March 30, 2007

More Evidence Europe Afraid of Its Muslim Citizens

I want to just chalk this up to the EU being full of John Edwardses, but I think there's more going on here. Sure, Europeans have long since surrendered to multiculturalism and social relativism, so that's part of it.

But there's more here, just beneath the surface. It's not so much that offending Muslims is the problem, as is the very real possibility that if you offend enough of them, you might just get yourself killed.


The European Union has drawn up guidelines advising government spokesmen to refrain from linking Islam and terrorism in their statements. Brussels officials have confirmed the existence of a classified handbook which offers “non-offensive” phrases to use when announcing anti-terrorist operations or dealing with terrorist attacks. Banned terms are said to include “jihad”, “Islamic” or “fundamentalist”.
Since we cannot use the terms "Islamic fundamentalists", or "jihadis", what exactly are we going to call the Islamic fundametalist jihadis?

Oh, yeah: "French youth".

In related news, the following flyer is being passed around affected French neighborhoods.


A translation by Gallia Watch reads:

"They Only Stop Troublemakers!"

Under the hat it reads:

"Deliberately led into traps, forced to bow before youths still holding a Molotov cocktail in their hands (knowing that this low life will be set free the next day), forced to watch youths break windows in the name of Allah, and then being accused of 'brutality' because of a simple ID verification..."

Followed by:

Support Your National Police

before the inevitable civil war and before... that!

Tolerance comes with a price. And there is a breaking point.

Both No Pasaran and Gallia Watch have good updates.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:05 AM | Comments |