Bat Ye’or explains Eurabia

My friend Bat Ye’or explains Eurabia:

    I didn’t invent the term. It was the title of a journal that foreshadowed the situation today. Eurabia is an ideology that seeks to promote the fusion of the two shores of the Mediterranean and to eradicate the identity of the European peoples. Eurabia is two combats. One is the desire of the European Union to extend its power. When I speak of the European Union, I mean a whole system of functionaries who aim to abolish the European nations in order to construct a European Empire. This is an absurdity because this empire contains several languages, several histories, several identities, and you cannot destroy that. It is too rich too important, it would be a terrible impoverishment.

    This vision of the European Union is part of the globalist agenda to replace the nation-states with a world government that would be the United Nations, an international center that would promulgate laws for the entire planet. This is very clear from the speeches of Javier Solana, from his desire to strengthen the U.N. by weakening the European States. This is part of a humanist aspect of Communism: they want to recreate a fraternal humanity, without borders, without divisions, subject to the same laws, in which everyone is equal, everyone is kind and gentle, and in which the differences between the peoples would disappear. It’s a little like what the Soviet Union wanted to do.

    That is one aspect of Eurabia. The other aspect is the union with the Arab world, the creation of a Mediterranean civilization, which is a step towards the larger phase of globalization. This globalization will take place as the civilization continues to expand, leaving the domaine of nation-states, and taking in more and more different peoples, uniting with other continents and peoples. This is an intermediate step towards a supranational state that would mean the destruction of Europe in order to bring in the other nations.

    We find this in the works of Carl Bildt, and other important politicians of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We see that Eurabia has several levels, and what I studied in my book Eurabia is another phenomenon: the destruction of Europe which is in parallel with an historical movement – the destruction of Judeo-Christian States by Islam. This aspect is different but complementary.

    It was my specialty to study the historical texts to determine how Judeo-Christian nations, that had no Muslims, that didn’t speak Arabic or Turkish, how did these nations, that represented the heights of civilization, such as Egypt with Alexandria as its capital, and Byzantium, become Islamized? What were the processes that led the people who were largely Christian to become Muslims and begin to speak Arabic or Turkish, and also Central Europe – don’t forget the Turkish Empire went almost as far as Vienna – and Hungary and the Balkans? It was an enormous empire. What brought about the transformation of Christian nations?

    There were two primordial levers that led to the transformation – jihad and sharia. Jihad is an ideology. There is no equivalent in Christian civilization. It doesn’t exist. To understand jihad you have to read the Islamic texts to see the difference. Because European colonization was not a jihad, it was completely different. The Europeans left after one century.

    Now we are back in an era of very active jihad and sharia, and now sharia, with the so-called Arab Spring, will be applied in all Muslim countries. We are in a period of jihad in all of its forms, some peaceful, such as immigration, such as certain Islamic precepts and concepts that are very important, for example, what we Westerners would call the destruction of history. For us history consists of events that can be proven, dated, and verified by archeological evidence, or some other kind. But in Islam, history is whatever confirms the Koran. It is religious history, not history in the sense of Greek, Western or Cartesian rationalism. And we are in the process of renouncing our history, our conception of history to adopt an Islamic conception of history. Obviously this has repercussions on our identity, on our culture, and so gradually, without realizing it, we are entering into a process of intellectual Islamization. Through the schools, the teaching, and this is promoted by our own State authorities. There is also another very important element in the transformation of Christian nations into Islamic nations, this is what I call dhimmitude, a system of laws regulating the status of populations conquered by Islam: Christians, Jews, and non-Muslims, and these laws established a permanent feeling of insecurity. That is to say, these populations were protected by Islamic law in a status of permanent insecurity, and humiliation and violence.

    She describes how Islam uses constant attacks (as in Gaza) to strike permanent fear into the populations, who are forced to abandon their lands. Islam then moves in closer and closer to those lands that have not been Islamized, lands that must be conquered by war.

    So there is this past of wars, conquests and slavery that is not spoken of. Islamic slavery is religious slavery, not necessarily racial. Non-Muslims were destined for slavery. Then there is the past history of very violent conquests, exterminations, genocide – such as the Armenian genocide, and I believe we are a bit responsible for the current situation, in particular our governments, because instead of denouncing these facts as we do with Western history – we speak of the genocide of the Jews, and all sorts of genocide that we have committed, we speak of the massacres during the war, and of slavery. Instead of doing this with the Muslims, on the contrary we have taken refuge in denial. Which means that we have not allowed this people to develop self-critical thinking and to arm themselves against a return of the past. In this respect, we are to blame as well.

    Because as I write, the West is a victim of jihad. But the victim has a duty towards his oppressor, this duty is to bear witness. It is important for the victim to teach his oppressor about the evil he is doing. But if the victims repeat constantly, for example to the Palestinians, that they are wonderful, as the prelates, the heads of the churches do in the Middle East, even though the Palestinians represent the avant-guard of anti-Western, hence anti-Jewish jihad… You need a lot of courage, but I understand why they do not have courage, why they cannot speak. But perhaps in the West, the time for talking has passed. But there was a time for words, a time for bearing witness of the suffering of the victims, for humanizing the oppressor and for curing the oppressor. My books on dhimmitude are the testimony of the victim. It is very important for this testimony to be accepted and supported by the oppressor. There are Muslims who reject this past and seek a form of modernization, in order to set the good Muslim on the path of modernization and rejection of the past.

    So there is the problem of Eurabia, which is the problem of the destruction of our civilization. In my book I examine the mechanisms that led our nations to self-destruct and to betray their own people. How did this happen? What collusion took place? What forces were at play? There are of course many elements in this Titanic, this culture and civilization that are in the process of collapsing before our eyes.

    This is Eurabia.

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  1. the leftist elite has an agenda to subjugate the west and inititate a New World Order, but they cant do this without their murderous muslim army. thats why they have opened the flood gates to inferior peoples who follow this inferior religion. the left has bolstered and empowered islam by making it sound superior. they use the lines of “religion of peace”, and Islam created science. Islam is nothing. it was a bedouin religion that propelled itself forward through physical force and fanatisim and the rage that comes with it. it rode on the back of the Persian empire,and continue to this day to ride on the back of Christianity. viturally everything Islam says is theirs is Persian. one day, they’ll say the same about America. Bat Ye’or is right- this is on us. we have lost our spine.

  2. @ Canadian Otter:

    “Pamela Geller ended up using valuable interview time defending herself and the use of that word instead of exposing the enemy.”


    OTOH, the shock tactic got her massive attention & a much broader platform than she might otherwise have been afforded

    — and now a lot more people are curious about what she has to say than might otherwise have been the case.

    There’s always bound to be a trade-off in these matters.

  3. @ Canadian Otter:
    I agree with everything.
    You made a terrific point concerning tactics:
    Canadian Otter Said:

    An effective campaign should be cool and factual. No name calling. Just historical facts, present social and political conditions under Muslim rule

    That’s why I mentioned moderate academics as my preferred leaders of such a campaign. It’s not going to be easy for the leftists to dismiss them as “regressive” thinkers.
    In addition to presenting the violation of children rights under Sharia law, such a campaign could stress the incredible percentage of Muslims that believe that homosexuality should be illegal, as well as the fact that wife-beating is deemed permissible by almost all Muslims. The message should be something like “Hey, do we really want our societies to acquiesce into so morally depraved practices against children, women and gays”?
    What the hell, leftists are supposed to be sensitive to the protection of the rights of the aforementioned groups of people, it won’t be easy for them to defend Islam on these topics.

  4. @ dionissis mitropoulos:
    I agree. The counteroffensive has to be worded in such a way so that it does not become sidetracked into self-defense against accusations of Islamophobia. Which is what happened to the “Savages” campaign. Pamela Geller ended up using valuable interview time defending herself and the use of that word instead of exposing the enemy.

    An effective campaign should be cool and factual. No name calling. Just historical facts, present social and political conditions under Muslim rule, and the koran’s real contents, as it was originally written in Arabic, not the cleansed translation into English.

    For example, it could be a campaign describing the violation of children’s rights under Sharia law. We all know something about those crimes, but the public still does not make the straight connection between them, the true nature and history of Islam, and the Muslims they support, such as the “Palestinians”.

    We must lose the fear of offending those who sanction the violation of the most basic human rights.

  5. @ Canadian Otter:
    Canadian Otter Said:

    The behavior of Westerners who open the doors of their countries, their institutions, and their hearts to those who intend to devour them

    Good analogy.
    It is mainly the fault of leftist academic elites. They are motivated by a deep hate for their societies (for ideological and/or personal reasons) and they are trying to hurt them in any way they can. Islam is deleterious to every society, so these elites support it. Their prestige gives them leverage with the Media, and their university lectures affect the attitude of both future teachers and young students. As a result, the educated young ones (who tend to be more influential opinion leaders than their uneducated counterparts) along with journalists pass the message that criticism of Islam/Arabic attitude constitutes “Islamophobia”, and that it is not posh to voice concerns about the Islamofascist barbarians.
    What is needed is a cognitive counteroffensive against these elites. Those of the moderate academics who are still in their right mind and see Islam for the danger that it is, should overcome their fear of being labeled as Islamophobes and start a peaceful cultural war by juxtaposing in public the tolerance of the Western ideals with the vulgarity of Islam.
    I am being told that it is tea tree essential oil that works well with parasites. What we need is a hefty dose of freedom oil that will expel the leftist Islamophile narratives.

  6. Speaking of the re-writing of history so as to conform to the religiously giddy delusions of Islam, I was just reviewing some of the propaganda articles from The Lancet. Whether it’s heralding the “Arabic roots of modern medicine” or whining about the health of Palis in the ” occupied territories” (quote: “land under violent siege” — as I laugh, and, they’re probably referring to Gaza) it is designed so as to further the jihad. and not all of this is done by Muslims. Lots of non-Muslim Herr doktors from Britain all too eager to sacrifice themselves and what little integrity they possess for the benefit of “the cause.”

  7. ZOMBIES? It happens to animals, so why not to people.

    Certain parasites take control of an animal’s nervous system and make them do suicidal things, while creating favorable conditions for the parasite and its offspring.

    The behavior of Westerners who open the doors of their countries, their institutions, and their hearts to those who intend to devour them, resembles the behavior of animals afflicted by those particular parasites.

  8. The only thing that keeps me from feeling Schadenfreude about Europe getting the enslavement it deserves, is that within 20 years, the Jihadists will be in control of France’s rather large nuclear arsenal.

  9. The West is under a spell. Some call it a state of denial. But there’s more to it. There is really a conspiracy of silence regarding Islam’s true nature. At some very deep level, we are all afraid of Islam, so afraid that some of us don’t even want to know more about it. Ever had the experience of trying to discuss it with a friend, and being told that we need to “respect” all religions?

    Late last night I watched only the first half of this video (which I got from one of Yamit’s favorite sites, Lemon Lime Moon). It’s a history lesson that debunks the belief that European barbarians were to blame for the Dark Ages. Dr Bill Warner explains, in a very easy-to-understand way, how Islam destroyed Byzantium, obliterated North African cultures, and then invaded Europe as well. He does not mince words explaining how exactly the Religion of Peace managed to spread itself so rapidly over all that huge territory. I recommend this video not only for its contents but for its clarity.

    Video: Why we are Afraid, a 1400 year old secret by Dr Bill Warner –

    Bill Warner’s website: