In an article about the European Union’s reluctance to admit Turkey, the New York Times piles on the sneer words and suggests that legitimate concerns about the attachment of Muslim immigrants to the Sharia are just racist fears:
Many in Europe have yet to accept that the white, Christian culture of their ancestors is giving way to a multicultural mix heavily weighted with Islam.
Those benighted, racist white Christians. Why can’t they placidly accept a multiculturalist, inclusive Europe that welcomes Islam? The real answer, of course, is one that you’ll never see in the Times: that European concern about Islam has nothing to do with race, but with jihad ideology that mandates the subjugation of non-Muslims, and the imposition of Islamic law. That jihad idology is alive and well in Europe, and growing daily.
Europe’s governments are already grappling with the social tensions created by expanding Muslim immigrant communities. Shrinking populations across Europe mean more immigration is in store. Accepting Turkey as a European Union member would quicken that trend and irrevocably alter the definition of Europe.
Part of the problem is Turkey’s population of 70 million. In Europe only Germany is bigger, and given the two countries’ birth trends, Turkey could be the leader by the time it is admitted to the union. That would give it a major — to some Europeans, an inordinate — say in European affairs. Former President ValÃ©ry Giscard d’Estaing of France spoke for many Europeans a year ago when he said Turkey’s membership would be ‘the end of Europe.’
But there is also a deep, amorphous fear in Europe of accepting a Muslim country into its midst, despite Turkey’s strong secular tradition, in which many people practice their religion with the same moderation as European Catholics.
Ah. You see, these racist Europeans just need a bit of therapy to dispel their amorphous fears. But in fact, there is nothing “amorphous” about it. The ideologies of jihad and dhimmitude (the subjugation of non-Muslims as inferiors under Islamic rule) are quite carefully delineated in Islamic law. For details, see the sidebars on the lefthand side of this page and the Jihad Watch page. For more, see Onward Muslim Soldiers.
Meanwhile, don’t you see, Turkish Muslims are just like you and me:
Back at the Memek bar, the voices of Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand are booming ‘Enough Is Enough’ through the gyrating crowd. If it were not for the Turkish lira changing hands at the bar, the scene could be in Italy or Germany or even France.
‘If the E.U. is happy with the way we are, okay,’ said Ms. Bayburt [a secular Muslim introduced earlier in the article], ‘but I don’t want to change for anyone.’
Terrific. But neither do the jihadists, and they come right along with Ms. Bayburt and her Donna Summer records.