Precedentes de Eurabia

Hablar de precedentes es muy controvertido desde el punto de vista historiográfico, porque los protagonistas nunca pensaron que actuaban para sentar los «precedentes» que los historiadores les asignan a posteriori. Hecha esta advertencia, vamos a exponer dos precedentes de Eurabia:El primero es Napoleón, que estuvo cerca de construir lo más parecido a un imperio francés en Europa:

Bernard Lewis has pointed out that, by common consent among historians, “the modern history of the Middle East begins in the year 1798, when the French Revolution arrived in Egypt in the form of a small expeditionary force led by a young general called Napoleon Bonaparte – who conquered and then ruled it for a while with appalling ease.”

 

In an unsuccessful effort to gain the support of the Egyptian populace, Napoleon issued proclamations praising Islam. “People of Egypt,” he proclaimed upon his entry to Alexandria in 1798, “You will be told that I have come to destroy your religion; do not believe it! Reply that I have come to restore your rights, to punish the usurpers, and that more than the Mamluks, I respect God, his Prophet, and the Qur’an.”

 

According to an eyewitness, Napoleon ended his proclamation with the phrase, “God is great and Muhammad is his prophet.” To Muslim ears, this sounded like the shahada – the declaration of belief in the oneness of Allah and in Prophet Muhammad as his last messenger. Recitation of the shahadah, the first of the five pillars of Islam, is considered to mark one’s conversion to Islam. Muslims could thus conclude that Napoleon had converted to Islam. In fact, one of his generals, Jacques Ménou, did convert to Islam.

El segundo la colonización de Argelia:

The French invasion of Algeria in 1830 marked another chapter in this tale. Later, the French ruled Tunisia and Morocco. Finally, after the First World War, the French gained mandates over the former Turkish territories of the Ottoman Empire that make up what is now Syria and Lebanon. After the Second World War, French troops gradually left Arab lands, culminating with war and Algerian independence in 1962. However, their long relationship with Arabs resulted in France‘s belief that she had a special relationship with and an understanding of Arabs and Muslims. Along with French leadership in continental Europe, this would now provide the basis of a new foreign policy. President de Gaulle pushed for a France and a Europe independent of the two superpowers. In a speech, he stated that “Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe, that will decide the destiny of the world.” In 1966, he withdrew France from the common NATO military command, but remained within the organization.

La política exterior francesa ha sido siempre la pesadilla de España y de Europa, sin embargo, a lo que se ve, no hemos aprendido.

The Eurabia Code, Part I

2 comentarios

  1. Yo estoy haciendo una lista de proceres occidentales «musulmanes».Mejor dicho que los musulmanes les atribuyen sus creencias.
    Ya he encontrado a :
    Magallanes, Goethe, Wagner y ahora Napoleon.
    Cuando leí que dicen que Wagner es musulman porque el sueño de Parcifal, de alcanzar el Santo Gral no es mas que el sueño de alcanzar a Alá a travez del Coran, pensé, «bueno ahora lo único que falta es que digan que Napoleon era musulman!»
    Pues no me sorprende saber que mis divagaciones no eran tan absurdas.

  2. Augusto:

    Albert Hoffmann tambien era musulman… Sufí para mas señas. Lo demuestran sus experiencias lisergicas.
    Anota a este cientifico de la empresa Sandoz.

    Y Saint de Exuperì (no se si he escrito bien), que tambien tuvo sus experiencias misticas en alguno de sus habituales accidentes aereos sobre suelo africano.

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