So 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?
PART VII – 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.
The New Europe created, was one that 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. All of 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. This has expressed itself in recent years through a virulent and active antisemitism, fed by, but not limited to the attitudes brought in by the hordes of Islamic invaders that have taken up residence on the Continent. It is changing the make-up of Europe, driving Jews away from countries like France. Since 2012, more than 250 were killed there by terror attacks, the most in Europe. One example: In March 2012 Mohammed Merah attacked a Jewish school killing 3 children and the father of two of them. Days later, when he was cut down by police as he attempted another attack, he “instantly became a hero in all the Muslim French suburbs.” Violent anti-Semitism is rampant among the immigrant community of France. The murderer’s mother defended her son with the announcement, “Allah orders Muslims to kill Jews.” His lawyer said he, “was not guilty of anything; that he was just a devout Muslim ‘practicing his religion.’” There are nearly 600 no-go zones in France and leaflets can often be found there encouraging the murder of Jews.[iv]
That anti-Jewish prejudice is not confined to the Muslim community. Surveys show that “25% of the population believe that “Jews have too much power in the economy and finance.” Thirty-five percent they use their “status as victims of the Holocaust for their own benefit.” Fourteen percent say attacks on Jewish synagogues and businesses are “understandable.”[v] This has all produced a steady stream of Jews leaving France and heading to Israel; a fulfillment of biblical prophecy of the End of the Age. “I will strengthen the house of Judah, And I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, Because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; For I am the Lord their God, And I will hear them…. I will whistle for them and gather them, For I will redeem them.” (Zechariah 10:6 & 8) [Europe’s sin and failures are setting the stage for God to honor His word; His promise to Israel.] Seven thousand two hundred left for the Promised Land in 2014. The number 7,900 in 2015, over 5,000 in 2016. Altogether, 40,000 have emigrated there since 2006.[vi]
Thus armed with spurious justifications brought on by Muslim immigration and political convenience, the EU and individual European governments have routinely sold arms to expansionist or Jihadist powers in the Middle East including, back in the day, Saddam Hussein himself.[vii] They were blithely engaged in the ‘Oil For Food’ scandal, with little in the way of second thoughts or regrets. Economic greed has inevitably turned into political policy. And through that political policy, it has adopted – and even mainstreamed 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!
[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] Guy Milliere, France Submits to Terrorism, Muslim Anti-Semitism, Gatestone Institute, November 28, 2017
[v] Anti-Semitism in France: Facing Reality, Huffington Post, May 10, 2016
[vi] Exodus: Jews Flee Paris Suburbs Over Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism, Breitbart, December 15, 2017
[vii] Among others I cite Bill Gertz’ report implicating France: French connection…, Washington Times, September 8, 2004