Praise for The Myth of the Muslim Tide:
"Brilliantly detailed and statistically unarguable. . . . Saunders knocks down all the arguments of an Islamic wave destroying the Western democratic paradise (cough) with the ease of Roger Federer smashing away badly aimed lobs."
—Herald de Paris
"Doug Saunders may be on his way to becoming the most important journalist in the Canadian mainstream media. . . . In a cool-headed manner, Saunders dismantles [Eurabia] claims one at a time with a relentless onslaught of facts. . . . At times, Saunders's book reads like a doctoral dissertation as he bludgeons readers with data. But in light of all the hype about the so-called Muslim threat, it's a prudent approach because it makes Muslim-tide authors like Steyn, Bruce Bawer, Melanie Phillips, and Christopher Caldwell look like buffoons. . . . The Myth of the Muslim Tide is a welcome antidote and for that reason alone, it deserves wide readership."
"Sensible, fact-driven. . . . Doug Saunders is a journalist of the rare kind these days. He actually researches, explores, investigates and only then reports on the major trends of our global community."
—Firedog Lake Book Salon
"Using an exhaustive supply of numbers, trends and comparative history in a slim book, Saunders makes a strong case for his arguments, which are meant to challenge those alarmists who think Islam will eventually dominate Europe and North America."
—Winnipeg Free Press
"Thorough, fact-dense and convincing. . . . An impartial examination of the notion that Muslim immigration urgently threatens Western civilization. . . . Ultimately, Mr. Saunders’ book provides a perverse sort of hope: Catholics and Jews overcame precisely the same sorts of suspicions Muslims now face to become more or less unquestioned members of Western societies. By the time Muslims are supposed to be taking over the entire Western world, perhaps they will instead join hands with their fellow citizens in worrying about the next wave of immigrants—or better yet, not."
"A compelling case. . . . Draws uncanny parallels between modern-day Islamophobia and the outmoded anti-Semitic/anti-Catholic rhetoric of our past—and it refocuses our attention on the real immigration problem we should be worried about. . . . Its reassurances and warnings resonate."
—The Grid (Toronto)
"An invaluable contribution to the contemporary debate over Muslim immigration and integration into Western communities. . . . The author takes a nuanced, informative look at the alarm that has greeted the latest wave of Muslim immigrants to Western countries and explains, with admirable precision, why this response is unjustified. . . . Saunders’ approach is refreshingly levelheaded and fact-based; he reproaches those who have allowed fear and anger to overwhelm reason, while acknowledging that terrorism and religious extremism pose real dangers to Muslims and non-Muslims alike."
"Cogent and timely. . . . Saunders sets out to correct the rumors and misinformation that plague the world's second largest religious group. . . . Saunders proceeds to systematically denounce numerous alleged ‘facts’ or perceived trends (e.g., the rate of Muslim immigration will increase; Muslims are guided by an ideology rather than a faith; terrorism is inherent in fundamentalist Islam; etc.), and then offers some solutions."
The Muslim Problem. It’s true that every generation of Americans experiences some sort of fear and dread of a massive invasion of undesirables. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Annette
If you are interested in a non-bias report on Muslim immigration, this book is great for you. This books destroys any argument by people like Pamela Geller or Geert Wilders.Published 8 months ago by Mohammad Javad Malayeri
Excellent piece of writing. It does well in dispelling the "common view" (a very uneducated one) that Islam is an aggressive religion and one bound to try to take over... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stephen T. Dexter
Excellent Book. Saunders does a great job of countering the popular fear that many seem to have about the "threats" that Muslims bring to the "West" by providing an... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joseph F. Leavitt
"The tiny minority [of Muslims] who attempt criminal practices such as [female] genital mutilation, forced marriage or honour killing should be tried and punished under the law,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael Caracappa
This book is a "must read" for anyone interested in the topic of multiculturalism. It provides a clear, data-based response to the claims of people like Mark Steyn and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Don Gardner
Much more detailed than I wanted it but yes I believe that many in the Muslim community threatens western ideas and culturePublished 19 months ago by Emmett Gumm