January 9, 2006, - 2:41 pm

To USA Today Dimwit: God Dead in Europe; But Allah Alive & Well

By Debbie Schlussel
Today’s USA Today dedicates its entire op-ed page to a clueless article by retired (thankfully) journalist James P. Gannon. What a waste!
The piece, “Is God Dead in Europe? (And What Might That Mean for America?),” talks a lot about the death of Christianity in Europe but doesn’t mention Islam a single time. Hello? That’s like talking about lack of exercise for the reason someone gets fat, but totally glossing over the person’s daily trip to Dunkin Donuts to consume half a dozen glazed, trans-fat loaded donuts.
Gannon writes of a “post-Christian society” in Europe, “Christo-phobic” and anti-religious class and cultural leaders, but he fails to mention the fastest growing religion in Europe: Islam. And it’s not a moderate Islam. It’s an extremist Islam, which dominates the religion around the world today. That’s what America needs to notice, as much as the decline in the significantly more moderate religions of Christianity and Judaism.
Gannon looks at church and synagogue attendance in Europe and America, but not mosque attendance. Looks at belief in G-d, but not Allah. This ostrich really stuck his head in the sand.
The growth of Islam is the reason Europe will fall, not just the decline of Christianity. And that’s what our country needs to beware of it in immigration policy and other areas. Instead, we have government immigration officials, like Abu Moskowitz who bends over backward to deport Non-Muslim Chinese and Catholic Latinos, and keep the most illegit Muslims off-limits to federal agents in the heart of Islamic America.
Contrary to Gannon’s false article, Europe loves religion, so long as the religion worships Allah and wears a kefiyeh or hijab. It’s Judaism and Christianity that are under attack . . . and Islamists are a big reason why.
Question: What’s the fastest growing religion in Ireland? Answer: Islam–and, again, an extremist kind, just like the kind that dominates Islam universally, today.
Too bad James Gannon (and USA Today, too) is too deaf, dumb, blind . . . or blatantly PC to notice. They really missed the mark on this one.

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14 Responses

I have written on this subject too but with a different conclusion in mind. We are in a battle to the death with a billion people who believe in Allah with a passion. We have chosen as our leaders a bunch of atheists and agnostics who have a contempt for religion; the opiate of the masses as Marx put it. A person with no faith cannot hope to understand the dedication and drive of another person who is committed to God other than to hold that person in contempt. The people with no faith who dominate our media and social discourse are engaged in the war against Christianity, Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, and Christ, because they know that if there really is a God, a God who knows everything about who they are and what they have done, they are fucked. Nobody wants to govern their behavior. So we are a society that says anything goes except Christianity vs a society that says nothing goes except Islam. We better wake up.

Duke on January 9, 2006 at 3:15 pm

Well, what do you expect from a newspaper that hired Leila al-Arian (Sami’s daughter) as an intern?

northernvirginiastan on January 9, 2006 at 3:44 pm

I know its all fun to talk about Eurabia and Europe having a Muslim majority, but the reality is that Muslims constitute only 3% of EU’s population (15 million out of 380 million). With the checks on Muslim Immigration all over Europe, this number can only grow upto a point. Even though a visit to London or Amsterdam might give a different impression, Europe for most part is still a very non Muslim and White continent with a very small Muslim or immigration population (point of comparison: 39% of current US population under the age 21 is non-white and 20% of children under age 21 are hispanics).

lawman on January 9, 2006 at 4:15 pm

Debbie my love…you’re PANDERING babe:(
GOD IS DEAD is not only the Nietschean philosophy that ALSO liberated the Jews from the cruciFICTION that they crucified Jesus, but GOD IS DEAD is also the reason that Chanukkah became a holiday more significant than Purim!!!!!
GOD IS DEAD could be what those of us who had over a hundred friends and acquaintances perish in that September *Shoah* now seemingly forgotter could Jobianly mutter…but unlike those cash fundamentalists you’re appeasing, GOD is obviously distancing Himself from the GOP???
L’chaim my love…

EminemsRevenge on January 9, 2006 at 4:36 pm

France is the only country in Europe with over 5% Muslims ( that is significant enough to have an impact on the electoral process, foreign policy etc.,).
Even France is under no threat of a Sharia based society. Of course there are religious Muslims who aspire for Sharia in France, but in the French born Muslims, the support for secularism and seperation of State and Mosque is pretty well entrenched.
When the Hijab was banned from public schools in France, a comparable number of French Muslims supported the ban as compared to the Non Muslim French population.
An overwhelming majority of French Muslims are from Algeria (a former French colony).
The level of religiosity in French born Algerians is comparable to the low level of religiosity in the wider French population.
Here is an interesting excerpt from Ibn Warraqs: Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak out (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1591020689/qid=1121916217/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-8618581-6357611?n=507846&s=books&v=glance)
Thirty percent of those men born in France and both of whose parents were born in Algeria declared themselves to be without any religion. This percentage is higher than the national average: 27 percent of all Frenchmen describes as without any religion. Sixty percent of those men born in France with only one parent born in Algeria declared themselves to be without religion, more than double the national average! The figures for women remain almost unchanged: 30 percent born in France and both of whose parents were born in Algeria said they were without religion. This precentage is even higher than the national average: 20 percent of all Frenchwomen say they are without religion. Fifty-eight percent of women with one parent born in Algeria said they were without any religion, almost three times the national average.

lawman on January 9, 2006 at 4:40 pm

Just watched the video since i missed it yesterday, and i wanna KNOW—Who AARRRRRREEE these people???
Growing up in NYC on the predominantly Jewish Rockaway peninsula that Joey Ramone immortalized…maybe it grates MY ear more than your audience…”Slussel” and “Slushel”???!!! i’m sure these are the same noodniks who think SMUK is a word…..oy gevalt…THESE are the kind of SCHmucks you pander to

EminemsRevenge on January 9, 2006 at 4:57 pm

Lame-man,sorry Law-man;You try to pass statements by Muslin’s like “declared themselves to be without any religion”,over and over again you state this and more. All we can go by are their acts in word and deed.So this is why we must learn by what’s going on around the world and not wait for another attack by your holy people.But we both know another 9/11 is just around the corner .But Just watch how your religion of peace- brothers and women folk- will be looked on.You will long for these days when you can talk your crap and not worry if you are going to be checked out.I hope you are already being looked into,it’s easy to do you know! Better safe than sorry when it comes to a (Muslim)and or Lawman living in the USA.talking the s..t as you do.

danny on January 9, 2006 at 5:14 pm

Danny,
You havnt really disputed any of my numbers or inferences so I am presuming that you are in agreement with me.
This of course does not mean that some Muslim in Europe is not going to commit a terrorist act or there are no sleeper cells of Al Qaeda in Europe.
All I am suggesting is that going by the number of Muslim immigrants in Europe, talks of Eurabia are premature at best.
Also there is empirical evidence which suggests that French born Muslims are actually not anymore religious than Non Muslim French born citizens in stark contrast to England where the England born Muslim population is more religious than the Non Muslim English population.
If there are numbers which would contradict the above, I would be interested in looking at them.
Even in UK, the Muslims constitute less than 3% of the total population. Of course a highly radicalized 3% minority can create havoc and mayhem in the short run but such a tiny minority has no ability to take over the government or to make any permanent changes in the system of governance without the acquiescence of the majority.
I use the examples of UK, France because they are in the news these days.
I am not a fool who would suggest that talks of Islamic radicalism in Europe is Islamaphobic (I actually believe its a potent threat) or racist.
I understand that Europe has a ‘terrorism’ problem now and this problem will only grow in future. However what I am contesting here is the talk of Muslim take over of Europe.

lawman on January 9, 2006 at 6:20 pm

Also as to your statement of:
“I hope you are already being looked into,it’s easy to do you know!”
I hope the government is not wasting money/limited resources on investigating me.

lawman on January 9, 2006 at 6:23 pm

From a look-over of the article, it seems to be rather good, and relatively comprehensive. This is a newspaper column, not a thesis; there could be a number of reasons for omitting the obvious from the piece. Every time someone writes an article or blog entry (or speech, or broadcast), there is a limited amount of space and subject matter than can be covered, and each author makes decisions about what to include, and exclude.
I am glad that Mr. Gannon included a mention of a certain book, that we were recently discussing, when bloggers were writing about Mark Steyn’s WSJ article (just the other day).
http://vodkapundit.com/archives/008418.php
http://www.rightwingnews.com/comments.php?id=4994
That is an entire book, not just an article, and it is dedicated to examining this very issue…
http://www.drudgereport.com/mattpjb.htm
And the issue of Islam is definitely discussed.
That book is very-much not “PC,” and the fact that is was mentioned makes me favorable towards this article.
However, I do not know any background information about this writer; I am simply assessing what I noticed from looking over the article.

Aakash on January 9, 2006 at 7:23 pm

Lameman: it’s money well spent.Your #’s and %’s 5%,30%…whatever, are great if the fight went on here or on paper. They have little meaning when it comes the matter at hand.But don’t feel to smart,but ‘little hope for that’ the hate on you + your pal’s hearts will end our free america and your muslim rights will go first.Just watch after you and your pal’s next attack.You think the Muslim’s rights are hurting now!You and all the peace loving Musilms here in america should be working full time to show + build trust.But -here- you are Lameman.Here you are talking percent this and percent that.It does little good in the american public’s eye at this point all you #’s mean crap!

danny on January 9, 2006 at 7:30 pm

Gannon isn’t entirely wrong.To the extent that
a religion is where people get their most “serious” moral values,contemporary liberalism is a religion.

jaywilton on January 10, 2006 at 11:13 am

Isn’t James Gannon that fag? AkA Jeff Guckert?

KOAJaps on January 11, 2006 at 4:49 pm

There is a trend among American conservatives to bash Europeans and likewise a trend among European conservatives to bash Americans. There is also definitely bad blood between Europeans and Jews arising from difficulty the nations of Europe have in facing their past involvement in the Holocaust, a hideous stain on any proud and great people’s record as a nation. In order to fight the Islamist menace, there has to be dialogue between the patriotic people of Europe, the United States, and Israel. Not to mention between the European nations themselves. We may not want to go to each other’s houses, but we are not enemies. We need to understand that if we don’t want the real enemy to win.

KnightoftheImpaler on January 14, 2006 at 7:02 pm

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