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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative
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...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Frightening Vision
This concise narrative plays into the well-founded fears of an Islamic coup and the installation of sharia law in GB. The only thing Phillips falls shy of saying is that Government and Security have developed Jihadism in England. It's not 'political correctness', it's population control.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Hypocrisy, 18 Nov 2013
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Melanie Phillips analysis of the dangers posed by Islam are brilliantly researched and unarguably correct, so why only two stars?
Because the woman is a hypocrite!
Her attack against Islam is justifiable, her support of Israel is not.
She conveniently omits to inform the reader that the state of Israel was started in 1948 by the Stern Gang, a bunch of murderous Jewish terrorists, financed by the U.S.A. and international Jewry who murdered British peacekeeping troops in Palestine.
She, rightly rants against the Burqua, Hijab and other Islamic dress and appearance as being separatist and un-British but fails to condemn the jewish skullcap and the weird dress of the Hadith Jews. She rightly condemns the practice of female genital mutilation but says nothing against the barbaric practice of ritual circumcision practiced by the Jews.
She rightly condemns the ritual and barbaric killing of animals for Halal meat, but fails to inform the reader that the Jews do exactly the same for Kosher.

She condemns Islamic financial practices yet fails to condemn the usuary and greed of Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs etc., jewish banks who were instrumental in bringing the world of finance to its knees, impoverishing billions of people.
By being so hypocritical, the impact of her otherwise brilliant analysis is severely diminished.
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19 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading, 29 May 2008
Very, very Daily Mail.

It goes something like this: we have become spineless; Judaeo-Christian values have been eroded; multi-culturalism, oh-dear-oh-dear-oh-dear; because we've given rights to minority groups like gay people, well, we can't really say 'no' to other minority groups.

Can't we just enforce 'incitement to hatred/violence' laws and bang the lot of them up/deport them?

That last point was my conclusion.
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35 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for those who seek truth., 30 Oct 2006
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This review is from: Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State within (Hardcover)
Well researched and well argued, a must read for those who seek truth.
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31 of 64 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 26 Aug 2006
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An intesting insight. The author uses a range of references to back up her claims. She writes from a pro-western point of view.
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35 of 73 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nasty bile and bigotry, 18 April 2008
This is a nasty little book of bile and bigotry, which seeks to exploit people's legitimate concerns and fears about terrorism by fostering prejudice against all Muslims. Melanie Phillips has such a deep seated and visceral hatred for Islam and for Muslims that one has to worry about her state of mind. So deep is her prejudice that she is willing to twist facts and distort the historical record in order to make her point.

No where are the distortions more blatant than when Phillips deals with the issue of Palestine and Israel. She claims Palestinians "were not driven out of Israel", a view no historian would support. She characterises the 1967 war as one of self defence, omitting to mention that it was launched, without warning, by Israel, which rather negates her claim that the subsequent occupation of the West Bank and Gaza were legal, a view totally at odds with international law.

Even more bizarre is her suggestion that Palestinians resist Israel occupation not because they want their land back and not because they have rights but because, as Muslims, they have a genocidal hatred of Jews. She says "The fight against Israel is not fundamentally about land. It is about hatred of the Jews."

If I were to occupy Melanie Phillips house on the grounds that my God had given it to me, how convenient it would be for me to be able - while beating and kicking her - to claim that her attempts to recover her home were not about property but rather her racist hatred of me. As it does not fit her thesis that the Palestinian struggle is all down to Muslim hatred of Jews, you'll find no mention in this book of such inconvenient facts such as that ten percent of Palestinians are Christian, that many of the resistance groups have been led by Christian and not Muslim Palestinians and that most resistance groups are avowedly secular.

It isn't only Muslims and the Palestinians which are targets for Phillips mad world view. When a Church of England bishop said "We have to look forward to a society in which Muslims and Christians live together amicably ..." she condemns him, and describes the comment as an "outrage".

Her view of Britain and the British is weird and divorced from any reality. Britain is "a decadent society weakened by alarming tendencies towards social and cultural suicide". She claims that after 9/11 most Britains felt the Americans had it coming to them and that "British public opinion has ... been captured by the jihad". Maybe in your part of Britain, Melanie, not in mine.

At times Phillips can't help exposing her essentially racist attitudes and agenda. She talks about how a visit to northern England "makes you feel that you have stepped into a village in the Punjab" and appears distressed that there are "Muslim-run stores". Can you imagine how Phillips would react if someone were to write about "Jewish-run stores"?

She makes great play of supposedly anti-Semitic incidents in Britain, although on examination these incidents include students distributing leaflets supporting the Palestinians and the display of a Palestinian flag. No mention is made of the far more widespread Islamophomic violence to which British Muslims are exposed every day.

She even mocks the very concept of Islamophobia as "the thought crime which seeks to suppress legitimate criticism of Islam and demonise those who tell the truth". Yet if one substitutes the words anti-Semitism and Israel for Islamophobia and Islam, does not Phillips aspire to be the high priestess of those who vilify and smear anyone who makes any criticism of Israel whoever mild, however well founded in fact?

Don't bother to look for sources for the more surprising quotes which litter this book. In virtually every case no primary source is cited and instead the reader is referred to submissions by Zionist lobby groups or articles in Conrad Black's `Jewish Chronicle'.

So what would Phillips do to save Britain from itself? Read her final chapter and fear. She would repeal the Human Right Act, introduce special courts, "prevent the practice of Islamism", ban the Muslim Association of Britain, "abolish the doctrine of multiculturalism", introduce strict immigration controls and end "the culture of equal entitlement ushered in by the application of secular human rights", whatever that might mean.

So, it is hardly surprising that Phillips book is required reading in far right groups such as the BNP.

Here's the rub: if someone were to write a book about Jews which adopted the same tone as Phillips does towards Muslims - the slack generalisations, the distortions, the stereotyping, the mockery of their fears of being assaulted because of their religion and the frankly racist attitudes - then that book would quite rightly be condemned (indeed, would it find a publisher?). And who would be in the front of the crown, hissing and screaming her outrage? Why, Melanie Phillips of course.
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33 of 69 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An extended "Daily Mail" rant, 16 Dec 2008
Melanie Philips does in this book what she does in her regular columns for the "Daily Mail". She selects her usual suspects (the BBC,left-wing politicians,teachers,the Human Rights Act,lawyers)and makes them responsible for everything bad in the world.The fact that there are few or no connection between them is no problem at all for Ms.Philips,she just invents such connections.
Ms.Philips is prone to believing nonsense-just remember her views on MMR vaccine.She also has mindlessly anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab prejudices.In "Londonistan", she extends anti-Arabism into anti-Islamism and combines it with her prpensity for believing nonsense.
Is there a debate to be had over immigration laws,national security policy and anti-terror legislation in Britain.Yes,but this ain't no debate,it is a borderline racist harangue.Avoid
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 27 Aug 2010
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This is an important read for all regardless of religious or political views. Melanie Phillips has warned us. Frightening.
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awakening book for sleeping british, 13 July 2010
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A fantastic book by Melanie Philips well thoroughly researched treatise on muslim terrorism and laid back attitude of all British Governments to world problem of islamic terrorism and mosque based and sponsored and wahabi funded theocratic terrorism and extremism that is ravaging civilized way of british life.Londonistan [UPDATED EDITION WITH NEW FOREWORD]: How Britain Has Created a Terror State Within: How Britain Is Creating a Terror State Within
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down., 3 July 2012
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Fascinating insight into the modern political world of Britain. Really goes into quite some depth down a path where few other publications have previously. Highly recommended.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Londonistan: an essential read, 27 Oct 2011
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An excellent book telling it like it is with no holds barred.
This book should be read by everyone including politicians.
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