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Another one from the Jim Ball vault from November 2005.
I have often mentioned the Bat Ye’or book Eurabia. This summary/review by Andrew Bostom from 2005 and read again in 2017 brings into even sharper focus why Europe (and the West more generally) finds itself as the boiling frog of our time.
The dilemma Europe is now dealing with, is all their own work. It’s hard to work up any sympathy for them.
Will we make the same mistake?
That was my question in 2005: Will we make the same mistake? Given recent developments with incremental, creeping Sharia combined with the turbo charged, Angela Merkel inspired, influx into Europe of an incompatible culture, the answer seems pretty apparent.
We have, we are and we will continue to make the same mistake because Christianity, with its principle of blind faith and unlimited tolerance contains within it, the seeds of it’s own destruction.
“…Eurabia, as Bat Ye’or has demonstrated, now represents a geo-political reality, envisioned in 1973 of informal alliances between the countries of the Arab League and the nine countries of the European Community …Various alliances and agreements were elaborated at the top political level of each European Community country with the representative of the European Commission, and their Arab counterparts within the Arab League. ….Eurabia involves not only an intricate web of agreements covering a remarkably broad range; it is essentially a political project for the total demographic and cultural symbiosis between Europe and the Arab Muslim world ….Respective European and Arab goals for the Eurabian project, are summarized by Bat Ye’or…” Eurabia Defined by Andrew Bostom “… First, the European ambitions : to play a defining political role in international relations in competition with the United States…make the Mediterranean a Euro-Arab inland sea by encouraging massive Arab immigration into Europe, and favoring Muslim immigrants; create Euro-Arab populations by promoting multiculturalism with a strong Islamic presence in Europe; develop a powerful Islamo-Christian symbiosis against Israel, orienting Europe toward Islam, and liberating Christianity from Judaism, which is viewed by some anti-Semitic factions as the embodiment of evil… The Arab partners, in turn, demanded from Europe: European political independence from the United States, and separation of the trans-Atlantic allies; measures favorable to Arab immigration and dissemination of Arab and Islamic culture in Europe…Euro-Arab Dialogue Symposia conducted 20 to 25 years ago, i.e., in Venice (1977) and Hamburg (1983), included recommendations, that have been successfully implemented, accompanied by a deliberate, privileged influx of Arab and other Muslim immigrants , in enormous numbers … In the wake of the continuing French intifada, Bat Ye’or’s analyses have profound implications for Western Europe – which may be incapable of altering its Eurabian trajectory; her research may be even more important for the United States if it wishes to avoid Europe’s fate…Eurabia cannot change direction; it can only use deception to mask its emergence, its bias and its inevitable trajectory. Eurabia’s destiny was sealed when it decided, willingly, to become a covert partner with the Arab global jihad against America and Israel …” Eurabia Defined