Is America [George & Condi] Watching Europe?

        [COMMENT: The astonishing, but predictable, events in France and spreading through out Europe are assessed below, accurately, I think.  

        See the "Frenchisms" below which are circulating around the internet.  The cowardice inherent in the French attitude for the last century or so must lead to something like the present situation.  

        Why this has afflicted them, I am not sure, except that it has to do with their rejection of God beginning with the French Revolution (200 years ago, not 20, as remarked below).  The French are having open warfare declared upon them, they have been invaded, and they do not yet know it.  

        But mockery does not deal with the problem.  Prayer and speaking the truth in love is the only way forward.    E. Fox] 

By Jan Markell

I echo the sentiment of Daniel Pipes, Islamic expert, who says that what is going on in Europe now may be a turning point in European history. They have reached the end of an era. The end began when they threw God out twenty years ago, gave up their Christian roots, and established a cradle-to-grave welfare system that lures immigrants, particularly from the Islamic world. They chose to have lax borders like America, and they did not ask the newcomers to accept the local culture. The jihadists--and that is what they are--know Western Europe is ripe for the plucking and have chosen to strike now and take various countries by force.

Do not buy into the story that these are "disillusioned youth." They have sophisticated bomb factories and there is evidence of heavy weapons. Call it what it is: A European jihad or an intifadeh being carried out by self-proclaimed terrorists who have a worldwide agenda. It isn't unemployment that causes the rioters to shout, "Allah Akbar" as they torch cars and buildings. They are seeking the establishment of Eurabia. They intend to conquer. In some places they chant, "This land belongs to us. This land belongs to Allah." Joseph Farah is right in that they are trying to create their own state: "Paristine."

Postings on some Muslim web logs indicate that the riots are NOT spontaneous outpourings of rage, but carefully planned endeavors. One web log read, "The cops are petrified of us--everything must burn. You don't think we're really going to stop now? It will continue non-stop. The French won't do anything and soon we will be in the majority here."

This is not a riot. This is an attempt at another French Revolution. This is a new Islamic front in the war on terror. As Gary Bauer says, "Why did anyone in Washington think the French government would ever find the courage to stand with us in Iraq when it is not clear they are prepared to defend Paris?"

They are also targeting the "people of the book"--Jews and Christians, though the burning of churches and synagogues is vastly underreported. Investigators are finding that the mobs controlling many of the streets in France are a coalition of drug gangs, hoodlums, and Islamic extremists united by their hatred of Western civilization.

One has to hope and pray that America is taking notes, particularly Condoleeza Rice who said at the State Department Ramadan dinner, "We in America know the benevolence that is at the heart of Islam." Is that what the current situation reveals?

Jesus said that at the time of the end nation would rise against nation (Matt. 24:7-8). The Greek word for "nation" is "ethnos" meaning ethnic war. We have seen these extensively in modern times and Europe is now enduring one. The Bible also characterizes the last days as "perilous times" (II Tim. 3).

Could any of this be a judgment on France? Many French Jews fled to Israel months ago as life for them in France became unbearable. To wear a Star of David was a risk. It is bitterly anti-Semitic and President Chirac believes the key to world peace is a Palestinian state. However, the violence is now spreading to other countries but all of them make up a part of the European Union, a member of the "Quartet" pressuring Israel to give up parts of her God-given land.

Tune into last weekend's radio show and my conversation with Brigitte Gabriel, an Arab-American Christian who heads a watch-dog organization on the East coast, The American Congress for Truth. She is guest hour two on November 5, 2005. Go to, then to "Radio Archives." If you have dial-up connection, we have now made it much easier for you to listen. Brigitte discusses this issue and related ones. Also visit the category on my Web site of "Islam & the Arabs" to better understand the global jihad effort and the "religion of peace" that really wants to make war.

Awaiting His return,
Jan Markell

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Frenchisms from the Internet

France has neither winter nor summer nor morals.
Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.
France has usually been governed by prostitutes."
Mark Twain.

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me."
General George S. Patton.

"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion."
Norman Schwartzkopf.

"We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it."
Marge Simpson

"As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure"
Jacques Chirac, President of France

"As far as France is concerned, you're right."
Rush Limbaugh,

"The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee."
Regis Philbin.

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore.

True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses
of whisky I don't know."
P.J O'Rourke (1989).

"You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it."
John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona.

 "You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein?
Because he hates America, he loves mistresses and wears a beret. He is French, people!"
Conan O'Brien

"I don't know why people are surprised that France won't help us get Saddam out of Iraq. After all, France wouldn't help us get Hitler out of France either"
Jay Leno.

"The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into Paris under a German flag."
David Letterman

Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada.
Ted Nugent.

War without France would be like ... uh ... World War II.
The favorite bumper sticker in Washington now is one that says 'First Iraq, then France.'"
Tom Brokaw.

"What do you expect from a culture and a nation that exerted more of its national will fighting against DisneyWorld and Big Macs than the Nazis?"
Dennis Miller.

"It is important to remember that the French have always been there when they needed us."
Alan Kent

"They've taken their own precautions against al-Qa'ida. To prepare for an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag, and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house."
Argus Hamilton

"Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day -- the description was, 'Never shot. Dropped once.'"
Rep. Roy Blunt (MO)

"The French will only agree to go to war when we've proven that we've found truffles in Iraq." 
Dennis Miller

Raise your right hand if you like the French ... raise both hands if you
are French.

Q. What did the mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered the city in WWII?
A. Table for 100,000 m'sieur?

"Do you know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris? It's not known, it's never been tried."
Rep. R. Blount (MO)

"Do you know it only took Germany three days to conquer France in WWII? And that's because it was raining."  
John Xereas, Manager, DC Improv.

The AP and UPI reported that the French Government announced after the London bombings that it has raised its terror alert level from Run to Hide. The only two higher levels in France are Surrender and Collaborate. The rise in the alert level was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively disabling
their military. 

French Ban Fireworks at Euro Disney
(AP), Paris, March 5, 2003
The French Government announced today that it is imposing a ban on the use of fireworks at Euro Disney. 

The decision comes the day after a nightly fireworks display at the park, located just 30 miles outside of Paris, caused the soldiers at a nearby French Army garrison to surrender to a group of Czech tourists.

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