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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd; reprint edition (1 Jun 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903933765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903933763
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 3.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 236,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, author, publisher and co-founder of EM: Melanie Phillips Electric Media. She started on the left of the political spectrum, writing for The Guardian and New Statesman. During the 1990s she moved to the right, and currently writes for the Daily Mail, covering political and social issues from a social conservative perspective. Phillips defines herself as a liberal who has "been mugged by reality".

Phillips has often appeared as a panelist on the BBC Radio 4 programme The Moral Maze and BBC One's Question Time. She has written a number of books, including Guardian Angel: My Story, My Britain (2013). She was awarded the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 1996, while she was writing for The Observer. She published her memoir, Guardian Angel: My Story, My Britain on 5 May 2013.

Melanie Phillips was educated at St Anne's College, Oxford. Before joining the Daily Mail she worked for the Guardian, the Observer and the Sunday Times. She writes a monthly column for the London Jewish Chronicle, is a regular panelist on BBC Radio Four's The Moral Maze, and frequently contributes to other publications around the world including Standpoint magazine, the Spectator, the Australian and Wall Street Journal.

Her print titles include The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power, published in the US by Encounter in 2010, and Londonistan, an analysis of Britain's appeasement of Islamist extremism published in US in 2006 by Encounter and in the UK by Gibson Square.

Her other books include The Ascent of Woman, Little Brown, 2003, The Sex-Change Society: Feminised Britain and the Neutered Male, Social Market Foundation, 1999; All Must Have Prizes, Warner, 1996. She also wrote a play, Traitors, which was performed at the Drill Hall in London in 1985.

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'Explosive.' -- Observer

'Penetrating.’ -- Guardian

‘Well researched… finely written.’ -- Daily Telegraph

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An exceptional investigation into of the handling of Islamist extremism by the British establishment based on revealing interviews.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By walbedo on 15 Dec 2013
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We are all aware of the thin line we tread these days of not offending minorities of any sort - even though some of those 'minorities' are no longer minor and uninfluential. Nevertheless, the facts still have to be made available and this book may help Britain to refrain from continuing putting it's head in the sand and hoping that those issues which we seem to be fearful of talking about are discussed clearly without fear. There are many facts in this book which I wasn't aware of. I think a multicultural society ideal incorporating respect and tolerance is a fine and rich one but I have felt there is often little respect from many from the guests to this nation - and there seems to be a mentality of neglecting and ignoring issues which certainly aren't going to fade away overnight. It's strange how I found myself having to choose my words very carefully in this review. The cover of my version is different (updated?) and doesn't show the image of a person now deported who has shown no respect but contempt, I feel I have to add, for the nation which had given him a home, benefits and freedom to preach the poison which has helped to produce the terror within it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By carlo sansolo on 26 Oct 2014
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Did not read the whole book yet, it is a sort of history of the present, interesting, to me there is not much new information in it as I live in Lodon and have been doing an extensive research on Islamism and ME politics. I must say that things are now 10 times worse and it will be for the day, British society is afraid of speak out, it is not proud of its heritage.
I recommend take a good look of what is the Muslim Brotherhood, their aims and targets, the use Arab countries do on Palestine refugees, how Egyptian media is (watch memri.org on youtube), see how Qatar and Saudis treat their employees, and how Iran treat their own people, watch one of their rallies, it does look like Germany on the thirties, this material is also on memri
I came from the left, I studied loads of left wing books, but I tell you, people like Chomsky are in a different universe, they are not seen reality, and the British society is in deep denial, hope it is not too late when they wake up, because Taqqyia is running strong here. Also I recommend you really study the Quran, it is not a peaceful book, and people do take it seriously.
I feel like living in 1936, like it has happened before, and people are not taking it seriously, as waiting someone like Churchill to appear from the left or from the right, and expel with authority the elements who are beyond recovery, civil society is very much apathetic and weak, without any confidence, sorry to say.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Davies on 7 April 2014
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Thank you, Melanie Phillips for a superb and courageous piece of writing. It is the mark of a good journalist to be able to seek out the truths which others either cannot or will not see. There is a deafening silence in 21st century Britain regarding the threat posed by militant Islam and a concerted attempt at refusing to understand from exactly where that threat comes. Melanie gives us the uncomfortable truth - that Islamic terrorism stems from deep within the religion itself and the nature of its followers. It cannot be merely put down to poverty, and a denial of opportunities to Muslims. She exposes what we possibly know in our hearts, that Islamic fundamentalism is about conquest and a determined attempt to reorganise society along Islamic lines. She highlights the hapless way that the authorities turn a blind eye to all forms of non-violent extremism and in so doing, tacitly help that extremism to take root here in Britain. It's a well-written, well researched book and Britain might - just might - be a safer place for the fact she's written it. I think this is a must read for all who want to understand the true nature of the threat our country faces.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A FAVIER on 7 Aug 2014
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As a man I have spent my life defending the rights of women. Once again a woman has the courage to wake us up to the incoming barbarians. This brilliantly politically incorrect book in the same vein as Oriana Fallaci and all those women who have testified and are still being treated like animals by this sect brings us the terrible truth that our media and political dwarfs try to ignore. Leonard of Vinci said "Neglecting to recognise and punish crime is akin to supporting it".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NJW on 24 April 2014
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I doubt very much that those giving the book one star have actually read this book. It's a very well researched work, accurate and well argued. The dangers of Islamification and the methods used to spread this evil cult in the UK are laid bare, so naturally Islamists and appeasers will not like this book.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Neil Kernohan on 25 Feb 2011
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I usually take Melanie Phillips' columns in the Daily Mail with a pinch of salt but I've got to hand it to her for writing a book that presents in rather stark terms the sinister agenda being pursed by the Islamists and their sympathisers on the left in Britain today. What is equally clear is how the Labour government completely hamstrung themselves with the Human Rights Act and various related EU directives, all of which compromised the security of this country. Anyone who is interested in the ideological threat to Britain should read it and then make up their own mind. The book is certainly a valid contribution to the debate.
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