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, Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom he takes up the West’s recent trend of silence and appeasement in the face of cultural intimidation by radical Islam. Bawer argues that, in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism, critics of radical Islam are being silenced by left-leaning academics, politicians and journalists. An attack on freedom of expression in the West is coming from within its own ranks.
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, Bruce 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: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom is an unapologetic and uncompromising defense of free speech that will stir conservatives and liberals alike.