The Global War On You Know Who

"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Lights Are Going Out In Europe

A chilling glimpse of what's to come, from Fjordman.
A new report from the EU's racism watchdog says Europe must do more to combat racism [not terrorism]. The problem is, "Islamophobia" has been included as a form of racism in the EU. New anti-discrimination laws to combat Islamophobia [not terrorism] are to be enacted, and already have been in Norway, where Norwegians need to mount proof of their own innocence if Muslim immigrants accuse them of discrimination in any form, including discriminatory speech.

EU must do more to combat racism: report

Europe must do more to combat racism and xenophobia [not terrorism] and work to end discrimination in employment, housing and education, the EU's racism watchdog said on Wednesday. In a report presented to the European Parliament in Brussels, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) said that Roma gypsies and Muslims were especially targeted. "Muslim groups face particularly challenging conditions in many member states," said the report, which assessed developments in 2004 across the 25 EU member states. The authors recommend the full implementation of EU anti-discrimination laws, national employment strategies to target minorities, more equitable access to education and housing and a crackdown on racist incidents [not terrorism].

Ali Sina: The Fall of Europe

Anti-Islamism [not terrorism] has been included in the text as a “dangerous inclination” that has to be fought against upon the insistence of Turkey at the summit that 46 Council members attended. The 3rd Council of Europe summit has for the first time mentioned "Islamophobia" in the 9th paragraph of the Warsaw Declaration that was accepted on Tuesday, May 17. The Council has reached the following decisions regarding the issue: Condemnation of any kind of intolerance and discrimination based on gender, race and religious beliefs in particular, including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, the fight against these within the framework of the Council of Europe and the use of effective mechanisms and rules to combat these problems [not terrorism]. Thus, anti-Islamism as well as anti-Semitism will be dealt with within the framework of legal proceedings. The Council reports will include anti-Islamist movements. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) will closely monitor these movements.
Fjordman, Scandinavia's best anti-jihad blogger, responds to a reader's question about whether or not his site will be shut down:
I will close down for private reasons. Maybe I would survive, but I would be walking a legal tightrope with this, and other additional laws, yes. Criticism of Islam and Muslim immigration is increasingly being banned by law in Eurabia.


At 11:09 PM, Anonymous Darius_LaMonica said...

It's sad news re: Fjordman. He ran an excellent blog and cited to articles in Europe that the MSM won't touch. I hope he survives Eurabia and if he needs a new home I hope he looks to the USA.

This means the rest of the blogosphere is going to have to pick up the slack, and it'll be tough to duplicate his quality work.

At 1:07 AM, Blogger st said...

Absolutely. I hope he can be persuaded to keep it up. On one hand, Norway isn't a member of the EU, so EU law won't apply to him. And unless I'm mistaken, blogspot is hosted on a server in the US, which ought to buy him some wiggle room as well.

OTOH, Norway's laws sound bad enough all on their own. Plus, the ECRI is an agency of the Council of Europe, which is distinct from the EU and of which Norway is a member. But I don't think their edicts are binding, unless enacted by member state governments.

He faces more of a legal labyrinth than a tightrope -- but either way, that's exactly when it's time to shout louder.


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