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Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Coming Muslim Takeover of Europe

By Aussiegirl

If only there were some good news to be had on the European front, it would make us all so happy. Only there isn't.

Today's American Thinker has a powerful review of Bruce Bauer's new book, "The Coming Muslim Takeover of Europe". It essentially comes to the same conclusion that I did in yesterday's commentary entitled, "America the beautiful and free -- for how long?" (scroll down).

From the review:
[Bauer's book] argues that America is the last hope for Western Civilization and the world.

Guard your freedom well, my friends, we live in historic times with civilization in the balance.

Also take note of the paragraph that describes how this demographic crisis was produced by the process of a labor shortage being expediently solved by importing "guest workers":

The problem began rather recently, in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, with a temporary labor shortage and subsequent special “guest worker” programs. But the shortage is long gone and the Muslims are still here.

In light of this important review, readers may want to check out two of my recent columns that dovetail and enlarge on the themes expressed here -- There's a lack of faith in modern culture and Western and Muslim concepts of honor create an unbridgeable divide, published on UT on May 11th and 18th of this year. Both of these articles were linked to by The American Thinker.

The American Thinker

(Book review of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West From Within, by Bruce Bawer; published February of 2006; 237 pages; $23.95)

This stunner of a book about Continental Islam has two main themes. The first is that Europe has a horrific Muslim immigration and reproduction problem. Muslims are expanding their numbers almost exponentially, and they are not being assimilated or integrated into European culture. This radically new and explosive demographic segment, according to the author, is not being converted to Western liberalism or adopting Western life-styles.

While Europe Slept argues that while Europe is currently only about ten percent Islamic—vs. two percent for America—if present trends continue it will only take a generation or two for Muslims to become the majority. The once-noble Continent will become what intellectual fellow-traveler Bat Ye’or in 2005 called “Eurabia.” The shocking claim by Bruce Bawer is that well before 2050, most of Europe is likely to become an outpost of Islamdom governed by Sharia. Europe will be alien to Western culture and an enemy of Western Civilization.

The second theme of this almost shattering book is that Europe today is a hellhole of leftist multiculturalism, far worse than anything in America, and even far worse than almost anyone in America suspects. American expatriate Bawer—who has lived the past ten years in various European countries, mostly Holland and Norway—is almost uniformly horrified by every country he resides in or visits. According to him, political correctness and multiculturalism are “a habit of thought that in America is an annoyance but in Europe is a veritable religion.”

Bawer excoriates his European friends for their propensity to display phony “respect” and “understanding” of the various foreigners in their midst, especially Muslims. He blasts their cult-like belief in the mantra of multiculturalism and their unlimited “belief in peace and reconciliation through dialogue,” even with Islamics who emphatically reject peace, reconciliation, and dialogue as methodologies or ideals.

While Europe Slept also makes the interesting observation that there is virtually no American-style “religious right” to oppose growing Muslim power. Virtually the whole Continent is atheist or de facto atheist. Thus in Europe the religious right is the Muslims.

[...]In the end, this book essentially writes off (!) Europe. It argues that America is the last hope for Western Civilization and the world. Although While Europe Slept tries to be positive at times—and does offer suggestions to ameliorate the coming demographic nightmare—ultimately Bawer concludes “Europe is steadily committing suicide, and perhaps all we can do is look on in horror.”

Perhaps the most terrifying part of the book is the way Muslims everywhere are already confidently planning to rule Europe and make it part of the caliphate. A popular Swedish t-shirt reads simply “2030—then we take over.” With France still only 12% Muslim, the leading Parisian newspaper Le Monde seems to have already surrendered. In 2004 it praised France for “the fact of its having and accepting the role of the first Muslim country of Europe.”

How did Europe ever reach such a dead-end? The problem began rather recently, in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, with a temporary labor shortage and subsequent special “guest worker” programs. But the shortage is long gone and the Muslims are still here. And as Bawer points out repeatedly, they aren’t being integrated into the various populations as in America. Almost all Muslims live in suburban ghettos and are somewhat rejected by the native and slightly nativist whites. The Muslims, in turn, utterly reject their new country and its Western liberal ideology. The vast majority—even second generation kids—aren’t fluent in the different, local European tongues.

[...]The effect of all these Muslims on the life-styles of Europeans is simply remarkable. Homophobia is way up, as is opposition to abortion and divorce. “Honor” killings are rampant as is female circumcision. In many parts of Europe all women must wear a scarf covering their face lest they be deemed whores and “for everyone.” By right, any Muslim or Muslim gang can rape any uncovered girl. Afterwards, the girl is properly killed by relatives to end the “shame” of her family.

The rapists, naturally, go unpunished. And because native Europeans differ on this practice, Muslims scornfully think of all white men as weak and effeminate, for not being able to control their women. They think of all normally-dressed Western women as honorless low-lifes and unloved harlots, valuable only for group violation and subsequent termination.


At 5:20 PM, Blogger Liberty said...

Wow, where to begin, eh?!

We're going to need to digest this over time, but most of U.S. have been quite aware of the irredentist, opportunistic virus of Islamofascism attempting to reconquer Europe. The Poitiers font of health prevented this mutating, viral sickness from spreading any further back in the eighth century. What Western knights will rise again?

But what are the invading Muslims doing back in Europe anyway? Why isn't all that Umma (aka Pan Arab?) honor working in Saudi Arabia? Iran? Jordan's kicked-out "Palestine"? Syria? Egypt? etc. etc.

Let's grab that double-edged sword and cut through the Humpty Dumpty barrage of words with plundered meanings. Let's just sit with that awareness for right now. And let's remember Lincoln's adage: "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. But you can't fool all of the people all of the time."

Lady Liberty

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Liberty said...

More Humpty Dumpty busting:

"Muslims scornfully think of all white men as weak and effeminate, for not being able to control their women."

This mental projection is a common character flaw with those Humans who refuse to control themselves, though G-d designed them to do just that. Instead, the unwitting dictum is: rationalize infantile impulsiveness into honorable control over others--like those culturally, conveniently deemed weaker--and voila! You have an excuse to express your impulsiveness all the way to violence against children, women, white or western "infidels"! Whoever! It's THEIR fault, and they made you do it.

(Translation: Their lack of control makes you uncontrollable. Irony of ironies.)

Such "men" stand in phony piety against western men?!!!
A perverse sophistry to the extreme, representing a spiteful ignorance of G-d's and Man's nature and their natural and cultural history.

So that's enough of that.

Lady Liberty

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Ames Tiedeman said...

Wake up Europe. Listen to Sir Winston Churchill:

"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step." -- Sir Winston Churchill - circa 1899


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