We last saw Brigitte Gabriel emerging from her childhood, escaping Palestinian jihadis trying to kill her and her family for no better reason than that she was Christian, in her aptly-titled first book, Because They Hate. She was a forward scout in the resistance to jihad. Her first book was a literal debriefing, and They Must Be Stopped is an interpretive debriefing. Together they sound an alarm that must be heeded. Gabriel shows us that Islam is not a religion in the sense we understand the word. It is a political doctrine, and the central tenet of that doctrine is the conquest, through force, of all humanity. Gabriel gives us a concise summary of Islam's evolution through the ages into the implacable doctrine of hate that it is today. She describes Islam's rise (its occupation of the Holy Land and The Ottoman Empire) and its fall, which so perplexes muslims. Gabriel shows that it was the Industrial Revolution, which wholly bypassed the Islamic world, which ultimately defeated it. To this day muslims cannot fathom their humiliating status in the world, and they supplicate Allah to return their dignity and power.
They Must Be Stopped is a wake-up call for the West which "wallows in a state of denial and ignorance, bullied by political correctness and refusing to listen to our enemies who have an understanding of peace and tolerance different from ours." She shows that democratization is not an end in itself. Hamas and Hezbollah, for instance, are democratically elected terrorist organizations. More elections in the Islamic world would only create more radical Islamic regimes opposed to and threatening Western values. The unfortunate truth is that the repressive regimes in Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and Jordan are our natural allies in that they keep the cork in the bottle of Islamic terrorism. For readers unfamiliar with the global extend of Islamic terrorism since 9/11, Gabriel provides a summary. Conclusion: they have been very busy, not as subdued as you might have thought.
And if you think Gabriel is being bombastic or is exaggerating the threat which she knows so intimately, listen to Ayatollah Khomeini, "The Almighty himself taught us how to kill." Or read the Koran for yourself: "When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle, smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them." (Koran 47:4), or "Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: I am with you. Give firmness to the Believers. I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes." (Koran 8:12). "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah." (Koran 8:39) "Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah's enemy." (Koran 8:59)
Brigitte Gabriel is a crystal clear thinker and a compelling writer. She suggests, for instance, that if you think you know a "moderate" muslim, just ask him or her to condemn the atrocities committed against innocent civilians in the name of Islam, and you will learn just how thin that veneer of moderation actually is. She shows us how modern muslims veil terrorism by referring to it as "fourth generation warfare." She shows us that radical Islam is an adversary which will not reason, will not rest, will not compromise; it is inspired by both victory and by defeat, and its goal is your elimination. They Must Be Stopped.
Gabriel concludes her vitally important book with commonsense prescriptions for meeting the threat from radical Islam. The fact is that you are actually going to have to do something. In order to stem the growing tide of jihad we are all going to have to join the resistance in some way. Gabriel provides a thoughtful list of actions you can take. She finishes with a note of emotional gratitude to American men and women in uniform. "Words tremble on my lips and emotions swell in my heart for in gratitude for your service and your sacrifice...for protecting America and the world...Let my grateful tears thank you..."