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The West,The "Arab Spring",and the Threat Of Shari'a -"Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy", as Reviewed by Andrew Bostom

September 19, 2012

September 17, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday Andrew Bostom, a noted expert on the history of Islamic jihad and the author of The Legacy of Jihad which has proven - via its presentation of seminal original source documents - invaluable to students of this subject, posted a review [Spring Time for Sharia in Araby] of Andrew McCarthy's newest book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy.

The review itself is stunningly constructed by Mr. Bostom as a narrative illustrating Mr. McCarthy's important new work. It unusual for a reviewer to be able to provide such literate perspective.

[Note: Andrew McCarthy is the former Federal Prosecutor who was responsible for placing Omar Abdel Rahman - the "Blind Sheikh" - behind bars for life for his involvement as the spiritual advisor for the plotters behind the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, as well as being involved in a subsequent plot to bomb New York infrastructure and important historical landmarks. Ominously the Obama administration has recently entertained pleas by a member of a known Egyptian terrorist organization to release Rahman. We have devoted considerable time to covering such matters, for reference please refer to, Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy and Frank Gaffney's Presser On Possible Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operation Inside White House, and, Team Obama To Issue Visas To Hundreds of Terrorists?]

Rather than simply republishing the piece here, we are offering the following as a tease. The entire piece may be accessed at Mr. Bostom's web presence, Andrew Bostom.

"As Americans solemnly commemorated the 11th anniversary of the cataclysmic acts of jihad terrorism on September 11, 2001, jihadists in Egypt and Libya were besieging our embassies in these Muslim countries, eventually murdering US Libyan ambassador Christopher Stevens, and three other US embassy officials. By Friday September 14, 2012, violent masses of Muslims were rioting in Israel, Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Kashmir, and beyond, using a very questionable American film which purportedly insulted Islam's prophet Muhammad, as an alleged pretext.

McCarthy's remarkably compendious analyses make plain that these dangerous phenomena illustrate, graphically, the corrosive impact of the delusive misconceptions about Islam promoted by US policymakers.

This profound bipartisan US failure of imagination—and resultant failed policies—abetted the Orwellian-named "Arab Spring" uprisings for "democracy," in reality a mass, popular Muslim movement rooted in Islam's timeless jihad imperative to impose its totalitarian quintessence, the Sharia, or "Islamic law."

©2012 PipeLineNews.org. Quoted material ©2012 Andrew Bostom, used by permission. All rights reserved.

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