The events of 9/11 brought to the shores of the United States the first real interactions most Americans had had with the Islamic religion. While we had been victims of prior Islamic fundamentalist terrorist attacks, including the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, most Americans thought of this as a problem based “over there” in the Middle East.
While the loss of nearly 3000 of our fellow citizens has had an impact our all of us, the real damage may have been done in the time since that terrorist attack in the form of our perpetuated ignorance of the Muslim faith and the “journalists” and politicians responsible for the politically correct cleansing that continues to this very day.
William Kirkpatrick issues a clarion wake-up call in Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for The Soul of The West. The amazing thing about this book is not only Kirkpatrick’s willingness to tackle the subject head on, but the fact that those who need to read this book the most, those so-called journalists and progressive politicians are the people least likely to ever pick up and read this book.
Their twisted worldview has been formed by not only political correctness and a desire to make all things equal, but by plain and simple ignorance. Those among us including former Pre4sident George W. Bush, who loudly proclaim the “Islam is a religion of peace,” clearly never bothered to read the teachings of the Koran. And those with a superior, smarter than you attitude; meaning most liberals, will write off this book and those who want to take on this subject as some sort of backwards hick, “cling to their guns and their Bibles.”
Kirkpatrick will undoubtedly take some heat for his work here, but those with truly open minds and a desire to learn more about the threats we face, should tackle this not light reading and be willing to break through the pre-conceived notions that have been forced down our throats by the lazy media who are not willing to do the heavy lifting.