Appeasement. The author’s name is Islamic, which may explain why CNN starts by praising his academic titles. Not only does CNN promote his views — they praise the guy. Titles or not, this is the kind of logic that will lead you straight to hell.
Better buy some Iranian oil and forget about those Armenians — we do not want to set up a clash with those innocent peaceful Muslims. The Clash of Civilisations was started by us, according to this distinguished professor:
“Is Europe setting up clash between Muslims and the West?,” by Mohammed Ayoob for CNN, February 3:
Editor’s note: Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor of International Relations at Michigan State University and adjunct scholar at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
(CNN) — Europe and the Muslim world seem to be on a collision course that could have major political, economic and ideological ramifications. January 23, 2012, may well come to be remembered as the crucial date when Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis, which many of us believed discredited beyond repair, was reaffirmed.
Political scientist Huntington wrote in 1993 that cultural divisions preclude a defining global civilization, and the West and the Muslim world would never share the same values.
Last month, Europe took two different actions that nonetheless sent the same message to the Muslim world: You are not our equals and are doomed to be judged by standards different from those by which we judge ourselves. Future historians might call January 23 the day when Europe irreversibly alienated not one, but both, pivotal powers — Iran and Turkey — that in all probability will dominate the political landscape of the Middle East for several decades.
One action was the European Union’s decision to ban oil purchases from Iran …
At the same time, the French Senate passed a law making it a crime to deny genocides that are officially recognized by France. The two genocides in this category are the Holocaust and the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in Anatolia during the last years of the Ottoman Empire. Because the denial of the Holocaust is already a crime under French law, the obvious objective of the bill is to criminalize the denial of the 1915 Armenian genocide.