Bill O'Reilly interviewed Claire Berlinski tonight. Ms. Berlinski is the author of Menace In Europe. I checked Amazon and it has just been made available. She did a great job. Interestingly, she talked initially about the secularization of Europe, loss of Christianity, and isolated individualism but she then talked about 'radical Islam.' Dismayed by Spain's surrender after the Madrid train bombing, she talked about how the appeasement she is seeing is just like watching a replay of the 1930's. What is good from my point of view is that O'Reilly became interested in reading the book and promised he would. That gives me hope because O'Reilly has been incredibly ignorant about Islam. As you know, he would not interview Robert Spencer, and, by evidence, has certainly not read any of his books. Perhaps Ms. Berlinski's book, which I have not read except for the Amazon write up, will broaden Mr. O'Reilly's understanding of Islam. One can hope.
Another book about the soon to be born Eurabia is Bruce Bawer's While Europe Slept : How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within. This is new too. I am glad we are seeing these books and hope they get much exposure. I have read articles by Bruce Bawer and he understands Islam. And I believe Ms. Berlinski does also just from her 3 minute discussion with Bill. You could sense her urgency in discussing Islam. I'm going to ask my librarian to buy them both and I'll get at least one based on my past requests. You should too.
Monday, February 27, 2006
Posted by John Sobieski at 2/27/2006 08:34:00 PM