By Lawrence Pintak

In the aftermath of Sep 11, the United States has been haunted through one query: why do they hate us? This booklet is an try and resolution that query, tracing the roots of the situation again to American's involvement within the heart East, and specifically Lebanon. Journalist Lawrence Pintak used to be a correspondent for CBS in Beirut within the Nineteen Eighties, the place he witnessed the beginning of the present 'terror': its strategies have been honed there. In Seeds of Hate, he explores how America's wrong coverage within the Lebanon remodeled Muslim perceptions of the USA -- from neutral peacekeeper to hated enemy of the Lebanese Muslims. Seeds of Hate is needed studying for someone who wishes a deeper knowing of the way and why the connection among the US and the center East is now extra risky than ever. Pintak explores the hyperlinks among those that conducted the phobia battle in Lebanon and the present wave of terror, analyzing in-depth the continuing -- yet little publicised -- function performed through key figures at the back of the Beirut bombings. He considers how the template for shaping would-be terrorists is being replicated from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia and speaks with sufferers of the sooner wave of terror. Pintak additionally explores the diversities among terrorism of al-Qa'ida and its allies, and that of Palestinians at the West financial institution. 'One of the main perceptive bills of the nightmare in Lebanon' The Washington publish (reviewing Beirut Outtakes)

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Lebanon is a continuing reminder that over the centuries, Christians, too, have had a hard time agreeing on just what it is they believe in. Ten separate versions of Christianity are still practiced there: Maronite, Syrian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Armenian Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian (Nestorian), and Roman Catholic. God forbid they should all get along. At one time or another, the major sects had all fought one another. The Maronites arrived in what is now Lebanon sometime in the eighth century, fleeing persecution in Syria.

Beside it, an unshaven fighter cradles an armful of PSP newspapers. The charge: one Lebanese pound. No overt threats are made. He doesn’t need them. On the surface, the vendor is no different from dozens of other newspaper sellers who hang out on busy street corners. Except, of course, for the guns. In the shade on the other side of the street, three of his comrades,T-shirts emblazoned with the slightly disheveled visage of the late Kamal Jumblatt, lounge by a wall, their AKs leaning against the bare concrete beside them.

The cause: the families of South Lebanon’s Shi’ite suicide bombers. A lot of people were paying protection money, but there wasn’t a lot of protection. As the economy collapsed, armed robbery because a popular occupation. Break-ins by gunmen wielding automatic weapons led some families to install heavy steel bombproof doors on their apartments. Most people stayed home at night, but there was no safety during the day either. Cars were stolen almost daily on crowded streets and anyone who resisted was shot.

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