Dhimmitude: Today: Dhimmitude Issues

Dhimmitude Issues

The war against Saddam Hussein' regime in spring 2003 has revealed not only the deep divisions between some states of "Old Europe" and the U.S., but also strife within Europe itself and infighting that opposes governments and sections of their electorate. Some analysts have interpreted these clashing policies as a variance between a European reliance on "international law" and an American combativity and "unilateralism", although many European countries have joined the U.S.

In reality, the European Union - as distinct from its member states - has build, since 1973, a whole infrastructure of alliances and economic, industrial, media, cultural, financial bonds with the countries of the Arab League. It, thereby, hoped to assemble a new continent - what I named 'Eurabia' - as a counterweight to American power. This associative diplomacy in international politics was intended to provide the EU with a major power role, while isolating America. But the Arab alliance had a price: Israel's demise and fraternisation with some of the cruelest tyrants on the planet, allegedly representing "international legality" at the United Nations. Hence, we now see millions of Europeans, inflamed by Judeophobia/anti-Zionism, siding with Saddam Hussein, a killer of his own people.

Not child's play, by Bat Ye'or. National Review Online, December 03, 2007

At the first article at the first link below, "A Testimony from Egypt", Sandro Magister writes about the prestigious magazine "La Civiltà Cattolica,” in which the Vatican denounces with unusual harshness the oppression of Christians in Muslim countries. A second article at the same link, by Giuseppe De Rosa S.I, "Christians in Islamic Countries", provides an enlightening reflection on dhimmitude in the past and today.

Eastern Christians Torn Asunder, by Bat Ye'or. National Review Online, September 18, 2003

Is Europe a Province of Islam? The Danger is Called Dhimmitude, by Sandro Magister, www.chiesa, March 17, 2003.

Islamists' Perpetual Jihad, by David G. Littman. FrontPageMagazine.com, August 15, 2003

Endowing Denial, by Andrew G. Bostom, FrontPageMagazine.com, May 13, 2003

Islam's 'idealistic version of itself' not quite the reality, Interview with Bat Ye'or, by Julia Duin, The Washington Times, October 30, 2002

In Defense of Bat Ye'or, by Andrew G. Bostom M.D., First Things, October 2002

The Dhimmitude of the West, by Mark Durie, to appear in the Newsletter for the Centre for Islamic Studies, London Bible College (August 2002)

The Ancient Jewish Community of Iran and the Shiraz 'Show Trial', Written statement submitted to the UN Commission on Human Rights, Association for World Education, January 8, 2001

Blasphemy legislation in Pakistan's Penal Code, Written statement submitted to the UN Commission on Human Rights, Association for World Education, July 7, 1998

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