Saturday, March 12, 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
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 offers a great many details on the terrorist attacks; from September 11th 2001, to Fort Hood; from bombings in secure army basis out in the Middle East by supposed informants. The book asks the question ‘are we already surrendering?’ The book shows how we have let down our guards to the real danger of being too trustworthy. It goes into trusting our enemy and even going so far to explore the mind of a radical Islamist. But the problem doesn’t lye within the religion of Islam itself-but the radicals, who in turn give a bad name to their people. Religion is a double-edged sword; we use it for balance and moral law- some use it for corruption. Killing in the name of religion is going against the commandment of thou shall not kill’ this book gets so deep into knowing the enemy, knowing religion but I also think the authors try to base some of the things on hate-which if you write a book like this, your emotions should be noted but your opinions should be kept neutral, and I felt that this book fell short on this. It gives and delivers a powerful message, but in my opinion-too powerful. It’s a good book but I’m not sure if I can recommend it or not. I know my friend will enjoy reading it as she’s into reading different war books and this would be perfect-but for someone who’s not into it I really can’t recommend it.