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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR IN SYRIA: Removal of Assad will make the world a worse place
Western culture rigtfully condemns tyranny and dictatorships, which is why it seems an obvious and just reaction to root for the ouster of Syria's Bashar al-Assad. The problem is that westerners are attempting to view this Middle Eastern dynamic through a western prism; it just doesn't work.
Theodore Shoebat, the son of a former Muslim terrorist who was once a Muslim Brotherhood activist and PLO member, says there are two forms of government that have been used over the course of thousands of years. One is Arab nationalism, like what used to exist in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. The other is Islamic fundamentalism, which is what is filling the vacuum left by those countries.
In fact, so entrenched is the western notion that Middle Eastern dictators must fall that anyone who attempts to assert that Assan should remain in power is often labeled a kook. “This is because westerners only think such a scenario best for the Middle East because they can't comprehend the alternative,” Shoebat says, “The truth is that what they think they know, they don't know at all and what they don't know is that Islamic fundamentalism is much worse than what an Assad government means to Syria.”
Shoebat concedes that while both forms of Middle Eastern governance are brutal, Arab nationalism is brutal out of necessity; it must fend off the forces that desire Islamic fundamentalism, which are relentless and go to great lengths to ensure the rise of their ideology. This includes constantly working to overthrow dictators by victimizing themselves and garnering international sympathy through propaganda.
“This isn't to say there aren't real victims,” Shoebat says, “but think of the mentality of the suicide bombers. They're able to blow themselves up for the cause of Jihad. There are rebels in Syria who have come to believe that if they can garner sympathy for their cause by dying in Jihad, they've been good Muslims. This is also something that puts Assad at a disadvantage because it makes him look like more of a heartless killer than he actually might be.”
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ABOUT THEODORE SHOEBAT…
Theodore Shoebat is the son of Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist. At age 16, Theodore released his first book In Satan’s Footsteps, which has been followed up with, For God or For Tyranny, available now. Ted grew up in the U.S., in Northern California, attending the public school system. Because of his conservative and religious upbringing, he often struggled with his teachers and fellow students. He personally witnessed Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the schools and his defense of Israel and the Jewish people made him a victim of ridicule and mockery.
At such a young age, Theodore was inspired due to challenges and frustrations he faced from public schools he attended. Not only was he bombarded with criticism for his conservative and religious beliefs, but they also attempted to squelch his expression by labeling him with a psychological condition known as Asberger’s syndrome.
Though the educational community thought it a stigma, Theodore took it with pride, since it is said that Bill Gates and Albert Einstein were also diagnosed with Asberger’s, a personality that includes such positive human behaviors as loyalty, honesty and bluntness. Theodore is the primary contributor for this amazing work of research and polemic—For God or For Tyranny. It is a timely work, based on the current state of our nation and the pivot point in the direction that America might take. What is even more amazing is Theodore Shoebat was only 18 years old when this, his second book, went into publication.
ABOUT SHOEBAT’S BOOK, FOR GOD OR FOR TYRANNY
“For God or For Tyranny: When Nations Deny God’s Natural Law,” by Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat, picks up where the bestselling book Liberty and Tyranny left off, a Judeo Christian polemic on why God is vital in the equation of freedom for America and humanity. Best-selling author Walid Shoebat and his son Theodore Shoebat (only 18 years old at the time of publication) have written an extraordinary book on anti-God ideologies, comparing them to countries that base their laws on Judeo Christian principals. As America and many Western nations seem to desire to move away from their Judeo Christian foundations and embrace multi-culturalism, this book gives all the answers to dispel all the anti-God myths and equip people to stand for their Judeo Christian heritage.