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LIERALS ARE CAUSING A EUROPEAN JIHAD
Nov. 13, 2006
After more than two weeks of nightly violence, the rioting of Europe’s
Muslim minority has finally begun to subside. While the French
government and Main Stream Media may be eager to pretend that the events
of the last month were an anomaly, or persist in the notion that the
underlying issues that incited the violence are now being addressed, the
current lull in the violence in Europe is just that; a lull. The
violence is doomed to return in the future. Europe is fast becoming
ground zero in clash of civilizations between two equally intolerant
cultures, radical Islam and Liberalism.
If American Liberalism has an Eden, it must be somewhere in France.
France has positioned itself in the world as the self appointed “Liberal
Paradise.” Large scale social programs, crippling controls over
business, the complete eradication of expressions of faith in public
schools, year-long prison terms for anyone who might utter a word deemed
to be “offensive,” euthanasia for invalids, no death penalty, abortion
pills, and a compulsive anti-Americanism, has made France the envy of
While liberals may be quick to try to point out some perceived benefits
of France’s Socialistic programs, they are equally quick to ignore the
dark side of liberalism that is also very apparent in France: a
crippled, uncompetitive economy, high unemployment, and an overwhelming
arrogance and intolerance toward those who do not share their beliefs.
In the post World War II era, Europe has followed the standard liberal
plan toward its immigrant communities. First, welcome them as long as
they are elitist intellectuals like themselves, or poor and willing to
do the menial jobs liberals feel are below them. Second, force them into
social programs designed to make them dependant on the state (and
liberal political parties) and indoctrinate their children into the
“proper” values in the public schools. Then third, after a generation or
two, urge them to completely set aside silly little cultural traditions
and religious beliefs and join the larger Socialist polity. Hey, there
is no law saying they cannot enjoy their cultural heritage and values,
just as long as they confine it to “Celebrations of Diversity Parades,”
and watching them on PBS.
For decades, this plan has had some success. Many of the issues
surrounding values, freedom of speech, the environment, and religion
that define the most contentious of American political debates are
nonexistent in Europe. The liberals have already won. However, the
liberal plan in Europe has had one large stumbling block, Muslim immigrants.
Islam, in and of itself, is not an intolerant faith. The values and
beliefs that constitute Islam may be different many regards to
Christianity, but the average Muslim is not necessarily predisposed
toward intolerance. However, the reality of Islamic fundamentalism
cannot be ignored. And, the reality of Islamic fundamentalism is that it
is one of the most intolerant and militantly aggressive beliefs on the
Islamic fundamentalism exhibits several dangerous tendencies.
Self-exclusion, Islamists see the western world as sinful and corrupt,
and refuse to intermingle with it. Militancy, Islamists feast on the
numerous suras of the Koran endorsing and regulating violence.
Intolerance, people of some differing beliefs are tolerated, but all
must submit themselves to second class citizen status under the
religious apartheid of “Dhimnitude.” Arrogance, no law applies to
Muslims but Islamic law and the Koran. And, aggressive territoriality,
once Muslims have control of an area, then they must always have control
over that area, holding it by whatever force they deem necessary (this
is the rational behind the Islamist desire to destroy Israel.)
For years liberals have tried to portray the spread of Islamic
fundamentalism across the Muslim world as a result of poverty. This is
not the case. The basis of Islamic fundamentalism is a sense of
inferiority due to the decline of Islamic civilization.
Islamists see the decline of their civilization as a consequence of the
corruption of Islam through the sinful influences of the world around
them, and the aggressive intrusion of foreign powers to steal their
wealth, resources, and land. To them, there is only one answer. Fight
back and destroy the enemies of Allah where ever, or who ever they may
be. There can be no compromise, no peace, only total victory or total
In Europe, the Muslim population is not fundamentalist in nature, but is
being pushing in that direction by the liberal societies in which they
live. In traditional fashion, the liberals of Europe have chosen to
attack, mock, and regulate the elements of the Muslim community that
refuse to give up their beliefs as being uneducated and stupid.
For example, in 2004, Cheryl Benard of the RAND Corporation stated in
“The Christian Science Monitor,” “Ironically, France's new secular dress
code may end up taking Islamic society a step forward by sending Muslims
back to their own religious texts for review,” in regard to French
legislation banning school girls from wearing the “hijab,” or Muslim
head scarf in public school. In other words, Muslims in France are too
stupid to understand their own faith, so they must be forced by the
state to do so. Who cares that the “hijab” is a cultural norm for many
Muslims and not wearing it in public the equivalent to a sexual assault
on a young girl. But liberals do not like it, so away it goes. “Take
your scarf off, your welfare check home and shut up,” is how Europe has
dealt with the differing beliefs of its minorities. Over decades the
Muslim community has refused to fall into line, so the liberals have
systematically ostracized them to the fringes of society.
This should be no surprise to Americans. This is how liberals deal with
anyone who disagrees with them here. The only difference is there are
fewer of them and they have not, yet, managed to gain completely control
of the Courts.
After years of mockery, oppression of their beliefs, and discrimination,
the Muslim minority lashed out. The riots are far more an expression of
frustration and hopelessness than any form of religious extremism. But
they are the raw emotions from which radical Islam can spawn. And the
incompetence of the French government has ensured that it will.
The first response in Europe to the riots was one of shock, inaction,
and insults. The people in the street where called “scum,” Liberals were
perplexed at the immigrants hostility after all the programs they
created for them, and the police stood by and helplessly watched. The
second response was complete oppression. A state of emergency was
declared, curfews imposed, agitators threatened with deportation, and
the right of public assembly severely curtailed.
The message the Muslim community received was that when they were
fighting, they had Europe on its knees, and when they stopped things
became worse than they were before. This is the worse case scenario for
Europe. For the first time in their lives, the immigrant population of
Europe felt powerful. Then when they stopped the violence, the power was
pulled away and replaced more social programs, more regulations, and
even less freedom and respect. There is no more fertile soil for
radicalism to bloom than the one created by the French.
Islamists might ask why did the Muslims of Europe stop fighting? Soon,
Europe’s immigrants might be asking the same question. Out of
liberalism’s arrogance and inability to accept any ideas but their own,
they have set the stage for jihad in Europe.
© Justin Darr
Justin Darr is a freelance writer living in the Philadelphia area with
his wife and twin children. He can be read widely on the Internet and in
publications across North America and in Europe.
Justin Darr is a staff writer for The New Media Alliance, and proud
member of the MoveOff Network.