As the world watches to see what the United States of America will do about Syria and the use of chemical weapons against civilians in the civil war in that country, many Americans don't really even know what the conflict is about. After all, it's a world away and many think to themselves, "it doesn't affect me anyway."

"We wrote this book for those people who don't have a clue."

One author who lives in Bangor, Maine, who devoted his career to forestry, has turned his attention to geopolitics and, in a new book, says if there is ever a time for every single American to understand what's happening in the Middle East, it's now.

Dr. Michael Coffman has a PhD in Ecosystems Analysis and a minor in climatology. He has had over forty years of university teaching, research, and consulting experience, and for years worked for the paper company Champion International that operated in Maine.

Dr. Coffman explains how a man devoted to forestry winds up sounding the alarm about radical Islam's plan to dominate the world in the book he co-authored with Kate Mathieson, Radical Islam in the House.

Some who are actually following the events in the Middle East, still may only have a rudimentary understanding of what is at risk in the event the United States did launch some sort of attack against the Syrian regime. It's clear Congress wants some answers to avoid any 'unintended consequences.'

The book explains there are many different sects of Islam with the two dominant being the Shi'ite (Iran), and Sunni (Saudi Arabia-Arabian Peninsula) and even though they are at odds with each other in how the holy jihad should be waged (violent vs. cultural), their end game is the same.

One of the citations in Dr. Coffman's book is from Reza Kahlili (pen name) who was born in Iran and worked inside the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Kahlili is the author of a Time to Betray and in interviews suggests that the radical ideology exposed in Radical Islam in the House is real, intolerant, and ruthless.

Two pages of the book list some of the names of those associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, provided by the Investigative Project on Terrorism after scouring reams of the White House visitation logs. Ironically, this news article appeared just Friday indicating a court had ruled the White House could keep visitor logs secret from the public. The public's house.

It's called taqiyya or lying for the faith.

"Oh ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers (Kaffirs) who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty unto Him. Believers! Wage war against such infidels, as are your neighbors, and let them find you rigorous." Qur'an 9:123-124

The book goes on to explain Shari'a compliant finance used by banking corporations in the U.S. and instances where U.S. judges have actually set aside the U.S. Constitution to rule cases based on Shari'a Law.

The book also suggests, as does its many citations from readily available material, that given President Barack Hussein Obama's extensive knowledge of, and family background with the Wahhabist form of Islam, he may be far more aware of how his moves in Syria may impact this country than most members of Congress may think as the President tries to get them to support his case for holding Syria accountable.