Syria, Security, Migration, and Eurabia: An Interview

Do you believe in the “Eurabia” theory, as do right-wing politicians in Italy?

When Bat Ye’or first proposed this theory in 2002, I was skeptical, not believing in a purposeful conspiracy to replace Western civilization with Islam. Fifteen years later, and especially after witnessing the astonishing actions of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, I find it convincing. I can see no other way to explain the spectacular unwillingness to recognize the damage caused by unfettered immigration and blind multiculturalism.

Daniel Pipes.

  • Wow, hard to just slough it off as another conspiracy theory at this point. Would love to be a “fly-on-the-wall” of Merkel’s cranium.

  • Watchman

    I’m afraid I don’t have a lot of time for Daniel Pipes unless he has changed his view that there is a benign form of Islam that could coexist with Western Civilization. He is still worthwhile reading to an extent.

    • Alain

      I agree and the statement that he remained unconvinced in 2002 is very telling. It was indeed already clear in 2002 where the West, in particular Western Europe, was headed if they refused to change course. From my understanding he also still clings to the same view of the existence of some benign form of Islam and that Islam is reformable.

      • But can we blame people for trying? Muslim reform that is. But with eyes wide open — not under any illusion or presumption that it would in fact work. Seems to me that’s it’s difficult to take the “all or nothing” position if reform has never been tried. And if it is in fact tried, and fails, all the more justification to insist on an “all or nothing” position.

        I know, I’m probably dealing purely in hypotheticals, and given the current conditions in the world probably no time for screwing around with theory anymore. But reformers are rejected by the Muslim mainstream and by the Left — shouldn’t we at least offer them support?

        (btw not in reference to anything Pipes may have said in the past — I honestly haven’t followed the guy)

  • Bless his heart

    In the 70’s the richest and poorest Muslims knew that the Ummah was working to conquer western Civilization. They still know it now..


    Every Muslim, except the brain dead, know that Islam constantly works to conquer all not Islam. That is Sharia. If they do not follow Sharia, then they are not Muslim and they are not part of the Ummah.

    There are details. But it comes down to Islam lives, all else dies.