Skip to comments.Bernard Lewis: Muslims to Take Over Europe
Posted on 02/02/2007 7:22:49 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Muslims "seem to be about to take over Europe, which has "given up efforts to maintain its culture, said world-renowned Middle Eastern and Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis.
Lewis, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, told the Jerusalem Post that soon the only important question regarding Europes future would be, "Will it be an Islamized Europe or Europeanized Islam?"
Lewis, whose many books include the recent "What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East, said the Islamic takeover of Europe would be assisted by "immigration and democracy." Instead of fighting the threat, he added, Europeans had given up.
"Europeans are losing their own loyalties and their own self-confidence," he said. "They have no respect for their own culture." Europeans had "surrendered" on every issue with regard to Islam in a mood of "self-abasement, political correctness and multi-culturalism.
Turning to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, Lewis said the Cold War philosophy of Mutual Assured Destruction, which prevented the former Soviet Union and the United States from using nuclear weapons, would not apply to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime. "For him, Mutual Assured Destruction is not a deterrent, it is an inducement. If [Iran's ruling ayatollahs] kill large numbers of their own people, they are doing them a favor. They are giving them a quick, free pass to heaven. I find all that very alarming.
Lewis said Israel and the West should work to strengthen moderate forces within Iran via an aggressive propaganda campaign.
"All the evidence is that the regime is extremely unpopular with their own people," he told the Post. "I am told that the Israeli daily [radio] program in Persian is widely listened to all over Iran with rapt attention."
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The results of the 60's anti-establishment culture coming home to roost.
WE ARE NEXT AND WE SEEM FOR THE MOST PART TO BE AS BLIND AS EUROPE...(caps off)
Bernard Lewis joins Mark Stein. Lewis is, I think, the #1 Western scholar on Islam, followed by Daniel Pipes.
Looking pretty bleak over there. If you want a nice European Vacation, do it soon. They're destined to become an Islamic backwater, as they absorb the mores of the (current and post-)Middle Eastern Muslims.
They reap what they sow.
and then europe will rapidly plunge into islamic third world order.
with all enslaved to the satanic allah, all equally sharing poverty, illiteracy, crime and dirt.
of course, we have to include, allah providing, allah akber, and........ its the joos fault
One could almost speculate that Muslims are the clay in the toes of the Statue from King Nebuchadnezzar's dream.
As any rational person would. But if Ahmedinejad has to kill 100 million muslims in order to destroy Israel, it's no problem for him. There are a billion more where they came from! And this is exactly why the Iranians must be stopped!
If the final chapter does not start today, then fight ALL of europe, Russia, the ME, Africa... etc etc
We are now at a very critical point and the thugs are arising.
You do realize that we have almost as many Muslims as France does now?
And I haven't seen any decline in the number coming in, either.
If anything, I've seen the rats spread in the past 5 years.
Who does that sound like?
Gog and Magog...
Good, we can finally blow up Europe now.
It will be a muslim, euro-weenie roast.
I know dem dere muslims blow up real good, might as well try er' out on the Euro's.
Well, it has taken place already, at least the Pieta attacked with a sledgehammer. It was several years ago, but I remember it clearly. That was a Christian loony, not a Muslim loony.
Although Robert Spencer can give B. Lewis a good run for the money. Mr. Spencer is America's version of Bernard Lewis. BTW, both Robert Spencer and Daniel Pipes are friends and have excellent websites.
And one day, that clay will one day brake.
I remember that too. In fact the thing has been accorded all sorts of high tech security now... I don't know if it is impervious to explosions, though.
I'm not so sure that the Islamification of Europe will happen though it is a dreadful thought.The right seems to be gaining momentum in both France and Germany so there is now a strong anti-immigration sentiment but just as in the U. S. the political leadership will do nothing about it.The election in France will be a barometer of how Europe will go. Right now Sarkozy is leading in the polls. If he wins that will be a strong sign that Europe may be turning back from the brink..
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