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The 2003 Books Against Hate: Minnesota's Middle East Library Initiative campaign, created by Minnesotans Against Terrorism (M.A.T.) with help from members of Beth Jacob Synagogue, is partnering with Barnes & Noble bookstores to donate copies of these 18 "Essential Books About Terrorism and the Middle East" (see below) to nearly 30 Twin Cities public libraries.

The "Books Against Hate" campaign was inspired when M.A.T. members learned that Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed ibn Talal had donated $500,000 to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to help finance a $2.5 million dollar book drive to put "Islamic instructional materials" in America's 16,000 public libraries.

"Given that anti-terrorism experts such as Steven Emerson and Dore Gold have identified Saudi Arabia as funneling millions to terrorist groups, we expect that many of CAIR's books may try to justify the actions of those who support terrorism against America and Israel," says Minnesotans Against Terrorism member Leora Maccabee. It's M.A.T.'s hope that every Minnesotan will buy or borrow, and read, each of these 18 invaluable books -- and make up their own mind about how America should act to prevent terrorism.


The 18 Essential
Books on Terrorism
and the Middle East




Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge

by Alan M. Dershowitz




American Jihad

by Steven Emerson




Hatred's Kingdom:
How Saudi Arabia Supports
the New Global Terrorism

by Dore Gold




Al Qaeda: Brotherhood of Terror

by Paul L. Williams




The High Cost of Peace: How Washington’s Middle East Policy Left America Vulnerable to Terrorism

by Yossef Bodansky




Militant Islam Reaches America

by Daniel Pipes




The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism

by Simon Reeve




Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why: the 1999 Government Report on Profiling Terrorists

by Rex Hudson and the Library of Congress




Age of Sacred Terror

by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon




Terror in the Mind of God: the Global Rise of Religious Violence

by Mark Juergensmeyer




Hunt for the Engineer: How Israeli Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber

by Samuel M. Katz




The Complete Idiot's Guide To Middle East Conflict

by Mitchell G. Bard




The Mideast Peace Process: An Autopsy

by Neal Kozodoy




If a Place Can Make You Cry: Dispatches from an Anxious State

by Daniel Gordis




Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

by Michael Oren




The Palestine War 1948

by Efraim Karsh




A Durable Peace: Israel and its Place Among Nations

by Benjamin Netanyahu




The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul

by Yoram Hazony

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