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Europe and Islamism: Two timely items



The flow of refugees & migrants from fundamentalist Muslim countries attempting to enter Western Europe presents the continent with a variety of serious challenges, which, thanks to “political correctness,” have become almost impossible to discuss in a civil, public way. These two important items break that silence.

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(1) “‘New Europe’ and the Islamist Agenda,” by SaveTheWest contributor Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld (via the American Center for Democracy)

(2) VIDEO: Criticism of the European Left, by Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad (via MEMRI)

(1) “‘New Europe’ and the Islamist Agenda,” by SaveTheWest contributor Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

The following is an excerpt from terrorism researcher Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld’s new report for the nonprofit she runs, the American Center for Democracy. It is reprinted here with permission. Read the full report here.

The European Union’s Progressive-Left post-nationalist leadership is set on challenging the sovereignty of  nation-states, by eliminating borders and letting in millions of Muslims.

This policy has already contributed to moving the “old” European continent towards a new Europe, occupied by new people with a new culture. Apparently, opening the continent to millions of mostly unqualified migrants who refuse to assimilate, and who drain the coffers of their host countries, seems like the preferred solution to the negative birthrates among the Europeans.

On August 30, 2010, as he was folding his tent near the Vatican, on his last visit to Rome, Italy, then Libya’s leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, forewarned: “Europe runs the risk of turning black from illegal immigration; it could turn into Africa. There is a dangerous level of immigration from Africa into Europe, and we don’t know what will happen. What will be the reaction of the white Christian Europeans to this mass of hungry, uneducated Africans? We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced and cohesive continent or if it will be destroyed by this barbarian invasion.”

Kaddafi urged the Europeans, “imagine that this could happen, but before it does, we need to work together.” He proceeded to offer the Europeans a deal, asking for a modest fee of 5bn euros, to stop the mass migration to Europe, which as he predicted, are costing billions of euros annually.

Despite the already increasing number of African migrants and Middle Eastern refugees of the evolving Arab Spring, the Europeans accused Kaddafi of blackmail and dismissed his offer. A few years later, after more than 1million refugees flooded the continent, the EU caved in to Turkey’s Islamist President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan demands of more than 6bn euros, to temporarily prevent refugees from entering Europe.

In addition to Kaddafi’s “business proposal,” the Europeans overlooked Kaddafi’s public Dawah sermon, in which he called on Europe to convert to Islam. His handing out Korans to five hundred young Italian women, impressing upon them that “Islam is the “ultimate religion. If you want to believe in a single faith, then it must be that of Mohammed,” was dismissed as one of his publicity ploys, thus overlooking the significance of his performing the Islamic religious duty, the Dawah (calling on infidels to join Islam). Incredibly, European and other Western nations continue to ignore Islamic leaders calls on Muslims residing in the West to spread Islam.

Six months later, when Libyan Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated rebels joined the “Arab Spring,” NATO began its military intervention to depose Kaddafi. The chaos that ensued after his death in October 2011, created a vacuum that was swiftly filled by local and foreign jihadist groups, including al Qaeda and ISIS.

Read the rest of this report here.

(2) VIDEO: Criticism of the European Left by Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad (via MEMRI)

Hamed Abdel-Samad is a former Muslim, now a political scientist and author, based in Germany. See his Wikipedia page for more information.

Description, from MEMRI: “Egyptian-German scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad slammed the European left for its political correctness, saying that while historically, the left has always defended the underdog, when it comes to Islam, it “morphs into the conservative right” and employs “racism of low expectations.”  In the March 25 episode of his weekly ‘Box of Islam’ Internet show, Abdel-Samad said that while the leftists “embrace and defend anything that is anti-West,” they view Muslims as barbaric savages and keep them marginalized.”

Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad in Scathing Criticism of the European Left: Racism of Low Expectations; They Treat Muslims Like Monkeys in a Zoo, March 25, 2019.