Euro-Med’s Dhimmitude-Submission Conference Opens

Euro-Med’s Dhimmitude-Submission Conference Opens
Vol: 56 Issue: 22 Monday, May 22, 2006

Israel has announced its boycott of today’s Euro-Med Conference, which was organized by Austria under the title, “Racism, Xenophobia and the Media”. It is the first Israeli boycott of a Euro-Med Conference since 1995.

“Euro-Med” is shorthand for the European-Mediterranean Partner ship, composed of thirty-five members; twenty-five EU member states and ten Mediterranean States; Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.

The delegates are meeting to decry and bemoan racism on the Continent. Benita Ferrero-Waldner opened the conference by equating European anti-Semitism with European racism against Muslims. Ferrero-Waldner set the tone by noting the necessity for Europe to “fight a rising tide of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.”

Since Europe practically INVENTED anti-Semitism, and European anti-Semitism resulted in the attempted genocide of the Jewish race only a generation ago, it is pretty clear that it was the ‘rising tide’ of ‘Islamophobia’ that the conference was there to address.

Let’s get the terminology straight first. ‘Anti-Semitism’ is defined as hostility or prejudice towards Jews, both ethnically and religiously. To an antisemite, there is no difference between an American Hasidic rabbi from New York and an Israeli atheist from Tel Aviv. A Jew is a Jew. There is no distinction between man, woman or child.

In one ultimate display of antisemitism, Hitler’s minions ripped babies from their mother’s arms and brutally killed them in front of them — before consigning the mother’s themselves to the showers/gas chambers.

Then, there is the acceptable kind of antisemitism, repackaged as the ‘Arab-Israeli Conflict’, in which Islamist terrorists murder Israeli children every day because they are Jews.

When 16 year-old American Daniel Hurtz died a month after being wounded in a terror attack in Tel Aviv, Abu Nasser, a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, called his death a “gift from Allah” and revenge against American Jewish support for Israel.

This ordinary American kid from Florida was essentially executed by Islamic terrorists during a dream visit to Tel Aviv — for the crime of being an American of Jewish faith.

That is what the word ‘antisemitism’ was coined to describe — the killing of Jews for the crime of being Jewish.

Now, let’s turn to “Islamophobia”. The word means, “an irrational fear or prejudice towards Islam and Muslims,” according to the Islamic website,

I like to think of myself as a pretty knowledgeable guy; I keep up with all the latest news from the Islamic world, and I’ve been writing about the Arab-Israeli conflict since before the Oslo Accords were signed.

In 1993, I wrote a ninety-minute documentary for the “This Week in Bible Prophecy” television program. The documentary was called, “Peace in Our Time” and in it, we outlined, in advance, the breakdown of the Oslo Accords before the end of the decade — while the ink was still dry on the Rose Garden documents.

And in the years since, I’ve followed, analyzed and reported Arafat’s use and export of terrorism throughout the Islamic world. Between 1993 and 2000, I’ve written or published literally hundreds of articles, columns, TV reports and video documentaries on the threat of Islamic terrorism.

And, as a writer, I pay particular attention to words themselves, how they came into being, and what they mean.

I say all that to say this: Having focused far more attention on the Middle East during the past fifteen years than your average guy, until September 11, I never, ever heard of the word ‘Islamophobia.’

Since 9/11, a word I never heard of before has been elevated to an historical status of racial prejudice equal to that of antisemitism.


In her opening remarks, Ferrero-Waldner lumped anti-Semitism in with “other forms of religious or ethnic bias” before revealing the REAL reason that Brussels organized the EuroMed Conference on Xenophobia and the Media.

It was to announce Europe’s submission to Islam in exchange for peace as an Islamic dhimmitude zone:

“[T]he furor around the publication of cartoons of the prophet Muhammed revealed the depth of ignorance in much of Europe about what others might find offensive. It also revealed the depth of ignorance about what Europeans of whatever religion or creed find acceptable.”

Let’s take a look at another word, one embedded in the conference title, ‘Xenophobia’. It means, “an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers.”

Now, before moving on, there is one more word I want you to note. You find that word in the definitions of both Islamophobia and xenophobia — but NOT in the definition of antiSemitism. That word is ‘irrational.”

“Irrational” — “not consistent with or using reason.” Stay with me, here.

In the global view of things, anti-Semtism is a bad thing, kinda . . . “but at the same time, look at how those Jews are as bad as the Nazis . . . and besides, they’ve been plotting to take over the world for years. Look how many Jews are bankers, lawyers, own big businesses. . .”

You still with me, now? Antisemitism has been rationalized by every generation of antisemites since Titus dispersed them from Jerusalem in AD 70.

On the other hand, nobody would DARE ‘rationalize’ a fear of Islam or Islamists by pointing out that, until September 11, few in the West feared Islam as a religion.

Until the attacks of September 11 (and the images of world-wide Islamic joy at the news) most Americans viewed Islam as George Bush did, as a mainly peaceful religion hijacked by a few terrorist nutbars.

The September 11 attacks, and the escalating Islamic-inspired violence since, have certainly engendered a sense of fear, maybe even prejudice, against Islam and Muslims. But there is absolutely no way that one can honestly argue that fear is ‘irrational’ — ie., there is no reason for Western civilization to fear Islam.

The Conference was called to assure the Islamic world, that “Freedom of expression is not the freedom to insult or offend”.

(To that end, let me recall your attention to Ferraro-Waldner’s acknowledgment of Islam’s founder as the ‘prophet’ Mohammed. Can you imagine her acknowledging Jesus as ‘the Savior’? in an official speech? Me, neither.)

The conference is a disguised response to the European publication of a handful of cartoons that depicted Mohammed as a terrorist, including one in which Mohammed runs out on a cloud to tell jihadi martyrs seeking admission to Paradise that he had ‘run out of martyrs’.

The cartoonists were put under an Islamic death fatwa, as were the Danish editors that published them. The Islamic world called for a boycott of Denmark, and the subsequent month long rioting cost billions in damage, together with a significant number of injuries and deaths.

Ferraro-Waldner chastised the media for offending Islam, demanding it show “respect for the integrity of all religious convictions and all ways in which they are exercised,” — evidently including the Muslim religious convictions that authorize the exercise of jihad against infidels.

She went on, “The one thing we learnt from the accusations and counter-accusations was that no country can lay claim to the moral high ground. Around the world minority groups face persecution on religious, ethnic or racial grounds. There is no hierarchy of hatreds, each is equally repugnant.”

So, explains the EU’s Minister of Tolerance, European ‘Islamophobia’ is part of a wider global Islamophobia, equally as repugnant as antisemitism, and puts Islam’s one-sixth of humanity in the same ‘persecuted religious minority’ status as the world’s 12 million Jews.

The framing of Islam as a ‘persecuted minority’ is laughable, (there are 57 member countries in the Organization of the Islamic Conference) but it gives the Europeans a form of plausible deniability — a kind of self-delusion that they are not consenting to Islamic dhimmitude, but rather, they are seeking the more enlightened path of tolerance and interfaith dialogue.

In the end, the result is the same. Jews will continued to be caricatured as grasping, greedy bankers plotting to seize the globe, Christians will continued to be caricatured as Zionist conspirators ‘crusading’ against the Islamic world, America will continue to be hated because it is America . . . but blasphemy against Islam will not be tolerated.

Liberals, whether American or European, prefer to seem themselves as ‘tolerant’ than to openly acknowledge submission to voluntary dhimmitude.

But it is a distinction without a difference.

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie . . .” (2nd Thessalonians 2:11)

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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