Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's okay when guys like this say it ...

... just don't quote them or you'll end up in front of a human rights commission.

Mark Steyn's book America Alone (2006) posited that the demographic decline of European peoples and the rapid growth of Islamic populations would necessarily change the character of European culture and politics.  Some accused him of being alarmist; others of being bigoted; and others still of being "blasphemous" for daring to critique the influences of Islamic cultural penetration upon the European polity.  Three separate complaints to three separate human rights commissions in Canada (one federal and two provincial) were levelled against Steyn, and against Maclean's magazine who published an excerpt of his book.

But, if you think that Steyn's dystopian (though often darkly funny) auguries for Europe were alarmist, bigoted or over the top, then consider what Muslim clerics themselves are saying.

One of the specific complaints against Steyn concerned a quotation attributed to a Kurdish Sunni Muslim cleric living in Norway, one Mullah Krekar who said that Islam would dominate the West because Muslims were "breeding like mosquitoes."

Well, Mullah Krekar isn't alone.  Far from it, in fact.

Here is the Egyptian cleric Ali Abu Al-Hasan preaching that through the demographic pressure exerted by Muslims in the West, "Europe will become a single Islamic state" in a matter of decades.

So, what say you Steynophobes?  Is the Egyptian cleric Ali Abu Al-Hasan an alarmist?  An "Islamophobic" bigot?  A human rights complaint waiting to happen?

Or, is he an Islamic supremicist?  A cultural imperialist?  A religious triumphalist?

h/t Vlad

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