Europe sacrifices the victims to avoid fighting the executioners

A European journalist mourns the death of a continent where the victim has become the aggressor's accomplice and a civil war is being waged by European citizens, converts to Islam.

Giulio Meotti,

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Berlin, London, Stockholm ... Just  three important terror attacks which took place on European soil in the last three months. 

Europe feels that the price it is paying for Islamic terrorism is tolerable and that these crimes should not divert the continent from its lazy lifestyle. We must be passive in the face of ignominy. We light candles, bury the dead, we treat a terror attack like a car accident and we publish editorials to say “they will not change our lifestyle”.

European compassion has become totally debilitating. It is reflected in the astonishment that an entire society, France, reputed to be pluralistic and free, has silently accepted the fact that 40,000 of its Jews have packed and left for Israel in the last fifteen years. 

In 1940, a French historian, Marc Bloch, published a book titled L'Étrange Défaite, (The Strange Defeat), in which he argued that the French élites failed to recognize the Nazi threat and blamed the ruling political and intellectual class for a weak defense against the German menace. Bloch was eventually tortured and shot by the Gestapo. His book’s main message couldn’t be more actual today. 

The Islamic hurricane will not pass. Instead, it will change Europe’s face forever. 
Europe seems to have devised a new strategy in wartime: sacrificing the victims to avoid having to fight the executioners. It is as if we collectively accepted the sacrifice because we think we will not have the moral strength and the political firmness to fight the vicious Islamic killers. That is the meaning of the slogan “we must live with terrorism.” This is reflected in the legal concept of “state of emergency.” 

That is why we are reacting like someone threatened by a hurricane, accumulating supplies, blocking doors and windows, waiting the worst to pass. But the Islamic hurricane will not pass. Instead, it will change Europe’s face forever. 

This is a war not carried out from the aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean, but on Europe’s national soil and usually by European citizens, often by converts to Islam. It is precisely what is called a “civil war.”.But we call it “terrorism”, “radicalization” and “barbarism” to avoid mentioning the war of religion, the cultural clash and the civilization question. Meanwhile, misguidance, abandonment and anxiety dominate Europe’s landscape and people’s feelings. And one has the feeling of sinking into a slow agony. 

In short, the victims have been daily denied, disidentified, symbolically excluded, for not having to fight and in order to better safeguard the “public peace.” The victim has become an accomplice of the aggressor and opted for a policy of “conciliation” and “pacification”, which means surrender. 

The character of Michel in Michel Houellebecq’s Platform (2001) articulates this mega failure. Europe’s forbears, Michel says, “believed in the superiority of their civilization”, but their “civilizing mission” their “innocent sense of their natural right to dominate the world and direct the path of history had disappeared.” All that is left are material pleasures.

Like Michel, Europeans are “decadent” and “given over entirely to selfishness”.  He writes: “I was aware, however, that such a situation was barely tenable, that people like me were incapable of ensuring the survival of a society. Perhaps, more simply, we were unworthy of life”. 

The Islamic terrorists couldn’t agree more. That is why they repeat to us: “We love death more than you love life”.