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Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom

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In his controversial and critically acclaimed While Europe Slept, Bruce Bawer outlined the danger that Islamic immigration posed to traditional European values. In this provocative follow-up, he takes up the West’s recent trend of silence and appeasement in the face of cultural intimidation by radical Islam.

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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2009)
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Skylar Burris
There is now an entire genre of books warning about an incremental movement toward sharia law and the failure of the West to acknowledge the threat. These books are routinely labeled alarmist by the press and by academics. “Well,” counters Bruce Bawer, “if some of us are ‘fearful,’ it’s because many influential persons have plainly decided the West’s future lies in gradual accommodation with sharia law.”

Bawer offers example after example of Western capitulation, in the United States but particu
Mikey B.
I have mixed feelings on this book. It is almost as if the author is screaming at the reader – it should have been written with “CAPS ON”! I am all for free speech but the author sees no limitations. Is it really necessary to defend (or even mention) someone who would flush the “Quran” down a toilet to make a point? There are more rational and articulate ways to make a statement. For instance, Time magazine had a horrific picture of a young girl who had been disfigured by Taliban extremists for ...more
This book is dangerous. In it, it preaches for freedom to fight against Islamic appeasement. I am frighten at how easily the U.K, Dutch, Norway, governments are trying to erode the rights of its citizens to criticize or even mention the relationship between fundamentalism and terrisom.

I plan to buy some of the books that the Islamic had requested to be banned, burned, or mashed to pulp to ensure that the heros and heroines of freedom of artistic expressions from Samuel Rushdie's The Satanic Ver
This book started fine with sharp criticism about the dynamics of Islam in the West: badly integrated immigrants with their bullying attitude (you-draw-cartoon-i-will-bomb-you) and the politicians and the media who cowardly conform to those bullying and terrorizing gestures. The second half of the book -- especially after he talks about portrayal in hollywood movies -- turns blah, blah, blah until I am really fed up.

It is de ja vu for me. On the other end of the world before 9/11, I read books l
Jake Wegman
I will say, without a doubt, that Bruce Bawer is my favorite writer when it comes to criticism of Western Civilization. He says everything I'd like to say with an eloquence that eludes so many other writers (and myself). He's succinct, well-researched, and most importantly, consistent. It's astounding to me that the Western Left is so blind as to what's going on in their own backyards with regards to Islamofascism. I believe it's probably due to both an orthodoxy and an ignorance that's been bre ...more
A very densely packed book, but it is definitely worth the time to read it thoroughly. There is a lot of important information in here and I would urge anyone who is interested in the civil rights of women and/or gays, as well as those concerned with freedom of the press, freedom of speech and other essential first amendment rights to pick this book up. Bawer (known also for his writings on gay rights and Christian fundamentalism) will tell you the stories and the details that the mainstream med ...more
David F
Bruce Bawer's follow-up to While Europe Slept takes on many of the same ideas concerning the clash of Islamic and Western values, yet in a much larger sense. I'm a big fan of this man's work, and the way he speaks out plainly and unabashedly about the real teachings of Islam is inspiring. Many times the book made me so frustrated at the PC-inspired establishments of various countries and their incredibly cowardly position that free speech should be reformed so as not to insult Muslims that I act ...more
This book focuses primarily on how Islam is being appeased in Europe through "Creeping Sharia" and "Stealth Jihad". An excellent warning for the U.S. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the current state of affairs between the U.S. and the Islamic world.
Greg Perciak
Bruce Bawer's Place at the Table was instrumental in changing my mindset about sexual orientation as it relates to political identity and advocacy. A 2004 essay he authored in the Hudson Review - Hating America - is a must read. His latest book, Surrender, picks up where his previous book - While Europe Slept - left off. This is a well-documented expose of the self-censorship practiced by western media and cultural institutions on the subject of Islamofascism for fear of offending Muslims. Bawer ...more
Bawer is an excellent writer and even though 90% of the material was familiar it was still a memorable experience.
Eric Sondermann
Good, though a bit tedious and repetitive. Not on par with Bawer's exceptional first book.
Fearless, comprehensive, and more than a little disquieting.
Amazing Book on Western Media and Islam .
crazy insane. but so true.
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