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Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism (Inside Observer Volume 1) Paperback – November 6, 2014
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"Janet Tavakoli knows her stuff, has strong opinions, and turns a colorful quote."
From the Author
For almost three decades since then, I have collected over 2800 pages of information about Islam and its leaders, funding, facts, anecdotes, and reports of atrocities. My original manuscript was 600 pages. With the help of several readers who commented on several drafts, I condensed the book to 144 pages including front and back matter, references, and 120 pages of text.
One editor remarked: "The result is a short riveting book with a clear high-impact message at an important time for the Middle East, the West, and in particular, the United States."
This book has already evoked strong emotions and attracted detractors who admittedly made up their minds without reading the book. I hope that will not dissuade you from reading it and making up your own mind.
Top Customer Reviews
Tavakoli’s book is a quick read, and she does not mince words. In today’s politically correct environment, it is refreshing to actually read of terrorist acts being referred to as … terrorist acts. It is also refreshing to be reminded of the West’s early civilizational advances as when, in 417 A.D., St. Augustine defended the virtue of women who had been raped.
Essentially, Tavakoli’s book forces the issue that there really is a clash of civilizations and encourages us to recall that “[o]ur ancestors often went through great hardship to come here, because they were the kind of people who would not submit.” Taking this tradition to heart, Tavakoli does not accept as normal the cruelty of Seventh Century practices, some of which she
describes as currently occurring in Islamic-run countries.
Arguably, one can look even further back than our own Western traditions in understanding the goal of Tavakoli’s brief book: "The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right name.Read more ›
Knowledge is power and I believe that everyone, especially women, will benefit from the knowledge gained from this book.
I highly recommend this book.
It is a great history of oppression starting shortly before the Shah of Iran to the modern day. Oppression comes in many forms. Which devil do you wish to serve seems to be the overiding theme.
For me, one of the most important questions was how Iran reverted so quickly from an emerging modern society to that of the dark ages. The answer is Iran didn't put up a fight. It was inconceivable to imagine the horrors that were to follow. This sounds all too familiar to me. I sit back thinking, this could never happen to me, or to my country. I believe Tavakoli's quote "I am convinced that the worst thing that can happen to any country is to allow Islamic fundamentalists to have a say in government," is crucial. Both president Bush and Obama say Islam is peace, there is no Islamic State. Yet, the evidence is all around us. I certainly don't know what the answers are, but I do think it is time to open our eyes.
Honestly, this book is an important read. One that has given me a real foundation in my understanding of Islam. I highly recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this description of. The Moslem religion beneficial as. An American I really had no knowledge of the inaccuracies. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Bonita R. Delbert
It was interesting & a quick read. However, it seemed to jump around chronologically.Published 9 months ago by Terri Ferraro
LOVE LOVE LOVE !! This woman is a hero! I learned so much ! I could not put this book down. #Windtree # middleeast #heroPublished 11 months ago by Joyce Wilson Lundberg of Windtree dr
Well researched historical perspective on the insanity of Islam and the complicity of Western powers in the rise to power of Islamic fundamentalists--a perfect storm. Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. Lewis
Disclaimer: The author sent me a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Wow! I I was quite curious whether Ms. Tavakoli could transition her direct, unflinching style from financial writing to other non-fiction topics, and thankfully "Unveiled... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jamie M. Schmidt
The author was an Iranian-American who grew up in the US and later married an Iranian and moved to Iran. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Teeker
I wanted more from this book. If you are looking for a fair and reasonably balanced view of our involvement in the Middle East this is a fine book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A. Valterra
This book should be required reading for high school World History courses. Ms. Tavakoli is willing to lay it on the line for all those who keep referring to Islam as a 'religion... Read morePublished 16 months ago by D. Parker