Thursday, August 27, 2009

Portents of Eurabia - The National Newspaper

Portents of Eurabia - The National Newspaper: "His final word is that “Europe finds itself in a contest with Islam for the allegiance of its newcomers. For now, Islam is the stronger party in that contest, in an obvious demographic way and in a less obvious philosophical way. In such circumstances, words like ‘majority’ and ‘minority’: mean little. When an insecure, malleable, relativistic culture meets a culture that is anchored, confident and strengthed by common doctrines, it is generally the former that changes to suit the latter”.

Both judgements cannot be right. But they can be, and are, equally mistaken. Europe is neither being galvanized into a new sense of unity by the reemergence of Islam as its historic adversary, nor demoralized by the superior faith of its Muslim immigrants. If it has cause for disarray, that lies elsewhere, in the combination of servility and resentment it regularly displays in its role as camp-follower of the American hegemon."

2 comments:

William said...

Awesome link. I really just pasted a very tiny portion of this article and now I am going to make my two sense worth. The fact is Islam and cultural relativism are indeed becoming renewed in Europe. There is no mistaking this. The author however does not agree that this is a problem for Europe, he is blaming Europe's problem or "disarray" on there servility and resentment for the American hegemony". Well, what does he really want to say here? I am confused. Early on in the article he claims that Islam is not well grounded in a cultural sense like Europe's culture and that the former would succumb to the latter. I am still confused even more. Does that mean that Islam can not overtake Europe like Persia once had overrun the entire planet?(almost) Maybe I can just send him an email and ask him. Anyways, the American comment really "caught me" as I was reading along in this article looking for the "meat and potatoes" regarding cultural relativism.
Have a look at it maybe you will see something that I missed..


William

William said...

This is the second time I posted a comment here. The author is in disarray. The suggestion is that Europe has a problem with the US not with Islam. Period. End of story. Do you draw another conclusion from what this post quote suggests>?

William

The question is really?????????
that's news to me........