus criticism number one: "Spencer is a racist." Islam is an ideology, not a race. Muslims, like Communists or Capitalists or UFO Conspiracy Theorists, can be any nationality and any color. In virtually everything he publishes, Spencer repeats, ad infinitum, that most Muslims are not at all interested in jihad.
Bogus criticism number two: "Spencer is an Islamophobe." "Islamophobe" is a word invented to stop any thought about Islam. Those who accuse others of being "Islamophobic" reveal themselves to be free-speech opponents whose goal is the silencing, by any means necessary, of any critique of Islam. People who deploy the made-up term "Islamophobia" are the white-collar allies of the Muslim who stabbed filmmaker Theo Van Gogh to death for criticizing Islam.
Bogus criticism number three: "Spencer is not fluent in Arabic." Spencer knows Islam backward and forward. In debates, visible on the web, Spencer bests the most highly-placed Islamapologists.
Bogus criticism number four: "Other religions say scary things." If you know nothing about comparative religion, this argument may fool you. Advice: study religion. Read the Bible, the Vedas, the Sutras, the Koran. You will rapidly discover that religions are different. Islam is the youngest of the world's large faiths. Its scripture is very short, and was composed by one man - Mohammed. The job of a Muslim is to submit. A Muslim who changes his mind about Islam is punished with death. Followers are commanded to war for the day when Islam reigns supreme on the entire planet. The teachings of other faiths, no matter how outlandish, do not parallel Islam's features of unquestioning submission on pain of death, jihad, sharia, gender apartheid, dhimmitude, and its rigid rejection of any self-criticism, and resultant evolution.
Bogus Criticism number five: "Spencer serves imperialist power." No. As "Stealth Jihad" demonstrates, petroleum purchases politicians, universities, and immunity from criticism. Spencer is David against Goliath.
"Stealth Jihad," in Spencer's signature step-by-step, factually supported style, argues two things: Islam is a supremacist ideology that demands that its adherents fight ceaselessly to establish, not parity with, but dominance over, the rest of the people on planet Earth. Spencer backs up this assertion with endless quotations from key, canonical, Islamic texts, central events from Muslim history, and direct quotes from Muslim activists in the United States, describing their own activities as a quest for domination and the reduction of non-Muslim Americans to inferior, dhimmi status: their words, their plans.
Why "stealth" jihad? Stealth jihadis, as they themselves describe it, are using Political Correctness to create, as they themselves put it, a "state within a state," which will serve as a foothold to eventual domination. Stealth jihadis hijack the American Civil Rights movement. "We are just like Martin Luther King!" they speciously claim.
What does this state look like? "Stealth Jihad" describes it: Public, tax-supported swimming pools are closed - no coed swimming is allowed. American Muslim schools teach American Muslim children to fight ceaselessly against non-Muslims, not to take non-Muslims as friends, that Christians and Jews are monkeys and pigs (all quotes from the Koran), and that Islam - not the country in which they live - is their only authority, and that the umma, the world community of Muslims - is their only community.
Where might all this lead? A thorough reply is found in Andrew Bostom's "The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism." This priceless, 766-page book provides an exhaustive and sobering account of how dhimmis are treated in Muslim societies. Non-Muslims have been crucified, in accord with the Koran (5:33), enslaved, massacred, blown up, forced to wear distinctive patches (sometimes in the shape of a monkey or a pig), taxed, humiliated, refused the right to wear a cross or build a church, refused the right to ride a horse...you get the idea. Converts to Islam received lots of incentives, including, for example, the right to lay claim to all of their non-Muslim relatives' property.
Spencer sites France, Belgium, and Sweden, where there are, today, no-go areas. Police and ambulances, as a matter of public policy, will not enter Muslim districts. This surrender of formerly European soil to Islam renders these areas havens for gang rape of non-Muslim women, drug dealing, and the beating of Jews.
The mistreatment of minorities in Muslim majority countries is not random, not the result of a bad harvest or a cruel leader, not something that was ever corrected by other Muslims. As Spencer shows, these policies are consistent with the supremacist imperative central to Islam. Stealth jihadis, as they themselves state, are working right now to establish these policies in the United States. If members of any other group were working for an overthrow of the United States, we would take action. In his final chapter, Spencer argues that we should not allow Political Correctness' ban on criticism of Islam to prevent us from taking necessary action now to protect, for our grandchildren, the freedom we inherited from our courageous forebears.
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