Given how busy I am with school work (two projects and one paper due in the coming week) and events for my college alumni association (of which I am the LA regional president), I doubt I will be able to blog much this week and when I do only briefly.
I just finished Bruce Bawer’s most excellent While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within which I had planned on reviewing this week. But, given that my school work takes precedence and that I want to write a review worthy of a book this good — and this important, I’ll hold off on writing until I can put in the time it takes to say (and say well) what I want to say about it. For now, suffice it to say that I recommend this book as it offers a striking picture of the Old World’s pusillanimity when it comes to facing Islamofascism, not only in the Middle East, but especially on the European continent itself.
While Bruce does not limit himself to the threats Islamofascism poses to gay people who enjoy many freedoms and privileges in Europe they lack outside the West, his book is of particular importance to gay people. A gay man himself (and author of one of the best books on homosexuality in American society, A Place at the Table (another tome I highly recommend), Bruce notes that when choosing between minorities in their midst, European governments (more often than not) cater to the anti-gay (and misogynist) views of Muslim extremists.
So rather than wait for my review, I highly recommend that you buy and read this book.