Praise for Bat Ye'or"Bat Ye'or has traced a nearly secret history of Europe over the past thirty years, convincingly showing how the Euro-Arab dialogue has blossomed from a minor discussion group into the engine for the continent's Islamization. In delineating this phenomenon, she also provides the intellectual resources with which to resist it. Will her message be listened to?" -Daniel Pipes "No writer has done more than Bat Ye'or to draw attention to the menacing character of Islamic extremism. Future historians will one day regard her coinage of the term 'Eurabia' as prophetic. Those who wish to live in a free society must be eternally vigilant. Bat Ye'or's vigilance is unrivalled." -Niall Ferguson "Ordinary people who are still in the dark about the way the Euro-Arab Dialogue is refashioning their lives may one day rebel, in which case Bat Ye'or and this book will seem prophetic. Or they may sink helplessly into dhimmitude, in which case Bat Ye'or will be ignored and her book unobtainable. Either way, she is a Cassandra, a brave and far-sighted spirit." -David Pryce-Jones
Bat Ye'or was born in Cairo. Her first major study (Le Dhimmi, 1980) was translated into English (1985), Hebrew (1986), and Russian (1986). It is an essential introduction to The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam. From Jihad to Dhimmitude (1996), whose publication in French (1991) established the author's reputation as a pioneer researcher on 'dhimmitude.' Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide (2001) opened-up new ground , and her latest analysis of the transformation of Europe into 'Eurabia' was hailed as prophetic. Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis (2005) has been printed nine times and has been published in French, Italian, Dutch, and Hebrew.