Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Chirac's measures are destined to fail!

President Jacques Chirac's measures to deal with France in crisis, France in flames, do not address the root cause of the violence; therefore, they are destined to fail.

Creating opportunities for young people is all well and good. Condemning the "poison" of racism is also to be lauded. However, it doesn't serve the French well to castigate themselves for failing to integrate the Muslims from North Africa, since Muslims generally have no intention of assimilating - their religion proscribes assimilation with the infidel - and because where people fail to assimilate, they live, by definition, in a parallel universe. It is this parallel universe which we observe in the French ghettos.

It should be pointed out that the French themsleves probably have about as little interest in integrating with the Muslims of North Africa as the Muslims of North Africa have in integrating with the French! To understand why, we need to make a few observations...

First and foremost, France belongs to the French. The French are a deeply proud nation; and there are many good reasons why it is so. French culture is high culture. The French are a clever, refined people. They have contributed much to the world: in the arts, in literature; in cuisine (think of the fine recipes and wonderful cheeses!), in viniculture (some of the finest wines in the world have traditionally been produced by the French), in fashion, in architecture, in furniture design, in science and medicine; indeed in oh so much. Who, for example, has a refined kitchen like the French? Their attention to the delights of the palette and the refinement of the table is unsurpassed by any culture. Nobody understands how to dine better than the French!

Moreover, take their language: Most languages are beautiful in their own way, at least when spoken properly; but it is difficult indeed to outclass the beauty of French when spoken and written well.

So the French have much to be proud of. Do you really think that there is much desire on the part of these people to integrate with people who come from North Africa with a totally different way of living? The French look down their snouts at the English and the Americans, and have great difficulty accepting us on equal terms! What chance have we got of withnessing their integration with Muslims, a people with a totally and utterly alien culture?

Muslims in France are equally proud. They also feel themselves to be superior. This comes from what their faith teaches them rather than from their achievements. Muslims the world over believe - firmly believe - that the world is theirs for the taking! It is their objective to Islamize the world, whether the rest of the non-Muslim world wishes to be Islamized or not.

Muslims live a different life altogether. They like to eat on the floor with their hands, they like to pray five times a day, they like to keep their women subjugated and inferior, covered up for none but the closest relatives to view, and, as we all know, they frown on the consumption of alcohol - at least officially!

For true integration to take place, there has to be some common ground. What common ground can we find between these two diametrically opposed peoples? The difference between them is as great as the difference between black and white, day and night!

Moreover, do you think that French people really want to integrate with a people who feel themselves to be superior, who eat on the floor, who do not respect art and high culture, who do not partake of fine wines, and who treat their women as inferior and as sex objects, there for the pleasure of their men? Oh, the list goes on!

The French should refrain from castigating themselves for their failures in this matter. One should ask oneself if they could have done anything to get Muslims to integrate? After all, the Prophet Muhammad exhorted his followers not to befriend the infidel, not to engage with them unless they absolutely have to. He also exhorted Muslims to kill and maim infidels where'er ye find them, and only to stop when they have been beaten into submission, when the infidel either embraces the faith or feels himself subdued, and when he is prepared to pay the Muslim community the tribute, or jiziyah! - the high tax levied on non-Muslims.

The fact of the matter is that France has just witnessed the first pangs of jihad, or holy war. The youth that rioted were heard shouting Allahu Akbar, God is Great(er)!, and chanting that this land will belong to us soon anyway! If this is not proof that there is something more sinister going on, then what is?

In general, the French response to this crisis is a typical socialist response. If there's a problem, throw more money at it! But I'm sorry to tell you that this one problem which money alone will not solve. What really needs to be done is to roll back the frontiers: The advance of Islam in France (and the West) needs to be halted, now, before it is too late.

Why does political correctness only go one way? How politically correct are Muslims? How much tolerance of non-Muslims do Muslims show? How many churches are built in the Middle East? How many Christian schools? Indeed, how many Christians are allowed to live there?

In the case of France, all troublemakers should be deported forthwith. Sarkozy has promised this. It is to be hoped that he acts on his promise. Further, it is to be hoped that the door through which they are sent is not a revolving one!

All illegal immigrants should be sent home. France is under no obligation to allow them to remain. Islam in France is growing apace. The riots have been a manifestation of this exponential growth. The growth needs to be stemmed; otherwise all good intentions, and all policies, however generous, will fail.

It would seem that France's greatest failure has been one of recognition: Recognition of the true problem facing it!

©Mark Alexander

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Anonymous said...

"In the case of France, all troublemakers should be deported forthwith. Sarkozy has promised this. It is to be hoped that he acts on his promise. Further, it is to be hoped that the door through which they are sent is not a revolving one."
You hit the nail on the head Mark. I would like to know if Sarkozy has actually deported anyone yet. It seems the MSM has been told to put this story on the back burner---way back. IOW--If we pretend it doesn't exist, it will go away.

BTW--I tried to get your book, "The Dawning of a New Dark Age" at my local library, but they don't carry it. I will try to find it next week at our local bookstore(s). I enjoy your blog and the unique insight you provide.

Mark said...

Thanks, Nordic_Smile. I'm sure your local library could have got it for you - if they'd only tried a little harder!

Glad you like my blog. I appreciate you kind words, and your support.

Always On Watch said...

Headline in the November 15, 2005 edition of the Washington Post:
Chirac Says Riots Rooted in 'Deep Malaise': French Leader Urges Hiring of Minorities, More Integration

Not a single word about Islam in the entire article! The word "Muslims" doesn't appear either.

Mark said...

The words "Islam" and "Muslims" doesn't appear because the leaders are in denial. They've got themselves into a pickle which they don't know how to get out of!

Eleanor © said...

"It would seem that France's greatest failure has been one of recognition: Recognition of the true problem facing it!"

What is the true problem facing it? I agree with your statement but not in the way you would think. The problems that France and the rest of Europe have with their Muslim immigrants is a failure to recognize that there is a law of unintended consequences and that it could apply to them.

Surely in 1973, the year that the "informal alliance between the countries of the Arab League and the nine countries of the European Community (EC), which became the EU in 1992," France didn't intend to be swamped with millions of Muslims that had no intention integrating and, in most cases, are incapable of integration into the "superior French culture" that is light years away from their world view, a view that leads them to despise that which makes French culture great an enviable in the eyes of many that have held in high esteem the attributes so eloquently described in your essay.

The Euro-Arab Dialogue (EAD), created in July, 1974, in Paris, with a working body composed of committees always presided over by a European and an Arab delegate, planned the agendas, and organized and monitored the application of decisions in a comprehensive collaboration to integrate the north and the south in an anti-American, anti-Zionist effort to dissolve Israel and thwart the United States.

According to Bat Ye'or, author of Eurabia-The Euro-Arab Axis, released earlier this year, European ambitions included the following:

to play a defining political role in international relations in competition with the United States, and independent of its influence; maintain important spheres of influence in the former European Arab colonies; open huge markets for the European Economic Community’s products in the Arab world, especially in oil-producing countries; secure supplies of petroleum and natural gas to Europe; make the Mediterranean a Euro-Arab inland sea by encouraging massive Arab immigration into Europe, and favoring Muslim immigrants; create Euro-Arab populations by promoting multiculturalism with a strong Islamic presence in Europe; develop a powerful Islamo-Christian symbiosis against Israel, orienting Europe toward Islam, and liberating Christianity from  Judaism, which is viewed by some anti-Semitic factions as the embodiment of evil.

The Arab partners demanded of Europe:

alignment with their anti-Israeli policy; modernization of their countries; access to Western science and technology; European political independence from the United States, and separation of the trans-Atlantic allies; measures favorable to Arab immigration and dissemination of Arab and Islamic culture in Europe. 

In 1967 Charles de Gaulle stated openly that French cooperation with the Arab world had become, "the fundamental basis of our foreign policy." By 1974, in Paris, the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation was created, under the Euro-Arab rubric. There are now over 600 members from all major European parties, each active in a national parliament, as well as in the European parliament.

The Parliamentary Association’s explicit policies mimicked the 23 resolutions of the 1969 aforementioned Cairo Conference. This has become a permanent feature of how the Parliamentary Association operates- adopting identical positions, even verbatim language, derived from prior joint Arab League-Western European policy meetings, or even exclusive international Arab and non-Arab Muslim conferences.

The Parliamentary Association has endeavored to promote Arab interests and demands within each European party and Parliament, and in the European Council.  The Association functions as a powerful extension of Arab lobbying efforts against Israel, pressuring European governments, for example, to adopt economic and academic boycotts directed at the Jewish State.  The other principal organs of the Dialogue are the MEDEA Institute, the European Institute of Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation created in 1995 with the backing of the European Commission, and the MEDA program that manages substantial European funds allocated to Arab countries.

"These associations, through their committees and subcommittees, maintain complete coordination between the Western European and Arab parties in the political, economic, and cultural realms. As a result, the European Community stands apart from the United States by consistently backing Arab claims..."

This political agenda has been reinforced by (and now mirrors) the deliberate cultural transformation of Europe. Euro-Arab Dialogue Symposia conducted 20 to 25 years ago, i.e., in Venice (1977) and Hamburg (1983), included recommendations, below, that have been successfully implemented, accompanied by a deliberate, privileged influx of Arab and other Muslim immigrants, in enormous numbers:

• Coordination of the efforts made by the Arab countries to spread the Arabic language and culture in Europe and to find the appropriate form of cooperation among the Arab institutions that operate in this field.

• Creation of joint Euro-Arab Cultural Centers in European capitals which will undertake the diffusion of the Arabic language and culture.

• Encouragement of European institutions either at University level or other levels that are concerned with the teaching of the Arabic language and the diffusion of Arabic and Islamic culture.

• Support of joint projects for cooperation between European and Arab institutions in the field of linguistic research and the teaching of the Arabic language to Europeans.

• Necessity of supplying European institutions and universities with Arab teachers specialized in teaching Arabic to Europeans.

• Necessity, when teaching Arabic, of emphasizing Arab-Islamic culture and contemporary Arab issues.

• Necessity of cooperation between European and Arab specialists in order to present an objective picture of Arab-Islamic civilization and contemporary Arab issues to students and to the educated public in Europe which could attract Europeans to Arabic studies.

Now Europe, and France in particular, is reaping a bitter harvest that was predicted, yet hidden from the European body politic by their perfidious leaders.

The French arm of the European Intifada "has profound implications for Western Europe - which may be incapable of altering its Eurabian trajectory..."

Th[e] Eurabian ethos operates at all levels of European society. Its countless functionaries, like the Christian [devshirme]-janissary slave soldiers of past Islamic regimes, advance a jihadist world strategy. Eurabia cannot change direction; it can only use deception to mask its emergence, its bias and its inevitable trajectory. Eurabia’s destiny was sealed when it decided, willingly, to become a covert partner with the Arab global  jihad against America and Israel.

Americans must discuss the tragic development of Eurabia, and its profound implications for the United States, particularly in terms of its resultant foreign policy realities. Americans should consider the despair and confusion of many Europeans, prisoners of a Eurabian totalitarianism that foments a culture of deadly lies about Western civilization.
All should recognize that this "self-destructive calamity did not just happen, rather it was the result of deliberate policies, executed and monitored by ostensibly responsible people." In other words, European leaders have served up Europe on a plate to Arabs, and in the opinion of Ye'or, out of greed and in the hope that such alliance could thwart the United States. Knowing this, would the elite of America and the American body politic choose to come to Europe's aide once more as Europeans and the French in particular continue trip over the same stones, but this time in a effort to do check and do harm to America?

It is unlikely that French politicians would have heeded the warnings of French academics that were familiar with the tenets of Islam in spite of the fact that they all had decades of experience with Muslims in their North African colonies. Surely they could have recognized the danger of inviting in poor, uneducated, and disposed peoples with a radically different world view and bellicose nature as well as an infamous history for taking over civilizations but did not. Perhaps the French believed that French culture could trump human nature and Islam. History is rife with advanced cultures that made the same mistake and have been absorbed, swallowed whole by the maw of this predator.

Unfortunately the European and French elite failed to recognize that high culture is no match for primitive desert brigands brandishing swords and the Koran while they brandish high art, refined cooking, and scintillating debate, refinements that the invading population can appreciate nor accept as their world view sees these uplifting French accomplishments not as gifts to the world but as perversions.

Thanks to Andrew Bostom for his synthesis of Bat Ye'or's analysis.