“Peace in Our Time”: Sara Townsley writes provocatively in the Cornell Daily Sun (thanks to the Norwegian Kafir).
Primarily at the initiative of Charles de Gaulle, the driving force behind the post-WWII integration of Europe has been the perceived need for a counterweight to American power. Tellingly, Jacques Chirac’s best argument in favor of the proposed European Union constitution is that voting against it would benefit the United States. We wouldn’t want that.
Chirac is also urging E.U. negotiators to permit the Iranian government to enrich uranium, a step that would virtually guarantee the nuking of Tel Aviv, if not London or New York. But what began as French penis envy now animates the entire E.U.’s pathological compulsion to oppose the United States as an end in itself. Which makes perfect sense, if one understands that the E.U.’s broader security strategy is to aggressively undermine ours.
The E.U. began as an economic and trade alliance, evolving into a cultural and political alliance — a United States of Europe. But as E.U. institutions have consolidated control over foreign policy, it has ransomed the security of the whole to expansionist Islamism. In her latest book, Eurabia, Bat Ye’or draws on an extensive array of primary source documents to describe the development of the Euro-Arab axis over the last three decades. Through a series of conferences and agreements known as the Euro-Arab Dialogue (EAD), an army of anonymous Eurocrats has accomplished an incremental, collective suicide.
Motivated by a desire to “balance” U.S. influence, obtain protection from terrorism and assure a stable oil supply, the E.U. has guaranteed its Arab partners access to unlimited immigration, transfers of military technology and a climate hostile to the United States and Israel. Europe’s efforts to accommodate Muslim immigrants remain wholly unreciprocated in the Arab world; in fact, Europeans are expected to tolerate asymmetrical treatment. It is a Faustian pact….
Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi, a Muslim Brotherhood honcho regularly described as a moderate, posted a fatwa in 2002 about the “signs of the victory of Islam” in Europe. He’s right: day by day for 30 years, the E.U. has ceded tiny bits of its sovereignty and cultural identity, transforming the heart of the West — Christendom, if you will — into a subservient province of the global caliphate. Just as that other tiny minority of extremists did in the 1930s, Islamists have assumed dominance in Europe…
Read it all. Please.