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This remarkably prescient interview Bat Ye'or gave in 1993, which was published in early 1994 in Midstream, and is available at this link, from her dhimmitude.org website.

NONE of the talking heads, academic "pundits" etc. around today have even caught up to her insights from 1993/94, let alone her brilliant synthetic work on Eurabia, now being updated for the French edition. A sample:

"I think the movement of Islamic radicalism will eventually sweep away the present Muslim governments and will win the allegiance of the Muslim masses in Europe, despite the very great courage of those Muslims opposing it. ..I do not see serious signs of a Europeanization of Islam anywhere, a move that would be expressed in a relativization of religion, a self—critical view of the history of Islamic imperialism, an acceptance of the principle of equality between Muslims and non—Muslims, a retroactive recognition of the rights of the peoples decimated and degraded by the system of dhimmitude, and an attitude of great moral humility———a necessary stage on the path toward reconciliation between peoples: we are light years away from such a development. On the contrary, I think we are participating in the Islamization of Europe, reflected both in daily occurrences and in our way of thinking"

Andrew Bostom   2 06 06

This remarkably prescient interview Bat Ye'or gave in 1993, which was published in early 1994 in Midstream, and is available at this link, from her dhimmitude.org website.

NONE of the talking heads, academic "pundits" etc. around today have even caught up to her insights from 1993/94, let alone her brilliant synthetic work on Eurabia, now being updated for the French edition. A sample:

"I think the movement of Islamic radicalism will eventually sweep away the present Muslim governments and will win the allegiance of the Muslim masses in Europe, despite the very great courage of those Muslims opposing it. ..I do not see serious signs of a Europeanization of Islam anywhere, a move that would be expressed in a relativization of religion, a self—critical view of the history of Islamic imperialism, an acceptance of the principle of equality between Muslims and non—Muslims, a retroactive recognition of the rights of the peoples decimated and degraded by the system of dhimmitude, and an attitude of great moral humility———a necessary stage on the path toward reconciliation between peoples: we are light years away from such a development. On the contrary, I think we are participating in the Islamization of Europe, reflected both in daily occurrences and in our way of thinking"

Andrew Bostom   2 06 06