Eurabia: The Muslim Charter in Europe
Posted by Exile on January 12, 2008
How involved is the EU with the islamisation of Europe? I’d say pretty heavily after having found this little gem on one of my web tours today…
Brussels, 10 Jan. – More than 400 Muslim groups on Thursday signed a ‘charter of values’ at the European Parliament pledging tolerance and respect for the laws of the countries in which they live.
“The charter amounts to a code of good conduct for Muslims in Europe which commits them to taking part in building a united society,” said European Parliament vice-president Mario Mauro. “It pledges Muslims to helping create harmony and well-being in our societies and to fully playing the role of citizens in upholding justice, equal rights and respect for difference.”
Mauro is an Italian politician from the conservative Forza Italia party of former premier Silvio Berlusconi and in his role as deputy European Parliament president is tasked with handling relations with churches and religious communities.
“The charter gives a great boost to strengthening intercultural and inter-religious dialogue. And it reinforces Muslims’ duty to respect non-Muslims,” said Mauro.
The document was prepared by the FIOE, the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe and endorsed by the groups in Brussels.
I can’t find a transcript of the document anywhere yet.
Note the initials, FIOE. Look familiar? Think about SIOE and you will see what I mean. If SIOE is for Stopping the Islamisation, the the FIOE is definitely for Fulfilling the Islamisation of Europe. Worse yet, the FIOE are allowed to gather in the hallowed halls of the EU Parliament and conduct their business. Not exactly the same treatment as was reserved for the SIOE people. In fact SIOE were denied permission to even be in Brussels, let alone inside the Parliament. I would say that the EU has firmly chosen sides. This is a step closer to Eurabia. How long before FIOE is an official party in the EU Parliament?
The islamic charter is worrying. Charters in the EU have a nasty habit of becoming law, wether we Europeans like it or not, and we won’t be allowed to vote for or against.
I went looking for the FIOE. I found this on their relatively new website;
The Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe is a non-profitable European organization, which provides a framework for its member organizations and institutions.
This framework aims to achieve the overall common goals of serving Muslims in European societies.
The FIOE also aims to maintain the Muslim presence in Europe and to enhance and develop that presence so that Islam is properly and accurately introduced.
The FIOE is founded on a set of principles, which may be summarized as follows:
1. The primary sources for the clear understanding of Islam is the Holy Quran and the prophetic heritage as well as the consensus of the Scholars, without creating any prejudice or inconvenience. Our approach combines authenticity with flexibility and revival.
2. Islam is a holistic world view, which directs the efforts of individuals, families and groups towards serving all walks of life. Islam also aims to free the human mind and welcomes the common good regardless of its origin.
3. A holistic education system is necessary, whether spiritual or intellectual, for creating a strong individual. This is based on accurate understanding of Islam achieved through the framework implemented by member organizations.
4. The organizational Islamic work, based upon truth and sincerity towards Allah the Almighty is a necessity. It must also be based upon genuine ties of brotherhood between all those involved, the correctness and accuracy of implementation and planning as well as upon a firm commitment to the aims coupled the sacrifice and steadfastness.
5. Introducing the values of Islam with the best manners, is a necessity that must be facilitated for.
6. The FIOE rejects all methods and means of compulsion, forced compliance and violence. It believes firmly that dialogue and bridge building are the means and methods to be pursued. The FIOE also believes that all matters of disagreement can be resolved through scholarly study free from any tendencies that reflect fanaticism and bigotry.
7. The FIOE strives to achieve coordination and communication amongst Islamic establishments working on both the European and international arenas in order to realize and fulfill common aims and objectives. Reaching a consensus on small details of Islamic Jurisprudence is unrealistic, and thus such difference is acceptable and must never constitute a premise for divergence among Muslims as the Islamic faith absorbs a wide range of views and stances.
8. Based on Islam’s gracious teachings, about contributing to the welfare of humanity, the FIOE strives to perform a civic role throughout Europe and to contribute towards all aspects of European civil life in a manner that realizes the common goal of European societies.
9. The FIOE encourages and strives to achieve positive integration of Muslims in European societies, in a manner which collates between preserving the unique Islamic identity and enjoying and fulfilling the implications of full and complete citizenship rights and privileges, all in the manner which best achieves the common good and realizes the principles of stability and social harmony.
10. European Muslims have devotional links and retain family roots in the Muslim World, thus the FIOE plays an advocacy role on issues pertaining to the Muslim World by promoting its rights in a wise and appropriate manner, whilst observing the principle of priorities and coordinating various declared interests.
11. The FIOE strives to play a bridging role through which continuity between Europe and the Muslim World may be enhanced in order that mutual interests, positive cooperation and world peace may be achieved.
It gets worse.
1. Introducing Islam and its values and crystallizing an Islamic culture in accordance with the unique features of the European status quo.
2. To enable Muslims in Europe to perform their religious duties, to preserve their cultural identities and to promote their social and religious affairs.
3. To encourage and establish various establishments such as mosques, schools and educational, cultural, social, leisure and vocational institutes and clubs.
4. To promote member organizations, enhance their expertise and performance and to develop methods of coordination and cooperation therewith.
5. To care for the Muslim youth, provide opportunities for learning Islam and Arabic and to help them excel in their respective vocations.
6. To activate Muslims within the framework of the European Union in a manner that serves the overall general interest.
7. To work for the representation of Muslims within European establishments and authorities.
8. To strive towards achieving recognition for Islam as an official religion throughout Europe, which would be instrumental in enhancing and promoting the European Muslim identity.
9. To expand the cultural and civilizational dialogue between Muslims and others in an attempt to interact positively and establish social peace and harmony.
10. To maintain relationships with Muslims throughout the world, and to promote and reinforce cooperation and exchange between Europe and the Muslim World in a manner that achieves mutual interests.
11. To extend bridges of cooperation and coordination with Islamic official and public authorities and establishments in both European and international arenas with the objective of achieving mutual interests.
12. To contribute towards all efforts which aim to preserve and protect freedoms and promote human rights and dignity; and to refute all forms of racial discrimination and violence.
Points 10 & 11 need a little explanation in my opinion. I wonder what mutual interests there are between the muslim world and the european muslims?
Visit the website and see for yourselves. Read the whole section under “About FIOE”.
Eurabia? It’s almost here.