/ Feb 10, 2005
I used to wonder why the Jews of Europe, particularly German Jews, didn’t flee the Holocaust that would destroy six million of them by the end of World War II. Some did, of course, but many simply could not conceive that their fellow countrymen would conspire to kill them.
In a similar fashion, many Americans still want to believe that Islamists, the extreme Muslims characterized by the Taliban and al Qaeda, are just a minority of greater Islam and, once isolated and destroyed, we will be embraced by those to whom we have brought freedom and democracy is dreaming. Recent history, however, bears witness to the fact that Arab Muslims kill each other with impunity to insure Jihad succeeds. Why would we ever think they would not want to continue to kill us as well?
This is also a question Europeans had to ask themselves after the oil embargo of the 1970s that was intended to achieve what several Arab wars on Israel had not. They opted for appeasement. They put themselves in thrall to the Arab bloc. Deeply anti-Semitic, they embraced the lies intended to isolate Israel.
In my lifetime, America brought freedom to France, a nation that had quickly surrendered to Germany. During the war, the Vichy collaborator government under Marshall Petain established twenty-eight detention camps where French Jews were then deported to Nazi death camps in Eastern Europe. France, today, is one of the most anti-Semitic nations of modern Europe and the closest ally of Arab nations and their ruling dictators minus, of course, Saddam Hussein whom the US deposed.
France does not like America. Neither, for that matter, does Germany and several other European nations. All those lovely headlines about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s recent visit, suggesting that Europeans will forgive us for killing their Arab friends in response to 9-11, are the foolish notion of journalists who haven’t a clue that Europe has been taken over by Arabs in particular and Muslims in general.
These Muslims do not like Christians and Jews, and that is going to make things worse for the Jews who still live in Europe and very unpleasant for the Christians, most of whom have long since embraced secularism, socialism, and the anti-Semitism that existed for centuries before the Nazis and swiftly reasserted itself after their defeat.
Europeans do not see what is coming and like the Jews who in the 1930’s refused to see what their fellow countrymen throughout Europe had in mind for them, they face a fate that Bat Ye’or, the author of “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis” ($49.50/$23.95, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, hard/softcover), calls “a civilization of dhimmitude.”
It comes from the Arab word, “dhimmi.” As Bat Ye’or explains it, “It refers to subjugated, non-Muslim individuals or people that accept the restrictive and humiliating subordination to an ascendant Islamic power to avoid enslavement or death.” And then she adds, “The entire Muslim world as we know it today is a product of this 1,300 year-old jihad dynamic, whereby once thriving non-Muslim majority civilizations have been reduced to a state of dysfunctional dhimmitude.”
Two nations stand against the worldwide Jihad being waged by Islamists in the name of all Muslims and they are the United States of America and Great Britain. And even today there are Americans who, like the European Jews barely a lifetime ago, do not fully comprehend how utterly determined Islamists are in their desire to destroy or enslave us.
In early February, Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum, was continuing to warn Americans about the internal threat revealed in a recently published study, “Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques.” The study was undertaken by Freedom House, a New York-based organization, founded in 1941 and dedicated to the spread of democracy and freedom around the world. This is the same freedom to which President Bush devoted his inaugural speech.
What Freedom House discovered was that American mosques are filled with writings, more than two hundred books and other publications disseminated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that espoused “an anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, misogynist, Jihadist, and (a) supremacist outlook.” Somewhere among those categories is YOU.
If you’re an American Christian, the Jihadists hate you. If you’re an American Jew, the Jihadists want you dead. If you’re an American woman, the Jihadists want you covered from head to foot in a burka. In brief, if you are not a Muslim, you have no rights except those permitted to a dhimmi, an unbeliever under the control of Islam.
Aiding them in every way is France and the European Union whose hatred for Israel is as strong as its Muslim allies. So, while the air is filled with talk of “peace” or a “truce” between the so-called Palestinians and the Israelis, do not be deceived.
The Muslims divide the world between dar al-Islam, the world of Islam, and dar al-harb, the world of war, a region that must be conquered until the entire planet bows down to Allah and declares Mohammed his prophet. There are more than a billion Muslims worldwide. They are not all Jihadists, but they are all devoted to Islam.
As for any truce with the Israelis or with any non-Muslim nation, Islam limits such treaties to a period of ten years, after which Jihad must resume. The wall Israel built between itself and the Palestinian Arabs remains its best defense. Ceding any land to them is a mistake.
Welcome home, Madame Secretary. France will betray you. Germany will do little to support the war on terrorism. Just as they did with the millions the European Union sent them each month, the Palestinians will take the forty million US dollars we have given them and buy more weapons for the day when they can drive the Jews into the sea. The Iranians will continue to build their nuclear bombs. The Saudis will conspire against us. No diplomacy on earth will diminish the Jihad. Only our will to defeat it will save us from dhimmitude.
Alan Caruba is the author of “Warning Signs” and his weekly commentaries are posted on www.anxietycenter.com, the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center.
© Alan Caruba 2004
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