|# of Units:||5 CDs|
|Length:||6 hours, 30 minutes|
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As I find with so many authors and directors, 80% of what they say is valid, but it is the 20% that is so over the top that its hard to accept the 80% I originally did. I'm sorry Mr. Blankley, but this is a Democracy, not Facism. Although I too believe it is ridiculous to screen 70 year old white ladies at the airport and not twenty something middle eastern men, what we "suffer" from is being a product of a democratic society and the need to protect the laws of this nation. Radical Islam will be with us for a long time to come and so the idea of enacting wartime laws is ridiculous in the sense that they will never go away. Your Xenephobia is quite apparent. While homogoneous nations such Sweden, Norway, or even Laos for that matter may not have to overcome issues of race and religion (as they are so often intertwined here), they are not products of immigration and even slavery, as we are. Only a "Benevolent Dictator" can give you what you desire; Democracy cannot. I wish it could.
This former Press Sec. for Newt Gingrich presents us with powerful arguments regarding the danger of radical Islam, how it's growing in both size/strength in the US, and to a larger degree in Europe. This self-professed Reaganist points to many examples of how these "Islamofacists", as he refers to them, are growing more influential/dangerous, providing examples such as the brutal murder of Theo van Gogh, for his movie “Submission” - dealing with violence against women in the Muslim world. I found his thoughts intriguing, though felt his xenophobia has led him down an alarming path regarding solutions to this growing problem. He firmly advocates racial/ethnic profiling to help resolve this threat. He also empathizes with Japanese Internment Camps during WW II, and feels it is a justified necessary evil for this War on Terror. This is definitely a powerful must-read, though the reader needs to make their own decisions on the validity of some of his arguments.
Had to re-listen to parts of this book a second time, as Tony Blankley's hypothesis about radical Islamists is so disturbing. Should be required reading for anyone struggling with issues like ethnic profiling and immigration restrictions.
This is a very important book. Our world needs to wake up to the serious threat that militant islam poses. It seems to me that most people in the US are unaffected personally and think islam is not that big a deal, just another religion. You better think again! In our efforts to make sure nobody is ever offended or slighted in any way we are creating a ripe environment for these radical groups to flourish and spread like a disease. I urge anyone who cares about civilization at all to take seriously the reality of the truth brought out in this book. At the same time the author offers realistic alternatives and hopeful possibilities in the ultimate battle of what world view will rule the world. If we do not WAKE UP, islam will win. They are devoted and committed to the point of death, while most of us cant even get worked up enough to have a conversation more serious than our favorite sports team or the weather today. A serious book that must be heard.