I started City of Brass in March 2002 at Blogspot, and moved to Beliefnet in August 2008. Over a thousand posts and a million page views later, it is time to end this chapter and start a new one. However, I am not technically going anywhere – Beliefnet recently acquired Patheos, where I am going […]
Of all the weird stuff I see on Facebook and Twitter, this pretty much beats all this week.
Brother looks like he’s got some knee pain. And tiny t-rex arms. Anyway, I’m sure we can blame Obama for this somehow.
In all seriousness, this image is more likely the result of a fearmongering Islamophobe than an overly enthusiastic Muslim polemicist. The fears of “Eurabia” – invented by the conspiracy theorist and self-styled “scholar” Bat Ye’or, then syndicated by the Islamophobia industry, have been thoroughly debunked – here is a BBC Radio video that refutes Ye’or’s arguments about Eurabia in exhaustive detail:
What about the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in Europe? There were 1.3 million asylum applicants in all of the European Union in 2015. Considering that Europe has a population of 742.5 million, the refugee crisis can safely be dismissed as negligible as far as impact on European demographics is concerned.
Bottom line: Eurabia still is a lie.