PARIS (EJP)—The French National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism has denounced a reported violent anti-Semitic aggression last Saturday in the 10th district of Paris”¦.
One of the aggressors, Raymond reported, was a raid-haired man who did not cease swearing on the Koran while beating his victim. — from this news article
The police will have to step up patrols in neighborhoods known to be Jewish, and to guard Jewish sites. They will more and more have to guard Christian churches from those intent on vandalizing the statuary (as happened to a statue of the Virgin and Christ in a church in northern France) and paintings — not only because of their Christian imagery, but because they are paintings.
How much money does the French state spend now in protecting non-Muslim sites? How much will it have to spend in the future? How much money does the French state spend now on the free education, free health care (and obstetrical care), and free or subsidized housing for the millions of Muslim immigrants who fiddle the system for everything it is worth, and more, and whose male children spend their days vandalizing the property of non-Muslims (the usual thousand cars a day, or in moments of heightened tension, the figure goes up to many thousands)?
How much damage is done to the educational system, once the pride of France, the product of careful thought by nineteenth-century pedagogues (every little town has a “Jules-Ferry” school, to honor the most famous one), because undisciplined and even violent Muslim students intimidate not only non-Muslim French students, but the teachers too. They refuse to read about, inter alia, Voltaire, French Kings, the Holocaust, World War II, or anything that they think is purely a matter for Infidels, or might evoke sympathy for Jews, or might be associated with anti-Islamic attitudes (Voltaire is disliked because of his play “Mahomet”). How much has life in France been degraded by the fact of large-scale Muslim immigration?
And what intelligent Frenchman today would or could disagree with the observation that the large-scale presence of Muslims in European countries has led to a situation that is far more unpleasant, expensive, and physically dangerous for its Infidel indigenous inhabitants (and for non-indigenous immigrants who are not Muslims), than would be the case without such a large-scale presence?
Only those who are psychically marginal, that is on the maddened Far Left and on the antisemitic Far Right (their obsession with Jews prevents them from recognizing, or caring, about the threat from Islam) would disagree with that statement.
All others will agree — some readily, and some, still, most reluctantly. But they will agree.
And so will those in Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden. But the councils — and counsels — of the ruling elites will continue to pretend otherwise. For if they did not do so, they would have to do two things.
First, they would have to admit that those same elites had made a terrible error during the past thirty years, when they allowed in so many Muslim immigrants without adequately informing themselves. The warnings were there, in France as elsewhere, from Western scholars of Islam, such as Charles-Emmanuel Dufourcq, and from such well-known intellectuals as Jacques Ellul. They let them in on the unexamined theory that these were merely “economic immigrants” like any others, that they would either be Gastarbeiter (those Turks who were all going to move back to Turkey from Germany) or, in any case, would simply become upstanding loyal citizens, and their children and grandchildren too, to the Infidel nation-state, to its legal and political institutions, and to its ideas about human freedom and individual autonomy. That has happened, but only among those who have either jettisoned Islam (sometimes openly, sometimes quietly) altogether, or — not quite sure of themselves, and with the possibility open that they, or their descendants, may “get religion” once again — have become “cultural Muslims.” That’s a way of saying: I don’t believe the religious stuff, but I continue to identify with, and thus may even inadvertently promote, the “civilization of Islam.” It has also happened among “Muslim-for-identification-purposes-only” Muslims, again with the same problem: that the laic father, if he doesn’t make a clean break as an apostate, may give rise to a reverting-to-full-fledged-Islam son.
Second, those same elites would have now to realize that they have a permanent and terrible problem on their hands. And they are trying not to do that, because they don’t have any idea even as to how to begin to talk about this properly, or to lead those whom they presume to protect and instruct to see things rightly.
How can they, after all, since it is those elites — political and media elites — that have done the damage to those people they now must help to inform. And those elites do not know how to start talking about the kind of measures that must be now adopted, other than those of securing the sites most likely to be subject to Muslim attack, and to monitoring and interrupting the plots of Muslim terrorists (which is a gigantic effort, involving many man-hours of police, lawyers, judges). They cannot face the matter of Da’wa, or of Muslim immigration. They cannot face the necessity of making it impossible for outside Muslims to pay for mosques, madrasas, and campaigns of Da’wa (seizing money that comes from Saudis abroad if the Al-Saud fail to stop the practice).
The elites in the Western world do not impress. They failed, they are still failing, to recognize the collapse of public education, one not to be rectified by such making-a-silk-purse-out-of-a-sow’s-ears efforts such as that “no-child-left-behind” program that merely makes the best students into a persecuted minority, doomed to be kept back by the levelling tendencies apparent everywhere in American society (except, of course, when it comes to money, and then as far as differences go, the sky’s the limit).
The day of recognition, the day that fateful anagnorisis comes, is being delayed by those elites. They prate. Sarkozy prates about “integration” and “government-funded mosques.” Blair used to prate about “extremists” who “hijacked a peaceful religion” which he, Tony Blair, found truly inspirational (he kept a Qur’an in his pocket). They prate about this, they prate about that.
And so do our Presidential candidates. They prate and they blather. Meanwhile, Islam marches on.