ACT! for America Reading Tips and List
Posted by paulipoldie on August 6, 2010
|by Kelly Cook, National Field Director
I am often asked, “What’s some of the latest books being read at the National Office of Act! for America?”
The good news is that definitive works on the subject of radical Islam are being written and published at a pace never before witnessed.
Some of it is rather mediocre, which is fairly typical for most genres. But most works have at least several documented nuggets that could come in handy in your quest to educate your fellow “dhimmis” (Highly derogatory term used by some Muslims about non-Muslims).
Beyond the obvious choice of Brigitte Gabriel’s 2 New York Times best sellers, we recommend:
Global Jihad, by Patrick Sookhdeo, 2007. This is an incredibly well documented work (roughly one third of the book is in the form of foot notes). It’s so good, our national staff is actually spending about an hour a week reviewing a chapter at a time. Sookhdeo has achieved a truly definitive status with his straightforward, low on rhetoric, treatment of the threats confronting us.
The Grand Jihad, by Andrew McCarthy, 2010. McCarthy, one of our 2010 National Conference guest speakers, was the federal prosecutor in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing trial that led to the successful conviction of the “Blind Sheikh” and several others. He argues convincingly that terrorists be tried in military courts rather than civilian courts in the name of national security. This brilliant work is must reading because it skillfully shows that “terrorism” is among the least of our worries when compared to the overall plans jihadists have for Western Civilization.
Terrorist Hunter, by Anonymous, 2003. The author, who is Jewish and spent her childhood years in Basra, Iraq, before her father was killed by Saddam Hussein and her mother led the children in a daring escape from certain death as well. It is a damning indictment of our national intelligence agencies and their penchant for refusing to work with each other. You won’t put the book down. Absolutely riveting.
There are many other qualified candidates for special mention, but space prohibits it.
Click here for our recommended reading list.