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While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from within

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The struggle for the soul of Europe today is every bit as dire and consequential as it was in the 1930s. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the center did not hold, and the light of civilization nearly went out. Today, the continent has entered yet another “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans rise to the challenge posed by radical Islam, or will they cave in once again to the extremists?

As an American living in Europe since 1998, Bruce Bawer has seen this problem up close. Across the continent—in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Stockholm—he encountered large, rapidly expanding Muslim enclaves in which women were oppressed and abused, homosexuals persecuted and killed, “infidels” threatened and vilified, Jews demonized and attacked, barbaric traditions (such as honor killing and forced marriage) widely practiced, and freedom of speech and religion firmly repudiated.

The European political and media establishment turned a blind eye to all this, selling out women, Jews, gays, and democratic principles generally—even criminalizing free speech—in order to pacify the radical Islamists and preserve the illusion of multicultural harmony. The few heroic figures who dared to criticize Muslim extremists and speak up for true liberal values were systematically slandered as fascist bigots. Witnessing the disgraceful reaction of Europe’s elites to 9/11, to the terrorist attacks on Madrid, Beslan, and London, and to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bawer concluded that Europe was heading inexorably down a path to cultural suicide.

Europe's Muslim communities are powder kegs, brimming with an alienation born of the immigrants’ deep antagonism toward an infidel society that rejects them and compounded by misguided immigration policies that enforce their segregation and empower the extremists in their midst. The mounting crisis produced by these deeply perverse and irresponsible policies finally burst onto our television screens in October 2005, as Paris and other European cities erupted in flames.

WHILE EUROPE SLEPT is the 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 combating it. This brave and invaluable book—with its riveting combination of eye-opening reportage and blunt, incisive analysis—is essential reading for anyone concerned about the fate of Europe and what it portends for the United States.

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The author of A Place at the Table provides a close-up look at the increasing threat of Muslim immigration and explains why Europe, hampered by political correctness and anti-American sentiment, has become helpless to stop the growth of Islamic extremism within their individual countries. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

BRUCE BAWER is the author of A Place at the Table, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Stealing Jesus, and Diminishing Fictions. He served as a board member of the National Book Critics Circle and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and other periodicals.

Table of Contents

Before 9/11: Europe in denial — 9/11 and after: blaming Americans and Jews — Europe's Weimar moment: the liberal resistance and its prospects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385517591
Subtitle:
How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from within
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Bawer, Bruce
Author:
Bruce Bawer
Subject:
Political Science-Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
United States - For
Subject:
Public opinion -- Europe.
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060221
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
247

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
Religion » Christianity » Evangelism
Religion » Islam » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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