Brother, it ain’t all bad. What’s Europe done for us, after all? Dragged us unto not one but twoworld wars? Inflicted on us murderous political philosophies from. Tom Kratman is a U.S. science fiction author and retired United States Army officer. Big Boys Don’t Cry (novella; , ); A State of Disobedience ( December ) (ISBN ); Caliphate (April ) (ISBN ). Caliphate was written by Tom Kratman, the same author of the Carrera’s Legions series. As such, it was charged with political intrigue and posits a dystopic and.
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What would Europe look like if theocratic Muslims out breed everyone else and subjugate everyone else? Or given the fire bombing of the French weekly that printed cartoons of Mohammed.
As a polemic, this is very well done.
Their sons are taken as slaves for the Janissaries and their daughters are taken as slaves for the whore houses. Women are treated as third class citizens and have very few rights and very little protection from abuse.
America has been transformed into the American Empire, after nuclear bombs destroyed 3 American cities. The result was an enraged nation that proceeded to methodically wipe out all traces of Islam within its borders and then to embark on an attempt to wipe out all traces of Islam, everywhere. The characters in the book are very ambivalent about what America has become.
Too many of our institutions want to placate Muslims, in response to Muslim violence, instead of cracking down on the violence directly. I find that kind of response both weak and disturbing. The story revolves around an American intelligence operative, a Christian slave, her Janissary brother, and a potentially lethal bioweapon. Somehow, the weapon must be destroyed, the slaves must be freed, and everyone must escape from the Caliphate. It could have been a very good story but I felt that it kept getting bogged down in the expository background information and that too much of the plot existed only to explain the world that Kratman wanted the reader to fear.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Caliphate by Tom Kratman. Caliphate by Tom Kratman. 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 s Demography is destiny. 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: But it will take more than magic to free Petra and Europe from their bonds; it will take guns, superior technology, and a reborn spirit of freedom.
Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Caliphateplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 15, Kelly rated it did not like it. 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 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.
Characters will be musing on their fates and then launch into a lengthy description of things they have literally no way of knowing yet. I freely admit to dropping the book in disgust less than halfway through, but no one will ever be able to convince me that the second half makes up for the sheer ignorance and hatefulness of the first half. And did I mention the frequent child rape?
Forgetting all of this, it’s still a badly written novel with wooden characters and very little in the way of compelling plot. Seriously, go read almost anything else instead and you’ll be the better for it. View all 9 comments. Jan 16, Dan rated it it was amazing. Tom discusses the book at some length in his responses to Amazon 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 caliphare desired result.
He’s not the monster he might appear from his work. Minor Tom discusses the book at some length in his responses to Amazon reviews, so I will regurgitate some of the thoughts. Iratman the troops in the Philippines are using portable DNA scanners to identify and then summarily execute the suicide bomber’s family, I told him via e-mail I tlm it was an awesome idea since it turned the tribal structure against the hostile locals.
Jul 26, Yael rated it it was amazing. Slavery is part caliohate jihad, and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam. 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 “Slavery is a part of Islam.
Caliphate by Tom Kratman
Atheism has been exterminated in Europe; homosexuals are hanged, stoned, or crucified there. The relatively few Christians who remain in Europe are dhimmisecond-class citizens who are denied arms, civil rights, and a voice in the political process, and who are specifically taxed as specified by the Koranic yizya.
Their sons are conscripted as Janissaries, their daughters to become slaves — or unwilling prostitutes. Petra, a German girl sold into prostitution at age nine to pay her family’s yizyalongs to escape.
Unlike most girls of the time, she can read — and in her only real possession, her grandmother’s diary detailing the fall of European civilization, she has learned of a marvelous far-away place: But it will take more than daydreaming to free her and Europe from their Islamic shackles: Caliphate is one of a series of science-fiction novels by Tom Kratman — the others are A Desert Called PeaceCarnifexand The Lotus Eaters — that detail the downfall of Old Earth and the rise of a new civilization on Nova Terra, a world accidentally discovered by a space probe that fell through a rent in spacetime that no one had realized was there, and returned back to Earth to report that a startlingly Earthlike world existed beyond the rift, perfect for colonization by Earth’s teeming billions.
In CaliphateKratman presents Earth’s history from well into the beginning of the 22nd century, especially that portion of it that concerns Europe, gradually but relentlessly Islamicized by deathbed demographics, and America, which, in reaction to a nuclear strike on three American cities, has become militant and aggressive in establishing imperial boundaries around itself and defending its own, especially against any attempts at Islamic invasion.
Whereas in the 22nd century Europe is on its knees, America has nuked the Middle East and Northern Africa into virtual oblivion, taken over Canada, expelled all Muslims from her territory and killed off the ones who wouldn’t go quietlydone the same for the Philippines, and established a pax Americana everywhere in the world save Europe, China, and Russia. John Hamilton, formerly a member of America’s armed forces, now recruited as a spy and saboteur by America’s intelligence agencies, is sent to Europe to seek out and destroy a biowarfare laboratory, which, staffed by three renegade scientists and supported by the Muslim military.
But once in Europe, posing as a white South African slaver to gain the confidence of his Muslim hosts, whose biowarfare operation is soon to become history, he encounters beautiful Petra, and his life will never be the same again. This novel provides what might be called Islam for Dummiesa richly detailed look at the actual history of Islam and at its religious tenets and the implications these have for non-Muslims and non-Islamic nations.
Among other things, I learned that the reason that the 13th- and 14th-century Turks created the janissaries, an army whose rank-and-file and much of its officer corps consisted of men who had been conscripted as boys from Christian, Jewish, and other non-Muslim families and made to convert to Islam, was that unlike those raised in Islam since birth, before conversion to Islam, those young men had had plenty of hands-on experience with experiment and practice to determine the best ways of doing things.
Whether it was learning to use a firearm and maintain it in optimal condition, mechanical innovation, or anything else proficiency in which was best served by the old maxim, “Practice makes perfect,” those who hadn’t been raised as Muslims did far better than those who had. Occasionalisma hard-held belief learned early by Muslims that things happen as they do because Allah wills them to, and if Allah does not will it, it cannot happen.
Similarly, again with few exceptions, Muslims generally don’t have much initiative when it comes to technological innovation or scientific discovery — they leave that to the dhimmithe non-Islamicized second-class citizens and kkratman.
For which reason, if the whole world were ever to become Islamicized, technological and scientific progress is likely to come to a halt, perhaps forever. Caliphate is a wonderful tale — and a damned scary look into our world’s possible future. Every non-Muslim American really ought to read it. View all 5 comments. Jan 29, Not rated it really liked it. 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. Jan 06, Billy Tmo rated it really liked it. 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. I withhold the fifth star due to ton few typographical er 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 caiphate the Islamification of Europe.
I withhold the fifth star due to a few typographical errors, primarily missing linking words, and because the unnecessarily graphic depictions toj sex, particularly rape and child molestation, took away from what otherwise would have been a brilliant book I could recommend to anyone open-minded enough to accept the implications of the ongoing demographic shift in Europe, and the ultimate consequences of multiculturalism.
My god, this is one of the worst books I have ever read. Xenophobic and caljphate to the core.
Caliphate by Tom Kratman
I don’t think any research beyond maybe some Wikipedia articles was done. Caliphaet waste of time. Oct 05, Zare rated it really liked it Shelves: 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: This area is governed by religious fanatics who enforce the religious laws and enslave al This one is a very disturbing novel.