This is a paper presented at the MCC Budapest Summit on Migration, March 22-24, 2019.
The European Union’s Progressive-Left post-nationalist leadership is set on challenging the sovereignty of nation-states, by eliminating borders and letting in millions of Muslims. This policy has already contributed to moving the “old” European continent towards a new Europe, occupied by new people with a new culture. Apparently, opening the continent to millions of mostly unqualified migrants who refuse to assimilate, and who drain the coffers of their host countries, seems like the preferred solution to the negative birthrates among the Europeans.
On August 30, 2010, as he was folding his tent near the Vatican, on his last visit to Rome, Italy, then Libya’s leader Colonel Muammar Kaddafi, forewarned: “Europe runs the risk of turning black from illegal immigration; it could turn into Africa. There is a dangerous level of immigration from Africa into Europe, and we don’t know what will happen. What will be the reaction of the white Christian Europeans to this mass of hungry, uneducated Africans? We don’t know if Europe will remain an advanced and cohesive continent or if it will be destroyed by this barbarian invasion.”
Kaddafi urged the Europeans, “imagine that this could happen, but before it does, we need to work together.” He proceeded to offer the Europeans a deal, asking for a modest fee of 5bn euros, to stop the mass migration to Europe, which as he predicted, are costing billions of euros annually.
Despite the already increasing number of African migrants and Middle Eastern refugees of the evolving Arab Spring, the Europeans accused Kaddafi of blackmail and dismissed his offer. A few years later, after more than 1million refugees flooded the continent, the EU caved in to Turkey’s Islamist President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan demands of more than 6bn euros, to temporarily prevent refugees from entering Europe.
In addition to Kaddafi’s “business proposal,” the Europeans overlooked Kaddafi’s public Dawah sermon, in which he called on Europe to convert to Islam. His handing out Korans to five hundred young Italian women, impressing upon them that “Islam is the “ultimate religion. If you want to believe in a single faith, then it must be that of Mohammed,” was dismissed as one of his publicity ploys, thus overlooking the significance of his performing the Islamic religious duty, the Dawah (calling on infidels to join Islam). Incredibly, European and other Western nations continue to ignore Islamic leaders calls on Muslims residing in the West to spread Islam.
Six months later, when Libyan Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated rebels joined the “Arab Spring,” NATO began its military intervention to depose Kaddafi. The chaos that ensued after his death in October 2011, created a vacuum that was swiftly filled by local and foreign jihadist groups, including al Qaeda and ISIS.
Libya’s coastline’s strategic importance as a step-stone to Europe was not wasted on ISIS. By 2015, ISIS has been shipping more than a million Muslim and African “refugees” and to the Italian island of Lampedusa, just 162 nm from the Libyan coastline. It is unknown how many members/supporters of ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other jihadist groups arrived in Europe via Libya as “refugees.”
As the refugee crisis worsened, Turkey’s Islamist President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who aspires to take over and Islamize Europe, demanded a hefty ransom and other political concessions in exchange of helping control the flood of refugees. The Europeans conceded to most of his demands.
European nations and central institution’ have for decades denied the threats posed by radical Islam. Instead, they have been focusing on alleged ‘root causes’ of Islamist terrorism, and on attempts to accommodate and appease them, by codifying the Islamic narrative, imposing political correctness with new draconian hate- speech laws, thus playing into the hands of the radicals who are set on expanding the Islamization of Europe.
Widely publicized declarations by Islamic religious and political leaders and activists that Islam is not merely a religion but also a universal political and social system are not new or secret. They are advertised in all languages on the Internet and on the social media pages of global radical Muslim organizations. The Facebook pages of Hizb ut Tahrir, for example, says: (quote)”Islam is the only system that united people of all races and religions in history and will unite them once more when it returns.”
You don’t have to take my word for it. Instead, take a look at our dedicated website news.acdemocracy.org, which provides original documentation of statement made by radical Islamists leaders, official representatives of major Muslim organizations, as well as political leaders in the West who support them.
Let’s begin with the Doha based Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the very influential spiritual leader for the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood – for many years he was on Interpol’s red alert, but last November was removed without an official explanation – who has issued many Fatwas on the duty of all Muslims to spread Islam. His fatwas have been published on his website; on Islam-online – the brotherhood’s official website, and for many years, he issued them on his widely watched TV program on al Jazeera.
According to Qaradawi, “Occupying Europe and defeating Christianity will become possible with the spread of Islam inside Europe until it becomes strong enough to take over the whole continent.”
After al -Qaeda attacked the U.S., Qaradawi explained that Islamizing Europe would be “the beginning of the righteous Caliphate’s return.”
Al-Qaradawi declared: “Islam will return once more to Europe as a conqueror and as a victorious power after it was expelled twice from the continent…I assume that next time the conquest [of Europe] will not be achieved by the sword [i.e., war] but by preaching (dawah) and spreading the ideology [of Islam]….The conquest of Europe …and the expansion of Islam will reach all the areas where the sun shines and the moon appears [i.e., the entire world.” Few, if any Europeans, took him seriously.
Instead, advancing the Islamist agenda seems to suit the Progressive-Left post-nationalist leadership everywhere. Like the Muslims, though for different reasons, they are set on challenging the sovereignty of nation states. Both aim at changing the European continent, by creating a new Europe, occupied by new people and a new culture. For the Europeans, opening the continent to millions of Muslims, who drain the coffers of their host country, seems as the solution to the negative birthrates among the Europeans. Oddly, they are convinced that the newcomers, as the old Europeans, would submit to Brussel’s dictates.
Why should they? The Europeans were never interested in assimilating Muslims. Instead, they talked about integration, which they miserably failed. They also failed to acknowledge the rise of radical Islam, especially in large concentrations of Muslim neighborhoods. And little attention, if any, has been given to the constant preaching by local Imams and Islamic scholars, many who visit Europe to inoculate the newly arrived, as well as the second and third generation of Muslim migrants against assimilation.
These preachers also warn against temptations readily available in Western secular societies, urging instead, to “spread the word of Allah.”
In September 2015, at the height of the refugee’s crisis in Europe, when more than 1 million refuges flooded Europe following the German Chancellor’s controversial decision of open border migration. Fatima Benhatta, a Canadian representative of the U.K based international organization Islamic Relief, which has ties to Hamas, issued the following statement on the Syrian mass immigration to Europe.
“…My prayer, O Allah, open their [European countries that welcomed Syrian refugees] breasts to [accept] Islam and provide them with the testimony [pledge of allegiance to Allah and Mohammad]. I swear by Allah that they deserve the prayer. What is the achievement of Syrians coming [to Europe]? Islam will be spread even more among them [Europeans], their [Muslims] ratio [in society] will increase and the Syrians will be victorious [conquering Europe], Allah Willing…” (archive)
Incidentally, Fatima is friendly with Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who on March 17, 2019, after the awful Christchurch terrorist attack on Muslims, chose to visit a Muslim Community (SNMC) mosque in Ottawa to express his solidarity with the Muslim community. That mosque, however, is known for hosting a Saudi imam who prayed for killing Jews and Christians.
Also in late 2015, the popular Islamist activist Saeed Rageah, who was born in Somalia, raised in Saudi Arabia, and according to his online bio, “found his way to North America,” in the late 1980s’, visited Sweden to address Muslim refugees and immigrants. In his speech, which was posted on YouTube- Rageah enlightened his audience, saying: “The reason that Allah brought you here is so you can carry the message of Islam to the people. Why? Because each one of us has the responsibility to call people to Allah.”
Rageah has also delivered sermons calling on all Muslims living in the West, to Hire only Muslims: “Use only truck-and cab drivers that are Muslim! Use only doctors who are Muslim. — “If you want to do anything just ask if that individual is a Muslim or not. If he is not, then look for a Muslim, because I’m sure you’ll find a Muslim. I’m sure you’ll find a Muslim in that field…”
Shaikh Abdool Hamid, who like many other Islamic scholars from all over the world have been educated at Medina University, the Saudi version of the Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, in the former USSR.
Hamid is a popular lecturer who serves as Imam in several mosques in North America. He regularly holds sermons calling to impose Islam, with instructions on how to advance the transformation of Western secular nations into an Islamic society.
He argues that while “it may seem from one perspective that Islam took over…it is really [taking] over in order to enhance the lives” of the people. He also calls on the newcomers to become politically active, because “changing society cannot happen unless we become involved in the political process.” The involvement in the political process, he explains, “is necessary to bring Sharia (Islamic Law) because Islam is universal.”
But what should be done to the infidels who reject the Invitation to Islam?
When such an invitation, the Dawah, does not convince all non-believers to convert, the Hadith provides the next step. According to the book “The Gardens of the Righteous” – which was written by a Sunni scholar in the 13th Century, and published and distributed with modern commentary in the United States, and on social media by the Islamic Circle of North America, “Islam strives to achieve global dominance by jihad.,, Until Islam Becomes Victorious or We Die in the Attempt. ”
The Saudi Salman bin Fahed al-‘Auda, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s International Union for Muslim Scholars, who in 2017 was not allowed into Denmark and in September 2018 sentenced to death by a Saudi court, is famous for asserting that the solution to Islamic distress — that may bring about the fall of America and the Western world — “exists in one word which is Jihad.”
As al-Auda explains(quote) -“The West, and above all the United States, and Western culture, in general, are undergoing a historical process that is deterministic. This process leads to its total collapse, sooner or later.” He sounds like most Democrats turned progressive socialists Presidential candidates in the US…. Doesn’t he?
According to al-Auda and many other Salafi scholars – Jihad is intended to accelerate that collapse. And importantly, he reminds us that Jihad is fought not only on the battlefield. “Weapons are not only the rifle, the bullet, the airplane, the tank, and the cannon. Not at all!” When thinking about weapons to advance Jihad, think about the economy as a weapon, money is a weapon…”
Anyone critical of the Europeans’ open border policies, and the Islamization of Europe is labeled Islamophobe by the radical Left and leaders of wide-spread, well-funded Muslim organizations who use lawfare as an economic warfare against their critics. Joining them are the leaders of the European Union, who willfully ignore the Islamic threat, in their haste to turn the European continent to a new, pinker version of the former USSR. The EU’s central bureaucracy delude itself into believing that they will be able to control the fast-growing radicalized Muslim population, as they have the secular Europeans.
Europe’s Left -leaning central institutions, and Europe’s leading Islamic organizations fight to protect their opacity. Both groups fear that transparency would foil their plans. Thus, they stigmatize their opponents as irrational and hate mongers to silence and abuse the legal system to punish them.
However, there is nothing irrational with those who dare to identify the threats posed by these two groups. The “Visegrad 4” – made of four Central European nations that for decades lived under Communism: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, joined in opposition to the EU’s post-nationalist, no-borders, “New Europe”, pro -Muslim migration agenda.
The Polish government, which resists the EU dictated quota of Muslim refugees, has instead “rolled out the welcome mat” for some 2 million economic migrants from Ukraine, who are seeking” a better life after the Russian invasion of 2014.”
At the forefront of the opposition to the EU’s efforts to end its member nations’ sovereignty, and creating a “new Europeans” with masses of Muslim migrants/refugees, is Hungary’s outspoken Prime Minister Victor Orbán.
The Ottoman’s Empire’s 158 years rule over Hungary (1541-1699), has not been forgotten. And Mr. Orban seems intent on preventing the history of Islamic oppression from repeating itself. Despite EU threats and sanctions, he continues to argue that “Without the protection of our Christian culture, we are going to lose Europe, and Europe will no longer belong to the Europeans.”
Would Europe catch up with Poland and Hungary? Could Europe get its act together before it’s too late?
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