To comprehend the world we live in today we must understand the historical process that brought us here. This international sense of chaos was not birthed in a vacuum So from where we left off: Muslim/Arab populations are increasing throughout Europe, while declining birthrates and cultural apathy plague the native Europeans. The growing Arab communities are increasing their political influence and changing the character of that continent. But just how did this all happen?
THE RISE OF EURABIA
There is a new power on the rise in the world. Its very existence has been almost a secret to all but a few. It is something called Eurabia. In 1973 two events occurred that set the table for the Europe and the world we see today. Israel defeated an Arab coalition in the Yom Kippur War, and the Arab League engaged in an oil embargo of the West. In response, with France leading the way, the European Community, (forerunner of today’s E.U.), established a framework of cooperation with the Arab Oil Powers of the Middle East. So, Europe’s response to Arab Oil Blackmail was to form something officially called the Euro-Arab Dialogue (EAD). Operating at the level of the various foreign ministers, the EAD was envisioned to cut across a broad spectrum. For its part, Europe agreed to support the Arab League’s policies against Israel. In return, the Europeans received wide ranging commercial agreements. The natural outworking of this arrangement resulted in building up the European Union as a rival of and counterweight to U.S. influence in the world.[i]
The goals of this Euro-Islamic cooperation were ambitious indeed. Goal number one was to be able to compete on the world stage with the American superpower. Other goals were to secure Middle East oil supplies, open Arab markets to European goods, provide needed manpower by encouraging Arab immigration and orient Europe toward Islam, thereby establishing an anti-Israeli foreign policy. (The EAD contributed by working to ‘officially’ spread Arab language and culture across the Continent.) The 1973 Oil Crisis just moved those policies along. Over time, European governments began marching in lock-step toward these pro-Arab goals.[ii] The anti-Semitism that had flourished prior to World War II then, – was not dead. Ironically, – despite its official defeat, – it had become institutionalized. The result was that the European powers bought into the great myth of Palestinian nationalism. After a few decades that Big Lie became an accepted truth, unquestioned by the generation that had heard nothing else. Thus the EU is insistent on driving Israel back to the indefensible armistice lines of 1949.
The cooperation between the Arabs and the Europeans involved multiple areas; financial, cultural, industrial as well as the media. Such broad areas of purposeful cooperation had a transforming effect on European culture. There was a structural bias built into the system. Coming down from the highest echelons of the EAD, the word went forth to de-legitimize Israel itself. It operated in the media, in universities and through various sponsored cultural activities. It was strongest in France. And it fed the vestiges of anti-Semitism that had survived the shame of the post WWII generation. After all, Europe had a long history of almost pathological disdain toward the Jew on which to draw. With European intellectuals, hewing to the skewed Arab line on history and the current state of the Middle East, the continent descended into an almost institutionalized antipathy toward all things Jewish or Christian.
This New Europe rejected its own traditions and historical values. It has become in many ways, anti-Western. This is a civilization in serious decline. It has abandoned its Christian traditions and embraced the pursuit of things material. Beginning in the 19th century the intellectuals of the continent performed all sorts of intellectual contortions to reconcile ‘religious ideas’ to the demands of modern science and humanism. What a noble attitude: – A Christianity that does not judge. Biblical standards of right and wrong were cast aside. Over time it adopted the ideas of one Swami Vivekananda expressed at the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893. Those ideas expressed the notion that all paths lead to God.[iii] In the name of tolerance it has instead embraced a rabid multiculturalism that manifests itself in some form of personalized, cafeteria-spirituality that demands nothing of the believer. Where once there was the God of the Bible and Absolute truth, – there is now a great spiritual void. Its motto could well be taken from the 70’s film Animal House: “It just doesn’t matter!” This has led to a society that can wink at attacks on Jews and Synagogues, denying the obvious anti-Semitism, while embracing the pseudo-intellectual justification that excuses the worst excesses of global Jihad.
Thus armed with spurious justifications, in the past, the EU and individual European governments have routinely sold arms to expansionist or Jihadist powers in the Middle East including Saddam Hussein himself.[iv] They blithely traded oil for food with an evil regime, without second thoughts or regrets. Economic greed has inevitably turned into political policy. And through that political policy, it has adopted the anti-Judeo / Christian prejudices of the Muslim Arabs. Because of the close ties Europe had forged with Islam, it was natural that it would become engaged in the recently created Palestinian fantasy. That way of thinking holds that Israel is an illegitimate State that has brought the terror on itself through its racist, genocidal policies. The opposite is true.
First of all, we must remember that there was no Palestinian People until very recent modern times. There were no Palestinian claims to the land when Egypt and Jordan controlled that land. The notion of a Palestinian Nation was a fiction created as a political tool to try to wrest territory, and the moral high ground back from the State of Israel, whose existence is not even recognized by the Palestinians. Secondly, Arabs in Israel have more comprehensive civil rights and economic security than in the surrounding Arab nations. For one thing they have the right to vote.
By Europe, adopting this Arab fantasy, it became possible to justify the liberal financing of the Palestinian Cause. This financial support was greatly increased after the Oslo Accords of 1993. Of course, financial aid for the Palestinians in effect meant that Europe was financing terror against Israel, and ultimately supporting the global Jihad. And now after 30 years of support for the Arab cause, the very character of Old Europe has been irretrievably altered. Without the Faith of their Fathers, without a truly European cultural ethic they have succumbed to ennui and apathy. They are so taken with themselves that they cannot see the imperative of even maintaining their own culture. Pleasure is become their god. Paul wrote of just such a time.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power…. always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (2Tim.3:1-5, 7) Thus, the new Europe!
An Important Aside
While Europe has moved institutionally toward embracing the ethics of the Islamic power – while still trying to resist their terror. One example of that terror was driven home recently through a communication that came to my attention, second hand as it were, from a group of Christian missionaries operating in Iraq. ISIS has taken over their town and the missionaries report that the terror group is “systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to denounce Jesus.” So far none has – and they all have been killed. The email states: “These brave parents instilled such a fervent faith in their children that they chose martyrdom.” The missionaries have determined to remain and are praying for the faith and courage to if necessary, do the same. The same letter contained a message reported that Crisis Relief International (CRI) reported that ISIS was “beheading children systematically.” The UN has withdrawn from the area of Queragosh, where they are staying. The message offers this plea: “Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across the region.” This is not just a characteristic of Radical Islam. Historically, the very early spread of the religion is due to wars and fear death with which its adherents impressed those they conquered. It is ironic that we in the West pretend not to recognize this truth about the ‘Religion of Peace.’
[i] Caroline Glick, Europe’s Arab Gambit, January 2, 2004
[ii] Bat Ye’or, Eurabia and Euro-Arab Antisemitism, Front Page Magazine, April 4, 2004
[iii] Malachi Martin, The Jesuits, Simon & Schuster, 1987, pg 260-265
[iv] Among others I cite Bill Gertz’ report implicating France: French connection…, Washington Times, September 8, 2004