Caliphate

Caliphate Demography is destiny In the nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the fertile Moslems Atheism in Europe has been exterminated Homosexuals are hanged stoned or

  • Title: Caliphate
  • Author: Tom Kratman
  • ISBN: 9781416555452
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Demography is destiny In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the 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 sDemography is destiny In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the 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.But it will take than magic to free Petra and Europe from their bonds it will take guns, superior technology, and a reborn spirit of freedom.

    One thought on “Caliphate”

    1. For anyone who is thinking of reading this book, be advised that a healthy appreciation for racism, graphic and borderline graphic depictions of child rape and oh, a whole lot of racism, are necessary to get even part of the way through this novel. Beyond that, the writing is sloppy, flipping back and forth between third person and third person omniscient depending on whether or not the author felt the need to stop writing a novel and lecture us on the evils of Islam halfway through a scene. Cha [...]

    2. "Slavery is a part of Islam . . . Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam." -- Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, author of the religious textbook Al Tawhid ("Monotheism") and senior Saudi clericDemography is destiny. By the 22nd century AD, as older non-Muslim European citizens die off and new Muslims are born of the more fertile Islamic European population, Europe has become an Islamic continent. Atheism has been exterminated in Europe; homosexuals are hanged, stoned, or [...]

    3. Tom discusses the book at some length in his responses to reviews, so I will regurgitate some of the thoughts. I will repay him by picking up the lunch tab the next time we meet up. Tom intentionally sought to write a novel that would make you horrified, nauseated, and mess with your psychological assumptions. You're not supposed to feel better for having read it. Feelings of dread and inconvenient thoughts are the desired result. He's not the monster he might appear from his work. Minor spoile [...]

    4. This book presents an unhappy future where the American Empire (having given up many of the rights that define America today) is at war with Islam (which governs in ever worse fashion). The tone of the book is anti-liberal, although it isn't crazy-right. While I personally don't agree with the political thoughts of the author's that inspired the work, I did enjoy reading how things could be if I'm wrong. It's good to face that every now and then.

    5. This novel is particularly timely given the recent massacre in Paris, where the French have established hundreds of Muslim only "No Go Zones" where Shariah law already rules, and the marches by tens of thousands throughout Germany opposing the Islamification of Europe. Whereas uncontrolled heterogeneous immigration here in the U.S. will lead to balkanization, in Europe it will lead to assimilation-not of the immigrants, but of the Europeans.I withhold the fifth star due to a few typographical er [...]

    6. My god, this is one of the worst books I have ever read. Xenophobic and racist to the core. I don't think any research beyond maybe some articles was done. Total waste of time.

    7. This one is a very disturbing novel. It paints a very bleak picture of society where one group of extremists pushes the other one and they end up in vicious circle of violence and retributions.As something that may come around as a cliche we have Caliphate huge Islamic area covering almost entire Europe (except Switzerland, Balkans (heh :)) and Russia) and of course Middle East, Turkey, Northern Africa etc. This area is governed by religious fanatics who enforce the religious laws and enslave al [...]

    8. This book was torn between being a polemic and an action/adventure story. Kratman wasn’t quite able to pull off the combination. I’d really like to give it 3 stars but the failed marriage prevents me from doing so.The PolemicKratman takes Mark Steyn’s book America Alone and runs with it. What would Europe look like if theocratic Muslims out breed everyone else and subjugate everyone else? It’s not a crazy question, especially given what happened to Theo van Gogh and what’s been threate [...]

    9. The title jumped out at me (possibly because, years ago, I read Mark Steyn’s America Alone and, I admit, it sent a shiver down my spine) so I grabbed this one and started reading, expecting to give up after a few pages, but found myself immersed in a page-tuner.It's a romance/adventure set half way through the 22nd century, where a totalitarian American empire fights to destroy an Islamic Empire created in the late 20th and early 21st centuries by (paraphrased authors opinions) decades of unch [...]

    10. Those who are concerned about the current flood of "Syrian" refugees being predominantly single and male may be missing the point of the danger they represent. Kratman's novel Caliphate explores the future of Europe as a Muslin-dominated society, its Christian population relegated to second-class citizens. Multiple factors are the cause: different reproduction rates of the two groups, failure of Muslim immigrants to assimilate into the society they have joined, and the basic philosophy of Islam [...]

    11. An interesting glimpse of the world as it might become after having read the author's series starting with A Desert Called Peace, this is an evident forerunner of many of the ideas included. I enjoyed guessing when history diverged (that is, when the book was written) as related in the book.The only character that felt fully-formed was the American at the center of it; the rest felt rather caricatured. The Hooker with the Heart of Gold, The Reluctant Mercenary, etc. (Though of course that's a fe [...]

    12. This is an extreme rightwing screed based on the proposition that allowing Muslim immigrants into Europe and permitting them to practice their Islamic faith inevitably results, not too distant future, in a theocratic Europe ruled by an Islamic Caliphate in which the Jews have been exterminated and the Christians turned into chattels whose children are seized and sold into slavery at the whim and fancy of their Muslim overlords.Although well written from an action point of view, the entire scenar [...]

    13. At first I was pleased to find a work of speculative fiction on the beach house bookshelf, but now I wish I hadn't read as much of this as I did. While the plot and the future depicted were very compelling, I couldn't bring myself to keep reading once I realized graphic descriptions of perverted sex (rape, pedophilia, etc.) were going to keep coming up. The pain of rape and prostitution can be conveyed more sensitively with less gratuitous detail and be more effective in plot and character devel [...]

    14. Excellent pseudo historical science fictionI really enjoyed the book. A truly modern look at a real life issue in a science fiction framework. The characters were life like and believes.

    15. Great read. I don't usually like military SF but this book was so interesting that I read it in just a few days. I'm still thinking about it after 2 weeks. I read it as an ebook. It is available as part of the Balen Free Library. Thank you Balen and Tom Kratman.

    16. Caliphate by Tom Kratman is a fable disguised as speculative fiction.Set in the early 22nd Century where Europe has fallen to the tide of Islam (from their greater birthrates and immigration), America is an expansionist near-fascist state after terrorist nuclear weapons destroyed several US cities, the rest of the world is rather ill-defined except that the whites are back in power in South Africa and China is a kingdom again. Primarily it serves as a warning of what the author thinks will happe [...]

    17. I really wanted to like this book, but it was a disappointment in the end.The premise is interesting, and not a little bold in today's political situation. The characters all started off pretty strong too, with compelling backstories and descriptions. The author clearly did his homework on global politics and the historiography and laws of Islam.But halfway through the book it was as if the author just gave up. Starting from the final rescue mission, formerly compelling characters gave way to Ho [...]

    18. I've actually picked up the epub version of this book from the Baen Free Library. So far it's very compelling. Be warned that you do have to have a high tolerance for racism, graphic futuristic warfare, and rape.The story itself was generally well-written. It alternated between the Caliphate of the future, and Germany and US of present, until they essentially met up and the various threads were tied off. I was also particularly interested in the various quotes by religous and political leaders t [...]

    19. The premise behind this book is very interesting and I thought it would be a good read - but the execution was awful. The Imperial American and Caliphate societies are both built on the worst stereotypes; even the description early on of two gay teens as being practically one of the girls was a bad stereotype. the Islamic society in Europe takes the most extreme fanatics and presents them as the mainstream opinion. The European liberals of today are presented as clueless and weak and the America [...]

    20. This is, quite possibly, the most important book anyone in our changing world should read. Much more than a work of fiction. it is a prediction coming true as we watch.

    21. Kratman wants to show you how horrible "civilized" peoples can be. All too effective. I decided in chapter 5 that I didn't want to put myself through it.Visualize love.

    22. The thing I like about Tom is he is an honest about his politics, do I disagree on some points - hell yes, I even agree with him on some stuff- and I'm a on the radical left. I find it hard when people abuse him, as I think they have got so use to not hearing a contradictory viewpoints, they have stopped thinking. This applies to both the left and the right. As a person on the left - the level of criticism the left will tolerate is abysmal. I want you want to read this book - and to do it with a [...]

    23. Okay. This is dystopian military SF. There's some very unpleasant sex in it, if you want to avoid that kind of thing. This future world is one where The Evil Muslims have set up a Caliphate and basically over-run everything, leaving what used to be the USA but is now more a military dictatorship (They conquered Canada? Um. The last time we attacked Canada, they burned the White House.) That being said, if you're willing to suspend disbelief in the scenario, and willing to assume that all Muslims [...]

    24. This book really makes me think. The author supposes that there is a war between Moslem and Christian nations and spotlights the plight of Christians moral issues in the conflict. It is graphic and bloody, but the idea is intriguing and I am unsure how I feel about the world described in the book. Is this possible? What is good is that I think about the premise after I've finished the book. The other thing I love, absolutely love, is that Tom explains why Christ had to die so horrifically and us [...]

    25. Ugh. I just couldn't turn another page about a quarter way through. Intensely painful view of a dystopian future where an Arabic state has conquered and subjugated Europe. I believe this was written to feed the current paranoia of people concerned about muslim immigrants. The author does attempt to sympathetically render certain muslim characters.

    26. Racist and Xenophobic and perpetuating inaccurate portraits of Islam and Muslims. Also has a lot of violence geared towards women and I don't like that.I wasn't even able to finish this book because it was just so filled with hate. I cannot in good conscious recommend this book to anyone

    27. Very scary near future fiction that develops demographic and socio-political themes from today's headlines into a world unlike the current time. Definitely not a feel good novel, graphic, and disturbing, read it to increase your understanding of what is going on. Can it happen? Will it happen?

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