Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Social Science Research Council. The SSRC is an independent, international, nonprofit organization. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues. Support the SSRC. Items is a space for engagement with insights from the work of the Council and the social sciences. And so are Muslims who take the words of the Koran very seriously. We need to be on guard for double standards and demands imposed by the sharia laws which include using force, rape, and honor killing of Muslim women and perhaps future female "converts" for disobeying their husbands and also for putting to death people who committed the "crimes" of homosexuality.
I recall in the news that various religion groups gathered at a luncheon in New York, and everyone, priests, rabbis, and other religion faith leaders and all agreed to condemn homosexuality. Well here's a goddamn good idea.
Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom
Why not start with the big one, "Thou Shall Not Kill" and work your way down to something small minded and petty as being against "gay. Bawer is a very very courageous man to warn us of these things. People in organizations to shut out other people and fuck with the excluded ones rights make me sick. And noooo, the Muslims are not the ones who are excluded no matter how much they cry victimhood.
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This book started fine with sharp criticism about the dynamics of Islam in the West: badly integrated immigrants with their bullying attitude you-draw-cartoon-i-will-bomb-you and the politicians and the media who cowardly conform to those bullying and terrorizing gestures. The second half of the book -- especially after he talks about portrayal in hollywood movies -- turns blah, blah, blah until I am really fed up.
It is de ja vu for me. Bickering, whining, about how the west with its neo capitalism and neo imperialism wants to dominate the muslim world and tradition, how the media and politicians opportunistically conform to the West. You know, the same blah blah blah By the way, I picked this book because it was on the "reading list" of the man behind the bombing and massacre in Norway: Anders Behring Breivik.
A few days after the bombing, the author frantically and apologetically wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal, cleaning his hands and distancing himself from the incident.
This type of books operate on fear. And honestly, I am fed up with this tone. From BOTH sides! Integration and co-existing is not an easy task.
Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom
Everybody knows that. Consuming books like this won't help it either. Feb 10, Katie rated it really liked it. A very densely packed book, but it is definitely worth the time to read it thoroughly. Bawer known also for his writings on gay rights and Christian fundamentalism will tell you the stories and the details that the mainstream med A very densely packed book, but it is definitely worth the time to read it thoroughly.
Bawer known also for his writings on gay rights and Christian fundamentalism will tell you the stories and the details that the mainstream media might have decided you were not "responsible" enough to hear, so you can decide for yourself what you think. Oct 25, Michael rated it it was amazing. The West is a bunch of fucking crybabies. Oct 16, Sophie rated it liked it Shelves: , nonfiction. Terrifying stuff in this book. Even more terrifying considering this book was written in and we, as a country, have become only more determined to give away our free speech rights with both hands e.
As the author points out, ours is becoming an Orwellian world where "bravery is cowardice, bullying is victimhood, and standing up for freedom in the face of religious totalitarians is a demonstration of racism. At one point, the author points out that another scholar "systematically deep-sixes the ugly parts And that seemed problematic to me.
Perhaps it's merely that I don't read too many of these types of books, so I'm not familiar with the format, but I struggled with that aspect of it. Jul 16, Alfredo Luis rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Muy bueno. Jan 22, David rated it really liked it. Bruce Bawer's follow-up to While Europe Slept takes on many of the same ideas concerning the clash of Islamic and Western values, yet in a much larger sense.
I'm a big fan of this man's work, and the way he speaks out plainly and unabashedly about the real teachings of Islam is inspiring. Many times the book made me so frustrated at the PC-inspired establishments of various countries and their incredibly cowardly position that free speech should be reformed so as not to insult Muslims that I act Bruce Bawer's follow-up to While Europe Slept takes on many of the same ideas concerning the clash of Islamic and Western values, yet in a much larger sense.
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Many times the book made me so frustrated at the PC-inspired establishments of various countries and their incredibly cowardly position that free speech should be reformed so as not to insult Muslims that I actually had to put the book down for a few minutes. A must-read for anyone not afraid of the truth about the most important international issue today. Jul 20, Greg Perciak rated it really liked it. Bruce Bawer's Place at the Table was instrumental in changing my mindset about sexual orientation as it relates to political identity and advocacy.
A essay he authored in the Hudson Review - Hating America - is a must read. His latest book, Surrender, picks up where his previous book - While Europe Slept - left off. This is a well-documented expose of the self-censorship practiced by western media and cultural institutions on the subject of Islamofascism for fear of offending Muslims.
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Bawer Bruce Bawer's Place at the Table was instrumental in changing my mindset about sexual orientation as it relates to political identity and advocacy. Bawer is an astute observer and a great essayist who doesn't mince words. Aug 02, David rated it it was amazing. An excellent warning for the U. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the current state of affairs between the U. Dec 04, Fatima marked it as to-read. Feb 24, Beakerkin rated it it was amazing.
Dec 15, Shekhy rated it liked it. Amazing Book on Western Media and Islam. Aug 20, Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: response-to-jihad. Fearless, comprehensive, and more than a little disquieting. Jun 22, Eric Sondermann rated it really liked it. Good, though a bit tedious and repetitive.
Not on par with Bawer's exceptional first book. Apr 13, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , loved. David rated it really liked it Mar 29, Stel Coombe rated it liked it Nov 16, In a sweeping survey of recent history and current events, Bawer traces a pattern of heightened sensitivity to Muslim reactions and a reluctance to look honestly at the human-rights deficiencies of the Muslim world. Bawer argues that people throughout the Western world—in reaction to such events as the Danish cartoon riots and the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh—are surrendering to fear.