Monday 24 April 2017

Bernard Lewis: Will the future see an Islamised Europe or a European Islam?


In 2010 the greatest historian of the Middle East, Bernard Lewis, predicted that by the end of the decade Iran would abandon political Islam, while Turks adopted some form of Islamist rule. The old man might yet be right.

He also said in 2010 that Muslims were making their third attempt to conquer Europe, an attempt which seemed to have a much better chance at success than the first two as it took the form of peaceful migration rather than military aggression.

“The only question remaining for us to answer regarding the future of Europe is will it be an Islamised Europe or a European Islam?"
I suspect that the country that poses the biggest danger to Christendom/Western Christian civilisation is not Iran or Turkey, and certainly not Russia or North Korea, but Saudi Arabia.

ISIS is a very big danger if we overreact to them, as the Americans overreacted to September 11th, and alienate many Muslims in Europe.

But the biggest danger to Christian culture in Europe is the steady stream year by year of Muslim immigrants into Europe.

Many Muslims agree with this analysis by the way, such as the famous Algerian author Boualem Sansal. So do my Syrian Christian friends who read what refugees says on forums in Arabic.

Catholics pray for the conversion of England to the Church. Muslims likewise want Europe to become Muslim, but they have more chance in a couple of centuries or perhaps sooner of achieving their wish.

I say not a word to disparage Muslims. There's nothing wrong with them - they are often very spiritual and good people - but I want to preserve the nations of Europe and their traditions.

Historians Bernard Lewis and Neagu Djuvara are now both 100 and both think it inevitable that Europe will become Muslim.


  1. I'd strengthen the South border of Europe. We should open people deportation camps in North of Africa (and to pay and guard them), with illegal immigrants, as they were available before 1989 in Austria or Italy, for immigrants coming from Communist countries. And we need an army to police failed states in our neighborhood. UK should be in it, one way or another.

  2. “But a biggest danger to Christian culture in Europe is the steady stream year by year of Muslim immigrants into Europe.”

    And the biggest friend to the steady stream of Muslim immigrants is Christian culture. The Pope himself tells us that the armies of Afro-Islamic men raping and rioting through Europe are not invasive primitives here to take what our ancestors built but gifts of love with eternal souls made in the image of God. When Europe's spiritual leader go to Lampedusa to wash the invaders' feet is it any wonder why our civilisation is dying?

    The worst thing that ever happened to Europe, other than the current Third world invasion, was being “converted” to an alien, self-abasing religion of guilt and fear. It left us exceptionally conditioned for all types of superstition and brainwashing. The guilt-therapy begins with ridiculous doctrine of original sin: we are born sinful and corrupt, and all we can do to be saved is beg forgiveness and strive for moral perfection. Christian do-goodery caused the African population explosion and now we have to suffer the resulting misery by taking in an endless stream of eaters who are of no civilisational value. Because it’s what Jesus would do! It took 100 plus years of brainwashing by Liberalism, Marxism, anti-racism, critical theory, holocaustianity and secular humanism to get us to where we are now but the effort only succeeded due to the moral foundations laid by Christianity.

  3. I see a parallel with how Jews were seen in parts of Eastern Europe before WW2. Back then, they were seen as invading entire regions and taking over entire industries, all while tolerating the militant ones in their groups who carried out violent "jihad" (in the name of Bolshevism, rather than Islam). Most regimes and people were just as scared of Bolshevism and its territorial expansion as well as attacks in the West, as today's regimes are scared of ISIS, and its territorial expansion and attacks by operatives in the West. While the vast majority of Jews didn't do anything wrong, they were still considered guilty by association. The backlash against the Jews brought out the worst in humanity.