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What Every American Should Know About the Middle East

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    The author unabashedly states her agenda, then fills in the fact

    The author unabashedly states her agenda, then fills in the facts (many without notation). Although the book does present a tenable point of view, the rhetorc gets in the way and makes you question the facts being presented. Some statements make you scratch your head (eg. Jesus was crucified because he failed to pay taxes; As late as 1498, European navigators still believed the earth was flat, and were afraid to sail without Arab assistants for fear of falling off the edge). The book is more of an essay against US/Israeli/Western policy and attitudes toward the Middle East, and is useful and imformative in that context. I wouldn't soley cite Ms. Rossi in any serious discussion about the Middle East without independent back up.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

    What every American should know to justify terrorism

    I picked this book in order to find more genuine facts, insights and opinions from all sides of participants in the Middle Eastern conflict. Though the book presents some interesting points, extremely hostile tone toward US and Israel, deliberate distortion of facts and constant presentation of falsehoods caused me to lose any credibility towards the author and information she presents.

    This book is a classical example of anti-American, anti-Israeli and anti-Western propaganda. Since author lucks legitimate facts to prove her hostile attitude, she reverts to numerous fabrications, which are very easy to rebut with Arab, American and Israeli accredited sources.

    However, there is one aspect where author unintentionally succeeded in affecting neutrally attuned public. The book clearly demonstrates that information, which comes from opponents of US, Israel and the rest of free countries, should never be believed and accepted as an absolute truth. The book clearly shows how adversaries of democracy and moderation revert to lies, and cynically use human sentiments to justify Islamic terrorism, that affects Muslim and non-Muslim population alike.

    This book is not suitable for serious, intelligent reader, who truly in search for facts on Middle Eastern conflict.

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

    Helpfull for history class.

    Review of history and recent events.Helpful for someone who doesn't follow current events, read a newspaper or study history.

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