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The Da Vinci Code Of Islam?

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http://www.BradThor.com The "New Salman Rushdie" as Brad Thor is being called over his book "The Last Patriot" which comes out worldwide on July 1, discusses his new thriller with Glenn Beck who is calling it The Da Vinci Code of Islam and believes Brad will be killed for publishing it.

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Brad Thor, master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author of The First Commandment, returns with his highest-voltage thriller to date. In a pulse-pounding, adrenaline-charged tour de force, Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath must race to locate an ancient secret that has the power to stop militant Islam dead in its tracks.

June 632 A.D.: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the Prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated.

September 1789: U.S. Minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam.

Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian café, Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind.

Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to an amazing and perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all without firing another shot, dropping another bomb, or launching another covert action.

But as desperate as the American government is to have the information brought to light, there are powerful forces aligned against it - men who are just as determined that Mohammed's mysterious final revelation continue to remain hidden forever.

What Jason Bourne was to the Cold War, Scot Harvath is to the War on Terror. Brad Thor has created "the perfect all-American hero for the post September 11 world" (Nelson DeMille) and will keep readers glued to the pages as he once again takes them across the globe on a heart-pounding chase where the stakes are higher than they have ever been before.

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Let me guess....is the secret either that the prophet was inspired by the devil, or has the author picked up a copy of al bukhari?

yet again...thank you, world of sunnis.

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Impossible to get the plot ending online. But some reviewers say that it is 'disappointing'.

I guess that it will be something along the lines of him saying 'thou shalt not kill'. And once the jihadis know this they will pack up their bags and ask the US to take all the oil for free.

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or, since the author is american...the prophet suddenly announces "oh by the way guys, jesus died for our sins and is the only way into heaven, turn the other cheek and so on......"

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Also interestingly there is a not so subtle Islamophobic attempt to show that the war on terror is not something that began after 9/11, but is a few hundred years old:

In 1793, the United States had no navy, and the independence gained just ten years earlier had stripped the fledgling country of the protection of the British navy. And so, the response of the United States Congress in dealing with the Algerian pirates who captured the Polly and who made slaves of American citizens followed the pattern set by European countries: pay a ransom for the release of the prisoners and pay an annual tribute to secure immunity from seizure for American ships. In the fifteen years from 1785 to 1800, Congress made payments of close to $1 million per year to Tripoli, Tunis, Morroco, and Algiers.

The United States agreed to this national extortion while building the navy that would eventually, in 1815, provide the respite from our first taste of Isalmic terrorism (The use of the words “Isalmic Terrorism” are properly considered. By 1800, any seizure of a ship owned by Christians was, by Islamic law, part of jihad against non-believers. For more on this, see Frederic C. Leiner's well-documented book, The End of Barbary Terror). It is interesting to note that, even with the constant threat of Islamic terrorism in the form of the Barbary pirates that faced the Americans in 1793, there were citizens who questioned America's need for a navy, were adverse to the expenditures associated with building the navy, and even went so far as to question the effect that the navy may have on civil liberties. Whether these concerned citizens were the actual founding members of the ACLU could not be confirmed.

In his new novel, The Last Patriot, Brad Thor provides an interesting story that, in a unique way, ties the Islamic terrorists of the late 18th and early 19th century Barbary states to the Islamic terrorists of today. In order to make this unique connection, Thor creates a fictional “lost revelation” of Mohammed. In Thor's fictional account, this final but lost revelation has been puposefully hidden by the terrorists who wish to control the religion of Islam, because it abrogates all of the Qur'an's exhortations to violence and calls upon the adherents of Islam to be peaceful in word and deed.

http://jaajoe.com/Books/Book-Review-The-Last-Patriot.html

Honest to God, I had not read that last sentence before my previous post. :D

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Let me guess....is the secret either that the prophet was inspired by the devil, or has the author picked up a copy of al bukhari?

yet again...thank you, world of sunnis.

No. Some Muslims killed the Prophet(saw) and then hid some of the revalation or something along those lines.

The guy repeats the same NeoCon recycled statements about Islam in his interviews. To heck with him.

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No. Some Muslims killed the Prophet(saw) and then hid some of the revalation or something along those lines.

The guy repeats the same NeoCon recycled statements about Islam in his interviews. To heck with him.

We can be a bit more specific than that, as I said in the previous post:

In Thor's fictional account, this final but lost revelation has been puposefully hidden by the terrorists who wish to control the religion of Islam, because it abrogates all of the Qur'an's exhortations to violence and calls upon the adherents of Islam to be peaceful in word and deed.

http://jaajoe.com/Books/Book-Review-The-Last-Patriot.html

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There are two ways of looking at this book.

a. It has no ulterior motive

b. It does have an ulterior motive

If we run with (B), I think those motives are:

1. Get another row going with upset Muslims and have a Islam vs. freedom debate in the US

2. Get some more narrative for use in the war on terror

I want to focus on (2).

It is interesting reading ordinary people's reviews of this book that a number of them agree:

1. it is fiction

2. but it does have some historical facts

In fact someone has pointed out that the dialogue seems to simply be a device for getting those facts across. So what is the ulterior motive? I think its purpose is to provide ordinary people with a 'narrative' and historical context.

So whereas post 9/11 the view had been that Al Qaeda was a new phenomenon - this book actually says that the US has been at war with Muslims for the past few hundred years. With the added point that history tells us that unless the US intervenes amongst those countries life can be tough.

In future on bulletin boards when there are War on Terror related discussions be prepared for more 'Average Joe history experts' who sound all knowledgeable about Barbary pirates - just because of what they read in this book.

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