318 of 341 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Almighty Himself Taught Us How to Kill"
We last saw Brigitte Gabriel emerging from her childhood, escaping Palestinian jihadis trying to kill her and her family for no better reason than that she was Christian, in her aptly-titled first book, Because They Hate. She was a forward scout in the resistance to jihad. Her first book was a literal debriefing, and They Must Be Stopped is an interpretive debriefing...
Published on September 6, 2008 by Ralph White
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars: Moral Clarity, Poor Phrasing, A Few False Statements
A few points:
1) Brigitte Gabirel has moral clarity in this fight against Islamofascism. She has the advantage of coming from a background -- she is a Christian from Lebanon -- that gives her a unique insight into the dangers of Islamic intolerance. She understands the stakes and is ready to stand up for Western civilization.
2) This book is a good...
Published on January 4, 2009 by A. Knepper
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318 of 341 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Almighty Himself Taught Us How to Kill",
This review is from: They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (Hardcover)We last saw Brigitte Gabriel emerging from her childhood, escaping Palestinian jihadis trying to kill her and her family for no better reason than that she was Christian, in her aptly-titled first book, Because They Hate. She was a forward scout in the resistance to jihad. Her first book was a literal debriefing, and They Must Be Stopped is an interpretive debriefing. Together they sound an alarm that must be heeded. Gabriel shows us that Islam is not a religion in the sense we understand the word. It is a political doctrine, and the central tenet of that doctrine is the conquest, through force, of all humanity. Gabriel gives us a concise summary of Islam's evolution through the ages into the implacable doctrine of hate that it is today. She describes Islam's rise (its occupation of the Holy Land and The Ottoman Empire) and its fall, which so perplexes muslims. Gabriel shows that it was the Industrial Revolution, which wholly bypassed the Islamic world, which ultimately defeated it. To this day muslims cannot fathom their humiliating status in the world, and they supplicate Allah to return their dignity and power.
They Must Be Stopped is a wake-up call for the West which "wallows in a state of denial and ignorance, bullied by political correctness and refusing to listen to our enemies who have an understanding of peace and tolerance different from ours." She shows that democratization is not an end in itself. Hamas and Hezbollah, for instance, are democratically elected terrorist organizations. More elections in the Islamic world would only create more radical Islamic regimes opposed to and threatening Western values. The unfortunate truth is that the repressive regimes in Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and Jordan are our natural allies in that they keep the cork in the bottle of Islamic terrorism. For readers unfamiliar with the global extend of Islamic terrorism since 9/11, Gabriel provides a summary. Conclusion: they have been very busy, not as subdued as you might have thought.
And if you think Gabriel is being bombastic or is exaggerating the threat which she knows so intimately, listen to Ayatollah Khomeini, "The Almighty himself taught us how to kill." Or read the Koran for yourself: "When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle, smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them." (Koran 47:4), or "Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: I am with you. Give firmness to the Believers. I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes." (Koran 8:12). "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah." (Koran 8:39) "Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah's enemy." (Koran 8:59)
Brigitte Gabriel is a crystal clear thinker and a compelling writer. She suggests, for instance, that if you think you know a "moderate" muslim, just ask him or her to condemn the atrocities committed against innocent civilians in the name of Islam, and you will learn just how thin that veneer of moderation actually is. She shows us how modern muslims veil terrorism by referring to it as "fourth generation warfare." She shows us that radical Islam is an adversary which will not reason, will not rest, will not compromise; it is inspired by both victory and by defeat, and its goal is your elimination. They Must Be Stopped.
Gabriel concludes her vitally important book with commonsense prescriptions for meeting the threat from radical Islam. The fact is that you are actually going to have to do something. In order to stem the growing tide of jihad we are all going to have to join the resistance in some way. Gabriel provides a thoughtful list of actions you can take. She finishes with a note of emotional gratitude to American men and women in uniform. "Words tremble on my lips and emotions swell in my heart for in gratitude for your service and your sacrifice...for protecting America and the world...Let my grateful tears thank you..."
168 of 192 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superbly fabulous must read,
This review is from: They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (Hardcover)This is a most fabulous book. Mrs. Gabriel convincingly shows that purist Islam is a real threat to Western civilization and that it must be stopped. She explains Islamic identity, how Islam sees the West, and what the problem is. She shows that we do not face a fringe of "evil doers" who have hijacked a peaceful religion -- rather we face purists who have 'cleansed' their religion the outside environment and are trying to do what the Koran says-- "purists who drink their Islam straight". She points out that the claim "Islam is a religion of peace" ... well, Nazism and Communism were ideologies that said they wanted world peace. Islam could be called a religion of peace, but so because muslims have a different understanding of the word peace from Western secularists. The book shows that Islam is a religion of conquest, i.e., it is political in ways other religions are not. The book shows how many 'moderate' muslims want to take over the West and the World through non-violent means if possible (education, propaganda, receiving concessions, etc.) and want to reestablish the caliphate (empire) under shariah [Islamic law]-- think about Western Europe as a new huge Saudi arabia (in laws, customs, etc.)The book then shows how women and minorities are treated in ways they may not like under Islam, and how muslims use multiculturalism, diversity, and sensitivity to make the West become islamicized. She has a chapter about how Europe is being islamified, and points out that the West had better wake up before it is too late. Mrs. Gabriel correctly points out the the Political correctness is a real threat to the West's survival, and explains how we can stop the cultural jihad waged against us.
This book is a must read, for many seem to believe that we as a civilization are invincible, since the West has been dominant for over 500 years (since 1492). This is not the case. For futher reading, I recommend America Alone, by Mark Steyn; Londonistan, by Melanie Philips, and While Europe Slept, by Bruce Bawer.
This book is one of the best on this most timely subject.
128 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We Are Allowing Our Sense of Freedom To Destroy Liberty,
This review is from: They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (Hardcover)I cannot understand why the cultural elite is ignoring this call to arms..Where is the ACLU who shudder at the thought of Jesus Christ being mentioned in public schools or the displaying of the Ten Commandments do nothing to stop the indoctrination of Islam in the public schools..Why is this lady not being interviewed by the main stream media...Diane Sawyer, Whoppi Goldberg, Adrianna Huffington, etc..will be the first to be killed by Islamic fanatics if and/or when they take over....
Both the Republicans and Democrats are at fault in allowing these enemis of humanity to set up a foothold in our cultural..Could we have won World War II if we had allowd schools preaching Nazism in our country...
The naive Left are the best friends Al Qaeda has....
God Bless this modern day Paul Revere....
41 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Read and a Prescription for Success,
23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one courageous woman!,
I don't know if selective verses in the Qur'an were placed out of their proper historical context or not in this book as one reviewer stated. And I don't know much of Arabic and Islamic history. But what I and most others care about mostly are the things that effect us in the here and now. The important point is how the radical Muslims themselves are interpreting the verses TODAY to justify the violence and oppression against not only infidels but other Muslims as well. The news is filled almost daily with how they view the meaning of these verses. They are not shy about quoting them. The author need only (and she does) echo their own recorded words to prove her points. Some may say that the radicals don't speak for them, but the loud radicals, not the mostly quiet moderates, are setting the agenda in our understanding of the Muslim world.
I personally have heard moderate Muslims say that although they are against violence, they do want to see Muslim rule in this country but by peaceful, incremental gradual takeover. The author is (among other things) bringing to our attention what is currently being said and written of by Muslims and the dangers that they pose all around us to take away our freedoms. The author states the truth, which should be obvious to all, that whether through violence or through peaceful means the goal of all true Muslims is the same, the establishment of a worldwide ruling Sharia government, a Caliphate. A complacent, politically correct public will be their greatest ally in their hoped for success.
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Wakeup Call to a Snoozing Nation,
I recently wrote a novel (The Cell) about the time in America when Islam has grown and become even more emboldened, and about how the gangs and radicals have little opposition from the police. Looking back, I should have read this book before I wrote mine so I could describe an even more accurate picture of the impact radical Islam will have on America. And that picture is not too pretty.
The book was well-written and cited very well, and accurately described the enemy we are up against. Read the Koran for yourself and see what it teaches. The only negative I have for this book was that less than 30 pages of the book was about how to defeat radical Islam in the West. The majority of the book was about the ancient and modern history and nature of Islam. The "purer" or more fundamental a follower of Islam gets, the more violent, radical, and extreme they become.
After reading about the horrors that countless women and children face daily where Sharia courts are the law of the land, I am very thankful to be an American. Everyone who is still free should thank God every day to not have to live in the nightmare of Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. But sadly, most Americans and Europeans still don't get it that we are in a battle for our very civilization.
The radical Islamicists declare war on us time and time again, and we laugh them off - until they fly a couple of airplanes into our buildings. Then we wake up for a few months, and then go back to sleep. Either we as a civilization will rise up and force them to become civilized and tolerant, or they will defeat us and send us into another Dark Age. As I look at the West today, I see complacency and apathy, not resolve. But our enemy is neither complacent nor apathetic, and they seem to be even more resolved to overtake us.
Most Westerners cannot comprehend the barbarity that pure Islam produces, and therefore we either try to understand or appease them, while others simply ignore them and hope they'll go away. We could do that when the radicals were confined to the deserts on the other side of the world, but not when they're living among us. It's not a matter of education or economics, it's a matter of core beliefs. Islam teaches its followers to value death more than life, while most other religions teach the opposite.
The author mentions that a faithful Muslim cannot necessarily be trusted to be loyal to their host nation, especially when going to war against another nation with a significant Muslim population. When the book was written, liberals and Islamicists alike mocked her, and then we had the Fort Hood massacre. Where did the murderer's true loyalties lie: with his countrymen or with his religious leaders? Pure Islam as taught in the Koran is little more than a violent death-cult, and that shows most clearly in the "devout".
Pure Islam as practiced in Iran and a growing number of other countries is even more inhumane than the Aztecs, the Vikings, and Scythians (and yes, some 19th century slave-owners that the Left loves to cite). Even the Nazis in Germany treated its women and children with far more respect than Islamic countries. When a daughter was born to a Nazi, did they neglect or disparage them. And I don't seem to recall any "honor-killings" among the Germans as is increasingly-common in the Islamic world.
If such honor-killings and suicide-bombings are what Islamicists do to their own children - their own flesh-and-blood, what will they do to us they deem as infidels? How do you defeat a 1400 year-old death-cult that is practiced by over 1 billion people throughout the world -- and growing in both size and radicalness (or pure) every year? And if even 1/10th of 1% those are radical, that still leaves 1 million extremists.
The book delves deep into the very core of Islam (both ancient and modern). Is there any peace or tolerance in the societies where Islam is dominant? In the past, Turkey could be cited, but no longer since the Muslims there are looking back towards the East rather than the West. Is there ever peace where Islam has a significant presence? And though we have not had a major attack on America after 9 years, it is certain we will have more, because that is the nature of Islam as defined by the Koran.
As a Christian, I'm regularly taught to turn the other cheek and to do good to others regardless of whether they deserve it. In fact, most other religions have a similar pillar: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The one major religion on the planet that does not have this pillar is Islam, which in it's undiluted form teaches its followers to terrorize and kill the infidel, to either force them to believe or slay them because of their unbelief.
For those who decry the alleged human rights abuses from Israel/USA, please read this book carefully and with an honest, open-mind. You have no idea what human rights abuses are.
My Books: The Cell, The Time of Jacob's Trouble, Endeavor in Time
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Must Be Stopped: why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it,
This review is from: They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (Audio CD)A "Must Read"! Ms Gabriel's message is powerful and she's a wonderful author. I bought a copy to pass around. I also sought out her book "Because They Hate" and that was a "must read" also. I highly recommend Ms Gabriel. She is a stand up warrior and speaks from first hand experience. Everyone needs to hear her message and share it with everyone they care about.
23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Must Be Stopped,
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Best Book Written About Real Islam Next to Robert Spencer's,
Although the people who don't like Brigitte's work because of political correctness or a need to believe the lie that there is a peaceful side to Islam, she has never the less stood firm to her just and noble cause of trying to defeat Radical Islamic Fighters - never once wavering to the name calling and false accusations from ubber PC special interests groups who propagate lies such as CAIR or other "useful idiots".
Brigitte factually documents many instances of hatred and violence stemming from Radical Islamic Fighters, and the danger that guilt ridden liberal political correctness has on our own national consciousness in trying to understand the MONSTERS who were responsible for acts like 9-11 and other attacks against humanity.
Islam is a religion of perpetual war, and if they are not fighting against Jews, Christians, Atheists, Bugs Bunny and Friends, ect, they are at war with each other. The peaceful and charitable aspects of the Islamic faith are only for fellow Muslims of the same sect.
This book along with the work of Doctor Robert Spencer, have been the best, most honest, and accurate account on the real Radical Islam and the Militant Fighters who engage in Holy Jihad on the movement's behalf.
Brigitte Gabriel is an amazing woman. Hopefully many more Americans, and fellow Westerners in general, will stand side by side with her on the mission to protect this treasure on Earth from the barbarism and evil of Radical Islam. The treasure that must be defended is the United States of America. May God bless Brigitte Gabriel, an honorable and true American in every sense of the word.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Must Be Stopped,
This review is from: They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (Kindle Edition)Very informative to a stranger to Islam, more then what we learned by means of Christianity and movies. It also scared me stiff, a real eye opener. Every American should read this book. It started me investigating on my own.
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They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It by Brigitte Gabriel (Paperback - January 5, 2010)