Some time ago, I was asked to start posting a suggested reading list regarding several of the reoccurring themes here on the RNL. I must admit, I have been remiss in answering this request and I apologize. So, without any further a due, here are a few suggestions – all of these books deal with the issue of Islam and terrorism, especially the alliances between the American Left and “Radical” Islam (NOTE: I personally own and have read each of these, otherwise, I wouldn’t be recommending them):
This book is an excellent overview of the Middle East and to the religious philosophies which dominate its history. If you would understand the conflict that is now spilling over into the rest of the world, this book is a great place to start:
By Joel Rosenberg
Inside the Revolution takes you inside the winner-take-all battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people of the Middle East. It includes never-before-seen profiles of the Radicals, the Reformers and the Revivalists. It explains the implications of each movement and the importance of each leader-not only through the lenses of politics and economics but through the third lens of Scripture as well. Today, wars and revolutions define the modern Middle East, and many believe the worst is yet to come. * How real and serious is the threat of Radical Islam to American national security eight years after 9/11? * Are there any Muslim leaders who oppose the violence of the Radicals-and is there any hope that such leaders will come to power in key countries in the Middle East? * What is God doing in the Middle East-and is there any hope that Muslims will find faith in Jesus Christ? * How can we as Christians help strengthen our brothers and sisters who love Jesus in the Muslim world, and how can we reach out to Muslims here at home?
In conjunction with the book listed above, I would strongly suggest reading this book, as well. It connects current real world events to Biblical prophecy, which, when taken together with the first book, provides a solid understanding of the history of the Holy Land. Even skeptics need to understand the information in these two books if they hope to have any chance of understanding the reality of what is happening and why:
By Joel Rosenberg
The politics of the Middle East can be murky and confusing. But one thing is increasingly certain: The eyes of the nations are riveted upon Israel and her neighbors, the epicenter of the momentous events shaking our world and shaping our future. What does the future hold? How will it affect your world? The Epicenter Study Guide can be used along with Joel Rosenberg’s best-selling book Epicenter as well as the Epicenter DVD to help de mystify the events happening around the world. This study guide is designed to facilitate group discussion but can also be used for individual study. The study guide is divided into chapters to correlate with the chapters in Epicenter. You’ll find helpful excerpts and Scripture references. The guide provides an easy-to-use workbook format that allows you to write directly in the book plus offers additional space for study notes.
This is an excellent book covering the history of Jihad. It will show you that terrorism is not a modern phenomenon, and – if the reader is honest – it will shake this Western notion of terrorism being the result of “Radical” Islam.
By Paul Fregosi
“Jihad,” the Muslim holy war against Christians and others, has raged for 1,300 years with bloody conquests in Europe dating from campaigns to convert the infidels in the 7th century to today’s random acts of terrorism in the name of Allah. Yet this huge unrecorded “hole” in European history has been censored and stifled by political and literary authorities who have feared reprisals from angry Muslims trying to hide a legacy of brutality vastly more bloody and six times longer in duration than the atrocities of the crusades.
This is the engrossing factual account of the immense and little-known Islamic military invasions of Europe, and the major players who led them, beginning around 650 CE. The Islamic Arabs (and later the Moors) occupied a number of the Mediterranean Islands, and invaded Spain and Portugal in 711 CE, and ruled over much of the Iberian peninsula for the next 800 years. France was attacked and invaded, as was Italy, and the European coasts all the way to Ireland and Iceland. The Muslims swept over the Balkans, besieged Vienna, and were intermittent masters of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary into the 19th century, destroying the Byzantines and conquering Constantinople (turning it into Istanbul). Ambitious and unrelenting, the Muslims also sought to conquer Austria and Russia.
This book ties the first three together for you. It explains what the Muslims want in the Middle east,; what the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to achieve. It was written in 2011, and already it is proving to be prophetic in its explanation and predictions for what we are now seeing in Europe. All of this author’s work is very good and worth reading:
By Bat Ye’or
The scope and the theme of the book is to analyze the modern political trends and strategies that are leading to major changes in Western civilization, America included, since the OIC strategy targets America also. Learning from the European experience is crucial for Americans. Moreover this evolution is inscribed in the historical movement of Islamic theology and expansionism. It is not fortuitous but it has its own theological and political structure that must be known in the West if we wish to live in a peaceful world.
These next four books will tell you how the Islamists have – not want to or are but have – infiltrated our society, economy and government. The last two are especially alarming as they detail the growing alliances between the American Left and those forces we call “Radical” Islam. All of these books are heavily cited, many of them drawing the majority of their material from what we call “main stream media” sources. All they do is show the courage to speak out loud what too many in our nation are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone face. THESE ARE ALL MUST READS!
By Bill Siegel
For those who believe America is worth defending, The Control Factor explores the psychological maneuvers, fantasies, and entanglements we engage in to avoid clearly seeing the Islamic threat that confronts us. The prerequisite for developing necessary strategies to ensure our survival is taking responsibility for our perceptions and actions.
By Paul Sperry
As Americans continue to worship at the altar of cultural diversity and endorse religious tolerance for tolerance sake, Muslims masquerading as “moderates” have insinuated themselves into the very fabric of American society, taking advantage of our blind trust and gaining footholds in our education system, government, workplace, law enforcement, and military. In this startling book, investigative journalist Paul Sperry uses revealing new interviews and classified documents to courageously explain how, for the past thirty years, these Islamist extremists have been covertly working to destroy our constitutional government and the Judeo-Christian ethics on which our nation was built. Their goal, according to Sperry, is to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran and turn America into an Islamic state. And, as Sperry details point-by-point, they have been unwittingly aided in their sinister aims by the politically correct media, government, and citizens, who don’t fully understand the dangers of the Muslim faith.
Infiltration explodes the facade of moderation and patriotism that Muslim scholars, imams, clerics, businessmen, and other leaders in the burgeoning Muslim community in America have conveyed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In reality, the Muslim establishment that publicly decries the radical fringe-represented by al-Qaida’s brand of Islam known as Wahhabism, the official religion of Saudi Arabia-is actually a part of it. The only difference is that they use words and money instead of bombs to accomplish their goals.
Now, thanks to Sperry’s peerless research, piquant prose, and forthright presentation, their cover is blown. He will not only make readers forget nearly everything they’ve been told about these “moderate” and “mainstream” leaders, he will expose the true agenda of these “moderate” and “mainstream” leaders, and he will explain the full scope of the dangerous threat of Islam in America.
With everyone still on edge after 9/11, this book will garner wide interest, appealing specifically to people interested in current events and/or religion. Additionally, the book will appeal strongly to women whose roles, values, and rights are greatly threatened by fundamentalist Islam.
By Andrew C. McCarthy
The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is the sophisticated forces of Islamism, which have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security, but to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy provides a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep.
McCarthy is the former federal prosecutor who convicted the notorious “Blind Sheikh” and other jihadists for waging a terrorist war that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In his national bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter 2008), he explored government’s conscious avoidance of the terrorist threat, which made the nation vulnerable to mass-murder attacks. In The Grand Jihad, he exposes a more insidious peril: government’s active concealment of the Islamist ideology that unabashedly vows to “conquer America.” With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our midst and gradually foists Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.
THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT! It connects all of this directly to the Democrat Party and, if you have read his companion book, Shadow Party, to Obama, Hillary and George Soros. Nearly ALL of the sources cited in this book come from “Left-leaning” media reports:
By David Horowitz
The bestselling “Unholy Alliance” is now in paperback! Former Leftist radical David Horowitz blows the lid off the dangerous liaison between U.S. liberals and Islamic radicals. With America’s battle against the disastrous force of terrorism at hand, Horowitz takes us behind the curtain of the unholy alliance between liberals and the enemy – a force with malevolent intentions, and one that Americans can no longer ignore.
If you get through all of these without understanding why I am constantly sounding the alarm about Islam (not Muslims, but ISLAM), then be sure to explain how you manage to do that to me because I really want to hear that one.