Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Fight of Our Lives {book review}

 Lately I have been able to read a very interesting book: The Fight of Our Lives by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn. The book's subtitle is : Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam. I think this topic is a very important one. We have seen the results of Radical Islamic Terrorism in our country and around the world.

  This is a subject that is quite applicable to our lives, however many try to ignore the subject and often we are in the dark to the true situation. As the kids and I studied about the countries of the Middle East this past year we were so often saddened by what we read. The people in those countries have never even dreamed of having the freedoms that we enjoy. They are a slaves to a religion that celebrates death instead of life. In the fight of our lives I learned even more horrifying details about what goes on in those countries, about how the country of Iran used (in large numbers) preteens and teens to check areas for landmines. What special method do they use? None! They simply walk across the area and are blown to bits if they happen to step in the wrong place. The government is quite sensitive to their tender young feelings however. Before going out they are each given a set of plastic keys and told that they will unlock paradise for them.

 I could go on and on but we might not have time or space for that. I do think it important to be honest about the fact that much of the terrorism we have seen in our country in recent years has had something (often much ) to do with the religion of Islam. This observation is not a popular one, it is not politically correct to say such things but unfortunately it is true. Our President is one of the people that will not admit there is any correlation in fact he says: "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  and he has worked in as many ways as he can to make sure that nothing bad is said or thought of the Islamic religion.

 Now I do want to be quite clear, I do not have any dislike or hatred toward people of the Islamic religion. I have known some that I have considered friends. There are many lovely people that were raised in that religion and are neat people. I do have a problem with many things that are taught in that religion however and when people actually strive to follow it completely, it isn't good.

 I appreciate this book for facts it presents, for helping me understand much more fully what is going on in our world today and for being willing to stand for the truth even when it isn't popular.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Book Sneeze for the purposes of reviewing. I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts expressed are my own.

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