Christopher Dickey in Newsweek International smears and misrepresents the work of Oriana Fallaci, one of the few voices in Europe daring to speak out about what is happening there. (Thanks to Ali Dashti for the link.)
“Our Europe cannot be one of racism. Never.”
But other, more strident voices in Italy are pushing in exactly that direction. Oriana Fallaci, now 74, has developed a niche all her own as a best-selling voice of fear and fury. Since her book-length essay “The Rage and the Pride” was published in the wake of September 11, she’s been kindling the flames of a new inquisition against Muslims in Europe. A more recent diatribe, “The Strength of Reason,” has sold 800,000 copies–ample evidence that Italians still have a ready appetite for her anger. Europe is no longer Europe, Fallaci argues, it is “Eurabia.” As far as she’s concerned, attempts by European governments to legislate tolerant, multicultural societies have been disastrous. “They don’t like me to say that Troy is burning, that Europe has become a province, even a colony of Islam and Italy is an outpost of that province, a bastion of that colony,” she writes.
What does racism really have to do with this? Islam is not a race. Fallaci is talking about aggressive inroads made by a globalist totalitarian ideology that springs from the Islamic doctrine of jihad. Does Dickey think that she would welcome blue-eyed jihadists? This whole article is simply a base attempt to discredit her and her ideas by flinging the worst conceivable charge in modern Western post-Christian societies: the charge of racism. It’s a tactic that American Muslim advocacy groups have also honed to perfection.
We are not supposed to notice the totalitarian expansionist ideology, with its multifarious denials of basic human rights. It’s all about race, you see. Just be quiet and go along.