It’s not looking pretty in Europe. Through the mainstream media lens that most Britons rely on to see across the channel, and even more so through the unregulated and wildly distorting social media lens, the picture presented is one of terrifying “Islamisation” at the hands of uncivilised and out of control Muslim immigrants with savages raping and pillaging on a scale not seen since the Vikings invaded. In fact a recent rise in Pro-Viking immigrant propaganda seems to show nobody has ever been as bad as Muslims are now. The Daily Mail gave us “Raping and pillaging? Viking conquests were more like ‘romantic breaks’”. The Telegraph cautioned “The Vikings: Mean, marauding and misunderstood”, and we saw that “Raping, pillaging Vikings were progressive” in The Week.
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To add to us being “extremist”, “radical” and “anti-British values” we now have “Islamisation” as an undefined term to be battered with. While it is true that my local Subway has to conform to sharia slaughter to do business, that is just a side dish for anti-Islām campaigners. Generally “Islamisation” is screamed whenever anything negative can be attributed to some Muslim people. While it is harder to link the few Paris attackers to common Muslim behaviour, the 1,900 complaints of sexual harassment and 5 rapes on New Year’s Eve in Germany and more in 4 other European countries, fed perfectly into the reality reversing narrative that “Islām teaches men to have no respect for women” and has been loudly hailed as a predictable consequence of the Islamisation of Europe. Jess Philips, a fairly inexperienced Labour MP, tried mentioning on Question Time that Muslim immigrants did not invent sexual harassment and rape, but the ferocious media storm that beat her down will probably dissuade such even-handedness in future. We are not allowed to view the crimes of immigrants in the context of an imperfect world.
The irony of blaming Islām is if the European policy makers had been sincere in wanting to avoid any problem at all from immigrants, for them to be ideal model citizens, they could have encouraged Muslim immigrants to turn more to their religion before it was too late. And by that I mean before reaching a stage where to suggest building more Islamic schools is political suicide and before every new mosque is burnt down as soon as it is built. Instead, they have been advised by Muslim hypocrites that more Islām equates to more problems and they are busy suppressing the only thing likely to help.
Foreign policy and geopolitics is not looking set to change anytime soon so the number of refugees will only increase and any more of the above will increase the already tense situation. No doubt this is a minority problem among some young Muslim immigrants at most, probably proportional to the general population when averaged out over time but, even so, when every incident now makes international headlines we should expect to see more of it and expect the Far Right to capitalise as much as possible.
As Jess Philips found out, we are already at a stage where trying to calm things down between Muslims and non-Muslims is going against a fast flowing political tide and the temperature on the streets is steadily rising. There have been anti-Islamisation protests and riots in most major cities in Europe over the last few months. A few weeks ago a hand grenade was thrown at a refugee shelter. Last week regular, local people cheered as another was burnt to the ground. In Sweden refugees are kept living in secret after multiple houses were burnt down, but the most worrying to me is the general feeling that all people are just fed up and wish this “Muslim problem” would disappear.
Based on the acceleration, direction of travel and the lack of current friction against it I do not think it is alarmist to expect an expulsion and/or genocide of Muslims from mainland Europe within a decade or so. For the sake of irony, if nothing else, it is worth reminding ourselves what is well documented on the internet and in Nathan Lean’s book “The Islamophobia Industry”, that no other group has been as determined at propagating hate and fear of Muslims as the Jewish Right Wing. However, while one prominent Israeli businessman voices his certainty that a holocaust of Muslims will soon happen in Europe and predicts that Israel will be well placed to capitalise on it, I am not so sure inciting the rise of the Far Right who are again flying Nazi banners across Europe is a smart move for the Jews in Europe or Israel. Even one Auschwitz survivor does his best to stir up hatred against Muslims by predicting our minority will somehow “lead to the complete disappearance of [European] countries’ tradition, culture and progress” – which is uncannily close to the words of Joseph Goebbels as he led the purge of Jews from Europe.
The long list of Islamophobic organisations with Right Wing Jewish funding or origins include The David Horowitz Freedom Center who run www.frontpagemag.com and www.JihadWatch.org and www.breitbart.com. Right Wing Jewish funding contributes to Islamophobic think-tanks in the UK and abroad and there is even a Jewish Division of the EDL, the leader of which openly admits she was exploiting the EDL for her own cause.
Those Jews with more sense and longer memories will realise they will never be able to control the monster that some of their coreligionists are helping to create. Certainly the Far Right have Islām and Muslims as the new common enemy but just as Hitler did not stop at the Jews there is no reason to think a new Nazism would stop at Muslims once it got going. Obsessive Islamophobic hate sites such www.whitegenocideproject.com and www.stormfront.org already carry as much anti-Semitism as Islām-hate.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has catalogued Islamophobia promoting organisations as having had an estimated expenditure of $120 million over 3 years. That is a lot of money and it has to be asked what the return is hoped to be on that investment. The majority of the Western public are already acquiescing unquestioningly to continual overseas use of their military in the Muslim world, causing an estimated 4 million Muslim deaths over the last 25 years. If foreign policy is already in the bag then is the investment for gains closer to home?
Many people believe genocide could not happen these days because of the speed of communications and social media but, if anything, it is becoming the greatest source of hatred and lies about Muslims. It would probably be more true to say genocide could happen quicker these days because of social media. YouTube is flooded with amateur videos that would never be shown on TV:
“With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations” 8.4 million views,
“Welcome To Belgistan — The New Muslim Capital Of Europe” 1.6m views,
“Sweden Being Raped To Death By Muslim Migrants” 1.4m views,
“The Rape of Europe” 1m views.
“One Hour Compilation of how Islam is Ruining Europe and America” 0.8m views.
“The Islamisation of Sweden” 0.8m views,
“EUROPE vs ISLAM : Decide NOW before it is too late!” 0.7m views,
“Migrant Crisis and Invasion of Europe Exposed” 0.7m views,
“The Most Disturbing Video on the Islamic Invasion of Europe You’ll Ever See” 0.7m views.
There are 16,000 videos on the “Muslim rape epidemic”, 60,000 on “Muslim rape culture” including one titled “Muslims say they will make it legal to rape white women when they take over Europe” with 350,000 views. Facebook and Twitter are just as bad. Before social media people with these views would have been able to rant at 20 people in Hyde Park’s Speakers Corner.
Others think “normal” people would not get involved or let a minority harm us but genocide would not need every citizen to have blood physically on their hands, or even feel responsible in any way, but just for the majority to turn a blind eye when others act. When the Jews were gradually transported to camps their neighbours were not told they were to be exterminated but even though it is thought that most people would have known, they somehow managed not to know because they wanted not to know. Somehow within 10 years through State and media propaganda that bares uncanny similarity to today   the German people became “bystanders” and allowed millions of Jews to be “removed”.
A poll 14 months ago found that 1 in 8 Germans would join an anti-Muslims protest march and 29% agreed that the marches by PEGIDA were justified. In other words 29% are saying they were already willing to be bystanders if ‘something is done’ about Islām and Muslims. Those numbers are sure to have risen significantly since New Year’s Eve and the two attacks in Paris.
In the UK people have already been proven bystanders. It is literally the stuff of nightmares to be on a bus with people you assume to be your compatriots when one of them attacks you and everyone else just watches impassively and does nothing. Maybe a few were afraid to intervene but as we know from the Sunnah, doing nothing generally means approval. If people approve verbal and physical Islamophobic abuse happening right in front of them is it likely that many will step in if Muslims are quietly removed? Are non-Muslims up in arms when the police take children away for questioning for being Openly-Muslim? No, they are the ones jumping to do their civic duty and handing over 7 year olds to the anti-terror police who will assess how Islamic the child’s beliefs are, then raid their parents’ home to look for evidence of extremism there. Rather than being reluctant participants, apron-clad nursery teachers are so keen that 80% of the referrals are for Islamic behaviour so slight that even the motivated industry behind Prevent cannot think of a way to count them as justifiable.   Islamic schools are raided and libraries are stripped of any books that are considered un-British. It would be more melodramatic to say those books are then burnt but they are probably recycled just to prove that in no way is this all uncannily similar to 1933 Nazi Germany.
It is purely ignorance of psychology to think that a holocaust could not happen again. The immigration that is being used to fan the flames on mainland Europe is increasing rapidly, so far already this year 100,000 have arrived by the eastern Mediterranean sea route, coming at an 8 times higher rate than the same period last year. An estimate has been made that 3.6 million will arrive in Germany alone by 2020. The bodies of hundreds of children have been washing up on beaches since pictures of Alan Kurdi awoke a short-lived sympathy. Over 300 children have been allowed to live alone in the mud of the Calais camps throughout this winter. The main political desire seems not to urgently stop the suffering but to stop the suffering being close to us and Europeans are too scared to even offer shelter to Muslim children. Do we need more proof of how little Europeans identify with Muslims and value the life of Muslims? Then ask again how much more fear it will take before they ask no questions when Muslims are “moved on”.
Any decision to stay or leave the EU should be complex but I wonder how much “Muslim Rapefugees” and the “Muslim Tsunamigration” will dominate the minds of policy makers and the public wanting to pull up the draw-bridge. Daily Mail hate preacher Katie Hopkins tweeted “Europe is finished. Ask yourself which vote will best defend ourselves from the plague at our door.” An article in the Telegraph predicted it will be the deciding factor, and with people’s propensity to act from fear rather than reason, it is very likely to be widely utilised by the Out campaign.
It must be a tempting idea to isolate ourselves from the immigration issue facing Europe and turn instead back to the Commonwealth countries who are increasing in wealth and who are too far for people to swim here. There will be a reluctance to admit this but it might also be the best thing for British Muslims. If the UK is not negatively affected by a sudden influx of immigration, and the attendant Far Right smear campaign, and at the same time has a need to appear friendly to – while keeping at arm’s length –the Commonwealth countries that have large Muslim populations; the UK would probably be the last in Europe to succumb to a genocide or expulsion of Muslims. In fact, I can picture speeches in the British Parliament about the genocide in Europe not being cricket while British weapons manufacturers quietly make fortunes exporting “people management solutions” and, as philanthropic saviours, allow the wealthiest European Muslims to bring their money to the relative safety of the UK.
With reality being as it is and not least because of the apparent apathy with which the Muslim community views the obligation of da’wah to challenge Islamophobia, I seriously question if we are in a position to cope with a sudden influx of migration and all that would come with it.
Would a Muslim’s vote to leave the EU be purely for self-interest? Or might it be the best chance there is for Islām to maintain a foothold in Europe, when the mainland appears lost, and a hope that the da’wah in Europe can continue? Allāhu ʿalam.
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