“Liberals fetishize separation, arguing that immigrants don’t need to learn English, don’t need to stop subjugating women with hijabs and arranged marriages, don’t need to become citizens.” Amir Taheri
“Like many suburbs in France where Muslim immigrants are present in large numbers, these Belgian neighborhoods have undergone what Qaradawi of the Muslim Brotherhood calls ‘moral cleansing.’ Standard Islamic beards for men and hijabs for women have become the rule. The archipelago of ‘otherness’ created by liberal multiculturalism is now seeking to complete the circle by achieving political otherness as well.” Ibid
On Tuesday, when Islamist suicide bombers blew themselves up in Brussels, killing 35 innocent people and injuring 240, the European Union’s foreign policy representative, the Italian Federica Mogherini, happened to be on an official visit to Amman, the Jordanian capital.
Fighting back tears, she cut short a news conference, saying: “It’s a very sad day for Europe, as Europe and its capital are suffering the same pain that the Middle East has known and knows every single day, be it in Syria, be it elsewhere.”
She then mused about the role that Islam may have played in the tragedy, dismissing “the idea of a clash between Islam and the West.”
“Islam,” she said, “holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs to Europe … I am not afraid to say that political Islam should be part of the picture.”
Mogherini’s statement offers an insight into the mentality that has helped produce the situation in Western European societies, where fear is woven into the fabric of daily life. It is a world of illusions and false identities.
In Mogherini’s world, the sufferings of Syrians, caused by a savage regime, are on par with the sufferings of inhabitants of European capital cities such as Madrid, London, Paris and now Brussels that have come under attack from jihadists who kill at random.
In that world, political Islam, far from being an adversary dedicated to your destruction, becomes part of the family.