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Strangers in the Land
New York Times ^ | July 29, 2009 | Fouad Ajami

Posted on 08/01/2009 4:32:34 AM PDT by reaganaut1

In his “Reflections on the Revolution in Europe,” Christopher Caldwell, a meticulous journalist who writes for The New York Times Magazine and other publications, gives this subject its most sustained and thoughtful treatment to date. The question of Islam in Europe has occasioned calls of alarm about “Eurabia,” as well as works of evasion and apology by those who insist Islam is making its peace with European norms. [...]

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A fault line opened in European society [regarding Muslim immigration]. On one side were those keen to keep their world whole and theirs; on the other was elite opinion, insisting on the inevitability and legitimacy of the new immigration. For their part, the new arrivals, timid at first, grew expansive in the claims they made. This was odd: they had fled the fire, and the failure, of their ancestral lands, but they brought the fire with them. Political Islam had risen on its home turf in the Middle East and North Africa, in South Asia, but a young generation in Europe gave its allegiance to the new Islamist radicalism. Emancipated women had shed the veil in Egypt and Turkey and Iran in the 1920s; there are Muslim women now asserting their right to wear the burqa in Paris.

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The European welfare state tempted and aided the new Islamism. Two-thirds of the French imams are on welfare.

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Years earlier, the legendary theorist of the Islamists, the Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, had written of the primacy of Islam: we may carry their nationalities, he observed, but we belong to our religion. The assailants from West Yorkshire, and the radical Muslims from Denmark who, after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of Muhammad in 2005, traveled through Islamic lands agitating against the country that had given them home and asylum, [confirm this].

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bookreview; christophercaldwell; europe; islam
Caldwell follows many previous writers warning about the Islamization of Europe, but since he is a "a meticulous journalist who writes for The New York Times Magazine and other publications", he gets a better review.
1 posted on 08/01/2009 4:32:34 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1
The libtards are soon to come to a place where they will not be able to "hold two contradictory thoughts in their minds at once." Their affinity for muslims and Palestinians has been possible due to the geographical separation from confronting the reality of muslim society, especially it's treatment of women. As Islam "comes west" though and the libtards embrace of "diversity at all cost" the intellectual friction caused by these competing ideas will be their undoing. They will have to cut lose one group or the other. Who will be thrown under the bus? The muslims or the feminists? It should be entertaining to watch.

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2 posted on 08/01/2009 6:26:45 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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