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on 5 February 2010
I've been ordering from Amazon for a very long time. Yet this is the first time I have bothered to write something about one of the many books I have bought and read from Amazon. This is because Caldwell has hit a nerve. What he discusses is something that I (along with many of my friends-from various nationalities,religious and ethnic groups) have noticed around West London.
YES, this book is written for an American audience who already believe and merely seek confirmation that Europe will be overun by Muslims and YES, this book will give the racists, xenophobes out there plenty of ammunition. Though this may be the case and indeed very unfortunate, the main thesis of the book seems spot on.
Consequences asside, the book is brilliantly written and very well researched. Some posters have commentated that the author has an agenda. Well, so what? What book or film doesn't? This does not make it flawed in any way. The harsh reality is that Europe is and continues to change and not necessarily for the better. And it is immigrants, specifically certain immigrants who are contributing to this unwanted change. The book makes the point that it is a problem all over Europe, not confined to just a few countries. Critics will call Caldwell alarmist, but people need only look around them and leave political correctness aside... There is an issue in Eroupe with Islam. One only needs to look at all the various social problems that have occured throughout Europe (and the world...). From the Sulman Rushdie affair, to the various bombings and terrorist plots, to the Danish cartoons, to honour killings around Europe, and so on... Soemthing is clearly going on and much of it has to do with one particular religion.
No doubt people will refer to the book as islamophobic (whatever this may mean...) purely because it raises a number of vary uncomfortable issues. These issues however, are not imagenary, racist or based on paranoia as the political correct brigade would have us all belief. They are very real. All one has to do is travel and perhaps move into an area with a high muslim population in the UK (or anywhere in Europe) and they will, if not immediately, than after a while, begin to realize what many people are fearing... a noticeable surge in the muslim population (where I live it is not unusual to see muslim women with three, four or more children) , more and more women wearing religious clothing, more and more British women (i.e. born and brought up in the UK) wearing full-covering black religious attire. Talk to many western women and they will often mention just how uncomfortable they often feel around large (especially male) muslim groups. Even anecdotal evidence points to people with dogs having 'issues' with muslims who of course consider them dirty...
The bottom line is that some cultures just don't mix well... Europe and Islam is an example of this...Unless something drastically changes, Europe is walking into complete mayhem, gagged by political correctness, overwhelmed by Holocaust guilt, divisions within political Europe, an exploited and often abused benefits system and so on...