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Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

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8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A Woman on a mission - She is carrying the cross for Christians, Jews and the moderate Muslims who are not able to stand up and speak the truth.

Brigitte has done an exceptional job detailing her life in a war against Christians. She and I lived the same war; we are the same age; faced similar fears and persecution, though we lived in different parts of the country. She does indeed speak out what we think. As Ch...
Brigitte has done an exceptional job detailing her life in a war against Christians. She and I lived the same war; we are the same age; faced similar fears and persecution, though we lived in different parts of the country. She does indeed speak out what we think. As Christians, we try to forgive and move on with our lives. But few muslims who truly hate anything non-muslim are being the voice for all muslims. I have had debates with Muslims and Jews alike. She is correct. Muslims responds with hate and ugliness; they don't care to hear what you have to say. Jews on the other hand respect your opinion and offer their opposing view.

I have very close muslims friends. I trust them with my life. But they are not the majority. Good people, good heart, but like most all of us humans(christians, jews or muslims) they don't speak up when they should. If their religion is being misrepresented, it is their job, not the chrsitians or jews, to work hard to defend it and protect it from the extremists within them.

It is truly as simple as she says, prove her wrong, prove us wrong. Until Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria and the like countries defend and protect the freedom of Christians and Jews to worship in their countries and preach Jesus and Moses, they have absolutely no leg to stand on when they do little to keep extremists from attacking the Twin towers and our way of lives in America. And to top it of, they still complain that we are being racists and extremists.

The facts do speak for themselves.

The Christians of Lebanon fought to protect their faith and voice in the middle east. Today however, they are very split; some have allegience to Saudi Arabia while others to Hizbollah/Iran. Maybe it is a survival mode, but there was a time when Christians were the few, the good and the undefeated. Not today.

Lebanon is the last Christian country in the Middle East by which its president has to be Christian. It is a Republican form of government. What other country in the "arab world" can claim that. We see what Iran is doing to its people. We saw what Iraq did to its people (irrespective of your view of the war today). We see what Syria does to its people. Yet, they come to America, supposedly to run away from that culture only to impose it on us.

posted by Child_of_the_War_too on July 8, 2009

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8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

I am amazed

It does not amaze me that someone who was 10 yrs old left a country that has changed so much since is able to write a book that I found to be far from the truth. I lived in Lebanon till 1997 and I am a Christian Lebanese as well even though I hate to differentiate betw...
It does not amaze me that someone who was 10 yrs old left a country that has changed so much since is able to write a book that I found to be far from the truth. I lived in Lebanon till 1997 and I am a Christian Lebanese as well even though I hate to differentiate between religions. I felt that the book was written by someone who is paid or eager to gain acceptance by a side that enjoys building more fear and hatred toward the Muslims. The only Muslims that came to Lebanon in 1975 were the Palestinians and some Libians. The Palestinians came due to a natural process that states when you suppress and terrorize people they would migrate. And the only place the Palestinians could migrate to are neighboring countries. I was hoping this book is based on facts but it was the oppositge and part of a propaganda and smudge campaign. I suggest that the writer spends more time reading about the History of the ME so she can enlighten us in the future with a book that shines the light on the true cause of the issues in the Middle East 'part of it, I agree, is extremism'

posted by Anonymous on January 27, 2008

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    This book is good for explaining the forces of hate that are com

    This book is good for explaining the forces of hate that are coming against America, but for the average reader, there are too many details that begin to run together and all sound the same from about the middle of the book to the end. I totally agree with the author, but feel that too many facts crammed into the book becomes redundant. Her point could have been made with the collective facts spread over fewer chapters and then moved on to other facts such as explaining more about how these forces treat women and children, how they infiltrate homes and society in general, and how they convince those suicide bombers to actually carry through their evil intentions. Are these people so illiterate that they believe anything? In response to "I Am Amazed"; one only has to examine the nightly news to know that the Muslim religion is a force of evil despite those who would try to make the "politically correct" acceptance of such war-mongering. It is the same thing Hitler did....tell the biggest lie you can think of to cover your tracks and the people will believe it because the truth is just too difficult to accept.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    Presents a personal viewpoint

    I objected to the title, but after hearing her speak decided to read it anyway. Her personal story is compelling, but it does lead her to make some generalizations and assertions that don't stand up to scrutiny. One major point though: She asks, as do I, 'Where are the moderate Muslims? Why do we not hear 'peace loving' Muslims decrying the violence?' Also, she asks moderates throughout the world to recognize and respond to the clearly stated objectives of Islam..absolute elimination of anyone who disagrees...perhaps her words will awaken a few more people. Sylvia Hodges, McAllen,TX

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