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Every American Needs to Read Books to Understand Islam

After the jihad terror attack of 4/15/13, I've decided to expand and revise: here are The 10 Rules of the Radical Reading Regimen.

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Dave Swindle

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May 8, 2013 - 4:00 pm
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How can I get organized to read and understand all these books? Here are 6 new rules added to the revised first four in version 1.23 of the Radical Reading Regimen.

On April 10 I published the next step in my developing self-improvement program, an application of Charlie Martin’s 13 Weeks method to my problem of better organizing my research. I looked forward to diving back into a deep reading routine filled with novels and culture while blogging my results here at PJ Lifestyle so all the wiser, more enlightened souls who make it their business to fill the comments section with their manifestos could tell me what an idiot I was for not seeing the world exactly the way they did.

But then on April 15 — Patriot’s Day — bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, resulting in 3 deaths and 264 injuries. The real world had intruded on the Wonderland of Books I’d constructed for myself. As Charlie has pointed out from time to time in his 13 Weeks series, life has a way of throwing off our plans.

For days the country sat in nervous panic as police searched for the killers. Partisans of every persuasion speculated about the motives of the evil monsters who would load pressure cooker bombs with shrapnel to mutilate the bodies of innocent human beings they had never met. David Sirota of Salon longed for the murderous act to serve as fodder for his goal of demonizing his political opponents. I liked the way PJ columnist Roger Kimball put it on on the morning of April 18:

One of the curious, but also most predictable, responses to the Boston Marathon bombings from the Left has been the fervent expression — amounting nearly to a prayer — that the perpetrator or perpetrators of this act of mass murder be “homegrown,” preferably white, male, Christian, and conservative.

Why? Why does the Left prefer to have its terrorism served up by Timothy McVeigh rather than Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad? It’s an interesting question. That the Left exhibits this prejudice is, like Falstaff’s dishonesty, “gross as a mountain, open, palpable.”

David Sirota, writing at Salon, gives almost comic expression to the genre in an essay with the really special title “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.” Why does Mr. Sirota wish that the Boston murderer of 8-year-old boys be a white American? Because a spectral quality called “white male privilege” operates insidiously behind the scenes. If Timmy McVeigh blows up a government building, says Mr. Sirota, only he is blamed. If Mohammed does it, Muslims are likely to be “collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse).”

What do you think of that argument? I think it’s hooey.

But how can intellectual and cultural warriors do battle with hooey level arguments? PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams offered advice to the Benghazi whistleblowers that is just as applicable to every American striving to fight for these issues in their own way:

I know a thing or two about being a whistleblower. I appeared on the Huckabee show this weekend (see video below) and explained how simply telling the truth is the way to shield yourself from the sinister deceptions from places like the Huffington Post and the George Soros-funded Media Matters. They can try to smear you, but the truth of your testimony will rise above their smears.

All we can do is present the truth about the nature of the enemy. If that doesn’t work, then what else is left?

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Here is another suggestion, Mr. Swindle.

Reliance of the Traveller

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliance_of_the_Traveller

Acquaint yourself with Shariah Law.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Dave,

How about reading the Koran? I suspect that would be helpful to understanding, too.

I've found this site to be useful for bible reading: https://www.youversion.com/sign-up?redirect=%2Fusers%2Flawebber%2Freading-plans%2F4-canonical And the have an app for it!
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Just reading the Koran on its own doesn't make much sense. One has to read the Hadiths along with it and some analysis and commentary. And also given that we're reading English translations we're missing a whole lot too.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
The problem about the reading advise is half of America is incapable of reading at a sixth grade level required just to read a news paper properly, Let alone a scholarly tomb on a cult re;igion.
48 weeks ago
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Ill suggest related reading, Mohammad and Charlemagne Revisted

http://www.amazon.com/Mohammed-Charlemagne-Revisited-History-Controversy/dp/0578094185
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Muslims in America should be reading this thing called The Constitution. Their 18 yr. old Dearborn Islamic Festival has been canceled til next year.

The reason is because some crazy Christians preachers got exactly the response they hoped for from equally crazy Muslims. Naturally, that only drew more promises that Christians would come even more, especially after the city had to apologize and pay Christians for looking the other way and even arresting Christians for having the stupidity to have themselves stoned by a crowd of crazy Muslims.

All these Muslims had to do was learn tolerance. Had they ignored these Christians, there'd have been no problem; the Christians would've got bored and left. Instead, Muslims acted like Dearborn was Iraq, told Americans to go home, and stoned them. Besides that, Muslims had their own security molest and physically intimidate anyone who talked about Christianity in even the friendliest way.

Now Dearborn's Muslims are predictably crying because they don't rule the roost and because they have to put up with Christians. LOL. Tough break boys. Welcome to the USA. Next time don't allow 200 people to be taped throwing a hail of projectiles I've never seen before in my life and put on youtube.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
burton you fail again. muslims don't read the constitution because they have no interest in the constitution. muslims are interested in sharia law.
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis
by Robert R. Reilly
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/perish-thought_556134.html
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Swindle, if you are going to tar T. McVeigh for the horrible thing it did, we should also mention what led up to what he did. There were two other things that happened that had some influence of Mr. McVeigh. One was Ruby Ridge and the other had a profound effect on him and it was WACO. These were two incidents when the Clinton government murdered Americans in cold blood, specificallly the FBI. Ruby Ridge was a set up sting for illegal gun modifications and the other was for people practicing Their Freedom of Religion...
48 weeks ago
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I suggest reading the Koran first to get an idea of Mohammed's thinking and the sort of person he was. Then you will understand the true nature of Islam and the orders Mohammed gave to his followers. Jihad is the "forever war" between Islam and all who are not Muslims. Jihad has existed since the time of Mohammed and will continue to a time when either Islam rules the Earth or has been destroyed.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
2/3rds of all the Muslims on the Planet cannot read.. The want to Kill all westerners.. No need to read but skills wit ha GUN will be needed to stop these Animals ! ask Israel they deal with these scum Everyday !
48 weeks ago
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It would be nice to be able to read they "playbook" the ko-ran, but in today's america if you pick that book up you will end up on an FBI/DHS/NSA watchlist... for starters! Every book you read at a library is recorded, the same if you check it out. Do it on the internet? Please, everyone knows EVERYTHING you do on the interwebs is recorded somewhere. About the only place I can think of that is not monitored very heavily is a flea-market, and even those are now crawling with under-cover cops of all levels at one time or another. We have become worse than nazi germany of 1939 because instead of burning books the PTB have strings attached to all information in all forms for the most part dormant, until needed.
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