This is about an excellent, detailed and chilling article on pan-European Islamophobia. The author just finished a trip across Europe, so the analysis is of recent trends. Apparently, he didn’t travel to the UK as there is no mention of the EDL (English Defence League).
Along with articles by Charles and other LGF members (such as Thanos/Randall Gross), this type of information is enlightening for people who, like me, have never been to Europe or who have only vague notions about how European politics work (not to mention the historical context from which European cultural outlooks spring). For example, I wasn’t aware that:
Freedom of religion in Europe is not a consequence of human rights. It was defined as a compromise after centuries of religious wars. But this compromise - in each European country - is now in crisis. For two reasons. One, the nation-State is in crisis. Because of globalization, European integration, national compromises overrun by supra-national laws. And now the freedom of religious practice is an individual right. That’s something entirely new in European political culture.
I had to fight the urge not to grab more snippets from the article because it contains so much interesting background info, but fair us is fair use. Anyway, on to the beginning of the article:
The European extreme right is more turbocharged than ever, peddling Islamic hatred from France to Denmark, from Italy to Sweden.
October 22, 2010 | Last Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stunned the world by declaring, in front of young members of her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), that multiculturalism - or multikulti, as it is known in Germany - was dead.
The day before, I was in the Lufthansa lounge at Frankfurt airport having a parallel discussion with a group of German businessmen; they had practically handed me down a news alert on what Merkel would soon make public. Not accidentally, the best seller at all airport kiosks was the Islamophobia pamphlet published by a former Bundesbank higher-up, Thilo Sarrazin, who paints Muslim immigrants at best as lazy, welfare cheats and fornicating sub-intelligent beings. Sarrazin sees Muslims as an existential threat to Germany on a par to hardcore Zionists seeing Iran as an existential threat to Israel.
By that time, after three weeks roving from northern Italy to southern Sweden via Copenhagen, I had no doubts; I was deep inside Islamophobistan - that Europe-wide arc where Islamophobia is being gleefully practiced as an electoral business of fear.
Starting on page four, the author launches into a sobering country-by-country breakdown of recent events. As in America, politicians making a naked grab for power in Europe are intentionally creating a foul miasma of fear and bigotry/racism in order to exacerbate tensions and fracture their respective societies along ethnic lines. It is diabolical.
This is not just about Islamophobia. Planeloads of the Roma people have recently been expelled from France by Sarkozy. It won’t stop there.
Anyone gullible enough to believe these politicians have anything besides their own interests at heart is sure to be in for a rude awakening. People who don’t hesitate to trample on your perceived enemies as a means to further their own agenda, likewise won’t hesitate to trample on YOU if it becomes expedient. And as Charles has repeatedly warned, they want to import this poison into the United States and link up with those amoral American politicians on the far right who are already promoting fear & hate:
This cross-pollination might even lead to an European-wide alliance, also including the US and Canada; an Atlanticist Islamophobistan. In fact that’s Wilders’ dream; the outfit is actually called International Freedom Alliance and was launched last July - to “defend freedom” and “stop Islam”.
More at AlterNet…
These are the people Pamela Geller and her ilk are opening the door for and inviting into the country. Such behavior is not the mark of a patriotic American, nor is it the mark of an intelligent Jewish woman who is aware of history.
If such forces were unleashed in this country and allowed to gain political ascendancy, I have no doubt that once the Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics and other “mud people” were dealt with, eyes would then turn towards Jews and any other group deemed “undesirable” or culturally “foreign”, regardless of skin color, economic status, level of social integration or place of birth. Fear & hate are powerful motivators, but they are not healthy ones. If you don’t believe me and are considering pushing back on this, open your history books and get a clue.
I’ll close with the following list individuals & political parties/movements mentioned in the article:
Geert Wilders, Heinz-Christian Strache, Barbara Rosenkranz, Umberto Bossi, Pia Kjaersgaard, Jimmie Akesson, Marine Le Pen, Thilo Sarrazin, Freedom Party, Northern League, Swiss People’s Party, Danish People’s Party, National Front, Swedish Democrats, Preventive Reconquista, International Freedom Alliance