I got an email from a conservative family member today. Perhaps you've gotten it too. See below:
Let's take HIM Â down through the Internet... Seems the majority of the press are worshiping at his feet....Someone should put this on face book..Â Â If eachÂ person sends this to aÂ minimumÂ of twenty people on their address list, in three days, all people in The United States of AmericaÂ Â would have the message. I believe this is one proposal that really should be passed around.
THIS WILL CURDLE YOUR BLOOD AND CURL YOUR HAIRÂ
The name of the book Obama is reading is called:Â
The Post-American World,Â and it was written by a fellow Muslim.Â
Â "Post"Â America means the worldÂ AfterÂ America ! Please forward this picture to everyone you know, conservativeÂ orÂ liberal. We must expose Obama's radical ideas and his intent to bring down our beloved America !Â
This disgusting email is full of lies. Fareed Zakaria, the author of the book, is not a Muslim, nor is Obama. Zakaria is a respected journalist, the editor of Newsweek's international edition. The book was reviewed by Publisher's Weekly and this is what they said:
"When a book proclaims that it is not about the decline of America but "the rise of everyone else," readers might expect another diatribe about our dismal post-9/11 world. They are in for a pleasant surprise as Newsweekeditor and popular pundit Zakaria (The Future of Freedom) delivers a stimulating, largely optimistic forecast of where the 21st century is heading. We are living in a peaceful era, he maintains; world violence peaked around 1990 and has plummeted to a record low. Burgeoning prosperity has spread to the developing world, raising standards of living in Brazil, India, China and Indonesia. Twenty years ago China discarded Soviet economics but not its politics, leading to a wildly effective, top-down, scorched-earth boom. Its political antithesis, India, also prospers while remaining a chaotic, inefficient democracy, as Indian elected officials are (generally) loathe to use the brutally efficient tactics that are the staple of Chinese governance. Paradoxically, India's greatest asset is its relative stability in the region; its officials take an unruly population for granted, while dissent produces paranoia in Chinese leaders. Zakaria predicts that despite its record of recent blunders at home and abroad, America will stay strong, buoyed by a stellar educational system and the influx of young immigrants, who give the U.S. a more youthful demographic than Europe and much of Asia whose workers support an increasing population of unproductive elderly. A lucid, thought-provoking appraisal of world affairs, this book will engage readers on both sides of the political spectrum."
If you want to read more about the book: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Post-American-World/Fareed-Zakaria/e/9780393334807/?itm=1&USRI=post-american+world
If you get this email, please respond to it with the truth.