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An Extremely Important Wake Up Call
on 17 December 2015
How I wish that this book was not illuminating, accurate, realistic in its appraisal of Europe's sleepwalking on immigration of mainly Muslim countries and its very damaging effect on the Christian cultures in which they arrive. I wish, too, that the recent events in Paris, San Bernadino, Tunisia etc were not the obvious results of ignoring the depressing "enemy within". But this really is a MUST read. I particularly would never in a million years have thought this was a very serious "threat" a year ago. The book was published in 2009, I believe, yet all it says is extraordinarily correct in the way the EU has been "pretending" the second and third generations are not being woken up to the desire to hate the West and kill the West and not assimilate because their communities and families kept the Old World alive. As Mr Caldwell says, the common thread for young Muslims throughout Europe is their "religion" even though it is a violent reading of the Koran. That is, unfortunately, the fact. To ignore the main aspect of the terrorism today: the Koran and its various strains of extremist clerical teachings is stupid. Just wake up and smell the coffee.
Do we want to speak loudly about what democracy, tolerance and freedom means to us and them? Of course, but do we question them enough in the media about what the Muslim faith does consider fundamental in its beliefs: homosexuality, attitudes towards Jews, women's equality? I watch many UK programmes that fail over and over again to ask direct questions of representatives of the Muslim faith just what is acceptable and tolerable within their homes and our world. Sadly, this book has a point: the Muslims must decide if living in the West is important enough to push their own population towards our way of life and not the other way around. Depressingly, I feel the West does not want to confront this and therefore it is only a matter of time before we will be changing our ways - their increase in population versus the indigent ones will make it thus. More must be done to confront these communities. Most are happy to respect the West but many don't (see the various polls after atrocities happen where a large minority of sympathies lie). Anyway, very, very thoughtful analysis. I do not LOVE this book as the five stars indicate above - I simply know it should be essential reading for all European politicians and city leaders of all faith communities.