Myth of the Muslim Tide Do Immigrants Threaten the West?

ISBN-10: 0307951170
ISBN-13: 9780307951175
Edition: 2012
Authors: Doug Saunders
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Description: From the author of prize-winningArrival City, a controversial and long-overdue rejoinder to the excessive fears of an Islamic threat that have spread throughout America and Europe and threaten our basic values. Since September 11, 2001, a growing  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

From the author of prize-winningArrival City, a controversial and long-overdue rejoinder to the excessive fears of an Islamic threat that have spread throughout America and Europe and threaten our basic values. Since September 11, 2001, a growing chorus has warned that Western society and values are at risk of being overrun by a tide of Islamic immigrants. These sentiments reached their most extreme expression in July 2011, with Anders Breivik’s shooting spree in Norway. Breivik left behind a 1500 page manifesto denouncing the impact of Islam on the West, which showed how his thinking had been shaped by anti-immigrant writings that had appeared widely in books and respectable publications. InThe Myth of the Muslim Tide, Doug Saunders offers a brave challenge to these ideas, debunking popular misconceptions about Muslims and their effect on the communities in which they live. He demonstrates how modern Islamophobia echoes historical responses to earlier immigrant groups, especially Jews and Catholics. Above all, he provides a set of concrete proposals to help absorb these newcomers and make immigration work. The most important trend of the twenty-first century will be a massive global migration to cities and across international borders. Rather than responding to our new religious-minority neighbours with fear and resentment, this book shows us how we can make this change work to our advantage.

Popular Fiction
The New Neighbours
Crescent Fever: The Brief History of an Idea
The Parties of Eurabia
A Very American Invasion
The Facts
Population
Integration
Extremism
We've Been Here Before
The Catholic Tide
The Jewish Tide
What We Oughy to Worry About
The Invention of the Muslim People
The Problem of Integration
The Privatization of Religion
Escaping the Prison House of Culture
Notes
Acknowledgements
Index

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