The new ideology of hostility

The anti-Muslims of today don't even try to disguise their imitation of classical anti-Semitism. Look at this passage by Fouad Ajami: "It hadn’t taken long for Islam to make its new claim on Europe. Caldwell’s numbers give away the problem: “In the middle of the 20th century,” he tells us, “there were virtually no Muslims in Western Europe.” Now there are more than 15 million, including 5 million in France, 4 million in Germany and 2 million in Britain." Imagine the reaction if this was written about say, Jews and Judaism. Imagine the uproar. This book by Caldwell (who is really a journalistic version of Alfrend Rosenberg) has been reviewed TWICE in the New York Times in a matter of days. Kid you not. Also, I like it when Ajami hails himself as the model of the model immigrant: "It wasn’t always so. Little more than four decades ago, when I left Lebanon for the United States, I, and others like me, accepted the rupture in our lives. I knew there would be no imams and no mosques awaiting me in the New World. I was not traveling in quest of all that. I was in my late teens, I accepted the “differentness” of the new country. News of Lebanon rarely reached me, air travel was infrequent and costly, I lost years of my family’s life. I needed no tales of the old country." Oh, yes Ajami. New Middle East immigrants look up to you as the model of opportunism and unconditional service to American Zionism. I mean, this man has not been invited in decades to the association of fellow Middle East experts, at the Middle East Studies Association.

Posted on August 2, 2009 by As'ad