Exposing Europe's "Era Of Liberal Babble"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Judith Bergmann via The Gatestone Institute,

  • Uninhibited by the obvious fear of their citizens, the EU nevertheless carries on its immigration policies.
  • Ironically, Western political elites consider this clearly widespread sentiment against Muslim immigration "racist" and "Islamophobic" and consequently disregard it -- thereby empowering anti-immigration political parties.
  • "Islam has no place in Slovakia.... [the problem is not migrants coming in, but] rather in them changing the face of the country." — Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia.

Europe, so many years after the Cold War, is ideologically divided into a new East and a West. This time, the schism is over multiculturalism. What Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has termed "liberal babble" continues to govern Western Europe's response to the challenges that migration and Islamic terrorism have brought, especially to personal security.

The Western European establishment considers arming oneself against terrorists, rapists and other ill-wishers outlandish, even in the face of the inability of Europe's security establishments to prevent mass terrorist atrocities, such as those that took place in Paris at the Bataclan Theater or the July14 truck-ramming in Nice.

The European Union's reaction to terror has been to make Europe's already restrictive gun laws even more restrictive. The problem is that this restrictiveness contradicts the EU's own reports: these show that homicides committed in Europe are mainly committed with illegal firearms.

In Eastern Europe, on the other hand, it is still normal to want to defend yourself. Last summer, Czech President Milos Zeman even encouraged citizens to arm themselves against Islamic terrorism. "I really think that citizens should arm themselves against terrorists. And I honestly admit that I changed my mind, because previously I was against [citizens] having too many weapons. After these attacks, I don't think so".

Since the president's remarks, the Czech Interior Minister, Milan Chovanec, has proposed extending the use of arms in the event of a terrorist attack. He explained that despite strict security measures, it is not always possible for the police to guarantee a fast and effective intervention. Fast action from a member of the public could prevent the loss of many lives.

Such reasoning, often seen as laughable in Western Europe, reflects an understanding of the fear that has become a recurring theme on the continent. In Germany, a recent poll showed that two out of three Germans are afraid of becoming the victim of a terrorist attack and 10% perceive an "acute threat" to their safety. Among women, the figures were even higher. 74% responded that they sometimes feel unsafe in crowded places, and 9% said they felt permanently threatened and scared.

Western European leaders, on the other hand, pretend not to understand this fear. In 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked how Europe could be protected against Islamization. Merkel, who does not move without her own personal security team consisting of 15-20 armed bodyguards around her, working in shifts, answered: "Fear is not a good adviser. It is better that we should have the courage once again to deal more strongly with our own Christian roots." In December, she told members of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), who were asking how to reassure the public about integrating migrants, "This could also broaden your horizons." (This is the same Merkel, who in 2010 said that multiculturalism had "utterly failed").

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) was asked how Europe could be protected against Islamization. Merkel, who has a personal security team of 15-20 armed bodyguards around her, working in shifts, answered: "Fear is not a good adviser." (Image source: Paralax video screenshot)

As Western Europeans are discovering, however, that the state is increasingly unable to protect them, they have begun acting on their fears:

In France, a survey showed an increase of almost 40% in gun license requests since 2011. "Before the beginning of 2015, it was only a vague trend. Since the 'Charlie Hebdo', Bataclan and Nice attacks, [gun license requests] have become a growing phenomenon", wrote Le Nouvel Observateur.


In Belgium, requests for gun license applications soared in one major province, Liège, doubling in just five years. "The explanation may lie in the current security context, which generates feelings of insecurity among the population", said officials from Liège's Arms Service, the state body in charge of granting gun licenses in the province.


In the wake of mass sexual attacks by migrants in Cologne, major German cities all reported an increase of requests for weapons permits. Cologne police estimated that they received at least 304 applications within just two weeks of the mass sexual assaults. In 2015, the city's police force saw only 408 applications total over the entire year.


Switzerland has also seen a drastic rise in gun permit applications, with all 12 cantons reporting an increase from 2015. Interim 2016 figures show a further escalation. "There's no official explanation for the rise, but in general we see a connection to Europe's terrorist attacks," said Hanspeter Kruesi, a police spokesman in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen.


Gun sellers in Austria also said that interest in weapons grew after a large number of refugees arrived. "Fear is very much a driving force," said Robert Siegert, a gun maker and the weapons trade spokesman at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

Uninhibited by the obvious alarm of their citizens, the EU nevertheless carries on its immigration policies. "I believe Europeans should understand that we need migration for our economies and for our welfare systems, with the current demographic trend we have to be sustainable," said Federica Mogherini, the EU's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy. She added that the continent "does not and will not close its doors" to migrants.

Mogherini is probably not interested in a recent Chatham House study, in which an average of 55% of the people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries. Only two of the countries surveyed were from Eastern Europe. A ban was supported by 71% of people in Poland, 65% in Austria, 53% in Germany and 51% in Italy. In the UK, 47% supported a ban.

Ironically, Western political elites consider this clearly widespread sentiment against Muslim immigration "racist" and "Islamophobic" and consequently disregard it -- thereby empowering anti-immigration political parties.

Several countries in Eastern Europe, such as Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, have refused to take in more migrants, and several Balkan countries have completely closed their borders.

Czech President Milos Zeman has openly stated, "The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible".

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has dismissed multiculturalism as a "fiction". He has also refused to accept EU-agreed quotas on relocating migrants saying, "It may look strange but sorry ... Islam has no place in Slovakia." He added that the problem is not migrants coming in but "rather in them changing the face of the country."

Western Europe has predictably responded with accusations of "Islamophobia" and "fanning hatred towards minorities and refugees". One EU state, Luxembourg, even suggested expelling Hungary from the EU for its refusal to toe the EU line and, according to Luxembourg, for treating asylum seekers, "worse than wild animals". Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orbán, in turn, harbors little respect for the way that his Western European colleagues have shaped politics: "We are experiencing now the end of an era: a conceptual-ideological era," Orbán told supporters in 2015, "Putting pretension aside, we can simply call this the era of liberal babble. This era is now at an end."

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jus_lite_reading's picture

Corrupt politicians will continue to double down on their failed "open borders" politics until enough citizens get pissed off enough to do something about it. Thus, the EU will disintegrate in less than 4 years IMO.

How many innocent Europeans will have to get killed before the masses WAKE THE FUCK UP?!?!

ONE fucking terror attack should have been enough for them to say, ok let's close the borders, EUROPE IS FOR EUROPEANS. No, they let more in, and now almost a dozen terror attacks have occurred in Europe and many many more will occur!

Belrev's picture

Many are waking up. US Congressman Steve King tweeted to Geert Wilders that they need to have more babies in Europe and is now unde fire for "racism"


Looney's picture


Aww… multiculturalism… Sharia Law… aww…

Some tribes in the Amazon STILL practice cannibalism – they eat their enemies.

So, if such a dude moves to Germany, he should be able to eat whoever he doesn’t like, according to Merkel.  ;-)


Ignatius's picture

Fake news.

Islam didn't just rise up with this crazy beheading bullsh#t.  This narrative comes straight from and is a consequence of the phony war of terror and the phony 9/11-anthrax attacks.  Money, weapons and support for extremist elements continues to fuel it.  Imagine some group throwing millions of dollars toward people like the Westborough Baptist Church (you know, the sh#theads who cheer the death of American soldiers) for an analogy.

okyoureabeast's picture

Islam is the problem. Read the Quran. Read the Hadiths. It always was and always will be, a war death cult. It's the reason half the world is stuck in a barbaric mindset that keeps them enslaved.

Europe didn't have to let anyone in. They voluntarily did which was by design. 


Islam needs extermination. Period.

Ignatius's picture

The cultural conflicts created by flooding Europe with immigrants is a seperate issue from the religion of Islam.  Islam has not been the source of the wars in the ME.  These wars are a consequence of the false flag 9/11-anthrax attacks and the wars that have followed.

Arnold's picture

Ragheads have been killing ragheads for three thousand years.
Mohammet, was a unifier interloper.
The Unifier today is America, and not in a healthy way for ragheads.

lucitanian's picture

And your poor nation with only 250 odd years of history was founded on killing indigenous populations, slavery, immigration and racism, followed by constant war and global terror. There always has to be a "rag head" a "Jap" a "Chink" or "a Commie" to keep you feeling superior in your delusion of exceptionalism, doesn't there?

US can't even unify itself. It's falling apart, and flaying around looking for the next enemy. A unifier? My ass!

MarsInScorpio's picture


What a line of whale poop.

If what you wrote is true, then there has never been a war in the ME prior to 9/11.

It is beyond the ability of any sane person to even begin to comprehend your insanity. You live in a world of ignorance, disconnected from any reality.

My dear Ignatius, E S & D.

Ignatius's picture

Well, fuck you very much for that warm welcome.

You're inferring all manner of things I did not say nor believe.

lucitanian's picture

No, he said clearley said "these wars" and you should learn to read....

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Agreed, but the West would have no problem with Islam if it wasn't flooded with Muslim immigrants.

lucitanian's picture

And who caused the wars and financed and supported the mercenaries and terrorists in the first place which caused the refugees and mass migrations of people? And what for? Try and focus on the global hegemony and who is behind it. Certainly its not the millions displaced.

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

Do you really think that those AMERICAN BASTARDS who supply weapons/finance/training to the terrorists did not know that there would be a huge influx of migrants to Europe from the middle east? You are a complete FUCK-WIT.

lucitanian's picture

Read some of your own fucking scripture ass hole:


This article and people like you are the problem.

1, create a conflict to further your geopolitical and multinational corporate interests that causes millions of refugees and migrants. Then use the first problem to do more evil. Feed the fear you bread.

2, do it by backing terrorists via support of the most hideous and violent through Mossad / CIA and the most cruel autocratic states that can be bought through greed, Saudi Arabia and their your friends in the Gulf States.

3, make sure you blur the lines between the religion (which most know nothing about) and the people

4, mission accomplished.

Are you paid by the Israelis, or do you just write this kind of shit because your stupid? Who do you think sponsor and run IS or Al Qaeda, and the rest, who was responsible for 9-11. And your lot have created disasters in Somalia, Libya, Sudan, and can be seen at the root of just about any conflict going.

Fuck off with your shit about religion. It's used for the weak minded by the powerful, yes, but it has very little to do with what's behind this shit going down.

And by the way whether in Paris or 9-11 most of the protagonists were on drugs and alcohol so not exactly good Muslims, were they? If you want to see Evil look for the organizers of the "false flag" terrorism and the financiers of instability.

Davy Crockett's picture

>  This narrative comes straight from and is a consequence of the phony war of terror 

Bullshit.  The muslims fucking little kids in swimming pools due to "sexual emergencies", or gang raping girls on New Years Eve are not doing it becaause of the war on terror.  They're doing it because they're muslims.

The muslims trying to push shariah law or  create no-go zones in  towns built by Swedes or Dutch or French a thousand years ago, are doing these things, not because of the war on terror, but because they're muslims.

The muslims attacking a woman and her daughters with a hatchet, because their summer wardrobe is too revealing for him, is doing it, not because of the war on terror, he's doing it because he's a muslim.

Yes, some major attacks that can be traced directly back to ISIS may be results of war on terror, but the rest of them are just muslims being muslims.

Ignatius's picture

I make no excuse for such grotesque behavior, but don't conflate it with the source of the phony war on terror.

Ledlak's picture

Change your name to Ignoramous, please. Mohammad was a prolific beheader. Do a little historical research and don't post ignorant comments like this. It's in the hadith. Why do you think so many Muslims prefer that form of execution? Mohammad is their example of how to live "a good, decent, peaceful, and holy life". <endsarc>

lucitanian's picture

No, you are the one who should get your head out of the dark ages of ignorance about the Mohammedan religion. If I put all so called Christians, or Jews in one bag I can come up with pretty good examples of disgusting behavior too and I don't have to go too far back. But fortunately I deal with people as individuals. Aren't you glad your group, religion, or nation is not painted with the same brush as you are for your myopia and ignorance.

knukles's picture

For some reason, it appears that mankind is trying to "slowly" sneak up on Peak Madness.
Madness knows where we are all the time (just as Saturn and the Sun know where each other are) and laughs, becaue we're thinking we're sneaking up on her when she's pushing us in that direction.  OMFG
Called Delusional.

wildbad's picture

NOT ONLY do the Czechs make great firearms, they have great gun rights.

they have experience in being unarmed when facin a threat.

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

Don't know about the 'sneaking' part, they seem to be shouting their lunacy from the rooftops. e.g. the response to one lunatic trying to curtail a woman's right to decide what happens to her own body is the equally lunatic proposal to criminalise masturbation (only for men?). American politics, one lunatic warmongering brainwashed cunt arguing with another lunatic warmongering brainwashed cunt.

RagaMuffin's picture

Whether it's war or social policies, if the people who supported them actually had to pay for them life would be better for the rest of us - and quieter....

Squid Viscous's picture

gatestone institute= zio agit prop

"judith bergman" - lol

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Seems like half the ZOG-obsessed posters around here think the islamization of Europe is a zionist globalist plot to destroy western culture and the working class.  But whenever an article from Gatestone Institute runs, they complain that it's zionist globalist propaganda aimed to stop the islamization of Europe. What's up with that? 

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Every single Jewish orgainization in Europe favors the mass immigration program. Every single one. I don't knw what game the Ziocons are playing here but they're not revealing their true intentions.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The game is called Divide and Conquer.

They couldn't divide Europe's ethnically and culturally homogenous population sufficiently for their liking, so they had to import a foreign horde to help polarize the population.  And once you've got a society divided, you have to keep them divided.

OverTheHedge's picture

As I've mentioned before, isn't it odd that such a Jewish organization is so very anti-Semitic?

lucitanian's picture

Ya, I wonder why ZH is pushing this kind of "be afraid, be very afraid" trash, which falls completely in the file of Zionist global hegemony neocon propagandists. It's so transparent and so boring the bots that lap it up and add their "opinions" to reinforce their original idea Musmim=Terrorist.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Mosques, call to prayer on a huge PA, wacky town with no dog park, it's not just carbombs man.

Stan522's picture

islam is incongruent with Western ideals and Lib's are incongruent to sanity.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Two words: Coudenhove-Kalergi.

Giant Meteor's picture

Two more words, "Liberal Babble" - sounds like something you rub on for extra lubrication ..

E.F. Mutton's picture

"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error" - Cicero

The EU has no shortage of idiots


atthelake's picture

All this betrayal is for money. Leaders, around the world, are well paid to betray their people.

Esso's picture

You're (Your) probably (prolly) right (write) about that. I (i, Eye,Aye) guess I just don't (doan) get the (teh) endgame.

Is New Zealand or the Antarctic that great? (delete question mark)

Spungo's picture

If Merkel likes Islam so much, shouldn't she be forced to wear a burka? Either put up or shut up.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) Mar 14, 2017 12:13 PM

Why do I get the impression that the Gatestone Institute exists to distract from the Zionist mission to destroy the West?

ClausClayperon's picture

I went to Chile a few months back. Downtown Santiago has been turned into a Haitian suburb. In a few years time, the globalist president, formerly employed by the UN, has flooded the capital with Haitian "refugees", flying them in by the hundreds on a daily basis. Seems that no corner is free from this globalist multiculturalist scum. 

Jubal Early's picture

It doesn't matter what country you live in, they are kicking down the front door.  Why would all the jews in every country across the planet be pushing this for every country oexcept Israel?  Maybe all this "anti-semitism" is merely projection of their goy hatred.

taketheredpill's picture






True Blue's picture

You do know that Roebuck was black, right?

Was the information in the article factually incorrect or are you just attacking the messenger with an ad hominem?

Giant Meteor's picture

x 10000 second belly laugh in this little exchange 

I'm dyin here ..

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Roebuck's parents were English and his photos show him as clearly being White.

south40_dreams's picture

Europe can lay in smoking ruins, I care not