The suicide bombings carried out in London in 2005 by British Muslims revealed an enormous fifth column of Islamist terrorists and their sympathizers. Under the noses of British intelligence, London has become the European hub for the promotion, recruitment, and financing of Islamic terror and extremism – so much so that it has been mockingly dubbed Londonistan. In this ground-breaking book, Melanie Phillips pieces together the story of how Londonistan developed as a result of the collapse of traditional English identity and accommodation of a particularly virulent form of multiculturalism. Londonistan has become a country within the country and not only threatens Britain but its special relationship with the U.S. as well.
In this groundbreaking study, Melanie Phillips shows how Britain’s imperial policy of “benign neglect” towards radical Islamist groups in the 1980s and 1990s came close to malign complicity in the activities of some of the most determined terrorist organizations ever to emerge in Europe. — Amir Taheri
“In this book, the British journalist Melanie Phillips documents not only the establishment and growth of Muslim extremist groups in London but the administrative incompetence and cultural weakness that permitted it to happen. Some pusillanimity that she records would be funny if it were not so deeply disturbing.” — Theodore Dalrymple, The American Conservative
“Melanie Phillips’s Londonistan is a last-minute warning for Britain and for much of the free world … This book is powerful and frightening, but also courageous. In dictatorships, you need the courage to fight evil; in the free world, you need the courage to see the evil.” Natan Sharansky — Natan Sharansky
“Londonistan” is a courageous exposé of what is happening in Britain as well as the last-minute wake-up call for the British to act now before it is too late. — Isi Leibler, Israeli Insider
Londonistan…is an eloquent warning of the dangers of “multicultural paralysis” and appeasing what Miss Phillips calls “clerical fascism — Washington Times