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By Bruce Bawer
There is a brand new kind of jihad to fear—one that threatens the very values on which our freedom rests
Bruce Bawer’s While Europe Slept sounded the alarm concerning the dire impression of Muslim immigration in Europe. Now, in Surrender, he finds mix of worry and political correctness has led politicians, intellectuals, spiritual leaders, and the media—both within the usa and abroad—to appease radical Islam on the fee of our such a lot loved values: freedom of speech and freedom of the clicking. And the fee may perhaps finally be even higher—the imposition of sharia legislations in locations the place liberty as soon as reigned.
In Surrender, Bawer writes of a brand new type of jihad that all started with the fatwa opposed to Salman Rushdie in 1989, a dying sentence born of Muslim outrage over a piece of literature. It marked the sunrise of an period of strain and intimidation designed to weigh down the facility of non-Muslims to withstand Islamic encroachments on Western freedom. In a sweeping survey of contemporary background and present occasions, Bawer strains a development of heightened sensitivity to Muslim reactions and a reluctance to seem in truth on the human-rights deficiencies of the Muslim international. This trend might be visible within the frequent denunciation of the Danish cartoons and of the editors who revealed them; within the sparkling media insurance of the supposedly reasonable Muslim icon Tariq Ramadan; within the selection of significant newspapers to disregard or soft-pedal terrorist “dry runs” on American airplanes; within the foreign uproar over a unmarried sentence approximately Islam in a lecture via Pope Benedict; and in makes an attempt by way of convinced events to silence feedback of Islam by means of suing writers who've dared to talk forthrightly concerning the religion.
Bawer argues that individuals through the Western world—in response to such occasions because the Danish comic strip riots and the homicide of filmmaker Theo van Gogh—are surrendering to worry. And he observes that Muslim extremists have discovered unforeseen allies: non-Muslims who, prompted by way of the inaccurate doctrine of multiculturalism, refuse to criticize even the main intolerant features of Islamic tradition. The ensuing lodging undermines the values of person liberty and equality on which our country was once founded.
Fearless and excoriating, Surrender is a vital serious warning call for everybody curious about the protection of our so much primary freedoms.
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