Caliphate

Caliphate

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
In a twenty-second-century Europe ruled by Islam, a world in which Christians are second class citizens, Petra, a young German girl sold into prostitution as a slave to pay her family's taxes, makes plans to flee to the refuge of America.

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"Slavery is a part of Islam...Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam."
-- Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, author of the religious textbook At-Tawhid

Demography is destiny. In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the more fertile Moslems. Atheism in Europe has been exterminated. Homosexuals are hanged, stoned or crucified. Such Christians as remain are relegated to dhimmitude, a form of second class citizenship. They are denied arms, denied civil rights, denied a voice, and specially taxed via the Koranic yizya. Their sons are taken as conscripted soldiers while their daughters are subject to the depredations of the continent's new masters.

In that world, Petra, a German girl sold into prostitution as a slave at the age of nine to pay her family's yizya, dreams of escape. Unlike most girls of the day, Petra can read. And in her only real possession, her grandmother's diary, a diary detailing the fall of European civilization, Petra has learned of a magic place across the sea: America.

Baker
& Taylor

In a twenty-second-century Europe ruled by Islam, a world in which Christians are second class citizens, Petra, a young German girl sold into prostitution as a slave to pay her family's taxes, dreams of escape and, inspired by her grandmother's diary, makes plans to flee to the refuge of America.

Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, c2008
ISBN: 9781416555452
1416555455
Branch Call Number: F KRA
Characteristics: 385 p. ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2019

Sometimes the law of averages works in your favor,...

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2019

Someone without the will to keep it gave it to them.

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2019

..., all of life is nothing but playing the odds.

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2019

Stupid idea to explain things rationally to stupid men.

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2019

It isn't necessary to like it, only to be3 good at it.

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2019

War is chaos, sir, and we practice chaos every day.

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SEBoiko
Apr 09, 2019

...buy your ticket and take your chances.

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monikak1
Jun 12, 2012

good, strong muslim influence

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dprodrig
Jul 22, 2010

Like all other distopias, this one serves to create a possible vision of the world as it might be in a future time period. The book's vision that the Muslims will take over Europe is certainly interesting, but I found the plot to be a little lacking (this includes the relationship that develops between the two main protagonists). the author's opinions of Muslim culture is evident throughout the piece. The opinion piece at the back of the book is also well thought out, however, it is equally as interesting as infuriating in equal measure.

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bootlegga
Jun 14, 2010

This book read more like right wing political ideology than it did S/F. The 'addition' of an excerpt from a future history book basically turned what was an interesting dystopian novel into a political tract about as subtle as Mein Kampf.

It has its moments, but all in all, I wouldn't recommend reading it.

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