"As I have pointed out in the past, it is ironic that leftists are marching under the banner of 'No Blood for Oil' when it is leftist governments who have decided to roll over and play dhimmi in exchange for petroleum," writes Robert Spencer of Dhimmi Watch, referring to his FrontPageMagazine article "The Rise of 'Eurabia'":
At the highest political level, Europe, including Spain, has been selling its soul for decades now — giving up, in effect, its blood for oil (not to mention the blood of countless Iraqis and others who had to suffer under the heel of tyrants with whom Europe happily did business) . . .
The renowned historian Bat Ye’or explains that the European Union has since 1973 been constructing "a whole infrastructure of alliances and economic, industrial, media, cultural, financial bonds with the countries of the Arab League." This new Euro-Muslim entity — which she has dubbed “Eurabia” — has been consciously intended to become "a counterweight to American power" on the world stage, "whose aim was to separate and weaken the two continents by an incitement to hostility and the permanent denigration of American policy in the Middle East". . .
To deflate American power and assure themselves a steady supply of oil, European leaders accepted "the traditional cultural baggage of Arab societies, with its anti-Christian and anti-Jewish prejudices and its hostility against Israel and the West." In exchange for markets in the Islamic world, Europe turned its back on its Judeo-Christian heritage and set the stage for its own Islamization.
We blogged here yesterday about the Islamic side of this unholy alliance, quoting from Keith Johnson and David Crawford's Wall Street Journal article, "New Breed of Islamic Warrior Is Emerging": "Takfiri theorists openly advocate using immigration as a Trojan horse to expand jihad, or holy war."