Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Battle for the Soul of Islam By M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

By M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.

Among the unsettling social shifts in the wake of 9/11 was the global attention paid to Islam. Here in the United States, we became divided, often sadly along partisan lines, between those who believed every Muslim was a potential threat and those who believed no Muslim could do wrong. For conservative Wisconsin native and former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith, these radical times meant facing a new reality as a devout Muslim and a patriot - a certain betrayal within his faith, and a need to answer a question that crossed the minds of even the most sensitive and politically correct: "Can a good Muslim be a good American as well?"

Dr. Jasser founded the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AFID) to instill in young American Muslims an appreciation for the distinctively positive impact that this nation's ideals of liberty have had upon the world. As a nationally recognized expert on Muslim radicalization, he offers non-Muslims a definitive comprehension of the difference between Islam and the spiritual cancer known as Islamism, or political Islam, and how violence and extremism run counter to Islam's true teachings. As he persuasively argues, until we acknowledge the threat of Islamism in all its forms, the majority of Americans will be deceived into recognizing only the most obvious: terrorism.

In A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM, Jasser embraces both his faith and country while asking hard questions:

  • Are American Muslim children learning entitlement as victims, or are they being taught individual responsibility and critical thinking?
  • Are poisonous conspiracy theories dividing their American identity, or are they gaining exposure to reason, nationalism, and patriotism?
  • Are Muslims publicly critical of the Islamist movements of the Middle East, or do they remain silent on aspects of religious doctrine that conflict with modernity and universal equality?
  • Is the American press downplaying the seditious threat of homegrown Islamist radicalism and the influence of Islamists' propaganda arm on our governmental policies?
  • Is our culture of political correctness a major obstacle toward long-overdue Muslim reform against Islamism?
All these years after 9/11, it's time for us to understand the true threat of Islamism. It is a Muslim problem that needs a Muslim solution, and A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM builds a solid, balanced, and imperative must-read foundation for the fight.

About the Author: Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser testified to the U.S. Committee on Homeland Security regarding American Muslim radicalization on March 10, 2011, at one of the Hill's most anticipated hearings in a generation. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the New York Post, Dallas Morning News, and on CNN, CBS, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, BBC, and many nationally syndicated radio programs. [more...]

Advanced praise for A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM:

"Dr. Jasser is one of the most courageous and relentless pursuers of truth and freedom in the Muslim world. A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAMtakes you beyond the sound bites to show you what it really means to be a moderate Muslim fighting against those who have perverted your religion."
--Glenn Beck, New York Times bestselling author of Being George Washington

"Zuhdi Jasser is a brave American patriot, a faithful Muslim and a good man. Dr. Jasser's A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM proposes a cure for one of the greatest problems facing the world today: the violence and extremism of radical Islam."
--Mark R. Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ameritopia

"Dr. Jasser is an American hero in the war radical Islam has declared on us. Whether we prevail in this long war may very well depend on how closely we listen to him."
--William J. Bennett, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Man and former U.S. Secretary of Education

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New RealClearPolitics eBook

In-depth analysis on how Romney sealed the nomination and what the Obama campaign is testing to run against him.

The RealClearPolitics
ELECTION 2012: A Time for Choosing
By Carl M. Cannon & Tom Bevan

RealClearPolitics’ gripping second eBook on the 2012 election provides fascinating insights behind the pivotal moments in the campaign and the rise and fall of each of the candidates. ELECTION 2012: A Time for Choosing, written by Executive Editor, Tom Bevan, and Washington Editor, Carl M. Cannon, is a front row seat through the brutal nominating contest that led Romney to becoming the GOP candidate for president, and how his team and his opponent are preparing for the onslaught this fall.

With in-depth interviews of Republican candidates and their campaign staffs, A Time for Choosing includes stories on:
  •          What Romney told aide Eric Fehnstrom after his “Etch a Sketch” gaffe.
  •          The attributes Romney and his team will be looking for when choosing a vice presidential nominee.
  •          The “kitchen sink” approach Obama’s message team is adopting for attacking Romney.
  •          Who among the potential his fellow Republicans candidates Romney’s advisers did not want him to run against.
  •          Why famed debate coach Brett O’Donnell was cut loose by the Romney campaign after helping Romney prepare for the knock-out Florida debate.
  •          Who enticed Romney to run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 by suggesting he might someday be President of the United States.
  •          New details on the efforts by evangelical leaders to throw their support behind a single Republican candidate.
  •          How Gingrich, a great counterpuncher in debates, ultimately was done in by an inability to defend himself;
  •          The unlikely success of Rick Santorum - an inside look at how Santorum pulled off upsets in Iowa and Colorado; additionally, a behind the scenes look at the final days of his campaign, and the deliberations that led him to get out of the race.
  •          Find out what Rick Perry says he learned from his experience running for President.
  •          Wild debate stories including what Gingrich said to Juan Williams and John King the night of his fiery exchanges with the two debate moderators in South Carolina.

All of these key moments and issues, as well as a careful survey of the terrain ahead for the general election (the challenges and strategies for both candidates and the latest insights into Romney’s possible vice presidential nominee), makes A Time for Choosing a must-read for understanding the 2012 campaign.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Tom Bevan is the co-founder and executive editor of RealClearPolitics. Under Bevan’s editorial leadership, RealClearPolitics has grown into one of the most widely read political Web sites, with an average of 5 million readers every month. Carl M. Cannon is the Washington editor for RealClearPolitics. Cannon has covered every presidential campaign and convention since1984 and has interviewed every U.S. president since Gerald Ford. He covered the White House for fifteen years, during both the Clinton and Bush administrations, winning the two most prestigious journalism awards for presidential coverage.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Radio Sells Books in 2012!

After not even 2 days on the radio tour for his new book, FEARLESS: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown, award-winning author Eric Blehm hit number 10 on Barnes & Noble and number 82 on the Amazon bestseller lists!

Meanwhile SCREWED! How Foreign Countries are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy - and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It, by bestselling authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann hit #3 on the NY Times bestseller list.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Devil at Our Doorstep By Dave Bego

Dave Bego's tale of fighting the SEIU's advances are chronicled in his riveting new book, The Devil at Our Doorstep, which describes the impact of unions on the economic and political landscape of America. He warns of the dangers posed by giving greater control to these firmly-entrenched organizations and their political supporters/dependents.

Bego, an entrepreneur and business owner, knows firsthand the intimidation, physical threats, character assassination and other tactics of Big Labor having won his own battle to protect his employees from the SEIU.

In this follow-up to his first book, The Devil at My Doorstep, Bego describes his fight against SEIU and seeks to expose the need for Right to Work, the political collusion between Big Labor and President Obama and the media's bias on the union issue to establish Card Check and eliminate the secret ballot election. Combining personal experience with business and political policy critique, Bego presents readers with a clear case against those who would limit the freedoms of Americans for their own gain.

The Devil at Our Doorstep illustrates, along with vivid photographs:

  • Why it's time to take back American freedoms and save our country... how we must stop government by fiat, through executive orders and regulation;
  • How these issues are especially pertinent to the 2012 Presidential election;
  • The vindication by members of the attacking clergy and non-related consultant that destroys all the union propaganda against EMS in his report;
  • How corporate campaign tactics have been mirrored by election tactics, misinformation, propaganda, attacks, and worse;
  • Obama's union past;
  • Stories from other employees and employers across the country that will make your skin crawl;
  • How Right to Work is alive in Indiana and how UAW workers in Michigan (as mentioned in the book) are trying to pass RTW;
  • NLRB regulations, and why it's time to roll these back;
  • Union ties to political power grab (unions committed $400,000,000 to Obama for the 2012 Election);
  • How we can fix the system;
  • Forced unionism... media fear; and
  • How freedom of choice, free market and capitalism are at stake in this election.
  • How Big Labor utilizes "Death by a 1,000 cuts corporate campaigns" to intimidate and force capitulation by employees and employers.
"This book is dedicated to preserving American freedoms and to the belief that all Americans must take personal responsibility and accountability for their own actions, personal growth and well-being," says Bego.

Dave Bego wrote this book to engage, educate and inspire everyone from all political persuasions to act before it's too late. The book is intended for any reader interested in business, political and economic issues and for citizens concerned about the preservation of freedom in America. He has been telling and retelling his dramatic story on radio and television shows across the country for over six years.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Bego is one of the leading experts on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) a/k/a Card Check and union political activities. His expertise to write this book, as featured on the Lou Dobbs show and countless radio appearances, stems from his actual firsthand experience while waging war with Andy Stern and the SEIU from late 2006 until the present day. Dave's blog has been featured on Andrew Breitbart's where he is now a regular contributor, and he has been interviewed on Glenn Beck's Insider Extreme by S.E. Cupp. [more...]

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FEARLESS By Eric Blehm

A Searing Portrait of an Unlikely Hero

and Fearless SEAL Team SIX Warrior

By Bestselling Author Eric Blehm

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn't know he would die that night in a firefight with insurgents in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for his teammates and his country.

In his new book, FEARLESS: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown, award-winning author Eric Blehm tells the powerful, inspirational, and deeply moving story of a dedicated warrior who overcame incredible personal and physical challenges to rise to the elite level of SEAL Team SIX. Blehm conducted extensive face-to-face interviews with Brown's family, friends, and teammates, including more than half a dozen of Brown's SEAL teammates just weeks before they were killed in action in a devastating Chinook crash.

Adam Brown was a country boy from Arkansas, a daredevil with a fierce loyalty to his friends and family. At a loose end after finishing high school in Hot Springs, he fell in with the wrong crowd and became addicted to crack cocaine, an affliction that eventually landed him in jail. His family was devastated but found the strength to help him try to turn his life around. He met a young woman, Kelley, who would become his future wife. Her unwavering love and belief in the man Adam could become drove him to fulfill his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL.
Never the biggest, fastest, or strongest of his peers, Adam persevered through grueling qualifying tests that resulted in injuries - most considered career-enders - including being shot and blinded in one eye and having the fingers of his shooting hand crushed in a Humvee accident in Afghanistan. His determination to beat the odds on the way to the top tier of the U.S. military earned him multiple commendations, including a Bronze Star with a combat "V" for Valor, and the respect of his teammates and commanders who called him "the best of the best - the top one percent of the Naval Special Warfare community."
An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, FEARLESS presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt and eliminate terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers and friends. Adam Brown's story is one of faith, dedication, courage, and strength - traits that defined his life and the lives of so many of his brethren chronicled in this book.
In the spirit of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Marcus Lutrell's Lone Survivor, Blehm has written a benchmark account of the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and an unforgettable portrait of a man who was by all accounts FEARLESS. [more...]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eric Blehm is the best-selling author of The Only Thing Worth Dying For, which recounts the harrowing story of the first Special Forces A-Team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. It was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Last Season is the winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and was named by Outside magazine as one of the ten "greatest adventure biographies ever written." Previously, he was the editor of a national outdoor sports magazine and his writing and photography have been published internationally.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sixth Annual GI Film Festival

Hollywood Stars and 42 Film Screenings Mark Sixth Annual GI Film Festival, May 14 - 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Special Guests Include: Actors Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Brian McNamara and Sally Pressman (Army Wives), Television Personality Pat Sajak and Iconic Businessman and Philanthropist H. Ross Perot, Sr.

The award-winning GI Film Festival, the nation's only military-themed film festival, is pleased to announce the full schedule of events for the 2012 event, which will feature premiere military film screenings, celebrity appearances, red carpet parties and more. The festival will take place Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. For ticketing information and the program schedule, go to:

The 6th annual GIFF film line-up offers 42 film screenings representing every branch of the military and spanning five wars. Over the course of the six-day event, the festival will offer 23 narrative films and 19 documentaries covering every genre conceivable - from action and adventure to drama and romance. And with at least a dozen World Premiere screenings, GIFF offers plenty of opportunities to discover emerging directors, writers, producers and actors. GIFF is proud to welcome many promising and established military veteran filmmakers as well.

"We were overwhelmed by the raw talent and emotion expressed in this year's film selections," explained Brandon Millett, Co-Founder and President of the GI Film Festival. "Our mission is to educate the public about the successes and sacrifices of the American military and this festival line-up perfectly exemplifies that mission."
The GIFF is the only film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film. Review the festival's 2012 schedule now, and start planning your visit! [more...]

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Screwed!" By Dick Morris

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dick Morris returns with a blistering expose of how America is being ripped off by friends and enemies alike - with the help of our ruling elites.

How Foreign Countries are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy - and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It

In their new expose, SCREWED! How Foreign Countries are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy - and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It, bestselling authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann lay bare the unvarnished facts as never before and suggest real, immediate, and specific steps to stop those who undermine our interests and take away our jobs. In the same vein as their previous crusading books, CATASTROPHE, FLEECED, and OUTRAGE, Morris and wife Eileen McGann have documented, in great depth and detail, exactly how the United States is getting screwed and how to stop it. They dig up the facts, name names, point fingers, and suggest concrete solutions - independent of partisan politics.


European Bankers and Politicians: With the encouragement of our own president and the Federal Reserve, these elites dominate our economy and want to take away our sovereignty and our greatness.
China: The pirates of Beijing protected by their paid U.S. lobbyists - often our former legislative leaders - steal our technology, hack into our defense systems, and rig their currency to take away our jobs.
Pakistan: With friends like this, who needs enemies? They use our own military and economic aid to fund al Qaeda and help them kill Americans.
The United Nations: A cesspool of corruption, the UN poses in the garb of international legitimacy and lets its member nations and bureaucrats rob us blind.
Saudi Arabia: A country our troops have defended with their lives funds 90 percent of the global Islamic extremism - and uses our money to do so!
Afghanistan: The most corrupt government in the world bilks us out of $9 billion a year in aid.

Our jobs go to China. Foreign aid goes to our enemies. Pakistan uses our money to fund terrorists who attack us. Saudi Arabia, which our soldiers have defended with their lives, funds 90 percent of the world's Islamic fundamentalism. The UN is awash in corruption; its bureaucrats steal the money we give it with total impunity. Fifteen hundred brave American soldiers have died defending the regime in Afghanistan - rated the second most corrupt in the world! Meanwhile, European bankers and bureaucrats are taking over our economy and preempting our sovereignty.

How do they get away with it? By hiring our own political leaders, as soon as they leave office, to lobby for them to rip us off. Former House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt, for example, sits on the board of an American affiliate of a Chinese company that has been denied the right to operate in the United States because it steals our technology. Former House Republican Appropriations committee chairman Bob Livingstone represented Libya until just before Gaddafi fell. And we have a president who willingly obliges countries that poach our sovereignty, refusing to stand up for our interests and our jobs as they confiscate half the royalties from our offshore energy, subject our elected leaders to criminal prosecution if they go to war without UN approval, and tell us what kind of land-use policies we should pursue.
About the Author: Dick Morris served as Bill Clinton's political consultant for twenty years. A regular political commentator on Fox News and other networks, he is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers (all with Eileen McGann), including Outrage, Catastrophe, Fleeced and 2010: Take Back America.