By 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 Nineteen Thirties. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the heart didn't carry, and the sunshine of civilization approximately went out. this present day, the continent has entered another “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans upward thrust to the problem posed via radical Islam, or will they collapse once more to the extremists?
As an American dwelling in Europe due to the fact that 1998, Bruce Bawer has noticeable this challenge up shut. around the continent—in Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, and Stockholm—he encountered huge, swiftly 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) extensively practiced, and freedom of speech and faith firmly repudiated.
The ecu political and media institution became a blind eye to all this, promoting out girls, Jews, gays, and democratic ideas generally—even criminalizing loose speech—in order to pacify the unconventional Islamists and safeguard the appearance 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 11th of September, 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 means of faulty immigration regulations that implement their segregation and empower the extremists of their midst. The mounting situation produced through those deeply perverse and irresponsible guidelines ultimately burst onto our tv displays in October 2005, as Paris and different ecu towns erupted in flames.
WHILE EUROPE SLEPT is the tale of 1 American’s adventure in Europe sooner than and after Sep 11, and of his many arguments with Europeans concerning the risks of militant Islam and America’s function in fighting it. This courageous and necessary book—with its riveting blend of eye-opening reportage and blunt, incisive analysis—is crucial analyzing for an individual excited by the destiny of Europe and what it portends for the U.S..