Will Europe resist Islamization?

by Infidelesto on April 5, 2008 · 7 comments

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Will Europe resist Islamization?

Indeed, Europeans are visibly showing signs of impatience with creeping Shari‘a. The legislation in France that prohibits hijabs from public school classrooms signals the reluctance to accept Islamic ways, as are related efforts to ban burqas, mosques, and minarets. Throughout Western Europe, anti-immigrant parties are generally increasing in popularity.

That resistance took a new turn last week, with two dramatic events. First, on March 22, Pope Benedict XVI himself baptized, confirmed, and gave the Eucharist to Magdi Allam, 56, a prominent Egyptian-born Muslim long living in Italy, where he is a top editor at the Corriere della Sera newspaper and a well-known author. Allam took the middle name Cristiano. The ceremony converting him to the Catholic religion could not have been higher profile, occurring at a nighttime service at St. Peter’s Basilica on the eve of Easter Sunday, with exhaustive coverage from the Vatican and many other television stations.

Allam followed up his conversion with a stinging statement in which he argued that beyond “the phenomenon of Islamic extremism and terrorism that has appeared on a global level, the root of evil is inherent in an Islam that is physiologically violent and historically conflictive.” In other words, the problem is not just Islamism but Islam itself. One commentator, “Spengler” of Asia Times, goes so far as to say that Allam “presents an existential threat to Muslim life” because he “agrees with his former co-religionists in repudiating the degraded culture of the modern West, and offers them something quite different: a religion founded upon love.”

Second, on March 27, Geert Wilders, 44, released his long-awaited, 15-minute film, Fitna, which consists of some of the most bellicose verses of the Koran, followed by actions in accord with those verses carried out by Islamists in recent years. The obvious implication is that Islamists are simply acting in accord with their scriptures. In Allam’s words, Wilders also argues that “the root of evil is inherent” in Islam.

Unlike Allam and Wilders, I do distinguish between Islam and Islamism, but I believe it imperative that their ideas get a fair hearing, without vituperation or punishment. An honest debate over Islam must take place.

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  • http://www.mosquewatch.blogspot.com Jeff

    Will Europe resist Islamization? My question is , WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY WAITING
    FOR ?

  • Katie

    They will resist when it is too late. When their nations become under full Shar’ia Law and their rights are gone.

  • Greg

    Remember folks; the Englanders were sending bombers over to Germany dropping leaflets of pacifism and appeasement more than 6 months after world war 2 started.

  • Storm-Rider

    The trouble with European leaders is that they have never fully defined much less rejected tyranny. Our founding fathers defined tyranny in the Declaration of Independence:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it….”

    Our founding fathers defined tyranny as a government that does not rule with the consent of the governed, and a government which becomes destructive of the God-given rights of its people to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

    That pretty well sums up many of Europe’s governments – their people don’t want Islamization, but their governments don’t rule with their consent. Those governments are not defending their people’s liberty – their right to freedom of speech in particular. Those governments have allowed the coercion and violence of radical Islam to intimidate their people into silence and submission – into dhimmitude.

    The governments of Europe are on the verge of tyranny against their own people. Will the governments self-correct and shy away from tyranny on their own, or will the people of Europe revolt against their governments, or will the tyranny of totalitarian Islam usurp the emerging tyranny of European governments?

  • Rudy

    Storm,

    All of those are great, and valid points. They are also the reason we sent those Euro governers back to Europe via the Declaration of Independence.

  • Para Trooper

    They are watching it happen and appear unable to face the truth. Do the NATO members who refuse to fight think they will be “let off the hook” if they don’t fight in A-stan? We are INFIDELS. Their aim is to spread Islam, by force if neccesary, and promote thier OWN views, laws. Europe, WAKE UP!! Send ur troops to A-stan to KILL T-ban/AQ. One day soon we will have to cross the P-stani border to kill off the leaders of this Nazi like movement. Its the most dangerous threat since WW2 Nazi’s. Due to today’s weaponry, its MORE dangerous. NATO is proving to be a paper tiger…with 2 tiers. 1 that WILL fight, 2] another that WILL NOT. Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium-and to a lesser degree France. When will they send the 1,000 troops they promised? The FFL has troops near, why not send them? The Germans better forget that politically correct BS and make a stand. An economic power that spends only 1.5% of thier GDP on defense. Thats coz the US protected them for so long. Thier leaders are cowards. Thier people deserve to have thier churches closed and made into mosques. They want us DEAD. Wat part of that does the Europeans NOT understand?

    • Go back to where you came from

      Germany is prohibited by law to spend more. Because of the WW2 they cannot spend or have big armies. You are right about Islam. It is NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE and it is a threat to the Western World. The history of Islam is filled with violence and they whine about the Crusades. Wake up people the Crusades were a fight for what was rightfuly ours and in comparison to all the fights that Islamic nations fought its piss. They come to our country and want rights. Well go to your own countries where you can live as you please and be judged by your laws and where you can treat women like animals insted of humans, oh and even rape them like your beloved prophed Muhammed.