December 21, 2007

FROM EITHER A SPENCERIAN OR DARWINIAN POINT OF VIEW...:

Stand By Steyn (Robert Spencer, 12/21/07, HumanEvents.com)

To be sure, the article was pretty strong stuff. Here’s a bit of it: “There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe -- without swords, without guns, without conquests. The fifty million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.” Even worse, it goes on to say: “Just look at the development within Europe, where the number of Muslims is expanding like mosquitoes. Every Western woman in the EU is producing an average of 1.4 children. Every Muslim woman in the same countries is producing 3.5 children.”

“A Muslim continent”! “The number of Muslims is expanding like mosquitoes”! No wonder the CIC was upset. And not just the CIC: writer Jim Henley, whose articles have appeared in The New Republic and The American Spectator Online, quoted the “mosquitoes” line and called Steyn a “racist.” There were just two problems: The “Muslim continent” statement is not only factual, it’s stated in words no one can characterize as inflammatory. (Also, it’s been said by Libya’s strongman Muammar Qaddafi). Second, “The number of Muslims is expanding like mosquitoes” was not Steyn’s phrase. He was quoting Mullah Krekar, a jihadist who currently resides in Norway, although officials have been trying for years to get him out of the country.

And that sums up the problem with the Canadian human rights commissions’ action against Steyn: he was simply reporting on contemporary European reality.


,,,isn't Mr. Steyn pro-Islamic?

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 21, 2007 6:55 AM
Comments

Agreed, which is why witches, queers and culture-traitors generally are dangerous bacilli. The very ideas which undermine winning ways are analogous to physical diseases. A civilization
which weakens the ways of thinking and acting in needs to compete is on the road to extinction.

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 21, 2007 4:29 PM
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