Is advocating freedom of speech "extreme" or "fascist"? Is opposing Islam's law, which knows no race, "racist"? Is supporting Israel (which these parties do far more than other European parties) "Nazi"? The outrageously empty epithets of the Islamo-socialist left seem calculated to stop thought cold and trigger a massive rejection reflex. In this way, resistance becomes anathema, and Islamic law, unchecked, spreads across Europe.
Does that sound "Islamophobic"? You bet. How can anyone who values freedom of conscience, equality before the law and other such Western jewels not have a healthy fear of Islamic law, which values none of these things? Incredibly, this is an emotion that is supposed to be suppressed – and, in Europe, on pain of prosecution.
See links below for Diana West’s articles from Europe:
We Have a Lot to Learn From 'Over There', column, 26 June 2008
Postcards from Europe I, blog post, 28 June 2008
Jihad in America Vs. Jihad in Europe, blog post, 1 July 2008
Geert Wilders: Prisoner of Islam, column, 3 July 2008
Swiss Minaret Referendum Has Nothing to Do with "Racism", blog post, 10 July 2008
A Swiss "Extremist" Against Islamic Law, column, 17 July 2008
Studies in Sensitivity in Brussels, blog post, 13 September 2008