European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual speech to the European Parliament on Tuesday included a strange question to his fellow EU statesman: “Will Europe disappear from the international scene?”
According to Professor Gilles Kepel, the European “Jihad Generation” has that exact plan in mind. And if they get their way, in just over a generation’s time they’ll be ready.
Kepel, an expert on the Arab world with a focus on Islam, spoke recently to the German newspaper Die Welt.
His warning was dire: civil war is coming to the EU — and should the West’s enemies win, the horrifying end result will be a European Islamic caliphate that will be focused on global domination.
“Kepel, from the Sciences Po in Paris, claims a growing number of Muslims with poor job prospects are forming a ‘Jihad Generation’ to continue to commit acts of terror across Europe,” The Sun reported Tuesday.
Kepel went on to explain that this so-called ‘Jihad Generation’ is following a central strategy that the Islamic States used successfully in Syria and Iraq – sow chaos through acts of terror, then mobilize and grow in power among the fighting.
“The long-term goal of the Jihad Generation is to destroy Europe through civil war and then build an Islamic society from the ashes,” Kepel said, according to The Sun.
Is the Islamic State of Europe really possible?
It’s likely a long shot – but for conservatives, the trends are still disturbing.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls recently announced that the country’s police was monitoring 15,000 radicalized extremists in their borders.
In Germany, the Counter Extremist Project estimates some 7,900 jihadists were living comfortably within the country’s borders as of December 2015, and were actively recruiting refugees. The organization also warns of potentially tens of thousands more radicalized individuals settled in nations like Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Greece and the rest of the European Union.
If they were all to be organized under one goal after a generation, it doesn’t take a math major to sum up that it could be a substantial terror army.
— The Horn editorial team