Once again, Europe chooses the wrong future

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is http://tuviainil.blogspot.com He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.



For the first time in decades, Europe makes a choice about its future. That choice is between freedom and oppression. It makes the wrong choice.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, France, Italy and others made such a choice. Mostly, they chose freedom.

In the twentieth century, Germany, Austria and others made a similar choice. They chose oppression.

Now, in the twenty-first century, Europe chooses again between freedom and oppression. But this time, there’s a difference. This choice is complicated by religion.

Europe’s choice today is between Jew and Muslim. For freedom or oppression, it must choose either Israel or Islam. It makes the wrong choice.

For Europe, anti-Zionism grows as Europe’s Muslim population surges. Anti-Israel protests have become so violent that, for example, at least one entire university campus has been evacuated because of the violence brought to it by an anti-Israel ‘peace’ protest (“Violent protests at British university as former Israeli security chief addresses meeting”, eurojewcong, January 21, 2016). Across Europe, anti-Semitic attacks against Jews have reached record levels.

European ‘peace activists’ embrace violence against Jews. European leaders, meanwhile, embrace Muslim migrants. They welcome Muslims. They protect Muslims. They do not protect Jews.

Europe says it believes in multiculturalism. That belief posits that all can live together in harmony without needing to integrate into the larger society (“Multiculturalism: What does it mean?”,bbcmagazine, February 11, 2011). For many, multiculturalism suggests a fundamental belief that all are equal (ibid).

In Europe, that cultural equality includes Muslims. It excludes Jews.

Germany leads the way. It has accepted more than 70 percent of the app 1.5 million Muslim refugees who rushed into Europe during calendar 2015. Most other EU nations have welcomed far fewer migrants.

By opening its doors to Muslim migrants, Germany has reactivated an old problem. This modern, humanitarian Germany, which had such a gigantic anti-Semitism problem in the 20th century, now works in the 21st century to import more than a million people from countries which today have that same gigantic anti-Semitism problem (Douglas Murray, “Germany just can’t get it right”, gatestoneinstitute, January 11, 2016).

For all its humanitarianism, Germany imports Islamic extremism (ibid). It imports Arab anti-Semitism (ibid).

Today, Jew-hate spreads across parts of Europe like an out-of-control wildfire. Like it or not, deliberately or not, Europe has become the industrial world's major platform for anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism and raw Jew-hate.  

Europe makes a choice. It chooses Islam over Israel.

Israel is an OECD country. OECD is the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. It’s really the top 34 countries in the world—the freest, wealthiest and most modern countries on the planet. It’s the elite of the world. It’s where national leaders interested in the 21st century want to be.

Israel is part of this elite club. It’s a world leader in water technology. It’s a world leader in high-tech advancements. It’s a world leader in medical sciences. It adheres to Western ideals. It’s a democracy.

Islamic Mid-East countries are none of these things. Their scientists and physicians contribute little towards the world’s welfare. Mostly, these countries oppress.  They prefer religious conquest over scientific research. They reject democracy.

Europe chooses. It chooses Islam over Israel.

Europe makes the wrong choice. It chooses oppression and poverty. It rejects freedom and wealth. It chooses Islam over Israel.

Where do you think that will lead?