Filip Dewinter, American Renaissance, April 2011
I would like to start with the words of the leader of a Belgian Muslim organization with the straightforward name of Sharia4Belgium. On June 15, 2010, Abu Imran said: “We won’t rest until Europe has become an Islamic state. And then we will march on towards the White House and the Vatican. We will carry out the promise of our dear Prophet. In a peaceful way, but we will continue until the Lord grants us victory.”
As far back as 1974, Algerian President Houari Boumedienne told the General Assembly of the United Nations: “One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory.”
Boumedienne’s prediction is becoming true. Through family reunification, migration for marriage, and asylum, each year about two million non-Europeans receive residence permits from the European Union.
And just as immigration and high birth rates are dramatically increasing the number of non-European immigrants, white Europe is on the verge of extinction. With the exception of Albania, which consists mainly of Muslims, not a single European country has a birth rate high enough to maintain its population. The number of native Europeans could fall to half in less than 50 years.
This means the ethnic composition of Europe is dramatically changing. One out of seven of Germany’s 82 million inhabitants is of foreign descent. For France, the figure is 16 per cent. In the United Kingdom, one out of nine people was born abroad. In the Netherlands, one out of five people is of foreign origin. In Belgium, immigrants account for one sixth of the population. An astonishing 70 percent of the people of Brussels, the capital of Europe, are immigrants (including other Europeans), and that percentage will rise to 85 per cent by 2020. In my own city of Antwerp, 40 percent of the population is foreign, and that figure is likely to be 55 percent in 2020.
It is estimated that five million Turks live in Europe, mostly in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Austria. Some five million North Africans live in Europe, primarily in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden. About five million black Africans are in Europe, mostly in France and Britain. The number of Asians in Europe runs to about four million, with one million Pakistanis in Britain alone. Europe also counts about 2.2 million South Americans, mainly in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
The Western World is being invaded — not by armed men, but by millions of penniless immigrants. The result is rising crime rates, overburdened social services, unemployment, school failure, immigrant riots, a white exodus from areas dominated by immigrants, and the arrival of such barbaric practices as forced marriages, honor killings, ritual slaughter of animals, and female genital mutilation.
As the native European population shrinks, there is still an enormous population growth in Third-World countries. Sixty years ago, there were three times as many Europeans as black Africans; now black Africans outnumber Europeans. By 2030, there will be almost twice as many black Africans as Europeans. At current growth rates, the population of black Africa will reach one billion by 2017 and 1.3 billion by 2030. If Europe does not stand up to the immigration invasion and enforce a strict immigration policy, its population threatens to be overrun by a tsunami of indigent Third-World immigrants.
Another threat Europe faces is the possible admission of Turkey to the European Union. In 1987, Turkey applied for membership. At first, Greece vetoed admission, but withdrew its veto in 1999, and since that time, Turkey has officially been a candidate member state. In 2005, the EU began negotiating with Turkey for possible admission.
In 2010, there were 501 million people living in the 27 member states of the EU. The accession of a non-European Muslim country with almost 80 million inhabitants would be pure madness. For hundreds of years, Europe had to protect its eastern borders against Turkish imperialism. It was not until the 19th century that southern Europe was finally almost freed from Turkish invaders. If Turkey were to gain EU membership, Europe’s gates would be opened to its ancient hereditary enemy.
If Turkey joins the EU, it will mean not only millions more immigrants. It will mean a powerful Islamic country can influence European policy. It is important to note that since 2003, Turkey has been governed by Islamic fundamentalists. Turkey’s prime-minister Tayyip Erdogan showed his true colors in 1997 — before he entered the government — when he said, “Mosques are our barracks, domes our helmets, minarets our bayonets, believers our soldiers.” He has also said, “Democracy is like a train, we shall get out when we arrive at the station we want.”
It would be unacceptable for European elites to decide on the accession of Turkey without consulting the European people. Therefore, a coalition of patriotic parties — the Vlaams Belang in Belgium, the Austrian Freedom Party, the Lega Nord in Italy, the Danish Peoples Party, and the Swedish Democrats — announced in October 2010 that they would organize a popular initiative, as stipulated by the Lisbon Treaty, to put this matter before the European people. We intend to organize a referendum in the entire EU on the accession of Turkey.
In the 1980s and ’90s, we were pleased to witness the fall of communism. After the Soviet Union collapsed and its terrible crimes were revealed, communism lost its credibility. The New Left then used the immigration problem to dress communism up as something new. Communists transformed themselves into anti-racists, and the struggle for multiculturalism and against racism replaced the communist class struggle and the proletarian revolution. Immigrants and other so-called minority groups now play the role of the working-class proletariat. “Discrimination” rather than oppression of the workers has become the Left’s great demon. Minorities and immigrants must be emancipated, raised up, and trained in multiculturalist thinking.
Ultimately, the objectives of communism and multiculturalism are the same. Both strive for the equality of cultures and people, and want to create a new type of man, who is no longer determined by his cultural environment, but formed according to multicultural principles.
In recent years, the working class has changed sides politically. Many ordinary Europeans who might have supported the Left during the heyday of communism, have rejected the new multicultural goals. The “progressive” parties, however, have embraced the immigrants.
The Left cultivates a number of guilt complexes in order to weaken European resolve. It trumpets racism, anti-Semitism, slavery, colonialism, and xenophobia as Europe’s original sins. Because of this allegedly shameful record, the European people no longer have a right to their own identity, culture, and traditions. In the Leftist world view, European nation states are harmful anachronisms that are responsible for anything that goes wrong in this world.
The multicultural ideology has become a kind of new religion, with the equality of cultures as its central dogma. The cure for the European disease is obvious: Open the gates of Europe to pauperized masses from Third-World countries. Immigration will cure the sins of colonization. Europe must be reprogrammed according to multicultural prescriptions, “institutional racism” must be eliminated, and the entire population reeducated.
Islamization fits in perfectly with this program. Millions of Muslims and their families move to Europe while multiculturalism requires that Islam, under the guise of freedom of religion, be placed on equal terms with European religions.
As I noted above, Muslim leaders have stated their goals clearly. In the summer of 2010, on the second anniversary of the Libyan-Italian friendship treaty, the Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi gave a speech in Italy, in which he expressed his wish that “Islam would become the religion of the whole of Europe.” He added that “Islam is the last religion and if we should have faith, we should believe in Mohammed.”
In 2006, Mr. Gadhafi told the Al Jazeera network: “We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe — without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.”
In his speech, Mr. Gadhafi was simply reiterating what Islam has always stood for: world domination and the creation of a world-wide Islamic political order. Muslims believe that Islam is the definitive revelation to mankind and that it is every Muslim’s duty to help conquer and subjugate the world, because the earth belongs to Allah. For 1,400 years, this has been the final goal of Islam’s war of conquest, its universal jihad.
And Islam is, indeed, taking over Europe. It is the fastest growing religion on our continent. In the 1960s there were only one to two million Muslims in Western Europe; now there are more than 20 million. Mosques and Koranic schools shoot up like mushrooms. Islamic customs and symbols — from ritual slaughter to headscarves to Islamic holidays — are authorized, made official, and treated as equal to our own traditions. Neighborhoods and districts turn into Islamic ghettos where there is no sign of integration, let alone assimilation. This Islamization is a new form of colonization that is changing Europe into Eurabia.
Europe’s hereditary enemy
Islam is Europe’s hereditary enemy. It is a religion of conquest that twice invaded our lands. The first invasion took place in the seventh century, when Spain, Portugal and even the south of France were conquered by Islam. Only in 732 at Poitiers did Charles Martel halt the rise of Islam. It took another 800 years to drive Islam out of southern Europe. The reconquista was finally achieved in 1492, when the last Islamic troops fled from Granada across the Mediterranean. Even the Crusades can be thought of as defensive wars to prevent a new Islamic invasion.
In the 14th century, the Ottoman Turks again took up the westward march into Europe. That invasion was not stopped until 300 years later in 1683 at the gates of Vienna. Today, we are under attack again, and the third Islamic invasion is taking place as we speak.
This third invasion is not actual warfare. Of course, there is a terrorist threat, but the real battle is demographic. Muslims are “peacefully” overrunning Europe. Through mass immigration, conversion, propaganda, family reunification, and high birth rates Islam is marching on.
Unlike the shrinking native European population, the world Muslim population is expected to increase — by 35 percent in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion to 2.2 billion by 2030. I noted earlier that Western Europe counts more than 20 million Muslims, including illegal immigrants. If we add Russia and Eastern Europe there are officially more than 50 million Muslims in the whole of Europe. According to projections, that number could grow to 73 million by 2030.
Islam is like a typical predator: It attacks only the weak, and Europe is weak. Our continent has lost its identity, its confidence, its culture, and is becoming an economic giant with feet of clay. Thanks to the transformation of communism into anti-racism and multiculturalism, Europe is afraid to defend the norms and values of its own civilization. Just as AIDS weakens the physical resistance of human beings, multiculturalism weakens the identity and demographic resistance of a people and a civilization. Islam takes advantage of this weakness. It is like a cuckoo that lays its egg in the warm European nest. We, Europeans, are unsuspectingly hatching this cuckoo egg and will eventually be cast out!
The cult of multiculturalism has blinded Europe to the threat of Muslim fundamentalism. Since the 1980s, extremist groups have infiltrated Europe but governments and security services have done nothing. Europe thus allowed an Islamic fifth column to take root in European soil. Extremist organizations not only plan terrorist attacks on European soil, they also spread fundamentalist ideas among the growing Muslim communities in Europe. It is hardly surprising that not just the bombings in Madrid and London but the September 11 attacks on New York were planned by Muslims living in Europe.
Most Muslim extremists, of course, do not commit terrorist attacks. Their jihad is infiltration, agitation, conversion, intimidating dissenters, inciting Muslims who live in the West, and undermining Western civilization. In Islamic circles, terrorism is simply a matter of tactics, not one of principle.
Meanwhile, the Muslim enclaves in European cities are getting bigger and bigger, and the authorities can hardly maintain control over them. Fundamentalist Muslims use these ghettos as bridgeheads for conquering the entire society. Fundamentalists control the Muslim community and replace democratic rule and European norms with sharia, the system of Islamic law. In the suburbs of Paris, where young Muslims often riot, there are more than 700 official no-go zones in which the French authorities have almost completely lost control. It is from these centers that Islam spreads its tentacles.
Winston Churchill once said: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” The European establishment has tried to buy social peace by making one concession after another to Islam. This strategy is suicidal. We give the impression that we are weak, which only strengthens Islam in its belief that victory is at hand.
Europe must make a choice: submit to invasion and Islamization, or resist and force Islam back. Unfortunately, the supporters of multiculturalism are still in control of the social debate in Europe. Although the grip of the multiculturalists is weakening, they still control European politics and media, and have even managed to muzzle free speech with so-called “hate speech” laws.
Europe needs to resurrect its fighting spirit. A European Renaissance is possible only if we tear off the multicultural straitjacket, renounce cultural nihilism, resume our identity and cultural uniqueness, and dare to proclaim the superiority of our own civilization.
In order to save their continent, Europeans must first regain control over their borders and stop the immigration invasion. Immigration policy must serve our social and cultural needs, not those of foreign invaders.
Europe must also confront Islam. It is no use to declare a “war on terror” and at the same time ignore the political-religious reasons for the violence. We must dismantle the structures of Islam in Europe and force Islam back. Muslims must embrace Europe and integrate, or return to their countries of origin.
We should not be defeatist. All across Europe there are political parties that understand what is at stake. The parties I mentioned earlier — my own Vlaams Belang, along with the Danish People’s Party, the Freedom Party of Austria, the Swedish Democrats, the Northern League, as well as others — are fully aware of the failures of multiculturalism and recognize the demographic threat. With enough effort and commitment, Europe will remain European.