Sunday, November 26, 2006

Ralph Peters: "Europe's Muslims Will be Lucky Just to be Deported"

Respected military historian Ralph Peters delivers a truly stunning op-ed today in the New York Post. Peters casually dismisses as “pop prophets” predictions from many observers like Mark Steyn (another one of our favorite writers) who argues that demographic trends will doom Europe to a future that has been widely termed “Eurabia.” Peters then goes on to do a little prophesizing of his own by becoming the first historian that I am aware of to predict the future expulsion or even genocide of Europe’s Muslim populations well before “Eurabia” becomes a reality. This jaw-dropping op-ed will undoubtedly reverberate in intellectual circles. A few quotes below followed by a further comment from me:

The notion that continental Europeans, who are world-champion haters, will let the impoverished Muslim immigrants they confine to ghettos take over their societies and extend the caliphate from the Amalfi Coast to Amsterdam has it exactly wrong. The endangered species isn't the "peace loving" European lolling in his or her welfare state, but the continent's Muslims immigrants - and their multi-generation descendents - who were foolish enough to imagine that Europeans would share their toys. In fact, Muslims are hardly welcome to pick up the trash on Europe's playgrounds.

THE historical patterns are clear: When Europeans feel sufficiently threatened - even when the threat's concocted nonsense - they don't just react, they over-react with stunning ferocity. One of their more-humane (and frequently employed) techniques has been ethnic cleansing. And Europeans won't even need to re-write "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" with an Islamist theme - real Muslims zealots provide Europe's bigots with all the propaganda they need. Al Qaeda and its wannabe fans are the worst thing that could have happened to Europe's Muslims. Europe hasn't broken free of its historical addictions - we're going to see Europe's history reprised on meth. Sound impossible? Have the Europeans become too soft for that sort of thing? Has narcotic socialism destroyed their ability to hate? Is their atheism a prelude to total surrender to faith-intoxicated Muslim jihadis? The answer to all of the above questions is a booming "No!" I have no difficulty imagining a scenario in which U.S. Navy ships are at anchor and U.S. Marines have gone ashore at Brest, Bremerhaven or Bari to guarantee the safe evacuation of Europe's Muslims.
Ralph Peters

What I find particularly interesting is that nowhere in Peters’ article does he take issue with the actual substance of the demographic arguments by Steyn and others. By failing to deal head on with the demographic issue Peters essentially concedes that point, but seems to argue that demographics are irrelevant anyway because history tells us that the oh so “hateful” Europeans will rise up and deport (or worse), the Muslim populations of Europe before that issue reaches critical mass. I’m not sure if he meant to make that case, but according to Peters’ own logic, either Muslims are deported from Europe in Mass, or we face a future with a Muslim majority in Europe with all that that implies. Is there any other way to read it?
Joe Gelman

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Will Human Rights Watch have somthing to say about this? Don't hold your breath.

1 comment:

  1. I read this today as well and thought how ironic that the "Great Satan" would be called upon to evacuate the "Faithful".

    Europeans have never stopped their long traditions of Hatred, they just point it toward their former liberators, until they need us again.

    Dave Dragon


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