Ralph Peters, a columnist I have often read in the New York Post, in an interview with Front Page in reposnse to America Alone, a book by Mark Steyn, that has been reposted on the blog The Sophistry, talks about the growing fear of “Eurabia” from many in the West who are feeling threatened by the growth of Islam in Europe and the notion that Europe will turn into a Muslim Continent, which many including myself, have predicted will occur without the emergence of a new form of national socialism or a return to traditional values in Europe which would lead to people having more children thus reducing the need for immigrants and warm bodies to join a future fight whether it be cultural or violent in nature. Peters, who is kind of a conservative pro-war insider, has a different take:
FP: “Eurabia” is a true nightmare scenario, correct?
Peters: No. Malthusian linear projections never fulfill themselves (and hysteria is never productive). But, beyond that, the notion that Europe, the continent that’s exported more death and destruction than any other, is going to just shuffle wimpily to its doom is crazy. The Europeans have been playing pacifist dress-up while we protected them, but, sufficiently threatened, they’ll revert to their historical pattern–which is to over-react. Europe’s Muslims may prove to be the real endangered species; after all, Europe’s history of dealing with rejected minorities veers between genocide and, for the lucky, ethnic cleansing. For me, the question isn’t whether Muslims will take over Europe, but whether Europe will simply expel them or kill any number of them first. Sound far-fetched? How would the Holocaust have sounded to an educated German (or Brit, or American) in 1932? Europe is a killer continent. When the chips are down, it will kill again.
These are historical facts Peters is talking about and we can see this with the history of Jews, Gypsies, Bulgarians, Bosnians, Irish, Russians, any number of groups in Spain and others in the history of Europe. No people, anywhere on Earth, has shown a greater will to use violence to spread their political, religious and social agenda in their own backyard and abroad as we saw in the rape and pillage of Africa, the colonization of Asia, the genocide of Native Americans in the Americas, and the like. The question is, has Europe advanced beyond that stage as most believe? Or, the question I will pose, in a hedonistic and post-Christian Europe, do the people have the energy within them and the courage to confront perceived threats or are they too busy sipping wine on the Riviera and engaging in perverse behaviours to even care about anyone but themselves? Or, on the flip side, will the lack of Christan values, and the prominence of secular rationalization, allow them to crush those they see as a threat without any sense of morality or compassion and how does that play into a scenario Peters described?
The conservative writer Mark Steyn, in an alarmist tone, disagrees with Peters and believes that the process of Europe becoming a Muslim Continent (which I being a Muslim would welcome) is irreversible;
It’s true that there are many European populations reluctant to go happily into the long Eurarabian night.” What I point out, though, is that, even if you’re hot for a new Holocaust, demography tells. There are no Hitlers to hand. When Mr Peters cites the success of Jean Marie Le Pen’s National Front, he overlooks not only Le Pen’s recent overtures to Muslims but also the fact that M Le Pen is pushing 80. As a general rule, when 600 octogenarians are up against 200 teenagers, bet on the teens. In five or ten years’ time, who precisely is going to organize mass deportations from French cities in which the native/Muslim youth-population ratio is already – right now – 55/45?
As I’ve said innumerable times, the native European population is split three ways: some will leave, as the Dutch (and certain French) are already doing; some will shrug and go along with the Islamization of the continent, as the ever-accelerating number of conversions suggests; and so the ones left to embrace Fascism will be a minority of an aging population. It will be bloody and messy, as I write in America Alone, but it will not alter the final outcome. If you don’t breed, you can’t influence the future. And furthermore a disinclination to breed is a good sign you don’t care much about the future. That’s why the Spaniards, who fought a brutal bloody civil war for their country in the 1930s, folded instantly after those Madrid bombings. When you’ve demographically checked out of the future, why fight for it?
If we take the scenario of Steyn, which may not be that far-fetched, and look at his three groups I have another take. His first group, those leaving Europe, have to go somewhere, and the question is where will they go? An America where, due to immigration, whites are becoming a minority? A Black ruled South Africa? The new powers of India, China, and Brazil? Those are hardly destinations I can see conservative minded Europeans heading to. What does that leave them with; Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; all fine places to live, but all with growing Muslim populations themselves.
The second group Steyn speaks of, those shrugging off the growth of Islam and those converting, he sees as those who have capitulated to Muslims; but I, as a Western convert myself, see as a group that have accepted the grace of al-Islam, not through the sword, but through the piety of their Muslim neighbors and the strength of the message of the Quran and Sunnah and far from being a threat to Europe this group is an asset to Europe.
Steyn is right on the third group; if you do not breed you do not care about the future and there will be no one left to fight your battles, so you may see small fascist groups in Europe in the future, but unless they merge within the next 10 or 15 years, it will be too late for them and they will be dwarfed by the tide of Islam and that is a good thing masha’Allah and due to the failed future of the Western Right on racial and religious grounds that is why I tell my Muslim brothers and sisters that in the long run, with their seeking to change the culture and deen of the Muslims based on secular humanist values, the cultural left poses a greater threat.