Og det skal vi da lige markere her på Veritas Universalis. Douglas Murray fra The Centre for Social Cohesion startede den 18. januar på The Telegraph Blogs. Der er link her.
Desuden har samme forfatter en interessant artikel i det seneste nummer af The Spectator:
The Rotting Fruit of Multiculturalism
By Douglas Murray & Robin Simcox
Can Europe be the same place with different people in it? asks Christopher Caldwell in Reflections on the Revolution in Europe. It took an American to raise an issue few here dare to.
The continent is a very different place today from what it was a couple of generations ago. Culturally and demographically it is in places almost unrecognizable. But its problems are familiar. Europe is, like the rest of the world, in the middle of an economic collapse. Fears about mass immigration and the loss of national identity have led to a rise in the popularity of ultra-nationalist political parties. Already engaged in an internal struggle with Islamic extremism, Europe is reawakening to the power of ideology.
Multiculturalism, immigration, and radical Islam have long been discussed but it has taken a nativist backlash for them to be acknowledged. At the recent European elections, white supremacist, anti-Islam, or anti-immigration parties gained significant ground throughout Europe. This included taking 17.7 percent of the vote in Austria and nearly 15 percent in Denmark. The British National Party (BNP) — an avowedly racist organization — received nearly a million votes and gained two seats in the European Parliament. Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam Freedom Party currently leads the Dutch polls.
Læs resten her. Der var også en artikel i WallStreet Journal den 8. januar, som har en interresant gennemgang af fænomenet, højtuddannede jihadister:
British Radicalization Studies
The U.K.’s universities offer the most conducive environment an Islamic extremist could inhabit outside Waziristan.
By Douglas Murray
Shortly after he tried to bring down flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas Day, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab became the fourth former head of a British university Islamic Society (ISOC) to have been charged with a serious terrorism offense. This is only the tip of the problem. Shaming as it is, during his time studying at University College London (UCL), Abdulmutallab was in the most conducive environment an Islamic extremist could inhabit outside Waziristan.
It is a situation that has come about despite repeated warnings. And I should know, because I’ve been one of the people trying to do the warning.
The results are often surreal. Just before Christmas, the al Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki was the subject of an airstrike on his Yemen home that killed many al Qaeda operatives. Only last April my organization was trying to explain to London’s City University why he was not a suitable person to address, by video-link, their Islamic Society. Despite already having been known to be spiritual mentor to two of the 9/11 hijackers, he has been advertised as the “distinguished guest” speaker at the U.K.’s Federation of Student Islamic Societies’ (FOSIS) annual dinner in 2003, and at Westminster University in 2006. Awlaki is now thought to be the connection between Abdumutallab and the people who gave him the bomb with which he intended to bring down the Detroit flight.