|One in a series of publications by the "Thomas
Jefferson" of Israel.
First posted 28 June, 2006. Also read
The Myth of Israeli Democracy.
More articles are available via
vs. the Liberals
article is based largely on Bat Ye’or’s book Eurabia, which shows
that Europe has succumbed to “dhimmitude” and is waging a war against
Israel in collaboration with the Arab League.
Dhimmitude is the condition of servility and humiliation
Jews and Christians suffered under Muslim rule. But today Europe itself
has succumbed to dhimmitude and is committing cultural suicide
Europeans created the machinery for Europe’s own demise
more than 30 years ago at the instigation of France. Their goal was to
develop an alliance with the Muslim Arab countries that would endow
Europe—especially France—with the power to rival the United States. This
goal was pursued without official treaties, under the innocent-sounding
name of the Euro-Arab Dialogue—to use its current designation.
The Euro-Arab Dialogue manages all aspects of Euro-Arab
relations—financial, political, economic, cultural, and those pertaining
to immigration. The Euro-Arab Dialogue established the cultural policies
in the schools and universities of the European Union—the EU.
Since its first meeting in Cairo in 1975, the Euro-Arab
alliance has been attended by the ministers and heads of state both from
European and Arab countries, as well as by representatives of the EU and
the Arab League. Agreements have been concluded concerning the diffusion
of Muslims in Europe and the promotion of Arab-Islamic culture in European
cities. These accords also involve the transfer of technologies,
including nuclear technology, to Arabs states.
The Arabs set the conditions for this Euro-Arab symbiosis:
European policy would be independent
from, and opposed to that of the United States;
Recognition by Europe of a “Palestinian
people,” and the creation of a “Palestinian” state;
European support for the PLO;
Rhe designation of Arafat as the sole and
exclusive representative of that so-called Palestinian people;
The de-legitimizing of the State of Israel,
both historically and politically, its shrinking into non-viable
borders, and the Arabization of Jerusalem.
The Euro-Arab Dialogue therefore involves Europe’s
undeclared and hidden war against Israel, through economic boycotts,
deliberate vilification of Israel, and the spreading of anti-Zionism and
anti-Semitism. This is the Europe Prime Minister Ehud Olmert recently
toured and from which he sought to gain support for his so-called
realignment plan: the surrendering of most of Judea and Samaria to the
Palestinian Authority. European leaders must have regarded Olmert as a
“useful idiot,” to use Lenin’s bon mot.
But notice that the Euro-Arab agreement to dismantle Israel
was on the agenda two years before Sadat ‘s peace initiative of
1977—which can only have been a ploy to shrink Israel as I warned Menachem
Begin at the time.
But now let’s see what the Euro-Arab Dialogue has done to
Europe. During the past three decades the EU and the Arab League
concluded several non-official agreements:
It was understood that those Europeans who
would be dealing with Arab immigrants would undergo special
sensitivity training, in order to better appreciate Arab customs;
The Arab immigrants would remain under the
control and the laws of their countries of origin;
textbooks in Europe would be rewritten by joint teams of European and
The teaching of the Arabic language and of
Arab and Islamic culture were to be taught, in the schools and
universities of Europe, by Arab teachers experienced in teaching
Europe has sold its soul to Islam. By tying its political
destiny to the Arab countries, Europe became involved in the logic of
Jihad against Israel and the United States. No wonder the EU opposed the
US invasion of Iraq and has actually aided an abetted Islamic terrorism.
On the cultural front, there has been a complete re-writing
of history, which was first undertaken during the 1970s in European
universities. A “Foundation on the Dialogue of Cultures and
Civilizations” was established to control everything that was said,
written and taught on the new continent of Eurabia. As in Israel, there
is hardly any diversity of opinion in Europe’s left-wing dominated media.
Dhimmitude in Europe thus began with the subversion of its
culture and values, with the destruction of its history. Europe adopted
the Islamic conception of history, in which Islam is defined as a
liberating force, a force for peace, and Jihad is deemed a “just war.”
Those who resist Jihad, like the Israelis and the Americans, are the
guilty ones, rather than those who wage Jihad.
Dhimmitude, which degraded Jews and Christians living under
Muslim rule, is now instilling in Europeans a hatred of their own values
and the wish to destroy their own origins and history. (This cultural
self-hatred is also evident in the anti-Jewish agenda of Israel’s Supreme
Court.) In Europe, the conviction that European civilization is based on
the Judeo-Christian tradition has been undermined by leftwing politicians,
judges, professors, and journalists that dominate Europe’s Establishment.
Islam is filling this spiritual vacuum.
Europeans, like dhimmis, behave like inferior creatures who
undergo Muslim humiliations and aggressions in silence. Muslims commit
aggressions with impunity, which only increases their feeling of
superiority. In some urban centers Muslim youth roam the streets in
packs and commit crimes in daylight, in front of scores of witnesses,
without fear of being stopped or punished. Imams preach that Muslims have
a right to steal from infidels. The police and the courts turn a blind
eye to these imams lest they be accused of “racism.”
Crime in the Netherlands is twice that of the United
States. In 2001 it was reported that 65% of rapes in Norway are committed
by “non-Western immigrants”—a euphemism for Muslims.
Americans should take note that Europe has embraced
multiculturalism. Arabs do not have to integrate in the native culture of
the country to which they immigrate. Unlike an earlier America, Europe is
not a melting pot. To require Arabs to integrate is to imply that the
indigenous culture—say of France—is superior to Arab culture.
But this is called “racism,” an attitude fostered by
university-bred doctrine of cultural relativism: all cultures are morally
equal. This doctrine is destroying Europe. It is also destroying Israel
and the United States.
Given cultural relativism, anti-polygamy laws are not
enforced. So Arabs are not only multiplying in Europe, they remain
Arabs. London is called Londonistan, and Paris may soon be called
But consider Europe’s family reunification laws. If you’re
a citizen in the Netherlands, for example, your foreign spouse, children
and (in some cases) other family members may enter the country and live
with you. Dutch Muslims cunningly arrange marriages abroad to increase
their population in their home communities. No wonder Amsterdam is now
more than half non-Dutch.
By the way, Supreme Court Chief Justice Aharon Barak wants
to adopt Europe’s family reunification laws to permit Palestinian Arabs to
unite with their Israeli Arab spouses, even though these Palestinian Arabs
are at war with Israel, and despite the warnings of security officials
that 20% of these incoming Arabs commit terrorist acts. Dhimmitude is
creeping over Israel. Remember, Barak quashed the indictments of Arab MKs
who incited Israeli Arabs to emulate terrorists. These Arabs preach
sedition and are well-paid by the government for their efforts.
Speaking of being well-paid: the four British-born Muslims
responsible for last year’s London terrorists attacks had raked in more
than half a million pounds in welfare benefits from the British
government. In Denmark, Muslims make up 5% of the population but receive
40% of the welfare outlays. This is largely a result of the ideology of
“victimhood” propagated by European academics. Europeans are taught that
Arabs are not responsible for their crimes—not even suicide bombings—
because they have long been the victims of Western colonialism and
American capitalism. We need to understand and have dialogue with these
“poor, little people.”
So Europe is steeped in self-inflicted dhimmitude. It’s
estimated that a majority of Europe’s population will be Muslim within one
or two generations. Some say the process is irreversible because of
Europe’s low birthrate and resulting need to import foreign labor—mostly
We must bear in mind, however, that this Arabized Europe is
committed to Israel’s territorial shrinkage and demise. This is why
Olmert’s tour of Europe to obtain support for his territorial withdrawal
from Judea and Samaria qualifies him as a “useful idiot.” I don’t think
I will be indicted for insulting a public official. After all, I did say