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Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat it Hardcover – Unabridged, March 3, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0977102143 ISBN-10: 0977102149 Edition: 1st
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Walid Shoebat was born in Bethlehem of Judea, Israel. As a young man, he became a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization and participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel. He was later imprisoned in the Russian Compound, Jerusalem's central prison for incitement and violence against Israel. In 1993, he read the Bible at the behest of his wife and converted to Christianity. Ever since, he has been educating his former enemies about the Jihadist threat they face.
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  • Hardcover: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Top Executive Media; 1 edition (March 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977102149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977102143
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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84 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Fafarafa on May 25, 2007
Format: Hardcover
A Great Follow Up to Mr. Shoebat's previous book. It has fascinating incites to the thinking of terrorists and terror sympathizers.

It clearly defines Islamic fundamenatlist goals and makes arguments that need to be taken very seriously concerning the the number one problem concerning the freedoms we now enjoy but are under serious threat.

The number one book to read on understanding the threat of Islamic fundamentalist inspired terror.

A former terrorist now on our side is a must read for everyone.
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68 of 76 people found the following review helpful By English Teacher on June 14, 2007
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This book is authored by that rarest of breeds, the reformed terrorist. It offers an absolutely essential insider's look into the world of terrorism. This may be one of our few glimpses into this world and the lessons we can learn from it are invaluable. A must-read for all.
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74 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Davies on June 16, 2007
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Mr. Shoebat gives the most credible insight to what the world faces from the threat of the Islamic ideology that drives young Muslims all over the world to carry out world Islamic domination. It also exposes the agenda of "moderate Muslims" who are in a giant scheme of deception and propaganda to disguise the threat.

A book that the main stream media seems to want to avoid because it completely bursts their bubble with someone who has the real credibilty to undermine their positions of political correctness.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl D. Weber on July 14, 2007
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I thought this was a real eye opener. It is a counter balance to the current news, the viewpoints of liberals and the position taken by our government.

Mr. Shoebat's view is taken from the position of an ex-terrorist/jihadist. He was raised in the Middle East with the training & indoctrination given to many Muslim kids. His mother is Christian and kept under the bondage of sharia law. His father and brothers carried on the tradition of Islam.

I was intrigued by the title and picked it up because I was looking for a book to balance the generally accepted view (which I questioned) that Islam is a peaceful, generous and pious faith of the God of both Judaism and Christianity.

Since there is no credible translation of the Quran -- the truth of it is only found in the Original Arabic -- I was interested in Mr. Shoebat's expose' of the teachings and truths written there. His opening the Quran and showing us Allah's character, teachings and warnings was fascinating. The ideology of Islam is chilling to those who know that "something is just not right" between what the Muslim clerics declare as jihad's "inner struggle" vs. others call to jihad with death to all those who will not accept their god and who live contrary to the teachings of Allah & Mohammed.

When you read this, consider that in this author's message we who are not following Islam are infidels, the unfaithful, and in their world view and plan we must either convert or become their slaves or die. There is no freedom of religion or choice in Islam's plan for world domination. Unlike Christianity which allows for choice and the consequences being divied out by God/Jehovah, Islam demands faith or else in the here and now.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By F. Klein on November 12, 2007
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Mr. Shoebat describes a frightening "death cult" that has emerged from Islam. A nice analogy I use is that the Jihadis are to Islam as the Inquisitors were to Christianity. There are ways to interpret religious texts in such a way to justify great cruelty in the service of human lust for power. Shoebat describes this phenomenon in Islam. What is scary is that most Islam in the Middle East is under the sway of these Jihadis, either to preserve the political order where loyalty and connections trump merit, or as a reaction to the speed of change in a modernizing world. Shoebat has converted to Christianity, so has a convert's zeal in seeing the flaws of his previous belief system. However, he details the abuse of women and non-Moslems, and the demonization of all who do not follow the path of whichever charismatic leader has killed his way to the top of the heap. To paraphrase him, evangelical Christians annoy you by wanting to change your head. Islamists want to cut off your head. There are other more scholarly works about the dysfunction in Islam, but Shoebat provides a raw insider's view that makes this danger very clear.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JoePlummer on December 18, 2009
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Grammar and typographical errors notwithstanding, this is a very educational book and a must read for anyone wanting to learn about Jihadism. The light came on for me while reading chapter 19. Here is what I learned:

It's often argued that we all worship the same God. In this book we learn this idea is simply not true. The Islamic concept of peace comes through submission to Muhammad and his concept of Allah. But unlike other religions, we learn that Allah is the bringer of both good and evil to the world. This view is reflected in some of the many names for Allah, such as Al Mumeet (the Destroyer; The Slayer) and Al Dharr (The Punisher).

The Jihadist is described as a racist that sees himself as a righteous victim fighting against imagined Zionist conspiracies. They are taught from a very young age, using core Islamic teachings under the direction of Nazi-style organizations to bring evil to the non-Muslim world. They apparently do not see their actions as evil, and the evidence presented shows that Jihadists really believe that violence is the path to Heaven.

Rather than work toward creating a better world, the focus of the Jihadist is to convert or kill all non-Muslims in this world. The book emphasizes that jihad is fundamental doctrine and is not a deviant or extremist view, because according to Islamic teachings, an all-Islam world is a better (the best possible) world.

The idea of international peace represents weakness of Islam in the mind of the Jihadist. When Islam is weak, then the Quran teaches the conduct of jihad via other means, namely economic and political maneuvering. The notion of `Islamic democracy" is an oxymoron, like `communist capitalism'. The Islamic Jihadist mindset is nearly indistinguishable from the Nazi mindset.
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