Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle New Album - Foo Fighters Shop now Shop now
Profile for Amazon Customer > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Amazon Customer
Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,119,495
Helpful Votes: 97

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Amazon Customer "da Grouch" (UK)

Page: 1
Checkpoint ( Machssomim ) [DVD]
Checkpoint ( Machssomim ) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Yoav Shamir
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: £22.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could this situation turn into some sort of real life Stanford prison experiment?, 6 Jan. 2011
This is a very interesting documentary on what Israeli soldiers and Palestinians go through on a daily basis.
It's a real insight into the checkpoints that are scattered throughout the region,the security measures that make it very difficult for Palestinians to go about their daily life.
The film focuses on the people that go through these barriers, as well as those that patrol them.

The documentary does not deal with the rights and wrongs. It is, in my opinion, quite objective in that it does not take sides. It does not discuss why these security measures are needed and whether they should remain or not.

What the documentary conveys very well is the frustration felt by all, both soldiers and civilians. Having said this, anyone remotely familiar with the Stanford prison experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo will notice some parallels in this documentary. His experiment lasted only six days, but what if it had continued for many years? What if you then add to the mix religion and culture? I'm not saying this documentary portrays a real life Stanford prison experiment, merely that there are some similarities.

All in all, well worth watching...

Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West
by Christopher Caldwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

96 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing, 5 Feb. 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...

Very disturbing...
Comment Comments (7) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jan 14, 2017 12:41 PM GMT

Page: 1