Monday, April 4, 2011

The Fight of Our Lives

Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam

By William Bennett with Seth Leibsohn
Published by Thomas Nelson

Want to know the dirty little secret in the war on terror? Some of us have already surrendered.

Since the dreadful events of 9/11, America has waged an international war on terrorism. But are we prepared to win, or are we practicing surrender? We have foiled dozens of terrorist attacks since then. But while the Fort Dix terrorists were stopped, an Islamist terrorist at Fort Hood unleashed hell on American servicemen. Despite Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he pulled the trigger, the official Pentagon report refused to mention Islam or use the word Muslim. And said the army chief of staff, “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse.” As William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn show, for lack of clarity, conviction, and determination, America is on the verge of declaring preemptive cultural surrender in the war on terror. The Fight of Our Lives will reinvigorate the discussion and embolden those who wish to win the war on terror.

Book Review

Tolerance and complacency have become two of America's greatest enemies.      It is time for us to wake up and take an honest look at what is going on around us.    The Fight Of Our Lives take an honest look that will not make you feel wide eyed and overwhelmed, but will take your breath away in a "how did we get here" kind of way.     Much like a house, this country's has been slowly sliding off its foundation for many years.     You don't notice it at first, but then you begin to notice the cracks forming.

Bennett works from the crack that formed at the Fort Hood shooting in 2009.    Were there many before this?   Yes.  However, Bennett chose this as his "fissure" in our society's fight.    He chose this event because it was a Muslim psychiatrist that opened fire on our soldiers.    We also chose to openly ignore and cover up his statements regarding his views on Islam.    

Bennett says we have crossed a dangerous line in this country.   I agree.    We have moved way past tolerance of our "enemy" and have moved to inviting them into our homes.    We are trying to get acquainted and make them feel comfortable.      As Americans we need to look at what we are doing.    Would those who seek to destroy us do the same things we are?      Would they allow us to come in and take over our businesses, teach in our schools, serve in our military, work with our children, set up in our prison systems?   I think we all know the answer to that!

One of my favorite quotes from the book is from Professor Benard Lewis, ""It is dangerous to exaggerate and is equally dangerous to ignore and neglect... most Muslims are not fundamentalists, and most fundamentalists are not terrorists... but most present-day terrorist are Muslims and proudly identify themselves as such."

It is time we open our eyes to what is going on around us before it swallows us up along with the country we hold dear.

Disclaimer:  As part of BookSneeze, I did receive this book for free.  The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review.  It does guarantee a review. A fair review. But I am not going to praise something unless I think it deserves the praise.  If I don't like it, you'll hear that.  And hopefully with enough detail as to why so you can decide for yourself if what I hate about it makes it perfect for your family.




HEATHER said...

I will have to look for this. Sounds really great!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Deanna, you must be a speed reader.