ONE: POPULAR FICTION
In the scribblings of a terrorist, the entire history of an idea: How a set of obscure ideas and fringe misconceptions exploded after Sept. 11 into a popular myth that overtook media, publishing, activism and mainstream politics.
- The New Neighbours 2
– Crescent Fever: The Brief History of an Idea 9
– The Parties of Eurabia 24
– A Very American Invasion 29
TWO: THE FACTS
A dispassionate look at the realities of Muslim immigration: The numbers, the growth rates, the successes (and failures) at integration, the causes and consequences of extremism and terrorism. Drawing on voluminous new research, this offers a set of facts to inform arguments — even if those facts sometimes contradict this book’s thesis.
- Population 38
– Integration 61
– Extremism 82
THREE: WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
Every time a large wave of religious-minority immigrants reaches the West, the same things happen. When Roman Catholics from Southern Europe and Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe reached Western Europe and North America, they encountered the same difficulties with integration, and almost exactly the same political and literary responses: They, too, were an impossible-to-assimilate alien civilization supposedly bent on takeover.
- The Catholic Tide 113
– The Jewish Tide 125
FOUR: WHAT WE OUGHT TO WORRY ABOUT
To say that immigration poses no threat is not to say that all is well. Rather, we should turn our attention to the genuine problems and challenges of immigration, culture, religion and the progress of the world. That these challenges are not a deluge or an onslaught does not make them any less real.