Europe’s Waterslide into Dhimmitudeby William Kilpatrick
During the Second World War, Americans naturally had a strong interest in events in Europe. The war in Europe was the stuff of daily headlines in the U.S., and this interest in European affairs continued for a long time afterwards. Americans recognized that their own fate was tied to that of their allies across the Atlantic.
Despite the fact that Europe is even closer now in terms of travel time, that interest has waned considerably. Whatever is happening in Europe—the ever-pending Greek default, the refugee crisis off the coast of Italy, the fate of the EU itself—seems to have little to do with us. Except for the occasional major headline story, most Americans haven’t the faintest idea what is happening in the UK and on the Continent. Unless there’s a war going on, we don’t pay much attention to European affairs. Yet there is a war going on in Europe, and it’s part of a wider global war, the outcome of which will profoundly affect the future of Americans. The reason we don’t notice is that, although there are occasional bombings and shootings, Europe’s war is primarily a culture war—a war to determine whether or not Islam will eventually be imposed on the people of Europe. How is that war progressing? Consider a couple of recent headlines:
UK waterpark bans bikinis, orders visitors to wear “Islamically appropriate” clothes
Turn empty Catholic churches into mosques, French Muslim leader says.
It’s been announced that Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent will hold women-only nights, where women will be expected to wear “full-length jogging bottoms and a dark-coloured t-shirt” in accordance with Islamic rules of modesty. Seeing as the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent is a chap named Majid Kahn, and that Mohammed Pervez is the head of the City Council, one assumes that the city is located in a heavily Muslim area of England. Thus, many will accept the news as no big deal—as just a reasonable local concession to diversity, which, of course, is our strength and our salvation. Catholics and other Christians might even be inclined to welcome the idea. After all, isn’t it about time that somebody did something about the near-nudity one encounters in beaches and water parks?
That’s one way of looking at it. On the other hand, as Conservative MP Philip Hollobonesaid, “Imagine … if the boot was on the other foot and swimmers were told they had to dress appropriately in respect of Christians.” If you’re familiar with the way things work in politically correct Britain, you’ll realize that that’s a non-starter. In explanation of the new policy, a Waterworld spokesman said: “We pride ourselves in having the adaptability and diversity to cater to demands of our guests.” But as Brits are coming to realize, the only diversity that counts in England today is Islam.
Over on the other side of the Channel, a top Muslim official has suggested turning empty or abandoned Catholic churches into mosques. There are presently about 2,500 mosques in France, but it’s estimated that at least 5,000 are needed for France’s growing Muslim population.
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