Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 8, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim peoples. For seven years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter. They had no running water or electricity and very little food; at times they were reduced to boiling grass to survive.

Because They Hate is a political wake-up call told through a very personal memoir frame. Brigitte warns that the US is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way Lebanon was— radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Gabriel saw this mission start in Lebanon, and she refuses to stand silently by while it happens here. Gabriel sees in the West a lack of understanding and a blatant ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She also points out mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel tells her own story as well as outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.

 

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Gabriel grew up in Lebanon a Christian and had her life shattered by civil war. She details a life with her parents in a dugout bomb shelter during which they try not to get killed by Muslim bombs or ... Read full review

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Contents

Peace Before the Rage
1
My 911
24
Life Under Terror
34
Hopeless Existence
53
A LifeChanging Experience
69
Rebuilding Our Lives
83
Clash of Civilizations
102
Terrorists Among Us
124
The IvyCovered Fifth Column Islamic Influence Alive and Well on American Campuses
158
Bullseye of the Middle East
169
Societies Are Not Created Equal
183
Is Islam a Peaceful Religion?
200
Political Correctness Gone Mad
216
Notes
235
Acknowledgments
257
Copyright

The Toxic Tsunami of Hate
144

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About the author (2008)

BRIGITTE GABRIEL is a US-based journalist and news producer who started her career as an anchor for World News, an evening Arabic news program. As a terrorism expert and the founder of the nonprofit organization ACT! for America, Brigitte Gabriel travels widely and speaks regularly on topics related to the Middle East. She has addressed audiences at the FBI, the United States Special Operations Command, the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Joint Forces Staff College, among others.

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