'Paul Cliteur has written an important book. It's a disturbing and enlightening read. Disturbing because it unveils how Western democracies since the mid 80s have reacted with confusion and disorientation when freedom of expression has been under attack. Enlightening because Cliteur brilliantly deconstructs the cognitive dissonance among politicians, intellectuals and the media and provides us with the analytical tools to understand what's at stake. Cliteur lays bare the logic and consequences of our muted and incoherent response to threats of violence in the name of God. A book about freedom and safety for all of us.' - Flemming Rose, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, Washington D.C.[-][-]'A topical and timely book, presented in a way that is accessible and even entertaining - though also worrying in the tendencies that it identifies.' - Russell Blackford, senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.