Excerpts from an article by Baron Bodissey/Gates of Vienna
This is the big year for the European Union.
It’s the run-up to the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon, which will codify the permanent dictatorship of the Brussels bureaucracy over what is to become Eurabia. An accompanying propaganda blitz from the governments of Europe and their related quangos is attempting to soften up the subject populations of the European “provinces” and grease the skids for their acceptance of the new regime.
Multiculturalism, bureaucratese, and Islam are all being stirred together into one big sleep-inducing soup. FIOE, the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, is already licking their chops:
FIOE’s slick website with its logo of the big hand holding onto the little hand conveys the a subliminal message: “Don’t worry about us! We’re just like you, only we wear funny clothes and pray five times a day!”
Yes, the mandarins of the EU would like you to believe that the Muslim immigrants and future overlords of Europe are just like you and me, regular people, ordinary citizens of the new stateless continent of Europe.
But they’re not.
Last year in Vienna a conference was held about so-called Euroislam (pdf, German). Here the prominent Muslim delegates formulated a common strategic vision about a Europe dominated by Islam. At the event Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia, envisioned an “upcoming Islamic era which, modeled on Moorish Spain and Osmannic Southern Europe, will take over after Christendom”.
Among those present was the ubiquitous professor Tariq Ramadan. He advised that the more long-sighted intentions of Euroislam should remain hidden from the general public.
* This strategy has a long tradition in Islam:
* “The chief weapon in the quiver of all Islamist expansionist movements, is the absolute necessity to keep victims largely unaware of the actual theology plotting their demise. To complete this deception, a large body of ‘moderates’ continue to spew such ridiculous claims as “Islam means Peace” thereby keeping non-Muslims from actually reading the Qur’an, the Sira, the Hadith, or actually looking into the past 1400 years of history. Islamists also deny or dismiss the concept of ‘abrogation’, which is the universal intra-Islamic method of replacing slightly more tolerable aspects of the religion in favor of more violent demands for Muslims to slay and subdue infidels”
The conference was in agreement about the first and foremost goal, namely the introduction of religious Islamic jurisprudence (sharia) in Europe “in the beginning at least as a parallel system alongside national laws in European states”. As to the real meaning of sharia they all agreed to avoid publicity as far as possible.
One might wonder why the declarations from that conference did not attract wider attention than they actually did. Could it be that such forecasts for Islam are so far-fetched that nobody takes them seriously? Or could it be that forecasts such as this about Euroislam are so deviant from the wishful thinking of the otherwise so self-asserting cultural elites in Europe that they prefer to ignore what was really said?
The same could be said about the problematic (lets call him sly & sinister) professor Tariq Ramadan who proclaimed the most worrying statement: The real intentions of Euroislam must be concealed from the general public. Quite a harsh and frank statement, considering that he must anticipate being quoted in the media. But maybe he just cynically relies on the negligence of “the infidels”?
Tariq Ramadan continues to be a frequent and acknowledged guest at official conferences all over Europe, not least in the Nordic countries, where he lately has been used as an expert on countering the radicalization of Muslim youths, among other things. He is held in high esteem among young educated Danish Muslims.
Meanwhile, in Geneva:
* Hani Ramadan is Tariq Ramadan’s brother. Both are grandsons of Hassan al Banna, founder of the Muslim brotherhood. Both are devoted Muhammedans who are determined to estblish the sharia in EUrabia.
* Hani Ramadan with the mark of the fanatical headbanger
The canton grants the equivalent of two years’ pay to a Meyrin junior high school instructor fired for writing an article in support of stoning.
* Is stoning ‘controversial’ now?
A Geneva teacher fired for controversial comments he made in an article for a French newspaper will receive SFr255,000 in damages from the canton of Geneva. The canton announced yesterday it is paying the amount to Hani Ramadan, a French teacher from a junior high school (cycle d’orientation) in Meyrin. The sum is the equivalent of two years’ salary for the teacher who was sacked in November 2004 after defending the stoning of men and women guilty of adultery.
His opinion piece was published in the fall of 2002 by Le Monde, the Paris-based newspaper, causing a storm of controversy. The canton ruled that Ramadan had violated his professional principles in making public such views. Ramadan, who has since worked as director of Geneva’s Islamic center, subsequently contested the decision to fire him. An appeal commission of the education department sided with Ramadan, annulling the termination to the embarrassment of cantonal decision-makers.
The canton opted to pay the maximum indemnity to guarantee “peace” over the issue, Laurent Moutinot, cantonal president, told a press conference. The government has also agreed to pay Ramadan’s legal fees, which have amounted to SFr90,000 in the affair. In all, the canton has paid more than SFr1 million to deal with the conflict.
We are insane.
Hugh Fitzgerald comments:
Meanwhile, his more famous, and far more dangerous brother, Tariq, appears in the “Islam” issue of The New York Times Book Review, where he identifies himself as at present a “professor at Oxford.” He is no such thing. He has been a temporary lecturer, at St. Antony’s College, in the Middle Eastern wing (the other wing is Russian and East European Studies), which ever since its inception was the fiefdom of the late Albert Hourani, described by J. B. Kelly as “a plump abbot dispensing his favors,” who allowed the place to be a diploma mill for all kinds of doubtful people. The D. Phil. does not require courses, but only a thesis, and every Rashid, Hamid, and Yusuf could get a D. Phil. at St. Antony’s, as long as Hourani was ruling the roost. Now he’s gone, and possibly things are changing there. But not completely, for Tariq Ramadan was given his temporary post.