Here’s one of those inconvenient truths that completely undermine the smear of Bat Ye’or’s book, Eurabia, as a “conspiracy theory”.
What these Islamic apologists, ignorant politicians and academics mistakenly call a conspiracy… is actually a carefully cultivated political culture within the EU. Only those bureaucrats and politicians who aspire to top office within its institutions..have to have, and espouse, “certain views” that the institutions promote, or at least remain silent about them.
Its immaterial what politicians, and the various agendas that they push, float in and out of the EU and national governments, it’s the ones who consistenly remain at the top tier of EU bureaucracy who have to adhere and push the accepted narrative. That can be seen in the total adherence (slave like attitude) to large expansive and very socialist EU policies.
You’ll never see critical voices of the EU, being accepted into high level positions of the EU, it’s not a conspiracy to say that the EU only accepts those who truly believe in the (statist driven/socialist) project. Anyone single politician or bureaucrat that bucks that agenda…simply won’t be elevated to levels of power. That’s not an unfounded conspiracy, it’s fact.
U.S. State Department Witnessed 1974 Birth of Eurabia
May 4th, 2012 by Andrew Bostom |
Serendipitously, perhaps, in the midst of Geert Wilders’ visit to the U.S., warning of the consequences of Europe’s ongoing Islamization, today I came across a State Department memo from the U.S. embassy in Madrid, dated September 19, 1974 (1974 Madrid 05880), declassified June 30, 2005. This document reveals that the U.S. was fully aware of the advent of “Eurabia,” precisely as self-characterized in an official European socio-political journal bearing the title Eurabia.
Eurabia was the title of a journal published in the mid-1970s by the European Committee for the Coordination of Friendship Associations with the Arab World. Eurabia”s editor was Lucien Bitterlin, president of the Association of Franco-Arab Solidarity; the journal was published jointly by Euro-Arab associations in London, Paris, and Geneva. Eurabia served as a Euro-Arab Dialogue mouthpiece.
The formal Euro-Arab Dialogue (EAD) created an alphabet soup of European Community- and, later, European Union-funded organizations charged with planning joint political, cultural, social, industrial, commercial, and technical-scientific projects. It also rapidly spawned a European Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation whose members represented a broad spectrum of European Community political groups. Biannual Euro-Arab Parliamentary meetings convened alternately in Europe and the Arab nations. Roughly 100 European and Arab members of their respective parliaments attended, along with observers from the European Community/European Union Commission, the Arab League, and other international organizations. During an initial meeting in Damascus, September 14-17, 1974, the Arab delegates established their political preconditions for economic agreements with Western Europe, specifically demanding:
1. Israel’s unconditional withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines
2. Arab sovereignty over the Old City of Jerusalem
3. Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) participation (lead by Yasser Arafat), in any negotiations
4. European Community pressure on the United States to detach it from Israel and bring its policies closer to those of the Arab states