Saturday, May 19, 2007

Biased News and Views from the German Backwaters

From Roncesvalles blog, aka The Editrix, aka Nora, comes this priceless little U-turn [emphasis is mine]:
I was made aware that the fact that I am using English as my blogging language, which is not my mothertongue [sic], might be construed as pretensions of a cosmopolitanism I patently don't possess.

I am shattered.

Therefore, I will change the description of my blog from "Biased News and Views from Dhimmified Germanistan" to "Biased News and Views from the German Backwaters".

I even considered briefly to dumb down my English -- everything to please the public -- but came to the conclusion that that might be too much of an effort for me. Awfully sorry to lose a couple of hits, but there you are... [blahdiblah...]

Well, changing the description might even have the beneficial side-effect that drooling morons, hell-bent on sniffing out terms like "Dhimmi" or quips like "Germanistan", will pass by my blog in the future.

Which "drooling morons" exactly are being referred to remains rather mysterious. Is Editrix referring to those who, neither helped nor hindered by any real knowledge of Europe or Germany, seek out blogs that proclaim Europe to be the fallen Continent (fallen to the hordes of Islam, perhaps not needless to say) or to those Europeans who live in the real world and who whilst accepting Radical Islam is a worldwide threat do not feel "Dhimmified" in any way, shape or form?

The lies disseminated by so many on the US Far Right and echoed by a mere handful of not-too-smart and often agenda-driven Europeans regarding the Fall of Europe (imminent or past) have indeed led to the use of stereotypical quips such as "Eurabia", "Europistan, "Londonistan", "Germanistan", "Dhimmi Europe" and a whole host of variants. Considering the amount of complete nonsense that is being bandied around regarding this non-topic, in particular on US satellite news networks, many non-Europeans must indeed toil under the impression that European Sharia law is about to be introduced or has already been passed. But this is simply completely untrue. We have of course our fair share of problems with Radical Islamists and some of their sympathisers but Europe isn't about to become Muslim dominated by any stretch of the imagination. Perhaps Editrix is starting to realise that too?


At 8:55 PM, Blogger The_Editrix said...

"Which "drooling morons" exactly are being referred to remains rather mysterious."

Gert, thanks for giving me a gratuitious link, but you really OUGHT to read my blog more thoroughly. If you can't help commenting on it, that is.

The "drooling morons" refer quite specifically to THIS incident.

No need to thank me for the information. I owed you that for the link.

Keep up the good work!

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

Gert: I hear what you're saying but then why is it that people like the woman behind te editrix feels pushed around or even maligned by your regular every-day Muslims? Now you know I'm no Islamo-phobist but Muslims do reproduce at a much faster rate than most Europeans and there's no reason to doubt that barring a major change there will soon be a Muslim majority in most European countries, the U.K. included.

Having said that, I want your opinion: do you by any means feel threatened by the U.K.'s growing Muslim population?

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Firstly Eitan, some people easily feel "pushed around", especially people of the "One Country, One People!" variety.

Secondly, the massive invasion of Muslims into Europe and their alleged "out-breeding us" is simply a lie or at least a gross distortion, propagated by a rag-tag band of anti-immigration whackjobs, racists. conspiracy nutjobs, Sentinel-like ultra far rightists and similar. It is also the favourite hobby horse of non-European Islamophobes like Daniel Pipes, Mark Steyn et al, who peddle this kind of crap to gullible Americans who desperately want to believe that Europe is in cahoots with Radical Islamists and led by a cabal of Marxists and utopianists. This lie unfortunately sells really well, so well some less bright Europeans also believe it. An arrogant airhead like Editrix is just one example...

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

Gert: so what people of all denominations have been predicting concerning the Muslims soon overtaking local Europeans is all a farce?

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Yes, it is mainly a farce. It's also politically driven: the Muslim population of Europe is barely 0.2% larger that the US one, yet going by the media hype, you'd easily believe our countries are swamped with Muslims and that we're about to be taken over. There is an entire mix of the most disingenuous and often unconnected arguments that are being used to "prove" this point and yet, living here, I see no evidence for it whatsoever...

At 6:23 PM, Blogger Eitan Ha'ahzari said...

OK, I see. I had the feeling Muslims were "taking over" in Europe too, but you live there and I won't claim to know more about the U.K. and its residents than you do.


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