Eurabia nonsense dissected

#1
For anyone who's spent any time in the Current Affairs forum recently, there's a good FT article here: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2ba1c9c0-8f31-11dc-87ee-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was written in the 1890s, possibly by the Russian-French journalist Matthieu Golovinski, and spread by the Tsarist secret police. A forgery, it claimed to be the manual of a Jewish conspiracy to rule the world.

Bat Ye'or, author of the little-read but influential book Eurabia, repeatedly mentions the Protocols. Well she might, because Eurabia has been described as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in reverse. Bat Ye'or is Hebrew for ''daughter of the Nile'', the pseudonym of a woman who fled Egypt as a Jew in 1957 and now lives in Switzerland. In Eurabia, she purports to reveal an Arab-European conspiracy to rule the world.

Though ludicrous, Eurabia became the spiritual mother of a genre. Ye'or's genius was to bridge two waves of anti-European books: those of 2002-03, which said Europe had gone anti-Semitic again, and those of 2006-07, which say Europe is being conquered by Muslims.

The four books here provide a fair summary of the ''Eurabia'' genre. False as they are, their existence reveals something about the geopolitical moment...
 

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LE
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#2
Not sure what to make of that, though perhaps it seems a little less objective and more inflammatory than 'A Clash of Civilisations' by that chap Kissinger.
 
#3
A famous European Iman stated that Europe could become the much craved after Caliphate (by many extremists)within 50 years, without the spilling of blood - due to the current climate of migration. At the end of the day, even if I convert I have no chance of ruling my household, the wife would not allow it.
 
#4
Biped said:
Not sure what to make of that, though perhaps it seems a little less objective and more inflammatory than 'A Clash of Civilisations' by that chap Kissinger.
Er... wah? :D

Edited to add bolding and say that this is a cracking article, although I'm surprised that it gives the impression that Bat Ye'or is so obscure, and that it doesn't mention Bernard Lewis...
 

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LE
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#5
ExplodingTrousers said:
Biped said:
Not sure what to make of that, though perhaps it seems a little less objective and more inflammatory than 'A Clash of Civilisations' by that chap Kissinger.
Er... wah? :D
Possibly. Ether that or a spike in the normal debating works to get people outraged and frothing at the mouth.

As for invasion by immigration or out-breeding, who banned contraception again, oh . . . 8O
 

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