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I'm a conservative who doesn't appreciate being brainwashed....
on November 16, 2012
... so I read this book.
I highly recommend it to anyone who has heard the warnings of sharia law taking over America and had even a twinge of concern that it might be true.
Despite the subtitle of the book (about The Right), this book is very evenhanded and does not make sweeping generalizations. If you are a liberal clamoring for a hate-fest toward Republicans (or, conversely, a Republican fearing such), this book will not meet your expectation. It calls out the people on the right who are perpetuating this phobia, but doesn't condemn all conservatives. Rather, it demonstrates how these limited number of people are creating fear among the right (primarily) based on false premises.
This book gives a great overview of past campaigns to implement fear in a populace against the boogeyman of the day - Jews, communism, Catholics, and the list goes on. I learned that these scare tactics aren't new, and they almost always result in tragedy.
I'm a pretty strict conservative, and to me that means believing in the foundations of America - and one of key reasons for seeking our independence was freedom of religion, and freedom to practice without fear of persecution. I'm appalled by the anti-Muslim sentiment pervading our nation in recent years... and while I had heard some of the names in this book (Pamela Geller, Geert Wilders, etc.) before, to see how they are all interconnected, and especially how they are funded and supported by Zionist activists, was illuminating.
I urge everyone to educate themselves and read this book, and more importantly, learn about other people and cultures different from you. It doesn't make you any less Christian to talk to your Muslim neighbors and ask about what they believe, rather than relying on propaganda from individuals with ulterior, political motives. I can guarantee you that with every Muslim you get to know, you will realize that the information we have been fed about Islam by the Islamophobia Industry is manufactured and empty.