While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within

While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within

Bruce Bawer


The fight for the soul of Europe at the present time is each piece as dire and consequential because it was once within the Thirties. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the guts didn't carry, and the sunshine of civilization approximately went out. this day, the continent has entered one more “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans upward thrust to the problem posed by means of radical Islam, or will they collapse once more to the extremists?

As an American residing in Europe considering 1998, Bruce Bawer has obvious this challenge up shut. around the continent—in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Stockholm—he encountered huge, quickly increasing Muslim enclaves within which ladies have been oppressed and abused, homosexuals persecuted and killed, “infidels” threatened and vilified, Jews demonized and attacked, barbaric traditions (such as honor killing and compelled marriage) broadly practiced, and freedom of speech and faith firmly repudiated.

The ecu political and media institution grew to become a blind eye to all this, promoting out girls, Jews, gays, and democratic ideas generally—even criminalizing unfastened speech—in order to pacify the novel Islamists and guard the semblance of multicultural concord. The few heroic figures who dared to criticize Muslim extremists and converse up for precise liberal values have been systematically slandered as fascist bigots. Witnessing the disgraceful response of Europe’s elites to September 11, to the terrorist assaults on Madrid, Beslan, and London, and to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bawer concluded that Europe was once heading inexorably down a route to cultural suicide.

Europe's Muslim groups are powder kegs, brimming with an alienation born of the immigrants’ deep antagonism towards an infidel society that rejects them and compounded by way of faulty immigration regulations that implement their segregation and empower the extremists of their midst. The mounting concern produced via those deeply perverse and irresponsible rules ultimately burst onto our tv displays in October 2005, as Paris and different eu towns erupted in flames.

WHILE EUROPE SLEPT is the tale of 1 American’s event in Europe earlier than and after September 11, and of his many arguments with Europeans in regards to the risks of militant Islam and America’s function in fighting it. This courageous and important book—with its riveting mix of eye-opening reportage and blunt, incisive analysis—is crucial analyzing for somebody eager about the destiny of Europe and what it portends for the USA.

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