Friday, February 18, 2005

The coming of Eurabia

Diana West reports on the emergence of Eurabia:

Few of us have the long-view vision to make sense of the sweep of history as it smokes past our eyes; Bat Ye'or, as a historian of Islam, and, in particular, the dhimmi (the non-Muslim peoples who live as second-class citizens under Islamic rule), has precisely the laser-lens required. She also has the fortitude of the historian/gumshoe to wade through the stacks of articles, memoranda and conference declarations generated by something called the Euro-Arab Dialogue (EAD).

Created 30-odd years ago at the instigation of France and the Arab League, the practically unknown EAD has provided structural and theoretical underpinnings to a Euro-Arab axis " Eurabia. These have fostered the political, economic and cultural bonds between Europe and the Arab world that Bat Ye'or maintains were designed to create "a global alternative to American power."

How? Very basically " and this is detailed in the book " by shepherding a meeting of Euro-Arab minds, first and foremost, on the Arab League war on Israel. This would come about in exchange for freely flowing Arab oil into Europe, which would come about in exchange for freely flowing Muslim immigration into Europe, which would come about in exchange for research and development and labor and education and tourism and cultural ties between the Europe and the Arab world... which would all come about with an increasing independence of, and, indeed, hostility toward America.

This goes a long way toward explaining the behavior of Old Europe " the heart of Eurabia " since September 11. It also leaves a question hanging when the New York Times pegs Muslim immigration into Europe to a simple "postwar labor shortage": Is that really all the news that's fit to print?

Trying to assess the rise of the anti-immigration party Vlaams Belang, which represents almost a quarter of the Belgian electorate today, the New York Times reporter seems perplexed. This is how I think he thinks: To be anti-immigration is to be, as he puts it, "far right" or "extreme right." And to be "far right" or "extreme right" is to be very, very bad. Weren't Nazis both far and extreme right " or is that the Republican Party? Whatever.

He knows Islam is a religion, although he doesn't seem to know it is also a political system. And to be prejudiced against religiosity (but not Christianity or Zionism) is very, very bad also. So, Mr. Smith writes: "Many people" " himself, for instance?" " "worry that the appeal of anti-Islamic politics will continue to spread as the European Muslim population grows." No mention, of course, that to be "anti-Islamic politics" is to be anti-sharia law, which sounds perfectly Jeffersonian to me.

Around the Blogosphere:

Frontline on Eurabia

An evening with Bat Ye'or

Syria a la Milius

10 Comments:

At 11:29 AM, Blogger jacob wipf said...

True, all true. But lets get to the heart of this darkness: you cannot stop immigration. Hungry and enterprising people know no borders--thankfully true of all our over-achieving ancestors. Face it, Muslim mothers have succeeded where all the wars of Eurpope have not (see my blog). The currrency of power is today what it has always been: babies: "cradles rules the world."

thank you, you verse well
jacob

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

Of course you can stop immigration. Where did you get the idea that it can't be stopped? I don't know why you find the Islamization of Europe to be a good thing since it will be a major setback for women's rights. I shudder to think that someday it may be illegal for European women to go out in public without covering their heads and faces. I also fear an Islamic judicial system where people can be stoned or have their hands cut off for criminal offenses.

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger jacob wipf said...

Your fears, wellfounded as they are, do not change the reality, which is: Europe is emptying. Muslims lands are teeming with humanity. Ergo: emty lands attract humans. True here, true everywhere. Mexico will become the center of Americas due to its undiminishing resource of human capital. Maternity wards are the continuation of politics and war by other means, if you will. If maternity wards ever hit the stockmarket, I'm buying. The status qou would not be maintained if we exported all the immigrants. Old people need care, and Europeans have not supplied enough babies to ward of starvation.

Jake

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

The Muslims will not care for elderly European Christians. They would slaughter them. One of the objectives of Islam is to wipe out non-Muslims by any means necessary.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger jacob wipf said...

Islam doesn't slaughter the subservient. Some will convert, others shut up, the young flee. Jews did remarkable well under Islamic Babylon. Why, because they were not seen as a political or theological threat. Islam will play the democratic game of one man on vote, and win without bloodshed. If Arafat had adopted that stragedy fifteen years ago, refuse all talk of a separate state, he would have been buried in Jerusalem. As it is, he muted UN trickery with his suicide bombers. The reality of Israel is the reality of Europe. Omce people are in the land, they become citizens, and the boiling pot ends up boiling the pot.

jake

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

So your solution is that Europeans should submit to foreigners in their own lands? Are you insane? Or are you some Muslim extremist?

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger jacob wipf said...

Please. Again, one must distinguish between what is and what should be. I'm simply saying with the Frontline article that Europe is at the point of no return. And much as one would wish it to be otherwise, wishing is best left at the well. To recognise a reality is not the same sanctioning it. I believe in one man one vote. Anthing less is tyranny and suicidal. Tyranny is a dead end. The masses always rule.

jake

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

Unfortunately, Islamic rule will be tyranny. You just have to look at the Muslim countries of Asia and the Middle East to see that sorry fact. If democratic rule is to be preserved in Europe then strict limits will have to be placed on the number of Muslims allowed to live there.

 
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