The war of civilizations continues in Europe
Yet there are still many in Canada who wrongly believe the enemy we face is Islamophobia and not Islamofascism.
By contrast, in Europe, it is increasingly difficult to conceal the truth under the guise of political correctness.
In France, the baton to lead the “clash of civilizations” foretold by Samuel Huntington in 2002 has been taken up by Marine Le Pen, who heads the National Front and is working to galvanize French voters with her anti-Islamist rhetoric.
While Huntington has long been credited for predicting the clash of civilizations now unfolding in Europe, it was a Dutch writer of Pakistani origin, using the pseudonym “Mohamed Rasoel”, who on March 6, 1989 wrote in the newspaper NRC Handelsblad about his fears of a disaster unfolding inside Dutch society.
Later expanded as his book De Ondergang van Nederland — Land der Naïeve Dwazen (The Downfall of the Netherlands — Land of the Naïve Fools), Rasoel warned the open-door immigration policy in Holland of allowing radical, anti-western Islamists to settle in segregated ghettos would one day trigger serious conflict.
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In the year 1990, when the rest of the world was fast asleep, oblivious to the dangers of Islam, and figures like Geert Wilders and Marine le Pen were still ungerminated seeds, a Dutch-Muslim immigrant had already written a book, under the pseudonym Mohamed Rasoel, warning Europeans about the dangers that come with the open-door immigration policy. Immediately upon its publication, the book created a firestorm, making it the most discussed issue in the country (TV, newspapers and magazines), as reprints of the book sold out within days, until the left-wing government panicked and banned the book.
The author went into hiding under police protection, but was taken to court by the Anne Frank Foundation, charged with discrimination, and fined $4000. In 2003 a language professor, T.A. van Dijk, conducted research into the book and wrote his own 250-page book in which he argued arguing that the original book had not been written by Rasoel, but by a highly respected writer named Gerrit Komrij, who in return wrote a 40-page book denying this and taking van Dijk to court. The book gained further popularity when, in 2007, the Dutch right-wing party leader Geert Wilders proposed to the parliament that the book be distributed in all secondary schools. Since then, many other authors have also referred to its contents, in books such as Western Europe and its Islam, Defeating Eurabia, and Difference Diffidence Threat.
About the contents: With almost every prediction in the book having come true, the author warns that immigrants arrive carrying the same mentality that created the situations they fled from in the first place, only to recreate the same situations in Europe. Furthermore, the book proposes that the outcome of the volatile situation in Europe can either be a civil war, or the sacrificing of parts of Europe and bestowing them to the Muslims. Although the book refers mainly to the Netherlands, it applies to other European countries as well, of course. It is amazing, though, how everything being said today about Islam had already been said three decades ago, along with many other amazing arguments that people haven’t yet considered. This book was translated from Dutch to English, without the authorization of the author, whose whereabouts and true identity are still a mystery.