Review: God’s Terrorists – The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad

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Charles Allen

4.0 out of 5 stars Important History Not Understood By Most, November 22, 2013

The historical half is mind-glazing, the more recent chapters highly relevant to understanding the deep ignorance of the US Intelligence Community and the US policy (prostitution) community these past 12 years.

I have given the book four stars in part because it is not designed to illuminate the threat in visualizable terms, and it is not up to date. Now that Saudi Arabia has declared war on the USA and the West generally (joining with Israel in a truly bizarre satanic alliance), and on Iran and the Shi’ite portion of Afghanistan specifically, this book absolutely merits updating and republication, hopefully with some decent maps and graphics and tables this next time around.

Early on in a nut-shell: Wahhabism spread in the 19th century, first throughout the Arabian penninsula and then to the Indian subcontinent including what are now India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Wahabbism is both a fundamentalist ideology that wins over deep converts, and a form of mercenary religion, buying its way into susceptible corners.

The most important point stressed throughout the book is that Wahhabism is outside the mainstream of Muslim society.

The big surprise for me, and one reason I am distressed at how badly we prepare people for service in this area, is the deep history of Wahhabism among the Pashtun. Today Saudi Arabia and to a lesser extent Qatar and the United Arab Republic seem bent on funding a religious war in Central and South Asia, and no one seems to be paying attention to this emergent threat. I would go so far as to say we are now, in this region, where we were in 1988-1989 when the Saudis first began funding the global Islamic outreach program led by Sheikh Binbaz and represented in part by young Bin Laden.

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Nov 22

Review: The Arsonist – The Most Dangerous Man in America (James Otis 1760′s Catalyst for Liberty)

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Nathan A. Allen

5.0 out of 5 stars Six Star Pre-History Ignored Until Now,July 17, 2011
I urge the publisher to do a proper job with Look Inside the Book and all the other tools that Amazon provides. Right now, the publishers presentation of this book STINKS. It was my great privilege to get to know the author when the book was in development, and below is the review that I wrote when I reviewed the final galley before the book went to print. This is a BARN-BURNER of a book!This book is a PhD dissertation that is being published quickly to aid the cause of liberty in 2012. The academic detail would normally make it a four-star read, but the relevance, the originality, and the appendices-both within the book as it will be published, and online-carry it to six stars. Depending on one’s interest, this can be a quick read to confirm that we need a second American revolution-or a slow read to savor the loneliness, the persistence, the integrity of one man called a lunatic and a traitor for one reason only: he was twenty years ahead of his time. It is on the shoulders of James Otis that the Founding Father stood, and this author, Nathan Allen, has performed brilliantly in identifying a slice of American history here-to-fore overlooked, and in deeply investigating and then publicizing what can only be appreciated as both one man’s cross to bear, and one nation’s long lead-time in the gestation of liberty.
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Jul 18

Review: The Arsonist — The Most Dangerous Man in America (James Otis 1760’s Catalyst for Liberty)

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Before the Founding Fathers–before the Boston Tea Party–before Bunker Hill–there was one man, alone, considered by many to be a lunatic and a traitor.  His “lunacy” led to his being chairman of the Sons of Liberty, his “treason” led to the Declaration of Independence.  His name:  James Otis

On Amazon 1 July 2011:

ARSONIST: The Most Dangerous Man in America

Nathan Allen

Griffins Wharf, 2011

ISBN-10 0983644608

The book has bee forwarded in galley to Ron Paul, who has been invited to write the Foreword or provide a jacket blurb.

Review (Advance):

Six Star Pre-History Ignored Until Now

Robert Steele, Amazon Reviewer

This book is a PhD dissertation that is being published quickly to aid the cause of liberty in 2012.  The academic detail would normally make it a four-star read, but the relevance, the originality, and the appendices–both within the book as it will be published, and online–carry it to six stars.  Depending on one’s interest, this can be a quick read to confirm that we need a second American revolution–or a slow read to savor the loneliness, the persistence, the integrity of one man called a lunatic and a traitor for one reason only: he was twenty years ahead of his time.  It is on the  shoulders of James Otis that the Founding Father stood, and this author, Nathan Allen, has performed brilliantly in identifying a slice of American history here-to-fore overlooked, and in deeply investigating and then publicizing what can only be appreciated as both one man’s cross to bear, and one nation’s long lead-time in the gestation of liberty.

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May 27