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While Europe Slept by Bruce Bawer
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Feb 03, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2008

I've sent this book to several friends. If they're not buying the war on terror from the American right, maybe they'll listen to a gay guy.

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 account of events and attitudes in Europe through 9/11 and beyond. Wonder at the bizarre embrace of Islamic extremism by the European intellectual and political communities even as they encourage the flood of North African immigrants to establish their own isolated communities under sharia law.

Reading this book is like watching a horror movie unfold, but you can't look away. Read it with Mark Steyn's "America Alone," and you'll lie awake nights. Follow it up with Spencer's "Stealth Jihad" and face our future.

Here's Bruce Bawer on Bruce Bawer quoting blogger Roger Simon:
"What if you're one of these people who think that Gay Marriage is a natural outgrowth of the human rights movement and that the War on Terror is protecting those same rights? That's not a contradiction in my mind. In fact, it's almost evident."
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