While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
I’m not the reactionary-type – being the liberal-minded gay man that I am. But Bawer did fully awaken my latent frustration and internal dilemma that our War on (Islamic) Terror has its justification, if not my quiescent approval at times. Do...more
Bawer moved to Europe, enamored by "a world that had moved beyond bigotry," where "people's sense of identity and self-worth didn't depend on jobs or salaries," and folks "are appreciative of and satisfied with everyday pleasures." He wanted to love Europe, did love Europe, apparently still does.
All the more powerful, then, his eye-opening, highly readable ac...more
I suspected that part of the reason Europe was in the fix it is now was due in part to her abandoning her Christian heritage. For all the problems European Christianity has had, it did provide Europe with a certain strength of character and a certain clarity of vision. Abandoning this backbone has left her defenseless ag...more
firstname.lastname@example.org PEG RICHARDSON
2006 book by author of Place at the Table, Stealing Jesus, and Diminishing Fictions. Story of one American's experience in Europe before and after 9/11 and of his many arguments with Europeans about the dangers of militant Islam and America's role in combatting it. Author writes for NY Times...more
Though the book focuses on the destructive impact of unchecked and unassimilated Muslim immigration to Europe combined with self-destruc...more
How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
Author: Bruce Bawer
If you're not paranoid now,
in these post 911 times of terrorism,
sky bombings, anthrax, and all that shit.
Then read this book.
You will be.
Basically about tolerance (Europe)
and intolerance (Islam)
The Islamic Master Plan.
Bruce Bawer the author, a gay man moves to Europe with his lover, -- as if that matters, but it does give you a prespective from a gay persons viewpoint -- he tells of his experi...more
An earlier reviewer by the name of Erik, pretty much states everything I felt after reading this book. It is true that while bending over backward to accommodate Islam, Europe has become quite see-no-evil, and unbending toward those few pointing out the rising militancy within it. Then there's the lack of integration of multiple generations (I don't care if you'...more
Bawer details many outrageous human rights abuses especially of women, children, gay and Jewish people by Muslim immigrants.
He blames European countries' policies of multiculturalism & cultural relativism for being so "tolerant" of Islam that they turn a blind eye towards extremism. He claims that any criticism of Islam is suppressed as being racist. H...more
People who express opinions on internal Islamic radicalism in the UK tend to be one of two types; either denying there is a problem except with a tiny minority, or implying that the whole of the Muslim community is out to destroy our way of life.
As you can see from the title, this is one of the latter (though it's mainly about Scandinavian/Continental Europe). It's annoying, because neither extreme is true. The question is where on the spectrum is the truth; and it seems hard to find the answers...more
Bruce Bawer, who has wrestled previously about American fundamentalism (Stealing Jesus) and gay rights (A Place at the Table), finds an equally contentious and compelling subject in the blind eye of European liberalism. Enchanted by the famed tolerance of Amsterdam, Bawer moved to Europe in 1998. But after settling in a predominantly Muslim neighborhood, the author noticed a society that offered "millions in aid, but not a penny in salary." Reviewers find Bawer an eloquent writer with his passio...more
The author seemed to attempt to use isolated incidences to describe what he purports to be an epidemic of radical islam consuming Europe. I was somewhat wary of this presumption because he very clearly implies that he believes "fundamental Christians" to be at the root of every problem the United...more
I came to this book with a knowledge deficit about the perceived threat of radical Islam in Europe. I left persuaded that my mother, whose parents were Polish, was right all along in her assessment of Europe's relationship with immigrants and conqu...more