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OBAMA..a gangster in the White House

April 12, 2011

Barack Obama: Gangster in the White House
“A bestseller!”—Sean Hannity
“Gangster Government is all the rage!”—Neil Cavuto
Bribery….coercion….intimidation. Sounds like a movie review of The Godfather, but unfortunately we’re talking about our federal government.

So says bestselling author David Freddoso in his controversial new book, Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy.

In his 2008 New York Times bestseller, The Case Against Barack Obama, Freddoso examined Obama’s pre-presidency actions and ideologies, revealing an extremely liberal Senator with shady alliances who would stop at nothing to become president of the United States.

Picking up where The Case Against Barack Obama left off, Gangster Government not only reveals the damage Obama has done since he has been in office, but exposes a side of Obama few have seen before—the corrupt Chicago politician whose number one goal behind any bill, stimulus, or regulation is to reward his friends and punish his enemies.

As Freddoso reveals, whether those “enemies” are oil companies, small businesses, or ordinary taxpayers like us, Obama will do—and has done—whatever it takes to sideline those who oppose him.

“Americans are used to politicians who help their friends when they can,” says Freddoso. “But no one expected President Obama to reshape the presidency to the extent he has. So far, he has overturned hundreds of years of lawmaking in America, betrayed our Constitution, and mocked millions of voters.”

A devastating and shocking look at a president whose training on Chicago’s political playground shines though every bent law and every broken promise, Gangster Government documents the first two years of an administration that is so corrupt, it would make Al Capone blush.

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Obama and DOJ against States rights.

September 16, 2010

     It simply wasn’t enough to sue the State of Arizona and drag it before the United Nations for trying to secure its border and protect its citizens against violent illegal alien cartels…

     … Now, Barack Obama has unleashed his fury on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

     Reports have surfaced that the Obama Department of Justice (the same Obama Department of Justice that dropped a slam-dunk voter-intimidation suit against the New Black Panthers) is suing Sheriff Arpaio and sending an unmistakable message to law enforcement officers across America… Enforce our immigration laws and face the full wrath of the United States Government.

     Make no mistake. The Obama administration is using every resource at its disposal to destroy Arpaio and advance its Amnesty agenda. But don’t take our word for it. Sheriff Arpaio stated without equivocation: “These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, is Washington’s new whipping boy. Now it’s time to take the gloves off.”

     We could not agree more, And yet, the silence from Congress is still inexcusably deafening.

     And the time is here and now for our so-called elected leaders in Congress to take a stand. Either they support Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Sheriff Arpaio, the people of Arizona and the overwhelming majority of Americans who support Arizona’s efforts to secure its borders… or, they support Barack Obama’s smear tactics against the leaders in Arizona and his open borders agenda.

     As Sheriff Arpaio said, “It’s time to take the gloves off.”
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Tell them, in no uncertain terms, that Barack Obama has gone too far. He’s refused to enforce our immigration laws. He’s suing the State of Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration laws. He’s placed Arizona in the crosshairs of the United Nations. And now, he’s suing Sheriff Arpaio for attempting to enforce the law.

Tell our elected leaders that enough is enough. It is time to take the gloves off, stand up to Barack Obama and tell him to secure the border now.

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What Others Are Saying About This Targeting Of Sheriff Arpaio.

     Sheriff Arpaio is no stranger to controversy. He already bears the nickname, “America’s toughest sheriff” for his no-nonsense approach to law enforcement. And according to a number of reports, Mexican cartels have placed a million dollar bounty on Arpaio’s head.

     Apparently, this notoriety has not only made him a target for the cartels, but also has placed him in Obama’s crosshairs.

     As a matter of fact, Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce called Obama’s pursuit of Arpaio a “witch hunt.”

“It’s a witch hunt — that’s exactly what this is. This is the most un-American President in the history of the United States. … For the first time in history a sitting President has sided with a foreign government against a U.S. state. It is outrageous.”

     Bob Driscoll, a former Justice Department Civil Rights Division official who is representing Arpaio said: “It’s a totally political lawsuit. … They want to find evidence of discrimination, but all they’re finding is evidence of law enforcement that includes immigration enforcement.”

     Driscoll added: “Today’s lawsuit by the Department of Justice is part of a deliberate media strategy to ‘get tough’ on Sheriff Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and undermine immigration enforcement by a local sheriff who is trying desperately to make up for this administration’s own indifference to the topic.”

     The AmericanThinker.com wrote: “The Obama administration has taken border non-enforcement to a whole new level. By refusing to offer reasonable assistance to law enforcement and by suing those who simply try to protect the border, the administration is, in effect, placing… cartels, human traffickers, and infiltrating Islamic terrorists above the safety of American citizens. Truly incredible.”
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Tell them, in no uncertain terms, that Barack Obama has gone too far. He’s refused to enforce our immigration laws. He’s suing the State of Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration laws. He’s placed Arizona in the crosshairs of the United Nations. And now, he’s suing Sheriff Arpaio for attempting to enforce the law.

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Why Pursue Sheriff Arpaio?

     That’s a good question and perhaps the behavior of the Obama Justice Department might provide answers.

     Here are the details. Obama’s Department of Justice initiated an investigation against Sheriff Arpaio some months back for allegedly engaging in “civil rights” violations.

     But hold your horses… after months of investigation, the Obama Justice Department ISN’T suing Arpaio’s office over civil rights violations… instead the Obama Justice Department is contending that Arpaio’s office is refusing to cooperate with its investigation.

     According to The Washington Examiner, the Obama Department of Justice filed suit against Sheriff Arpaio’s office for “refusing to fully cooperate in a federal investigation into allegations that the sheriff and his deputies are guilty of racial discrimination.”

     Arpaio says that accusation is bunk and told The Examiner: “These people in Washington met with my attorneys only a few days ago. And in that meeting, Washington got our cooperation; they admitted they already have thousands of pages of the requested documents; and they were given access to interview my staff and get into my jails.”

     Arpaio added: “They smiled in our faces and then stabbed us in the back with this lawsuit. The Obama administration intended to sue us all along, no matter what we did to try to avert it.”

     Of course, such bait-and-switch tactics have a familiar ring. Didn’t the Obama administration, after all, initially contend that (SB 1070), the Arizona immigration enforcement law, would lead to racial profiling and then sued Arizona on other grounds altogether when it was apparent that the accusation of racial profiling had no merit?

     The Examiner comes to the following conclusion: “As the DOJ lawyers claim Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lack of cooperation with the feds is ‘unprecedented,’ it should not be lost on anyone that what is actually unprecedented is that a sitting U.S. president is waging a war against Arizona.”

     That just about says it all. As a matter of fact, many are wondering why the Obama Justice Department is investigating Arpaio at all.

     According to Investor’s Business Daily: “Our misnamed Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against an Arizona sheriff at the top of the administration’s enemies list. Prosecute border sheriffs and sue states but protect the Black Panthers? Gotcha. … What makes the case interesting, as the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reports, is that in September 2008… Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted its own investigation of Arpaio’s office and procedures and found nothing inappropriate or illegal.”

     You read that right. Obama’s Justice Department decided to investigate Arpaio’s office AFTER ICE concluded that Arpaio’s office was operating totally above board.

     What exactly is going on here? Is this pursuit of Arpaio simply a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing?

     Hardly.

     Sheriff Arpaio, according to Robert M. Engstrom with Human Events, is accusing “the Obama Administration of taking sides against Arizona and trying to use him and Gov. Jan Brewer ‘as puppets.'” Engstrom, quoting Arpaio, added: “’They don’t like us enforcing immigration law,’ he said. ‘I am not going to surrender.’”

     If Arpaio is not surrendering… if he’s ready for the fight, we should be ready for the fight too.
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Tell them, in no uncertain terms, that Barack Obama has gone too far. He’s refused to enforce our immigration laws. He’s suing the State of Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration laws. He’s placed Arizona in the crosshairs of the United Nations. And now, he’s suing Sheriff Arpaio for attempting to enforce the law.

Tell our elected leaders that enough is enough. It is time to take the gloves off, stand up to Barack Obama and tell him to secure the border now.

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Nero May Have Played His Fiddle While Rome Burned But Obama Is Throwing Gasoline On The Fire.

     An overwhelming majority of Americans for years have pleaded with the federal government to secure the border and stop the flood of illegal aliens pouring into the United States.

     But Barack Obama, believing that he knows best, has not only refused to take serious and substantive steps to enforce our immigration laws… he has sued Arizona for attempting to enact reasonable immigration laws… he has hauled Arizona before the United Nations… and now… he’s using every resource at his disposal to go after a local sheriff who is simply attempting to enforce the law.

     Obama’s motives are clear. He wants to shove amnesty for illegal aliens down the throats of the American people at all costs… by any means necessary.

     But unfortunately, as a result of his actions, right before our very eyes, cities in Arizona and across the United States are literally starting to resemble war zones.

     Arizona Governor Jan Brewer acknowledged this horrendous and unfortunate fact when she signed SB 1070 into law, “We cannot sacrifice our safety to the murderous greed of… cartels. We cannot stand idly by as drop houses, kidnappings and violence compromise our quality of life. We cannot delay while the destruction happening south of our international border creeps its way north.”

     Senator Jim DeMint recently echoed those sentiments: “States along the border are facing kidnappings… human trafficking and gang violence and they have a duty to keep their residents safe.”

     Even the former champion of amnesty, Senator John McCain, is acknowledging that “Arizona is under siege…” Phoenix, Arizona is now one of the kidnapping capitals of the world, second only to Mexico City. In fact, the situation is so bad that the government has recently placed travel advisories and in some cases closed large tracts of land as far as 80 miles north or our southern border.

     That’s why Arizona passed SB 1070 and that’s why as many as 22 other states are presently considering similar legislation.

     Gang violence… human trafficking… rampant lawlessness that will extend across the United States from sea-to-shining-sea. Those unfortunate side effects go hand-in-hand with Barack Obama’s Amnesty-for-all vision for America.

     That’s why Obama has placed himself, yet again, in direct opposition to the people. It wasn’t enough to refuse to enforce the law… it wasn’t enough to sue Arizona for attempting to enforce the law… it wasn’t enough to invite the United Nations to his open-borders, pro-Amnesty party.

     Now, Obama is sending an unmistakable message to every law enforcement officer in the country… Enforce the law and we will pursue you.

     The time to fight back is now.
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Tell them, in no uncertain terms, that Barack Obama has gone too far. He’s refused to enforce our immigration laws. He’s suing the State of Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration laws. He’s placed Arizona in the crosshairs of the United Nations. And now, he’s suing Sheriff Arpaio for attempting to enforce the law.

Tell our elected leaders that enough is enough. It is time to take the gloves off, stand up to Barack Obama and tell him to secure the border now.

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If he doesn’t like America, why doesn’t he leave?

August 28, 2010

As you may know, President Obama just released a scathing
report to the United Nations Human Rights Council detailing
the “condition of human rights in America” and subjecting
our nation to criticism from countries like Iran, Cuba,
China and others.

According to the report, the United States violates human
rights because of high unemployment rates, so-called hate
crimes, poverty, poor housing, lack of access to health
care, and discriminatory hiring practices affecting Blacks,
Latinos, Muslims, South Asians, Native Americans, and
homosexuals.

            The Obama presidency will be remembered as
            one that humiliated America by prostrating
            it before some of the worst human rights
            violators in the world. To ask nations like
            North Korea or China to help America deal with
            “human rights” is totally grotesque!

Barack Obama is once again throwing America and Americans
under the bus with his globalist worldview and socialist
agenda. His actions undermine our nation and its sovereignty.
He continues to apologize to the world for our alleged
shortcomings while actively undermining what is best about
the United States!

We need more people like Glen Beck declaring what is good about America, not what is bad.

It’s the government that’s got to go!

Maybe in the November elections we can make a difference and eventually correct the mistake of putting a Muslim Socialist  in the oval office.

When Obama talks about “reaching for hope”  it’s not about America  but about Islam reaching for Sheria (muslim law) outside of Saudi-Arabia where it should stay (if it has to be anywhere).

Obamascare…

August 27, 2010

Liberty Counsel
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman

Date: 8/25/2010

           The Department of Justice has challenged our
           lawsuit against ObamaCare and petitioned the
           court to have our case dismissed. The battle
           has begun! – Mat.

Bob,

Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice
subordinates have challenged our lawsuit against ObamaCare
by petitioning the court to have the case dismissed. It
is clear that they are taking our case very seriously
because they filed an elaborate 60-page “Memorandum of Law”
to support their motion.

           The DOJ’s response is certainly voluminous, but
           it carefully dodges every component of our
           complaint!  The fact is, the entire Obama
           administration knows that ObamaCare is in
           real trouble.

Although the President and his healthcare architects
patronizingly patted the American people on their heads
and said if we would just give it a chance, we would
really like it…ObamaCare is far less popular now that
when it was rammed through Congress four months ago!

           We have every confidence that the court will
           rule against Holder’s motion to dismiss our
           case, just as the court did in handling the DOJ’s
           similar motion against the State of Virginia’s
           lawsuit against ObamaCare on August 2nd.

++Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit against ObamaCare.

As you may recall, on the day ObamaCare was signed into
law, Liberty Counsel filed the first private-sector lawsuit
against the unconstitutional mandates contained in the
so-called “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

We are more confident than ever that we can win this battle
and I believe our lawsuit is ultimately headed to the
Supreme Court. Holder’s attorneys in the Department of
Justice have pretty much tipped their hand concerning
their defense strategy by their disingenuous response
to Virginia’s suit.

++The ObamaCare shell game:  Is it a tax…or not?

When the Obama/Reid/Pelosi axis of power was selling
ObamaCare to the American people, they were adamant that
the individual mandate to buy government-approved health
insurance was NOT a tax.

           You probably remember at least one of the
           President’s many strong denials that healthcare
           “reform” would involve ANY adverse tax consequences.

But now that several states and Liberty Counsel have
challenged the individual mandate as being unconstitutional,
the administration has changed their tune by declaring
that, in fact, the individual mandate is actually a tax!

Why would they do that? Because the Constitution gives
Congress the power to enact taxes…but NOT to mandate
insurance purchases!  The “facts” they presented in their
response to Virginia have suddenly changed to suit their
convenience!

This is yet another Obama tactic to bypass our constitutional
form of government and to FORCE an unwanted mandate upon
the American people.

++Our “Vote of No Confidence” campaign reduces ObamaCare’s
chances of survival.

Liberty Counsel’s “Vote of No Confidence” campaign is a
powerful statement that reflects the nation’s growing
disillusionment with the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis of power’s
imperious, condescending style and inability to serve
America’s best interests.
By signing your personal “Vote of No Confidence,” you will
be joining thousands of concerned Americans who are
resisting President Obama, his administration, and the
ultraliberal 111th Congress – all of whom are pushing
aside the clearly expressed will of the American people.

Go here to sign your “Vote of No Confidence” Statement:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=31369&RID=24464411

++Liberty Counsel’s concrete action to stop this outrage.

And as you know, Liberty Counsel is doing far more than just
calling the administration’s bluffs and exposing their
deception and elitist posturing.

We are aggressively seeking to overturn the economic,
social and moral nightmare called ObamaCare. We are also
fighting in court to preserve marriage (the cornerstone
of every society’s economic and cultural wellbeing),
and are aggressively fighting the liberal agenda and
its ACLU agents on a toe-to-toe, case-by-case basis.

We are defending the lives of the pre-born and fighting on
behalf of those Americans using their constitutional right
of free speech to proclaim the truth of abortion’s physical
and emotional trauma.

           But the battle must be won in the court of
           public opinion as well as the courtrooms of
           America!  That’s why our “Vote of No Confidence”
           campaign is so important.

Go here to sign the “Vote of No Confidence”

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=31369&RID=24464411

++Stand with us against Obama’s “abortion deception.”

In one of the most underhanded moves in political history,
Barack Obama PROMISED that his health care reform package
would not include ANY federal funding of abortion.

As you doubtless remember, the Stupak-Pitts amendment,
which prohibited federal funding of abortions, was struck
from the bill at the last minute after Obama PROMISED a
non-binding executive order to eliminate the amendment.
This calculated promise was simply a maneuver to garner
enough votes to pass the unwanted takeover of our
healthcare system.  His promise was worthless, of course.

And after finally allowing Americans enough time to actually
read the full text of the ObamaCare bill, we uncovered
numerous provisions which force pro-life Americans to
fund abortions with tax dollars – while healthcare workers
have absolutely no provision for conscientious objection.

++The Obama Administration is unworthy of public confidence.

When you sign our “Vote of No Confidence” Statement, we will
share your views – along with those of tens of thousands of
your fellow concerned Americans – with the media, our elected
officials, government bureaucrats, and others who need to
be told the unvarnished truth about this crisis.

           Join us in signing the “Vote of No Confidence”
           Statement. Many thousands of Liberty Counsel
           team members have already signed this bold
           declaration.

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++Our Founding Fathers rebelled against this type of tyranny.

There are some things no American Patriot should ever forget,
even when they are being systematically ignored by our
government leaders!  We want you to have a valuable new
resource when you help us stand for liberty.

           The Patriot’s Handbook of American Liberty
           contains the two great bulwarks of American
           liberty, the Declaration of Independence and
           the Constitution of the United States of America.
           Plus, it includes the text of Patrick Henry’s
           immortal address to the Virginia House of
           Burgesses on the eve of our first Revolution.

It also includes a special essay I have written for modern-day
Patriots like you.  I entrust this Handbook to you in the
hope that you will be blessed by the timeless principles
it contains.

          To President Obama, our Constitution is an
          obstacle because it defines the rights of the
          people, not the rights of the government. Our
          founding fathers knew that limited government
          was the key to true liberty.

The Patriot’s Handbook of American Liberty is yours for a gift
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your “Vote of No Confidence” Statement, you will be offered
the book for whatever amount you feel lead to give.

By ordering the book and investing in our work, you will be
receiving an excellent resource and supporting Liberty
Counsel’s ObamaCare lawsuit and our other efforts in defense
of life, liberty, and family.

Click here to learn more about the book and to sign your Statement:

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Bob, a growing majority of Americans have stopped
listening to President Obama’s political rhetoric and are now looking
only at the hard facts. His actions speak louder than words.

There is a growing disconnect with grassroots America has stirred a
deep resolve among patriotic citizens to stop this tyranny before the
United States of America is recast into a socialist nation.

Join me in signing the “Vote of No Confidence” in the Obama
administration.  Then consider a gift of any amount to receive
your Patriot’s Handbook of American Liberty and support the
ongoing work of Liberty Counsel.

THANK YOU and may God richly bless you!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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that the government takeover of our medical system will not
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A Poem about the ‘Dog’ days of Obama

August 22, 2010

Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.

He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.

He has anointed my income with taxes,
My expenses runneth over.

Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will live in a mortgaged home forever..

I am glad I am American,
I am glad that I am free,

But I wish I was a dog,
And Obama was a tree!

~Author Unknown

Fedzilla

April 30, 2010

The “Fed” is the problem, not the solution!

The “Fed” taxes us to go fight a war on the other side of the world while letting the enemy cross our borders at home.

The “Fed” says; Go ahead and drill for oil where there is none while a possibly sabotaged oil well off our southern coast spews more oil into the ocean than ever before.

The “Fed” got a Bill passed in Congress that give muslims a free ride on health care while the “Infidel” pays the “Jizra”(tax) enabeling someone like Farrikan of the muslim brotherhood to go free.

Tell me Obama isn’t a Muslim,  Tell me he wasn’t born in Kenya and tell be he isn’t destroying this country by intrigue.  A stern-faced individual indeed, when not flashing those blinding white teeth.

The “Fed” is supposed to have limited powers, but uses powers it hasn’t been given to lord it over the States and the peoples rights.

The “Fed” thinks our Constitution is out-dated and won’t abide by it.  Who do they think they are to do what they please?  Have they forgotten they work for us?

We all have to look at what our founding fathers wrote in the document because, even we do not know what to do without its direction.

…and let us not forget that the “laws” are first given to us from God and set forth in the “Book” that was our forfathers guide.  Any other guide, religeous or humanistic is flawed. 

Let us remember that we our one nation under God, that it is in him we trust and in His Salvation for us individually and collectively.

Don’t be deceived by another “god” nor another book that contradicts the true principles this country was founded on.

If we examine the genuine we will recognise the counterfit.  If we don’t take the time to read the words of the God of our Bible, then we will be deceived by a false god and wind up following the foolish whims of a very dangerous Fedzilla.

look out for Obama’s policy!

April 30, 2010

The Status of Non-Muslim Minorities Under Islamic Rule

Dhimmitude: the Islamic system of governing populations conquered by jihad wars, encompassing all of the demographic, ethnic, and religious aspects of the political system. The word “dhimmitude” as a historical concept, was coined by Bat Ye’or in 1983 to describe the legal and social conditions of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule. The word “dhimmitude” comes from dhimmi, an Arabic word meaning “protected”. Dhimmi was the name applied by the Arab-Muslim conquerors to indigenous non-Muslim populations who surrendered by a treaty (dhimma) to Muslim domination. Islamic conquests expanded over vast territories in Africa, Europe and Asia, for over a millennium (638-1683). The Muslim empire incorporated numerous varied peoples which had their own religion, culture, language and civilization. For centuries, these indigenous, pre-Islamic peoples constituted the great majority of the population of the Islamic lands. Although these populations differed, they were ruled by the same type of laws, based on the shari’a.

This similarity, which includes also regional variations, has created a uniform civilization developed throughout the centuries by all non-Muslim indigenous people, who were vanquished by a jihad-war and governed by shari’a law. It is this civilization which is called dhimmitude. It is characterized by the different strategies developed by each dhimmi group to survive as non-Muslim entity in their Islamized countries. Dhimmitude is not exclusively concerned with Muslim history and civilization. Rather it investigates the history of those non-Muslim peoples conquered and colonized by jihad.

Dhimmitude encompasses the relationship of Muslims and non-Muslims at the theological, social, political and economical levels. It also incorporates the relationship between the numerous ethno-religious dhimmi groups and the type of mentality that they have developed out of their particular historical condition which lasted for centuries, even in some Muslim countries, till today.

Dhimmitude is an entire integrated system, based on Islamic theology. It cannot be judged from the circumstantial position of any one community, at a given time and in a given place. Dhimmitude must be appraised according to its laws and customs, irrespectively of circumstances and political contingencies.

For books by Bat Ye’or, see www.dhimmi