December 26, 2006 | National Review Online

Symposium: Best Books of 2006

For my money, the most important book of 2006 was Melanie Phillip's Londonistan. It is a real eye-opener, describing how deeply England is in the grip of its growing Islamic minority's militant leadership. The ideal of Britishness is fading, and with it national self-determination. What is most startling is Ms. Phillips’s account of the number of British Muslims who approved of the July 7 attacks — and the far greater number who support the jihadist agenda even if they would not personally commit terrorist attacks.

 — Andrew McCarthy is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

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