Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald profiles supreme eurodhimmi Chris Patten, who in an interview several days ago reiterated his determination to bring Turkey into the EU:
Chris Patten is an awful man. His pronouncements on the world, and especially on Islam and the Middle East, need to be displayed, laid out for all to see, and ridiculed for what they reveal about his understanding of men and events.
Despite his self-evident clownishness, he has been made Chancellor of Oxford. This is intolerable. What’s next — giving Cornel West a professorship at Princeton? Giving Jeffery Sachs his own “World Institute”? Letting Clinton parade around with his “Clinton Global Initiative”? Giving the Lannan Prize to a “Palestinian” propagandist in verse named Mahmoud Darwish?
The London Library has been opened to non-readers to lounge, chew gum, play music. Oxford itself permitted a business school, the Said School of Business, to sully the atmosphere. There goes the neighborhood, from the meadows of Magdalen to Holywell Manor.
And now Chris Patten is attempting in his criminally negligent way to force Turkey, and 80 million Muslims, down the throat of Europe.
In Europe, as in America, more and more people believe that their ruling classes do not represent them. The distrust of the EU and its bureaucrats, of which Patten was a prime example (and his views were fixed in that role), has become a dislike of the very idea of the European Community — and rightly. The infiltration of various institutions has proceeded apace — notably, the U.N., where Edward Mortimer is Director of Communications in the office of the Secretary-General. Mortimer is an admirer of Khomeini (“quite the most glorious morning in the history of mankind” was how he began his report on Khomeini’s arrival to take power), and antisemite (for only an antisemite can enthusiastically endorse the sinister charge that “Zionists and Nazis” collaborated, a charge made by one Lonnie Brenner in a book to which Mortimer’s enthusiastic review is now appended). The BBC has also been infiltrated: John Simpson is world affairs editor. He is also a friend of Peter Hounam (now under arrest in Israel), author of an antisemitic calumny, Operation Cyanide, which purports to show how Israel plotted carefully its “premeditated” attack on the USS Liberty, that staple of antisemitic conspiracy theorists — a book with an introduction by John Simpson. Then there is the ACLU: google “Nancy Murray” and her daughter “Rebecca Murray” to see who is in charge, in Massachusetts, of the “disinterested” campaign by the ACLU to eviscerate the Patriot Act.
The EU, however, is a different and much larger affair. Its decline into Eurabia began just after the Yom Kippur War and the quadrupling of oil prices. The Europeans were under the impression — a completely false impression, caused by smoke, mirrors, and an inability to think clearly — that they had to succumb to Arab demands in order to make sure oil would keep flowing. They did not realize that OPEC countries were simply one large gas station. I am not in the habit of doing special favors to my local Texaco or Shell beyond paying the price posted — are you? But the EU signed a series of agreements, many of them not publicly known (but Bat Ye’or’s Eurabia lays it all out, in all its horrible idiocy), by which it effectively accepted the demands for the spread of Arab “culture” and Arab political views and Arab propaganda throughout Europe. It is no accident that the BBC and Canal Cinq and the rest have engaged in several decades of vilification of Israel, of misstatement after misstatement, omission after sly omission — all in that querulous and nasty tone that, if you have heard Judy Swallow, or Robin Lustig, or Lyse Doucet, you know all too well. The BBC World Service, under Simpson, is directed not by the regular BBC overlords, but by the Arabists of the Foreign Office. And we all know how successful they have been in keeping prices down and winning hearts and minds in the Middle East.
Patten is, like Romano Prodi and Javier Solana and the rest, part of the EU phenomenon. A monstrous conspiracy of stupidity and hypocrisy, the EU’s foreign policy has adopted the cause of the recently-invented “Palestinian people” as its own. It ignores the nature of Jihad and the tenets of Islam that fatally vitiate any possible treaty signed between an Infidel state such as Israel and the forces of Islam. The Pattens, Solanas, and Prodis long ago gave up even a semblance of any fairness toward Israel.
But what is even worse, perhaps, is how, in their deliberately avoiding the real nature of Islam, how they are permitting the destruction of European self-confidence, of Europe as an idea, of Europe as a demographic reality, from within. If Patten is right, and there is nothing to worry about except American policies — ah yes, America the imperialist power that has behaved so wickedly toward Europe in the last 100 years and continues to threaten it with its mad policies. Patten should leave one speechless. He is essentially stupid — he has also stated that Arabs consistently show a greater desire for democracy than any other people. What? What does he think the word “democracy” means when Arabs are asked “Do you favor democracy?” Does it mean “democracy” with full human rights for women, non-Muslims, and apostates from Islam? Of course not. It means something to them quite different — shorthand for: “I want the corrupt and cruel government that runs this country (fill in any damn Middle Eastern name of a Muslim regime you care to here) gone, I want democracy.” How stupid can Patten be?
While in Hong Kong, did Patten ever learn the Chinese phrase ta-suan (you know: “swan pan” or abaucs), which means, Pinyin or Wade-Giles, the entirely admirable ability to plan, to calculate ahead, as one should? Has Patten that gift? Can he see beyond next week? What will Europe look like in five years? Ten years? Twenty years? What exactly does he think is going to happen to the ever-increasing Muslim population in Europe? It will be so grateful that the state of “Palestine” exists that everything will be hunky-dory? Is he paying attention to northern Nigeria or to the southern Sudan? Does he think the Buddhists being massacred in Thailand are paying for the putative sins of Wolfowitz, or Abu Ghraib? What about the 2,300 churches that the Barnabus Fund records as the low estimate for the number of churches destroyed in 2003 alone, in Indonesia? Did that reflect dismay with G. W. Bush and American foreign policy? How about those Hindus being raped and killed in Bangladesh, or the Hindus and Christians in Pakistan, or those Hindus and Sikhs in Kashmir, all by Muslim murderers? Again, disenchantment with John Ashcroft? Unhappiness with the Patriot Act?
What makes someone able to continue in office when he is so clearly idiotic, as Patten is, so willfully ignorant of what is happening all around him, so absurdly blind in his comments on the belief-system of Islam? How can he not be laughed at everywhere he goes? The only explanation is that the stupidity and hypocrisy are even worse than they were in the 1930s. For at the end of it all, the English and the French were prepared to fight. But Islam is now winning from within, slowly corrupting through the organs of the press and television, such as the BBC, and of the political class, such as the EU bureaucracy — which contains only little Chamberlains and petits Daladiers, with nary a Churchill in sight.
I’m thinking of going into the real estate business, taking as my niche market those Europeans who wish to buy land in America as a hedge against that future when they will have to flee. We were lucky once, with all those physicists and art historians and nuclear scientists fleeing the Nazis. And lucky twice, with all those computer engineers and biochemists and mathematicians and artists fleeing the Communists. It looks as if we are going to get lucky (and Europe unlucky) again. Meanwhile, let’s get that real estate company going. Anyone care to back me?