Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bat Yeor's "Eurabia" The Rantings of an Anti-Islamic Bigot

UPDATE: 1:00 PM, Dec. 15

And the hate goes on...

The Fantastic Four

Image from: Tundra Tabloids March 02, 2009
"Geert Wilders at CPAC: The Crowd Roaaaaars.......Geert Wilders Event for Freedom of Speech

The Counterjihad arranges support for Dutch politician, Geert Wilders in DC. where the 15 minute movie Fitna was shown. Much of the credit for the finances and arranging the speaking event for Mr.Wilders, belongs to the Counterjihad's Fantasic Four: Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Andrew Bostom, and David Horowitz.

Bat Yeor, Pam Geller, Robert Spencer and a whole gaggle of Islamophobes spreading hatred and fear of all Muslims for fame and fortune-

Bat Ye'or on Geert Wilders: Does defending Western values constitute “inciting hatred”? at Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch

Bat Yeor "The Pope Of Islamophobia" with Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs

"The Western media is aligned with the terrorist force"

"The BBC is an enemy of peace"

"The media is responsible for our defeat if there is still a defeat it too early to say...."

"we are in a new age....we are new an age of Global jihad"

Quotes from Bat Yeor

Above picture used by the Nazis to help spread their anti-Semitic lethal Conspiracy Theory. Compare similarity to picture below of "Eurabia Conspiracy Theory"

"Conspiracy Theory: The Churches of Europe are Colluding with Muslims"

Bat Ye’or’s lunacy can be ascertained by some of her even more outlandish claims. For example, she accuses the churches in Europe of being in a state of “collusion with the Muslims,” which she says have of their own volition become “Christian slave militias” that will “spearhead…the Islamic war against Christianity.” According to her, the churches of Europe “reject…the Bible, which they read with a Koranic understanding.” She goes on to say that European Christians “are more inclined to follow the Koranic Muslim Jesus, called Isa, than the Jewish Jesus.” Can any sober academic–or even sensible layman–take such drivel seriously?

From "Bat Ye’or: Anti-Muslim Loon with a Crazy Conspiracy Theory Named “Eurabia”by Danios at Loonwatch Sept. 10, 2009

Bat Yeor's Eurabia Conspiracy Theory looks a lot like " The Jewish Conspiracy Theory as outlined in the Infamous forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion written by the Russian secret police around 1905 and later promoted by Hitler and the Nazis and by Henry Ford and Father Coughlin in the United States..

The anti-Islam propagandists have adopted the view that Muslims are infiltrating Europe and the West in their bid to alter European laws, government and society and to make Sharia the foundation of all laws in Europe and the West. This is referred to as the "Stealth Jihad" by the likes of Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, Bernard Lewis, Brigitte Gabriel , Melanie Phillips, Andrew Bostum, Geert Wilders, Daniel Pipes, Bat Yeor, David Horowitz, and others.

They claim that this a form of " Jihad " being waged is the more peaceful Jihad rather than just terrorists actions. It is argued that Europeans are having fewer children while Muslims are having large numbers of children so that in 20 to 50 years Muslims in Europe will be the majority or a big enough minority that they can reshape Europe to fit their own theological, political and ideological views. These demographics are an exaggeration and part of a propaganda campaign by those who want to stir up hate and eventually violence against European Muslims.

Bat Yeor in Israel-Speaking about her book Eurabia

As Danois in an article at Loonwatch.com argues that most of what Bat Yeor claims about Islam and the Islamization of Europe are pure fabrications and that her so called research is obviously so bias that she is not taken seriously by any non-biased scholars or academics.Bat Yeor cheery picks the history of Islam and of Christendom to prove Islam is evil and Christianity benign. So it appears that it must have been Muslims who ran the death camps of Auschwitz and not the Nazis or Germans. She rejects out of hand the notion that Jews in Islamic countries for centuries were treated better by the Muslim rulers than they were in Europe by Christian rulers. So Bat Yeor and other Islamophobes defend their bigotry against all Muslims by down-playing the rabid anti-Semitism which was part of European society for over a thousand years. Hitler she believes I guess was an anomaly and not merely just the final stage of European anti-Semitism.

"Bat Ye’or: Anti-Muslim Loon with a Crazy Conspiracy Theory Named “Eurabia”by Danios at Loonwatch Sept. 10, 2009

We all have them: crazy uncles or senile grandparents raving about one conspiracy theory or the other on the dinner table. “Man landing on the moon was a big hoax,” or something about Kennedy’s assassination. We’d smile and continue eating our leftover mashed potatoes smothered in gravy, then politely ask to be excused on account of work early the next morning, the car ride back home full of mirthful post-dinner analysis of the crazy dinner table conspiracy talk.

So when we first read about Bat Ye’or, a lady with no educational qualifications to speak of, who came up with the crazy conspiracy theory entitled “Eurabia,” we here at LoonWatch barely reacted. If a zany lady comes up with some insane theory, we’re certainly not going to take her seriously, at least not any more than the crazy old McCain lady.

The sad reality, however, is that Bat Ye’or is now being used by leading Islamophobes as a primary source for their research and subsequent analysis. So who is Bat Ye’or? Well, first of all, her name is not Bat Ye’or. That’s just her “screen-name.” For many years, she kept her real identity a secret, and only wrote under this moniker, which is Hebrew for “daughter of the Nile.” She also had another screen-name, which was Yahudiya Masriya, Arabic for “Egyptian Jewess.” Her real name is Gisele Littman, and she’s vitriolically anti-Muslim and anti-Islam.

She has written a handful of articles and books–with the basic theme that Muslims have savagely oppressed Non-Muslims (”dhimmis”) throughout history. These resources written by her are used as reference sources by famous Islamophobes like Robert Spencer (the face behind the xenophobic websites Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch). Spencer hailed Bat Ye’or as “the pioneering scholar of dhimmitude, of the institutionalized discrimination and harassment of non-Muslims under Islamic law.” Daniel Pipes, an Islamophobic professor, cites her work numerous times. She has emerged from relative obscurity to fame, her work being the backbone of Islamophobic (mis)characterization of Islamic history.

Pamela Geller, admin of the anti-Muslim site Atlas Shrugs, declares: “Bat Ye’or is the world’s foremost leading scholar on Islam.” Amazing how the “world’s foremost leading scholar on Islam” has no educational background and absolutely no credentials at all from a recognized university; truly amazing that anyone can become the world’s leading scholar on Islam with just a library card, a keyboard and internet connection, and of course the key ingredient of all–an all encompassing hatred of Islam. Can one imagine the world’s leading scholar on Judaism being an Anti-Semite? This just in: the world’s foremost leading scholar on Judaism is an Anti-Semitic Hamas member. Absurd!

...Conspiracy Theory: European Universities are Controlled by Palestinians

As part of her global conspiracy theory, Bat Ye’or argues that “[European] universities, for example, are controlled by the Palestinians.” Oh why of course! In fact, the deans of the European universities are all “stealth Palestinians;” every year they travel to the Gaza Strip for an annual ceremony, where Hamas leaders dictate what the curriculum will be for the year, and indoctrinate them in all things jihad. It is in fact funding from Palestine that is keeping the European universities afloat. (deadpan face)

Can one imagine the reaction of Islamophobes if some Moozlim-looking person said that the Western universities were controlled by “the Jews?” They would call such a person not only a crazy conspiracy theorist but a racist, and rightfully so, but the issue here is the profound double standard. You want to say something outlandish about Jews or any other minority? Not acceptable (Rightfully so). But say the same thing about Muslims? Then you get your own show on Fox News, and your books will become best-sellers (of the “What’s Wrong with Islam” or “Why I’m Not a Muslim” variety).

Conspiracy Theory: The Rise of Eurabia

The culmination of Bat Ye’or’s theories is what she coins as “Eurabia,” a (not so) clever combination of the words “Europe” and “Arabia.” Basically, the theory is that Arab and Muslim immigration (of “stealth jihadists”) will soon overwhelm Europe, destroy Western culture and civilization forever, and replace the democratic governments with Taliban style theocracies. While that does sound like an interesting plot for a fictional movie, it is pure insanity to take this seriously. Bat Ye’or is simply delusional. David Aaronovitch, a journalist for The Times, labels Bat Ye’or as a conspiracy theorist:

Pinch me a third time while we get to grips with “Eurabia”. This is a concept created by a writer called Bat Ye’or who, according to the publicity for her most recent book, “chronicles Arab determination to subdue Europe as a cultural appendage to the Muslim world-and Europe’s willingness to be so subjugated”. This, as students of conspiracy theories will recognise, is the addition of the Sad Dupes thesis to the Enemy Within idea.

Propaganda film fear mongering about the Islamization of Europe
Note similarities to anti-Semitic propaganda
Eurabia is a danger to Europe

Here some statistics compiled about the Netherlands to show that the demograhics at the moment and those numbers projected into the future are exaggerations which are part of the Anti-Islam propaganda.The numbers in fact show Muslims birth rate has also gone down over the years and may continue to go down further.
But in order to spread fear and hatred these Islamophobic propagandists will lie to push forward their agenda.

Re: Muslim Demographics - False Claims- Here's The Proof

And see Pam Geller gushing over Bat Yeor and note Bat yeor's connecting all Arabs and all Muslims to the Nazis and by extension to the Shoah/Holocaust - Fallacy of the one to the many- If one Arab leader was involved with the Nazis then all Arabs and Muslims were or are connected to the Nazis:
The Atlas Interview: Bat Yeor,Pamela Geller, July 4,2007

PG: Well. I’m feel like I sitting with the pope! My viewer has all read Eurabia. I don’t if you read “The Dhimmi” and “The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam“, but these are all books that we must read for the coming fight. No one has been as prescient, sagacious or as brilliant in outlining, or actually substantiating, documenting, meticously the Euro-Arab axis, and how this wave of Islamization. It was no accident. And how fortudies for us that Bat will be here in New York, the capital of the world on, well, independent stay weekend -- we got our little flags on, yeah baby! -- and during this terrible attack over in the UK.

...BY: Well, in this book I examined particularly this policy of appeasement that was conducted by Europe, the European community. This time it was the nine countries, and it started in part after the Kippur War in 1973, and it was in fact a French plan. France didn’t want to lose their colonies, and they want to have good relations with their Arab colonies -- you know that France had huge Arab colonies -- and after the Algerian war of liberation they lost all their colonies. They lost Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, the last one. They wanted to have good relations with these countries, and they went along they have tacted. The plan drawn by the Mufti, the Mufti of Jerusalem.

PG: Right, and he was with the Nazis?

BY: He was with the Nazi. There were many Nazi also in Egypt, and Egypt was part, also, of this plan, and the plan was to build up a strong alliance with France and the Arab countries, and against America and against the protestant people.

Bat Ye'or on Geert Wilders: Does defending Western values constitute “inciting hatred”?" at Jihad Watch Bat Yeor with Robert Spencer, Feb. 16,2009

In "Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe" in National Review, February 16, the renowned historian Bat Ye'or discusses the 57-government Organization of the Islamic Conference's (OIC) efforts to criminalize free speech, and the Wilders case and its implications for Europe and the free world in general:

[...] In its efforts to defend the “true image” of Islam and combat its defamation, the organization has requested the UN and the Western countries to punish “Islamophobia” and blasphemy. Among the manifestations of Islamophobia, in the OIC’s view, are European opposition to illegal immigration, anti-terrorist measures, criticism of multiculturalism, and indeed any efforts to defend Western cultural and national identities. The OIC has massive funding from oil sources, which it lavishly spends on the Western media and academia and in countless “dialogues.” It influences Western policy, laws, and even textbooks through pressures brought by Muslim immigrants and by the Western nations’ own leftist parties. Hence, we have seen Kristallnacht-like incitements of hate and murder against European Jews and Israel conducted with impunity in the cities of Europe — where respect for human rights is supposed to be one of the highest values.

Geert Wilders is the latest victim of this enormous world machinery. His crime is maintaining that Europe’s civilization is rooted in the values of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and the Enlightenment — and not in Mecca, Baghdad, Andalusia, and al-Kods. He fights for Europe’s independence from the Caliphate and for its endangered freedoms. He had received serious death threats even before Fitna was released.

and so it goes,

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