- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Anchor; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0767928377
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“Bawer is unquestionably correct, and that fact is quite simply terrifying.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“An alarming, depressing, brilliant and remarkably courageous book. Bawer’s conclusion is bleak but uncompromising.”
—Martin Sieff, The Washington Times
“Sublimely literate and rational. . . . An immensely important and urgent book.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“Written with an urgency and clarity that makes it hard to stop reading and re-reading it. It should be studied by all who wish to understand the forces at work in the West that make an Islamic ‘House of Peace’ a brewing nightmare.”
—Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Infidel
Praise for While Europe Slept:
“A must-read book.”
“A clarion call for the West to understand the radical threat to our freedoms from politicized fundamentalist Islam.”
“Indispensable. . . . A portrait of a powder keg continent.”
—Raleigh News & Observer
“If you want to understand the car burnings, the killings over cartoons and films, and other outrages sure to come, you won’t do any better than While Europe Slept.”
—Rocky Mountain News
About the Author
Bruce Bawer’s book While Europe Slept was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of A Place at the Table, Stealing Jesus, and several books of literary criticism, including Diminishing Fictions and The Aspect of Eternity. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post Book World, the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, Wilson Quarterly, City Journal, and many other periodicals.
Visit the author's website at www.brucebawer.com.
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This work is replete with examples of such instances from beginning to end, but in spite of the author's courage in writing this book, I note that the publisher saw fit to omit the cartoons that brought the most direct threats from the Muslim world. It seems like self-censorship is alive and well. Frankly I have seen much worse anti-Christian "works of art" in the US, but these were allowed to be publically displayed. I guess Christians aren't willing to murder people over such issues.
Not only is the entire theme timely and important, but so are several side points. The author mentions "dhimmitude" -- a concept that should be loudly proclaimed on our Government-controlled media (NBC and its various outlets and affiliates) and taught in our schools until every American understands what it means. Non-Muslims are not merely 2nd class citizens in Muslim countries under Sharia law; they pay an tax for the privilege of not being a Muslim, cannot fight a Muslim, and their oaths are not valid. Frankly their status is much lower than that of blacks in the US during the Jim Crow years. One must remember that the Qur'an definitely states that non-Muslims must be subordinate to Muslims and are not equal to Muslims in any sense. So much for "All men are created equal." In addition, we in the US should also know that the Turkish word for non-Muslims is the same as "cattle." That supported the children tax that was levied on Christian towns in the Balkans to fill the Janassary Corps and harems of the Ottomans. Gee, no wonder the Serbs don't like the Muslim Bosnians. So why do we?
Nonetheless, political correctness in the West & the US is turning free speech into a mockery. Only the Muslims (and the radical leftists in the US) actually have free speech -- for the rest it is already a lost right. Bawer does well to prove this fact, and his scholarship is impressive. One would hope that more than a few are reading this book, but it doesn't look like it.
Highly recommended. The hour is late.
'Surrender' is an appropriate name for this book, and our leaders' cravenness that this book highlghts is very concerning considering they are paid to oversee our wellbeing. Those who have the courage to expose the danger facing the West are themselves vilified. Also, deceptive pictures of Islam and Islamic figures are painted to placate our healthy concern.
This book contains numerous examples of what I've mentioned above.
This is a very good book which is well worth buying.