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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth R. Timmerman Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9781415900659
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Like no book before it, Preachers of Hate uncovers an ancient hatred that threatens the life and livelihood of every American. The “new” anti-Semitism targets not only Jews, but Americans specifically and the West in general. It targets our values, our lifestyle, and our freedoms. It is the single most important issue we face when trying to make sense of the Arab world.

Most Americans will be stunned to discover the depth and extent of anti-Semitic hatred in today’s Middle East and Europe, and that many Muslim leaders are not just encouraging it, but spending a great deal of money to spread the lies that spawned the terrorists responsible for the September 11 attack on America. In Preachers of Hate, bestselling author Kenneth R. Timmerman (who is not Jewish) contends that, besides Islam itself, the core unifying force in the Muslim world is a virulent strain of anti-Semitism that postulates the existence of a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. From the pulpits of fiery Muslim clerics to the Arab street, and to the highest reaches of government and state-sponsored media, there is a belief that this thousand-year-old conspiracy has already taken hold in America and is now, especially after the war in Iraq, about to do the same in the Middle East and beyond. It is seen as no less than Muslims’ historical destiny to prevent such a takeover, and to do so by any means possible. To misunderstand the ferocity of that belief is to vastly underestimate the resolve of many Muslims to repel America, Israel, and all things Western.

Timmerman explores the roots of this hatred, examining its history, the religious sources upon which it draws, and how it is being transmitted to young people growing up in Arab societies by their leaders, their teachers, and their mosques. He documents how U.S. and European Union money has been used to finance hatred in Palestinian schools. He exposes the double-talk of Arab leaders and their supporters in the West. As it so often was throughout history, this new strain of Jew hatred is really about much more than Jews. They get attacked first, when the enemies of America can’t attack Americans. However, what begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews.

“Is there a conspiracy between America and the Jews?” asks Timmerman. “Indeed there is: A common heritage, a dedication to improving the human condition through compassion and tolerance of differences—a conspiracy of freedom. And that is why they hate us.” As with the Jews throughout history, America has been “unfairly successful.” As have the Jews, Americans have “profited” from the misery and poverty of others. If you hate Jews, you must also hate America. Such is the simple logic of the anti-Semite. Such, increasingly, is the logic of the Middle East. It is a message that is reinforced day in and day out by the official government-sanctioned Arab media, from the streets of Egypt, London, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Paris, and Gaza, and in the mosques where impassioned clerics quote verbatim texts like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a pillar of anti-Semitic hatred that originated in czarist Russia.

As America reasserts her role in the Middle East and attempts to bring peace between Jews and Arabs, Preachers of Hate is an essential book that reframes a very complicated issue as a matter of life and death.


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie | 10/14/2013

    " I am fascinated by this histroy and this author has done a fine job in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 8/9/2013

    " An in-depth discussion of anti-American and anti-Jewish propaganda by Islamic religious leaders to encourage terrorist actions against America. The documented cases mirror the efforts of Adolph Hitler against Jews and other "undesirables". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace Harrington | 3/18/2013

    " Well written, yet it gives a very biased look at the Arab and Islamic world's view on America. Very pro-Israel and anti the rest of the Middle East, which is ok, that is Trimmerman's choice, but strongly false in what it teaches concerning the views of Muslims. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sumali | 2/25/2013

    " makes a very through arguement from his perspective "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Painter | 8/23/2011

    " A very detailed look at life inside Saudi Arabia and the islamic sect called Wahabism (not sure on the spelling). An eye opener for those who think that Saudi Arabia is our ally. Gives detailed information on what Saudi Arabia is doing to spread their sect which is one of hatred and repression. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Del Simmons | 8/29/2010

    " An interesting view into what makes the average Islamist Radical tick, and why they hate America with such passion. Well worth a read (or listen) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sumali | 4/7/2010

    " makes a very through arguement from his perspective "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie | 3/12/2009

    " I am fascinated by this histroy and this author has done a fine job in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 2/12/2008

    " A very detailed look at life inside Saudi Arabia and the islamic sect called Wahabism (not sure on the spelling). An eye opener for those who think that Saudi Arabia is our ally. Gives detailed information on what Saudi Arabia is doing to spread their sect which is one of hatred and repression. "

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About the Author

Kenneth R. Timmerman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson and Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq. He is an investigative reporter with more than two decades of experience writing for Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Insight magazine, and Reader’s Digest.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.