Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 19, 2009 - Political Science - 224 pages
WITH A NEW AFTERWORD
 
In his controversial and critically acclaimed While Europe Slept, Bruce Bawer outlined the danger that Islamic immigration posed to traditional European values. In this provocative follow-up, he takes up the West’s recent trend of silence and appeasement in the face of cultural intimidation by radical Islam.
 
From an examination of coverage of the shocking murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh to the widespread denunciation of the Danish editors who published editorial cartoons mocking Mohammed, Bawer shows how radical Islam has cowed Western media, politicians, intellectuals, and religious leaders into believing that we must give up the right of free expression to peacefully coexist with the Muslim world. Fearless and excoriating, Surrender is an unapologetic and uncompromising defense of free speech that will stir conservatives and liberals alike.
 

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Great - and especially strong in the wealth of substantiation given. Bawer does not just say, "the Western media is soft on Islam," he presents case after case, with quotes. He makes his case very convincingly.

Contents

Van Goglt
38
Censors and SelfCensors
61
The American Imam
68
The European Media
89
An Islamic superstar
124
A caricature of sweetness and light
136
Apologists Aplenty
149
A War on Many Fronts
169
Selling Out the Sodomites
191
ill Docile Provocateurs
214
Notes
277
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Bruce Bawer’s book While Europe Slept was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of A Place at the Table, Stealing Jesus, and several books of literary criticism, including Diminishing Fictions and The Aspect of Eternity. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post Book World, the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, Wilson Quarterly, City Journal, and many other periodicals.
 
Visit the author's website at www.brucebawer.com.

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