bloggie

tuesday, september 16, 2014 2:28 pm zst

Voted "Best Greek-Palestinian Blog"

hyperlinkopotamus

packen left a comment at 6:07 am 09/16
evariste @ large is also here
evariste left a comment at 11:21 am 09/15
zorkmidden is also here
Jaujau left a comment at 7:42 am 09/16
evariste is also here
franco cbi left a comment at 6:40 pm 09/14
evariste is also here
zorkmidden left a comment at 9:20 pm 09/14
RIP Ford, evariste, packen, and Thousand Sons have also commented
badboyrecovered left a comment at 11:40 pm 09/10
evariste is also here
badboyrecovered left a comment at 11:49 pm 09/10
evariste and evariste @ large have also commented
franco cbi left a comment at 5:11 pm 09/08
Thousand Sons left a comment at 4:43 pm 09/08
franco cbi is also here

Clash of Civilizations

Why al-Qaeda Will Dominate the European Union

The first reason extreme Islam will prevail is the intellectual advantage that al-Qaeda leaders have over western European politicians. The latter want to believe that there is no clash of civilizations; that terrorism is just a product of misery and lack of education; that the solution lies in a multicultural, tolerant society; and that the stubbornness of the Americans and Israelis is to blame for all the problems.

What naïveté. An editorial in the March issue of Mu'askar al-Battar (an al-Qaeda newsletter) sets these fantasies right: "The war of cultures had begun long before the 9/11 attacks, before Huntington and Fukuyama. This war has been going on since there first were the faithful and the unfaithful." We might cite dozens of similar statements. The European leaders who still doubt the validity of Huntington's "clash of civilizations" theory are kidding themselves. The leaders of Islamic radicals are fanatics, but they are intelligent fanatics.

The second reason is the unification of foreign policy in the EU. In the UN, all member states of the European Union dutifully voted against Israel as a flock of sheep under the leadership of France. France is home to millions of Muslims, who are a decisive factor in its domestic politics. Their opinions, strongly influenced by radical Islamic propaganda, shape the French, and consequently also European foreign policy. The growth in the Muslim population makes French policy visibly more and more pro-Arab, pro-Islam, and anti-Israel. Also weighing heavily in European (not just French) politics is oil. The corrupt relationships between governments and oil companies are a well-known fact. Take the story of Elf Aquitaine, for instance. This is why European leaders literally lick the boots of Arab dictators. Just remember Romano Prodi kowtowing before Muammar Quadafi. But only the common foreign policy together with the adoption of the European Constitution will allow radical Islamists to pull the strings of all European foreign ministers at once.


(nbl: jim russell)

Posted by zorkmidden on Oct 15, 2004 6:00 am

no comments yet

recent comments

50 shades of dumb. I'm celebrating the death of the television in my house. No cable, no antenna. No worries!
I read somewhere that there are about ten surnames in Korea.
Boom!
You're welcome. Glad you liked it!
Awesome scene.
[ Apple creates a tool to let you remove the free U2 album from your acocount if you're that
Apple has legendary bad taste in music.
[ #1 ]/ evariste: And for the middle-aged among us is "why the fuck pick U2?"
[ #8 ]/ packen: Add flu to the list. I'm on the fourth miserable day of it.
[ The best-of is the best of. ]/
The burning question on the minds of today's youth.
' 7-Up was originally called Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda and contained lithium citrate right up until 1950. In fact,
[ #8 ]/ packen: LOL
Bonus: [ how South Korean pop is conquering the world ]/
LMAO!
I do, sporadically—as lithium orotate, which is supposed to be effective in doses too tiny to be toxic.
[ #3 ]/ zorkmidden: Between Thessaloniki, Ebola and Ferkakta coffee mug I think of zorkie almost every day!
I posted something on fay & matt's facebook last night and got to wondering how y'all were doing.
Dude it's you! Awesome!
[ #2 ]/ Thousand Sons: [ #2 ]/ Thousand Sons Anytime I read an article that
I had no idea either, I had just heard it on the radio a couple of times!
Now I have [X] Silverado [X] Desperado stuck in my head. The Johnny Cash version, I had no idea it
LMAO.
[ #19 ]/ zorkmidden I have to rethink my whole naming strategy again.
So you were gonna name your iPhone after an Eagles song?! That might be worse than the Chevy idea. And

home

this & that

bloggie pulse: circulation
last 15 minutes:
37
last hour:
64
last 24 hours:
670
bloggie pulse: comments
since midnite:
4
last 24 hours:
5
in our lifetime:
5938