The Examiner has an editorial up suggesting that Europe may be a lost cause, as the freedom-loving flee the EU bureaucracy and looming Islamization, leaving behind the basis for an Islamic Europe – Eurabia, as some have put it.
I’m not so sure.
I think Europe is headed for some dark days, but I think that we’ll see a National Front/LePen politics emerge and that both the EUrocrats and Muslim population will get pushed back very hard by a far-right, nationalist politics.
That may not be as bad as Eurabia, from America’s point of view. But it won’t be good.
As a note about attitudes changing, note Thursday’s comments by the French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy:
“I have significantly evolved on the matter of the separation fence” said Douste-Blazy on French Jewish television TFJ on Thursday. “Although the wall was a moral and ethical problem for me, when I realised terror attacks were reduced by 80 percent in the areas where the wall was erected, I understood I didn’t have the right to think that way.”
Concern about a “Paris Intifada” does evolve one’s thinking, doesn’t it?