By Bruce Bawer
The fight for the soul of Europe at the present time is each piece as dire and consequential because it used to be within the Nineteen Thirties. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the guts didn't carry, and the sunshine of civilization approximately went out. at the present time, the continent has entered another “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans upward thrust to the problem posed by way of radical Islam, or will they collapse once more to the extremists?
As an American dwelling in Europe seeing that 1998, Bruce Bawer has visible 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 girls 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) greatly practiced, and freedom of speech and faith firmly repudiated.
The eu political and media institution became a blind eye to all this, promoting out ladies, Jews, gays, and democratic rules generally—even criminalizing loose speech—in order to pacify the novel Islamists and defend the semblance of multicultural concord. The few heroic figures who dared to criticize Muslim extremists and converse up for actual liberal values have been systematically slandered as fascist bigots. Witnessing the disgraceful response of Europe’s elites to Sep 11, to the terrorist assaults on Madrid, Beslan, and London, and to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bawer concluded that Europe used to be 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 inaccurate immigration guidelines that implement their segregation and empower the extremists of their midst. The mounting challenge produced through those deeply perverse and irresponsible guidelines eventually burst onto our tv monitors in October 2005, as Paris and different ecu towns erupted in flames.
WHILE EUROPE SLEPT is the tale of 1 American’s event in Europe ahead of and after Sept. 11, and of his many arguments with Europeans concerning the risks of militant Islam and America’s position in scuffling with it. This courageous and precious book—with its riveting mixture of eye-opening reportage and blunt, incisive analysis—is crucial interpreting for an individual eager about the destiny of Europe and what it portends for the us.