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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for UK, US, and Western World, 31 May 2006
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This review is from: Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State within (Hardcover)
Melanie Phillips describes the historical factors that have led to the cultural and political tolerance of radical Islamism in the United Kingdom and the impact on both the security of UK and the world. It describes the sad state of UK's immigration policies that have led to an influx of radical Islamism in the UK, as well as the cultural tolerance to such views, even after 9/11.

Moreover, the author points out that the 7/7 attacks had very limited impact as a "wake up call" for Britons on this issue, and that many still view the US and Israel as the source of the radical Islamism problem - and refuse to attribute responsibility to radical Islamism itself.

As a second generation American whose family is from UK, I find this a disturbing and quite sad book, as I don't get a sense that there is much hope that things will change in UK in the near future. But it is important that both Britons and Americans read this eye-opening book - perhaps the education on the state of UK will help influence future change.

This book is the "Why England Slept" book of our era - and Melanie Phillips has a vital message that is essential reading for all those who care about UK, US, and the western world.
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Initial post: 26 Jul 2011 23:25:26 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011 19:14:20 GMT
Did he kill alot of white young socialists? He didn't attack a mosque did he?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2012 14:22:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 May 2012 14:57:21 BDT
The childishly simplistic 'logic' of the Left never fails to shock me! By blaming Ms Phillip's words for the actions of Anders Breivik, OG is advocating yet stricter censorship of the Press; whils't utterly failing to realise/understand that Ms Phillips/Mr Breivik are both 'symptoms' of the Left's love affair with European multi-cultural/racial integration, just as Nelson Mandela was a symptom of South African apartheid. Reading comments of that type that I sometimes wish I'd become a MP.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2012 22:44:27 BDT
Bacchus says:
Which party would you represent as an MP?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 15:16:21 BDT
Gary Selikow says:
The same way acts of Islamic terror such as the killing of Lee Rigby could be blamed of appeasement of the Islamists by people like yourself Orchard Gate

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 15:54:09 BDT
Bacchus says:
Not sure whether I am an appeaser of Islamists. I have spent an awful lot of time reviewing books about the Holocaust and tackling the nasty veins of anti-semitism found on Amazon (look at my reviews). I personally dislike all forms of discrimination and bullying whoever it is directed against.

Everyone with any shred of integrity, of any faith or none, utterly condemns the killing of Lee Rigby. I think it is too early to understand the exact motivation for the crime and simply blaming appeasement by people like me or Orchard Gate is a bit premature and probably wrong.

I asked Mr Bradbury which political party he wanted to represent as an MP. He hasn't answered this question here but has (on another forum) confirmed that he was a candidate for the BNP in a general election about 30 years ago. It does not surprise me because the views he expresses are those you would expect from a supporter of that party.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 16:24:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jun 2013 17:47:49 BDT
Gary Selikow says:
The point is Orchard bleames Melanie Phiips for speaking up against Islamization of Britain. You do not have to be BNP to oppose what is happening in the UK today. Muslims in Britain are raping , grooming and prostituting thousands of white children - you might not care if you part of the left elite -you may say they are 'chav' children-so their young lives count for nothing-this being a common view of middle class liberals or leftists.
Muslims in Britain daily attack and assualt whiote youths, women, pensionerrs-look at this, what these Pakistani thugs are doing to these white girls http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=263_1370971628
Not to mention that indigenous British people go homeless and hugnry while Muslim immigrants are put first in line for housing, health care, employment, and other benfits. Is it any wonder that working class Britain is boling with rage against Islmification.?
Furthermore its all very well to speak of the holocaust but most leftists today have no qualms about prejudice against Israel and Israeli Jews-and being prejudiced against Israel or Israelis makes one as much of a bigot as being prejudiced against Jews per se

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 16:53:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jun 2013 16:55:05 BDT
Bacchus says:
1. Grooming and raping of children is wrong, whoever perpetrates such crimes. However, before you place exclusive responsibility of these crimes on Muslims, I would suggest you look at the statistics. Asians represent no more than 30% of the criminals in this area and they are not exclusively Muslim. It is just that at the moment, they are the ones who are getting the most publicity. Furthermore, just because the victims are 'chav' children as you put it, does not mean that anyone thinks they are less valuable. I don't know why you think that middle class liberals or leftists specifically would take such a view (right wing elitists have just as strong a propensity to make this judgement).

2. I am also a bit concerned that you believe that Muslims are attacking white youths, women and pensioners on a daily basis. One video of an incident in Ashton under Lyne does not support such a sweeping statement.

3. I would also like to know what basis you make of this statement that Muslim immigrants are getting preferential treatment over 'indigenous British people' for housing, health care, employment and other benefits. Can you give us statistics to verify such statements?

As I said in my last post, I disagree with all forms of discrimination and bullying. All crimes should be punished, whoever commits them and everyone should be treated fairly whatever their background or religion. I don't think your comments are the way to achieve this.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 17:39:44 BDT
Bacchus says:
I missed the last paragraph of your response in which you talked specifically about Israel.

"Furthermore its all very well to speak of the holocaust but most leftists today have no qualms about prejudice against Israel and Israeli Jews-and being prejudiced against Israel or Israelis makes you as much of a bigot as being prejudiced against Jews per se"

I would ask you to withdraw this comment and apologise for calling me a bigot. I simply do not have enough knowledge of Israel and the Middle East to make any comment for or against Israel and you will find no comments from me on this topic.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 17:45:26 BDT
Gary Selikow says:
I did not call YOU a bigot in regard to this issue-I meant ONE is as much a bigot if one is prejudiced against Israel and Israelis as
much as if
ONE is prejudicied against Jews per se. The muse of the word 'you' is often used in
English as meaning 'one' and not reffering specifically to the person being spoken to
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