by Stefania Lapenna, www.HumanEvents.com
Have European leaders really accepted dhimmitude, the semi-slave status non-Muslims are compelled to live in under strict Islamist law? It appears so. Today, plenty of evidence supports the assertion, as those supposed to protect our lives, liberties and security are doing just the opposite, including against the very people who voted them into office.
According to numerous surveys, citizens from all the political and social strata are starting to complain publicly against the massive presence of Muslim immigrants, most of them unwilling to assimilate into the host society. Recently, a poll conducted by an Italian pollster revealed that two thirds of Italians say they somehow fear Muslims and are highly suspicious of mosques and Islamic schools and cultural centers. Unsurprisingly, mainstream media couldn’t avoid running in the defense of the poor victims of infidels’ Islamophobia and interviewed some Muslims outside the Rome mosque, who promptly expressed outrage at what they see as a worrisome trend that might lead to violent Islamophobia”.
The biggest and deadliest threat we now face is the willful blindness of the European bureaucratic leaders who run in fear at the thought of non-Muslims exercising their fundamental rights to free speech and assembly. Most recently, Brussels’s mayor, Freddy Thielemans, banned a peaceful demonstration organized by a non-political group of European citizens who decided to join forces to voice their discontent with appeasement and political correctness.
The Stop the Islamization of Europe rally (SIOE) would have protested against appeasement of the powerful army of unassimilated Muslims who, in their majority, support terrorism and advocate the establishment of the brutal sharia law for everyone in the Old Continent. Mayor Thielemans cowardly affirmed: “First and foremost the organizers have chosen the symbolic date of 9/11. The intention is obviously to confound the terrorist activities of Muslim extremists on the one hand and Islam as a religion and all Muslims on the other hand. Such incitement to discrimination and hatred, which we usually call racism and xenophobia, is forbidden by a considerable number of international treaties and is punished by our penal laws and by the European legislation. The European Court of Human Rights has repeatedly pronounced judgments condemning this type of act.” He must not have read the group’s official blog, which in many instances made it clear that they have no political agenda nor do they welcome xenophobic intruders among their ranks. All they are calling for is the respect of the Constitutions and laws of each sovereign country, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A few, shared principles goodwill people cannot but agree with:
No to sharia in European courts and within Muslim communities;
No to Gender Apartheid and ghettos;
No to social, cultural, religious, political, and sexual discrimination;
No to discrimination based on social status;
No to polygamy, theocracy, and religious hatred.
Yes to the respect of the Constitutions and laws of European nations;
Yes to freedom of ideas, religion, and art;
Yes to the respect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
Yes to free speech, including criticism through satire.
That they’ve chosen the symbolic date of 9/11 is unexceptionable, as they intended to protest the war on civilization declared on September 11, 2001. The mayor deliberately censored the use of the M word, suggesting that those who murder innocents and sow terror aren’t Muslims, even though their religion is Islam and their ideology lays its roots in the Koran, the Sunnah, and the Hadiths (Mohammed’s sayings). He offered absolutely no evidence to support his allegation that the group was inciting discrimination and hatred.
Neither he nor the European Court of Human Rights are willing to deal with truly hate-promoting, racist front groups like the Arab-European League (AEL), an Islamic-fascist gang inspired by Hezbollah, and whose charter advocates the slow but inevitable submission of every single European to Islam and intimidates free thinkers through veiled threats. Astonishingly, these fascists will march in Brussels along with a hard-leftist movement that claims that the 9/11 attacks were an inside work of the Bush administration in cooperation with Israel. As you can see, Mr. Thielemans had nothing to say about these groups’ choice of a symbolic date to show their hatred.
On Wednesday, September 5, SIOE appealed to Belgium’s Court of Cassation to have the ban revoked. They failed, but are more resolute than ever and announced they’ll be protesting peacefully in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Different political parties and organizations sharing the group’s mission, will join them, carrying banners inscribed with cries of “No Sharia Here!” “Enough is Enough!” and “Democracy not Theocracy!” Will these simple slogans lead the morally bankrupt European Commission of Human Rights to issue public statements against the imminent danger of Islamophobia? Maybe. Will radical Islamic front groups seethe and whine, playing the victim card again? Very likely. Not that we should care a bit. The demonstrators trust there’ll be a huge turnout, in spite of all threats made by Brussels’s city authorities to deploy dozens of police agents armed with tear gas.
European leaders’ see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil approach is paving the way for the inevitable erosion of individual liberties and religious freedom everyone still takes for granted. We cannot predict when the Islamic caliphate of Europe will be proclaimed, but we can already see it at work in Britain, where the growing Muslim population is all but moderate and authorities are abdicating to sexual segregation, cultural ghettos, polygamy, honor killings, genital mutilation, and hate preaching in almost all mosques and “cultural” centers of the country. Many Americans fear the very same fate for their great nation, but I can reassure them on the fact that they are very far from that. On the contrary, Europe — with the UK on the forefront — is already doomed and I fear there’ll be none willing to stop the Islamization.
If we are to be really optimistic, we can just cross our fingers and hope that those surveyed citizens really meant what they said and join the forces of reason in a proactive struggle to rescue what it is being lost to evil. Eurocrats may well try to prohibit rallies, censor taboo words and all they deem a menace to their Eurabian project, but sooner or later they will have to come to terms with millions of Muslims who are already conquering — silently but surely — the whole Continent and won’t hesitate to subjugate even those who allowed them to assault an entire system of values. Britain might be too late, but other countries don;t seem to have a clue what kind of snake they’re feeding, either.
Ms. Lapenna is an Italian freelance columnist and blogger presently living in Sardinia, Italy. She has been published in the Jerusalem Post, Real Clear Politics, Town Hall and is current contributor to TCS Daily and the American Thinker.