I use the term “Islamoawareness” because people who are critical of Islamic doctrine are often smeared as “Islamophobes”. I reject this label because a “phobia” is an irrational fear of something, but to fear something that is, indeed, out to kill you is the height of rationality.
I started this journey after 9/11, but not immediately after. As shocked as I was that nearly 3,000 lives were brutally snuffed out by Islamic terrorists, I bought the line that George Bush and Tony Blair parroted; namely, that Islam is a “religion of peace” that had been “hijacked” by extremists. So, I dismissed Osama bin Laden as nothing more than a homicidal extremist, and I really didn’t examine it any deeper.
But then I happened to see a billboard on Sunset Blvd. around May 2005. The billboard had some words on it I had never seen before, including “dhimmitude”, “Eurabia” and “Bat Y’eor”, and the address of a website, jihadwatch.org.
Web Comments :
-The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades by Robert Spencer (2005)
-Islam Unveiled by Robert Spencer (2003)
-The Truth About Muhammad by Robert Spencer (2007)
-Stealth Jihad by Robert Spencer (2008)
-Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (2008)
-Because They Hate by Bridget Gabriel (2008)
-My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (2008)
-Why I Am Not A Muslim by Ibn Warraq (2003)
-History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression by David Meir-Levi (2007)
-America Alone by Mark Steyn (2008)
-The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom, M.D. (2005)
-The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History by Andrew G. Bostom, M.D. (2008)
-The Al Qaeda Reader by Raymond Ibrahim (2007)
-The Sword of the Prophet: Islam; History, Theology, Impact on the World by Serge Trifkovic (2007)
-The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy by Walid Phares (2008)
-The Koran translated by N.J. Dawood (1959)
-The Hadith (both the Qu’ran and Hadith are collected in a searchable archive at: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/ )
-Translations of Islamic speeches on Memri TV: http://www.memritv.org/
-Jihad Watch: http://www.jihadwatch.org/
-The Religion of Peace: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
-Center for the Study of Political Islam: http://www.politicalislam.com/
-”Understanding The Koran” at: http://www.politicalislam.com/blog/understanding-the-koran/
-”Statistics and the Meaning of Islam” at: http://www.politicalislam.com/blog/statistics-and-the-meaning-of-islam/
-”Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques” – a study by Freedom House found at: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=383&report=45
-”To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad” by Steven Coughlin at: http://www.strategycenter.net/research/pubID.176/pub_detail.asp
Reading Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, followed by America Alone by Mark Steyn, then Londonistan by Melanie Phillips opened my eyes to the "Religion of Peace." You can't argue with first hand experiences, frightening statistics and the words themselves of those who want to kill us.
IS THIS WHAT WE WANT FOR AMERICA? WAKE UP…ISLAM IS A CULT NOT A RELIGION!
OBEY THE LAWS OF AMERICA OR GET OUT!