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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

A Common Eurabian Prediction and Islamofascist Accusations

There is a common prediction for the future of Muslim-dominated Europe—that it will not preserve post-modern freedoms. A typical example can be found in an article by Mark Steyn in the latest issue of The Human Life Review (the article is not online):

A little girl born today will be unlikely, at the age of 40, to be free to prance around demonstrations in France or Rome chanting “Hands off my bush!”

I'm not so sure about that. According to Steven Den Beste, accusations made by Islamofascist sympathizers about Israel or the U.S. reflect the actual behavior of the Islamofascists themselves:

It's been standard Arab propaganda to take any accusation made against the Palestinians or any other Arab and reflect it against Israel. As soon as the Palestinian bombing campaign against Israel began to be referred to as "terrorist", the Arabs started calling Israel a terrorist nation and referred to its military operations against the Palestinians as "terrorist", in speeches and in empty-gesture acts of the UN General Assembly and in virtually every international forum whether it actually makes any sense there or not.
I have seen claims by neo-Nazis (who might be puppets of the Islamofascists) that Jews support abortion for gentiles but not for Jews. For example:
I guess to the Jews we Gentiles are down right nasty lil' varmints multiplying like rabbits. I guess this is why all of them in our American Congress are pro-abortion down to the last one!
and also:
Judaism is the one major American religious denomination which gives unqualified support to abortion, except for Orthodox Jewish rabbis who are adamantly opposed to abortion for Jews.
This is complete nonsense when applied to Jews. Jewish law prohibits gentiles from aborting. Secular Jews usually support legalized abortion for everybody. Religious pro-“choice” Jews are not much different from “personally-opposed” Christians. On the other hand, it may be that the accusations against Jews reflects real Islamofascist policy. In that case, we can expect Eurabia to maintain abortion rights for Christians and atheists. They might even cite that as evidence of how tolerant they are.


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