Author(s): Melanie Phillips
Melanie Phillips' controversial and best-selling book predicted further attacks by British citizens, was published a month and a half before the arrests of 10 August. While public debate is being stifled for various reasons explained in her book - which itself was turned down for three years by publishers in Britain - Londonistan has proved that there is a massive demand from the public who want to understand what is happening to Britain and why ostensibly well-balanced and well-integrated citizens are turning on their country. In this fully updated edition, she argues that despite 9/11, despite 7/7, despite 10/8 the British Establishment is still refusing to act and curb the mechanisms, people and influences that spawn extremism. In addition, following the revelation that a woman was involved in the prevented 10/8 suicide attacks, she looks at the role of women in British terrorism and how women are not doing enough to help fight home-grown terrorism.
Melanie Phillips has a column that appears twice a week in the Daily Mail. She is a regular high-profile guest on television and radio programmes. Melanie Phillips was awarded the George Orwell Prize for journalism