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The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam Kindle Edition
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Douglas Murray is a regular columnist for both the Spectator and Standpoint and writes frequently for a variety of other publications, including the Sunday Times and Wall Street Journal. A prolific debater, Douglas has spoken on a variety of prominent platforms, including at the British and European Parliaments and the White House. He is the author of The Sunday Times bestsellers
The Strange Death of Europe and The Madness of Crowds.
His overall thesis, that a guilt-driven and exhausted Europe is playing fast and loose with its precious modern values by embracing migration on such a scale, is hard to refute. ― Juliet Samuel, Telegraph
Every so often, something is published which slices through the fog of confusion, obfuscation and the sheer dishonesty of public debate to illuminate one key fact about the world. Such a work is Douglas Murray's tremendous and shattering book, The Strange Death of Europe. ― Melanie Phillips, The Times
Breathtakingly gripping ― Michael Gove, Standpoint
A cogent summary of how, over three decades or more, elites across western Europe turned a blind eye to the failures of integration and the rise of Islamism . Persuasive ― The Times
This is a vitally important book, the contents of which should be known to everyone who can influence the course of events, at this critical time in the history of Europe. ― Sir Roger Scruton
Douglas Murray glitters in the gloom. His pessimism about multiculturalism is so well constructed and written it is almost uplifting. Liberals will want to rebut him. I should warn them that they will need to argue harder than they have ever argued before. ― Nick Cohen
Douglas Murray's introduction to this already destructive subject of Islamist hegemony is a distinguished attempt to clarify the origins of a storm. I found myself continually wishing that he wasn't making himself quite so clear. ― Clive James
Douglas Murray writes so well that when he is wrong he is dangerous ― Matthew Parris, Spectator
Whether one agrees with him or not Murray has made a valuable contribution to the global battle of ideas ― Amir Taheri, Asharq al-Awsat
Masterly ― Christopher Hitchens on Bosie: A Biography of Lord Alfred Douglas
Powerful and engaging ... Murray is at his strongest when lampooning the neurotic guilt of Western liberal elites ... Disagree passionately if you will, but you won't regret reading it. ― Literary Review
A compelling, insightful and persuasively argued narrative ... a deeply humane book that touches on individual tragedy ... It may even prove to be the start of a conversation, and for such a dangerously politicised and neglected subject, that would be most welcome. The combination of fascinating subject matter and superb writing make The Strange Death of Europe a title that stays in the mind throughout the reading process and beyond. ― Entertainment Focus --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B06XDV5R78
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Continuum; 1st edition (4 May 2017)
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However, I would argue that this work transcends political affiliations. Murray presents a vision of Europe that if current trends continue will be a reality within many of our lifetimes and a certainty for our children & Grandchildren. Where ever you reside on the political spectrum if Murray's predictions are even 50% correct then Europeans have every right to be concerned, not only for their continent but for the very continuation of their society.
Murray clearly stakes out the contradictions and double standards of the borderless world fan groups and their fellow travellers in the media and politics. And he pokes holes in the facile arguments put forward by those who refuse to see any negatives in endless migration to Europe from the third world. He is also fearless in articulating the fears that many are reluctant to express over the current and future role that Islam will play in Western Europe.
They are more terrified of being called racist, fascist, islamophobes and xenophobes than they are of suffering Islamic terrorism and the social disorder brought by marauding, raping immigrant gangs (Cologne, 2015). Europeans will soon be in the minority and are almost certainly facing a life of persecution and dhimmitude like minorities in Indonesia are now experiencing.
The lies, cover-ups, treason and subterfuge of EU leaders have doomed Europe to extinction. I disagree that the culture of human rights owes anything to Jesus, rather they owe their genesis to the Enlightenment. Jesus is rather the New Testament face of the barbaric tribal deity Yahweh, a god much like Allah. And the Christ of Paul is a patriarchal, misogynistic, homophobe. The Christian heritage of Augustine’s masochistic concept of original sin has seeped into the consciousness of Europe priming the populace to assume false guilt over their ancestor’s waring and colonial pasts, leaving them vulnerable to manipulation by self-righteous Leftists. EU leaders have sold freedom, equality and human rights down the river to secure a multicultural dream that in reality is a nightmare of ethnic European servitude. An EU that prides itself on removing capital punishment is damning its people to the introduction of Sharia and hudud laws. The EU leaders have sided with the immigrants aiding and abetting the flood of Islamists into Europe ignoring the safety, security and best interests of native Europeans. One has to marvel at the level of Europe's tolerance toward the religion of ‘peace’. No one dares to speak about the connection between the Islamic violence in the world and the inherently violent ideology of the Koran and the Hadiths. No matter how many innocent deaths there are as a result of Islamic terror attacks, the EU's leaders impotently insist in the face of such terror and this is the new fact of life that Europeans have to accept. As with the exposés of Bruce Bawer, Mark Steyn and Bat Ye’or, the warnings are going unheeded.
The book title should perhaps have referenced western Europe specifically, as the author does point out the different reactions of eastern European countries to the "refugee crisis" (the countries of eastern Europe, when implored to "do their bit" to take in refugees, refused). Hence, he's really referring to the death of western Europe.
As he says: fifty years from now, China will still look like China and India will still look like India...what will Germany look like?
The book is gloomy; there's no "champagne room".
The future facing many developed countries around the world - it is being played out in the media everyday.
This is a compelling and thought-provoking read and perhaps compulsory for those in charge of many countries in the world.