American Conservatives and the Myth of Eurabia.
Read some of the headings of their planned discussions:
What has been the role of Islam and the EU bureaucracy in fostering collapse? Eurabia: Is Muslim domination of Europeinevitable? Is Europedoomed to continued economic stagnation? Civil Rights or Global Jihad? Are Muslims exploiting the democratic process to erode and destroy European democracy? Collapse of Confidence; How much have Europeans Given Up on Their Own Civilization? The end of the European Enlightenment and the growth of a closed thought society. Europe’s post-Christian society and its mirror in the . United States The political and moral fallout from a collapsing Europe. What steps can be taken in the to address the problems of United States Europe? Advocacy and legal strategies for combating militant Islam in Europeand the . United States
As you can imagine, the list of speakers is completely biased and one-sided.
This mirrors what you often hear in American conservative circles or in the conservative media such as Fox News: the idea that
- “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis” by Bat Ye’or
EuropeSlept – How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within” by Bruce Bawer: now into its eighth printing -- the American reader is told that by ignoring the threat from radical Islam: " Europeis steadily committing suicide and perhaps all we can do is look on in horror."
- “The Death of the West” by Pat Buchanan who claims that
Europe's population is set to fall to 30 per cent of its current level by 2100, meaning that "the cradle of western civilisation will have become its grave"
- “The West's Last Chance”, by Tony Blankley: "The threat of the radical Islamists taking over
Europeis every bit as great to the as was the threat of the Nazis taking over United States Europein the 1940s."
- “The Cube and the Cathedral”, George Weigel, a Catholic conservative, who claims that "western Europe is committing a form of demographic suicide".
- “America Alone” by Mark Steyn who is the author of the most successful recent book about the alleged Muslim takeover of
Europe. “America Alone” earned its author a place in the New York Times best-seller list and praise from President Bush. Steyn is incidentally one of the morons who will be attending the conference in ! Pepperdine University
Do we really need to address each one of their claims, point by point? Well, this blog has already addressed the issue many times and if you need counter-arguments, go here, here, here, here and here.
Their thesis is so idiotic when you actually know the facts, that it would be a great waste of time and energy to even argue with them. I am afraid that the people who believe them are unwilling to hear otherwise anyway. It is beyond reason and based on irrational post-9/11 fears. Those people don’t know and they don’t care.
Sadly, it seems Islamophobia has become the only widely accepted form of prejudice and racism in the United-States these days.