He doesn’t exactly put it that way. The title of his piece yesterday is simply:
Who Are Europe’s Most Important Politicians?
President of the Middle East Forum, Daniel Pipes is a historian/author with a primary focus on Islam and migration.
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First Pipes tells us that he had put his faith in Geert Wilders a few years ago, and although he still admires the Dutch politician, he says Wilders perhaps focused too much on the nature of Islam and not enough on what migration generally was doing to the Netherlands and Europe.
Here are a few snips from Pipes’ piece published in the Washington Times yesterday, here, and at the Middle East Forum here:
After expressing admiration and explaining about Wilders, Pipes says….
I focused not on run-of-the-mill political leaders – the UK prime minister, French president, German chancellor, or even the Roman Catholic pope – but on the disruptive politician leading Europe’s revolt against immigration and Islamization. Conventional politicians optimistically assume that the continent will muddle through, that some form of convivencia (Spanish for “coexistence,” a term deriving from medieval Andalusia) will emerge, that multiculturalism somehow will tame the beast of Islamic supremacism.
But as Europe, population 741 million, heads toward cultural crisis, as indigenous birthrates plunge, as Islamist aggression increases, and as the elite made up of the 6Ps (police, politicians, press, priests, professors and prosecutors) myopically insists there is nothing to worry about, this happy talk has little basis in reality.
In his [Wilders—ed] place, a number of civilizationist politicians have emerged who wield actual power, especially in formulating their countries’ policies towards migrants and Islam. The key event in their emergence was Angela Merkel’s great folly of 2015-16 when, at her invitation, over a million unvetted mostly-Muslim migrants arrived in Germany and elsewhere. Then, to make matters worse, she insisted on other European Union members take a proportion of the migrants, sparking widespread resentment.
Here, in my estimation, are the ten outstanding civilizationist leaders of this moment, in ascending order of importance (to be clear, this is an assessment, not an endorsement):
I won’t give them all away, except to tell you that Hungarian PM Viktor Orban is number one.
So, I would like to know why hasn’t our President invited Orban to the White House yet?
Go here to see Pipes’ list of names you should know. Of course, this is his opinion and you might have others who give you hope that Europe can save itself before it is too late.
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