Roger L. Simon

Whither Europe?

Ralph Peters is more cynical about Europeans than I am. In his article “The ‘Eurabia’ Myth” he brands the Euros as “world-champion haters.” (“The notion that continental Europeans, who are world-champion haters, will let the impoverished Muslim immigrants they confine to ghettos take over their societies and extend the caliphate from the Amalfi Coast to Amsterdam has it exactly wrong.”)

Well, I’m no Nostradamus, but Peters’ use of the word “exactly” makes me scratch my head. How does he know “exactly”? Predicting the future in such matters is iffy at best. My personal observations are different from his, but still they are only personal. Europe was once, of course, substantially Islamic. Why couldn’t it be again? The demographic trends are certainly running that way, especially among the young. And if things turn violent, who does the fighting?

BTW, Paul Belien of the Brussels Journal will be writing a response shortly to Peters’ article for Pajamas.