Houellebecq's Soumission

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Houellebecq's Soumission

Julian
Some of you might have already come across news about this book. It is due to be translated into English this September or October.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n07/adam-shatz/colombey-les-deux-mosquees

Houellebecq writes about Islam with curiosity, fascination, even a hint of envy. Islam is a more convincing ‘image of the future’ than Catholicism precisely because it provides a more reliable vessel for a faith-based, patriarchal order where sex is insulated from the marketplace, men and women have clearly defined roles, and social harmony prevails over moral permissiveness, class conflict and crime, the ills of liberal capitalism. (Even its loopholes have the virtue of not being hypocritical: thanks to polygamy, men no longer need mistresses or sex clubs.)
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Julian
The english translation has been out for a couple of months now. It is very good.

@fschmidt , I urge you to read this.
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fschmidt
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If Houellebecq thinks (modern sunni) Islam produces any kind of order, then he knows nothing about Islam.  Just visit your nearest islamic country and judge for yourself.  Or for those who prefer the intellectual approach, read:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JBRUKZS

The contest between modern culture and islam is like a contest between rats and cockroaches, I just don't care who wins.
Following the Old Testament, not evil modern culture