As a student of history, this book opened my eyes in a way that many years of historic study never did. The author relays how his father oft told him that the next major World War would be a Middle Eastern centered and pointed out to this author how daily events were moving that toward fruition. The author assumed this was parental rantings, later in his 30's, he began to see the wisdom of his father's insights, for the next 20 years he did extensive digging and documenting of the history of Islam, Arabs and the Persians (who are the only followers of Islam in that region, who are not of Arabians -which is important and detailed) and the Jewish nation. I have never heard nor read anything that was so well substantiated in historical document, extensive sources are quoted and the confluence of the events to come are very clear.
I have suggested this book to many people as a reference to understanding day's events. The author's presentation is not drum beating or hysterical, which makes it even more convincing, the facts truly speak for themselves. If you have any question that today's events are more of the same old stuff, then you must read this book. The foundation has clearly been laid, Islam has no desire nor have they truly signaled that their plan is to remain in the Middle East alone. Their plan is of world domination and they have been very successful in their planning, their Koran allows them to lie to anyone who is not of Islamic faith and their documented promises and doing the opposite is shown over and over again. To think these people lack the education, resources or planning is ignorance of their absolute dedication they have to their brothers and to Allah.
I wish I could give this book to my 8th grade History teacher, who said they worship the same God as the Christians and the Jews. They certainly would not agree with such summary! Those who do not follow Allah are infidels. If this is reflective of a history teacher's understanding in the U.S., we better get busy educating ourselves!
Skip all the talking heads, read the culmination of many years research carefully laid out in this book and have your eyes opened to reality.
on July 14, 2010
Though written in the nineties, this book is even a more timely source for understanding the threat of Islamic terror in 2010. Heavily referenced, well written, and to the point; the reader will learn the history, the methods, and the real intent of Israel's greatest threat. Since I believe, as does the author, that Israel is the "canary in the coal mine" ( my quotes ), what befalls her, will befall western civilization. Why do political leaders ignore the obvious? The book explains how history has been rewritten by aggressive Arab propaganda and biased, even manufactured, western antisemitic journalism. Could another Holocaust occur? Unless our thinking changes, and without God's help... Islamic jihad will be pandemic.
on May 26, 2006
I read the book from cover to cover....and breathed a sigh of relief that I was not seen reading it anywhere in the Middle East!! It is thoroughly well researched, with many quotes coming from Islamic writings, and other sources. In fact, the bibliography at the back of the book is extensive.
But its main thrust is staggering, in that it lays bare in a convincing manner....that Middle East history has been re-invented in a systematic and well crafted way, which the book claims has been made seductively palatable to an unsuspecting world. For me, the book went well beyond coffee-table conspiracy theory, and presented a stunning argument. But read it for yourself and make up your own mind.
on January 25, 2013
I'm old enough to remember the events surrounding Israel's early conflicts with the sons of Ishmael. The 56 Suez crisis, the 6 day war, the Yom Kipper war.... I was an intell specialist with Central Intell in DC right after the 6 day war and was assigned to build a air photo map of the Sinai to illucidate the battle between Israel and Egypt. The destruction of the Egyptian military by the smaller Israeli Military was stark!. This humiliating defeat set the stage for the Arabs to try another tactic-one of deception to gain world favor. Led by Yassar Arafat, a war of lies and deceit began by bemoaning displacement of the "Palestinians" by the Jewish state. This tactic has proven quite successful as much of the world believes it's the Jews fault that middle east is a stick of tri nitro toluene ready to explode. But Ramon Bennett's very readable and much researched work exposes this Palestinian myth and shed light on what is really happening and why.
on January 18, 2013
I have found this book to be accurate and truthfull based on my own research. It highlights many historical and current problems with the middle east, even in 2013 with Israel's neighbors and the liberal media, So many lies in politicians and media and hate in Islam. This book highlights many facts to prove this and gives you true insight in which you should pursue your own fact finding as well and be better educated rather than trust the left outlets of propaganda.
on March 4, 2013
Though I am not a dispensationalist, I like this book. Though a bit dated, it gives insight into the Arab mind and the breadth of Islam within our culture. It helps to bring a deeper understanding of the "already ..... not yet" dimension the kingdom as it unfolds before us.