All is not lost – Europe can resist Islamification says Pipes

Pipes5“Some analysts of Islam in Western Europe argue that the continent cannot escape its Eurabian fate; that the trend lines of the past half-century will continue until Muslims become a majority population and Islamic law (the Shari’a) reigns.

“I disagree, arguing that there is another route the continent might take, one of resistance to Islamification and a reassertion of traditional ways. Indigenous Europeans – who make up 95 percent of the population – can insist on their historic customs and mores. Were they to do so, nothing would be in their way and no one could stop them.

“Indeed, Europeans are visibly showing signs of impatience with creeping Shari’a. The legislation in France that prohibits hijabs from public school classrooms signals the reluctance to accept Islamic ways, as are related efforts to ban burkas, mosques and minarets. Throughout Western Europe, anti-immigrant parties are generally increasing in popularity.”

Daniel Pipes in the Jerusalem Post, 2 April 2008

Pipes names Dutch far-right racist Geert Wilders as one of the “staunch individuals” who “may represent the vanguard of a Christian/liberal reassertion of European values” and who could “provide a crucial boost for those intent on maintaining the continent’s historic identity”.