Speaking of the Counter Jihad movement, the follow up to Brussels was in Vienna and though I wanted so much to go, there was no way I could leave my kids for 5 days. And a Jewess in Vienna? Oy.
The Baron was there and Dymphna writes;
The event was a working meeting, with a series of workshops aimed at specific objectives. Some of the materials used for the conference can be found at Mission Europa, and the conference results will be posted there as they come in.
The keynote speaker on Sunday evening was Serge Trifkovic, the author of Defeating Jihad: How the War on Terrorism Can Be Won - in Spite of Ourselves and The Sword of the Prophet: Islam; History, Theology, Impact on the World. Mr. Trifkovic kindly sent us an advance copy of his speech, which is posted below.
His speech is an amazing work. Read it all:
CAN THE WEST BE SAVED?
by Serge Trifkovic
Vienna, May 10, 2008
“Europe today is a powder keg,” Otto von Bismarck remarked , “and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal.”
I am not going to waste your time tonight with yet another treatise on why Islam is not the Religion of Peace, Tolerance, Compassion, etc, etc. We are beyond that. Had America agonized, in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, whether Shinto was actually OK but only Bushido was bad, the Greater Asian Co-prosperity Sphere would be going strong to this day. Among reasonable people, unblinkered by the dicta of political correctitude, the real score on Muhammad and his followers is well known. It has been known for centuries. That score, however, no matter how calmly stated and comprehensively supported, invariably elicits the howls of “Islamophobia” from the neoliberal elite class.
AN EMINENTLY POSTMODERN LITTLE PHOBIA
In the way of an introduction, let us therefore look at the formal, legally tested definition of that word, the latest addition to the arsenal of postmodern “phobias.” It is provided by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) based here in Vienna. (“Orwellian” is a worn-out adjective, but it simply has to be used in connection with this particular institution.) The EUMC diligently tracks the instances of “Islamophobia” all over the Old Continent, which it defines by eight red flags:
1. Islam is seen as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change. 2. Islam is seen as separate and “Other.” 3. Islam is seen as inferior to the West, barbaric, irrational, primitive and sexist. 4. Islam is seen as violent, aggressive, linked to terrorism, engaged in a clash of civilizations. 5. Islam is seen as a political ideology. 6. Criticisms made of the West by Islam are rejected out of hand. 7. Discriminatory practices and Muslims’ exclusion from mainstream society are advocated. 8. Anti-Muslim hostility is seen as natural or normal.
This definition is obviously intended to preclude any possibility of meaningful discussion of Islam.
Read the point by point here.