A European Spring
By Fjordman
Danish translation: Et europæisk forår
Source: Gates of Vienna, May 28, 2013
Published on myIslam.dk : July 9, 2013

On 22 May, 2013 two African militant Muslims armed with knives and Koranic quotations beheaded a British soldier in broad daylight in the streets of London, England, near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich. The murderers then praised Allah and stated that the British would never be safe in their own streets anymore.

At the exact same time, some of the immigrant-dominated suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden had erupted in major riots, going on night after night with car burnings and shouts of “Allahu akhbar!” during attacks on the police.

Similar riots have already taken place multiple times in other Western European countries such as France. And not just in Paris. In the southern city of Marseille, which is partly an Arab and African city already today, the problem of street crime has reached such heights that even Socialist politicians plead for the army to be sent in against the gangs — the overwhelmed and understaffed local police lost control over these territories years ago.

The murder in Woolwich

The unarmed British soldier beheaded by two Islamic fanatics in London was later identified as Lee Rigby — a 25-year-old “cheeky and humorous” serviceman described as a “loving father” to his two-year-old son Jack. Witnesses said the suspects “hacked and chopped” at his body and were shouting the Islamic phrase “Allahu akhbar!” British Prime Minister David Cameron stated that the savage murder will bring the UK together and “make us stronger.” Speaking outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the attack was a “ betrayal of Islam.” Very similar sentiments were echoed by London Mayor Boris Johnson, another alleged “conservative,” as well as countless other Western leaders and media outlets. The only problem is that this is not true.

No, Prime Minister, beheading non-Muslims has been practiced for centuries around the world. Jihad is not a “betrayal” of Islam, it is Islam. The only “betrayal” here is that of people such as Mr. Cameron and the Western ruling class which he represents. They betray their own nations and countries every day by continuing to let Islamic fanatics into Western cities, from Austria to Australia and from Finland to Canada, while they harass our sons and daughters, mock our laws and customs and threaten us with terrorism. The days when these ruling elites could claim that they “didn’t know” the effects of their policies are now long gone. The negative effects are all around us to see, from Muslim-ruled streets in Neukölln, Berlin to the terror victims of Madrid, Spain.

Don't laugh

On September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary for the 9/11 Islamic Jihadist terror attacks that killed thousands of American civilians, and was intended to kill hundreds of thousands more, three Jewish men in Waltham, Massachusetts had their throats slit from ear to ear and were nearly decapitated. Evidence indicates that the brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are believed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, were also involved in this triple homicide two years earlier. Their father is a Chechen Muslim and their mother is a very devout Muslim woman. The Tsarnaev brothers came to the USA as refugees, and repaid this kindness with terrorism and murder. Let their example serve as a lesson to naïve Westerners.

The terror bombing at Boston Marathon

The London attack is far from the only time that Muslims have slit the throats of non-Muslims, which is done in almost exactly the same way as they halal-butcher sheep. When Jihadists use Koranic teachings to compare “infidels” to animals, these are not just empty words. The same thing happened with Theo van Gogh in the streets of Amsterdam, for instance, and beheadings have ample support in Islamic texts and established practice all the way up until today.

As the English patriot Paul Weston commented on the website Gates of Vienna, PM Cameron appeared brave and statesmanlike in some of his public statements, but by deliberately leaving out words such as “Muslim,” “Islam” or “Jihad” he missed the main point. London Mayor Boris Johnson made his appeasement attitude and mindset even more apparent when he claimed “it is completely wrong to blame this killing on Islam.”

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch duly lays out the verses from the Koran acted out by these Muslim murderers in London. Yet even some supposedly right-wing newspapers and media outlets nevertheless absurdly claimed the beheading had nothing to do with Islam. The denial is as deep and psychologically fascinating as it is disturbing.

During the Olympic Games in 2012, London had anti-aircraft guns set on rooftops for the first time since the Second World War. Which war is Britain in this time, exactly? You’re not supposed to say that out loud. Muslims are largely free to spew out hatred in their mosques, yet if the natives in simple Twitter messages on the Internet point out the violence inherent in Islam’s teachings or the aggressive Jihadist campaign of conquest that is being waged against them and their families, the police may charge them with “inciting religious hatred.” That’s not from a George Orwell novel written generations ago; it is the reality of British and Western life today.

Within a few days, eleven people across the UK were arrested for making “racist or anti-religious” comments on the Internet through services such as Facebook or Twitter. A 22-year-old man appeared before magistrates in Lincoln charged with posting a “grossly offensive” anti-Muslim message on Facebook following the savage Woolwich murder. Lincolnshire Police warned users of social networking sites that they face arrest if their posts were likely to incite racial hatred or violence. A 23-year-old and a 22-year-old from Bristol were held under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Police have arrested three people ahead of an EDL protest for allegedly posting racist Twitter messages.

While Muslims are butchering British people in British streets and Muslim immigrant gangs use sexual torture against native children as young as ten years old who are dismissed as “white infidel whores,” the main priority of the political and media elites seems to be clamping down on groups such as the English Defence League (EDL). They are allegedly dangerous and divisive “extremists” because they stage protests against the above-mentioned atrocities resulting from immigration policies that have been promoted by the elites for decades.

In essence, the response of the Western political and media elites to any and all Islamic atrocities in our lands is to say that “This is a tragedy, for which nobody is really responsible. Muslims are the primary victims of it because it increases Islamophobia. Now, go back to your homes, shut up and watch something about the evils of white privilege on TV. And don’t write anything about this on the Internet, or the authorities will charge you with racism and hate speech because you don’t want to expose your children to racial and religious hatred from the backward tribes we just let into the country and will continue to let into the country indefinitely.”

I’ve heard comments from some of those who grew up under Communists regimes. Yes, they loathed the repression and the economic hardship, but above all they hated all the lies. They were constantly told things by the media and academia that they could see with their own eyes were blatantly untrue, yet were nevertheless supposed to parrot unquestioningly or lose their jobs and possibly face legal trouble with the authorities.

It’s remarkable just how many similar problems we can see under Multicultural regimes in the modern West. The ruling elites additionally seem to share the same Utopian longings, combined with contempt for regular people and a desire to use them as guinea pigs in grandiose experiments of social engineering to create a “new man.”

A "new man" from Husby

What really annoys me about the reactions to the latest wave of Islamic and Third World violence in the spring of 2013, from Boston via London to Stockholm, is all the nonsense we are being presented by our politicians and press. I’ve heard the same lies before, again and again and again for years. I’m sick and tired of it, just as millions and probably tens of millions of other citizens throughout the Western world have become as well.

Now that my real identity is known, I can confirm that I was in the largest city in the Arabic-speaking world on September 11th 2001, or 9/11, when I was a student of Arabic language at the American University in Cairo. I was already growing increasingly anti-Islamic well before that date — and many other events after that date continued to accelerated that trend — but living in Egypt during 9/11 was certainly educational.

The fact that many of the local Muslims were quite happy about this Jihadist attack against the infidels and the Great Satan did not surprise me much; I already knew that the Middle Eastern Islamic culture has a powerful undercurrent of hatred against anything non-Islamic, coupled with extremely widespread conspiracy theories of the most absurd varieties imaginable, which even many educated locals believe in and repeat on television.

What shocked and disappointed me most about 9/11 is the extent to which Western mass media, academia and political leaders were in complete denial about the Jihadist aggression behind this attack, and tried to cover it up.

The problems of denial and appeasement have only increased since then. A full decade after the deadly 2001 Islamic attacks, the USA has a President, Barack Hussein Obama, who in his infamous Cairo speech said [read the Cairo speech here, and Fjordman's earlier commentary here], that he considers it his job to combat negative views of Islam wherever they exist. A comparable situation would be a statement by the President of the United States a decade after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that he considered it his duty as US President to combat negative views of Imperial Japan or Nazi Germany wherever these may exist in the world. This would have been viewed as a sign of defeat and submission by outsiders, and rightfully so.

Obama was in this case unfortunately a man of his word. The Jihadists from the terror network al-Qaida who carried out the September 11th attacks in 2001 in the USA were in part followers of the Islamic ideologue Sayyid Qutb, who was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Ten years later, the Obama Administration in the USA helped a Muslim Brotherhood regime to power in Egypt and stabbed a loyal ally, Hosni Mubarak, in the back.

Throughout the Western world, a widespread self-censorship and gradual submission to Islamic demands and intimidation is spreading. There is no way to counter this without dealing with the root causes, the chief of which is Muslim immigration. Islamic countries and organizations should also be barred from investing in or buying critical infrastructure in Western countries, which includes Arab petrodollars donated to Western universities or schools.

The self-censorship is increasingly due to just plain physical fear of attacks and terrorism. This culture of fear is the first sign of Islamization and the initial stage of dhimmitude, the deeply humiliating status of non-Muslims under Muslim rule. The independent scholar Bat Ye’or has been mocked by the academic establishment, but in her fine work she has explained and predicted the mechanisms of dhimmitude with frightening accuracy.

Islam does not mean “peace”, but “submission.” Muslims are required to submit to sharia laws, but all non-Muslims on the planet should also submit to Muslim rule until they themselves finally accept Islam. Muslims have not just a right but a duty from Allah to wage war against everybody else on Earth until they submit to Islamic rule.

In Islamic culture you can encounter something called taqiyya, the use of deception, which makes it permissible to lie under certain circumstances to further the cause of Islam. This principle is practiced not only by Shias, but also by Sunni Muslims such as the Palestinian Jihadist terrorist Yasser Arafat, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

However, although this deception is more commonly practiced than many non-Muslims realize, this does not mean that all Muslims lie about their intentions all of the time. Some of them can be quite frank about their goals and views in their statements. The puzzling and disturbing thing to witness is that even when some Muslims state their violent hatred for us openly, members of the Western ruling class will usually fall over themselves to cover this up.

In other words: Muslims can and do lie sometimes, but Western mass media and politicians lie even more. Perhaps some of them truly believe their own nonsense, and thus lie to themselves, but they certainly lie to us.

A case in point is the public beheading in London, where the perpetrators literally shouted their Islamic beliefs and bragged about their desire to murder us in our own streets, humiliate us and conquer our countries. Yet the Western ruling class responded to this by saying that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. The same people, from The New York Times to the BBC, tend to downplay the statements of Theo van Gogh’s Muslim murderer, who slit Van Gogh’s throat in a public street. He’s a proud Jihadist who killed an infidel seen as mocking Islam.

There has been much talk of a “Euro-Islam,” but the simple truth is that there are no practical indications of any impending Islamic “Reformation.” On the contrary, what we are actually seeing is a wave of Jihadist aggression sweeping the world. Nor has anybody yet come up with a convincing theoretical description of the way Islam could be reformed, at least not if by “reform” we imply something peaceful and non-violent with secular laws.

Even if Islam should against all odds be possible to reform, such a messy and turbulent process would most likely entail generations of violent and bloody conflicts. If Islam cannot be reformed, the result will thus be Jihadist violence. In the very unlikely event that Islam can be reformed, this will probably also result in generations of Jihadist violence. Already today, when Muslims make up a small minority, only a few percentage points of our population, the Islamic presence has caused terrorism, murder and mayhem.

What this means is that the authorities in all Western countries are now promoting immigration policies that are virtually certain to cause pain, suffering, violence, terrorism and loss of freedom on all levels. After all the practical experience indicating that this is exactly the outcome we are likely to get, they continue promoting the same policies as if nothing has happened, and clamp down on critics of them. These twisted policies must end, now.

As we entered May 2013, the business daily Finansavisen in Norway published a series of articles proving just how costly non-Western mass immigration is to the country in monetary terms. In this case, the focus was mainly on welfare payments. That is a serious problem in its own right. In neighboring Denmark, the author and historian Morten Uhrskov Jensen has published a well-researched book showing the same pattern, which is by now well-documented in many Western countries. All Third World immigration, not just of Muslims, is costly.

Yet while the costs of such mass immigration in simple monetary terms is bad enough, one of the most negative effects is the loss of trust and the fact that you no longer feel safe in the streets of your own country due to imported ethnic crime and foreign mafias. This has become painfully illustrated within the space of a single week in May 2013, with the riots in Stockholm, Sweden, and the savage murder and beheading of a British soldier in broad daylight — not in Afghanistan or the Yemen, but in the streets of London, England.

Fire in Husby

The most serious problem of all, however, on which no price tag can be put, is the fact that Europeans in many countries are gradually losing not just their freedoms but their lands and their very existence as distinct nations. If present trends continue, the natives will in this century become a minority in places such as Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. It’s only a matter of which year this will happen.

This is the greatest and fastest demographic transformation of the European continent ever recorded in historical times, perhaps since the end of the last Ice Age, yet the natives are more or less barred from objecting to their ethnic displacement or properly debating what this massive transformation will imply. Institutions such as the European Union are doing nothing to stop this process, but are actively encouraging it in a deliberate effort to break down nation-states and establish the transnational rule of unelected and unaccountable oligarchs.

While Western authorities are trying to export “democracy” to Arab or Islamic countries they are weakening the democratic system at home, rendering it increasingly empty as they hollow out elected institutions and transfer power to unelected institutions, in Brussels or elsewhere. Whereas Western leaders show boundless willingness to listen to the “legitimate grievances” of Muslims, they display utter contempt for Europeans and people of European origins overseas. These are to keep their mouths shut as the ruling elites dismantle their countries and ridicule their cultural heritage. Western rulers and mass media show a shocking indifference towards the daily humiliations and crime suffered by the white majority population in their own countries.

The so-called Arab Spring has only succeeded in bringing sharia-sponsoring regimes to power that are likely to be hostile to Western interests. Yet that has not stopped Western governments from widely applauding and supporting this trend. They have also learnt nothing from their mistakes, but are currently trying to support opposition groups in Syria that are known to involve Jihadist fighters, some of them with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The fact that our authorities still continue to support this trend is insane and unacceptable.

What we need now is a European Spring, not an Arab Spring. We need to abolish the rule of unelected autocrats and dismantle the EU in its present and increasingly totalitarian form. It is quite possible that we really need some form of European cooperation across borders in this century to keep the continent safe from external threats — for instance from a resurgent Islam — and to preserve Europe as the natural homeland of the European peoples.

Yet virtually everything about the actual set-up of the EU as it exists today is wrong. It is a totalitarian, utterly corrupt and generally useless organization that creates more problems than it solves, and does little to preserve or revitalize European civilization. On the contrary, it makes it easier for outsiders with hostile intentions to colonize the continent. The EU is therefore the wrong answer to the right question. It is so deeply and fundamentally flawed that it needs to be dismantled in its entirety and its institutions abolished outright.

In all Western countries, not just in Europe but also in North America, Australia and New Zealand, immigration needs to become much more severely restricted than it is today. In my view, that should go for non-Muslim immigration as well, but Muslim immigration is a special case. It should be stopped immediately to all Western nations and permanently halted. When you find yourself stuck in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging.

Stop with the lies! No, Islam is not a religion of peace; and no, we cannot allow it to expand in our countries.

Muslim immigration has been a historical mistake of epic proportions. It’s already been very costly in monetary terms, loss of lives, lost freedom and increased security measures. The sick and evil ongoing social experiment on an entire civilization needs to end, right now. The twisted and dangerous ideologies of open borders and Multiculturalism (but only for Western nations) must be discredited and abandoned as policies. Realistically, the ruling Western elites will not do this willingly and must probably be forced by popular pressure to do so.

Not only should we not allow any more Muslims to settle in our lands; we should start expelling the worst ones who are already here. Merely putting them in a soft Western prison, where they will form Islamic enclaves and work to convert other violent criminals to Islam’s violent Jihadist teachings, is not sufficient in the long run.

Muslims come from a culture that celebrates death and “martyrdom,” so that doesn’t scare all of them. What does scare them? Being sent back to their backward home countries where they have to live with their own dysfunctional cultures without having non-Muslims to make life comfortable for them or Western taxpayers to fleece. If that is what scares them the most, then that’s exactly what they should get. Any promotion of sharia or Jihad should be outlawed. Any breaches of this ban, or any involvement in serious criminal activities, should automatically get the perpetrator expelled and sent back to the homeland of his ancestors, even if he was born here.

To devout and serious Muslims, our secular laws are illegitimate and our citizenship is a worthless piece of paper, except insofar as it can be used to access our tax money. We should start taking their word for it.

Fjordman is the pen name of a Norwegian writer who publishes essays at various websites.