If the incoming populist Democrats would only slap a softwood-style tariff on foreign pundits, we would be spared much suffering. Plain People of the Internet, I give you Mark Steyn, on why weak-willed women are leading the West down the path to Eurabia:
I heard it anecdotally from two friends in the space of a week…You wear the head scarf and a head to toe dress or you’re not showing bare legs, bare arms, uncovered hair. They were stunned at how much more relaxing it was to stroll across the park, stroll to the corner store. They suddenly felt far more secure, they felt far more safe, they weren’t jeered at for being an infidel whore or anything – and I would imagine that, you know, it’s not actually that big a stage from sort of passing for Muslim in the street to actually embracing it in some kind of way of residual way at least nominally for the advantages of a quiet life.
That’s why they do it. I mean, I was told by some French guy that 4 out of 5 converts in Islam in Europe, to Islam, are women. I don’t know what basis he produced that statistic. When I talk to people, they don’t actually disagree with it if you ask around. [Fact-esque!—Belle]
It gets way better below the fold.
I get the feeling here without wishing to be any more homophobic than I’m normally accused of, but in my part of country, almost every lesbian you run across tends to be someone who’s just been in a couple of really bad marriages and despaired of men and I notice that in Europe, a sort of similar trend is that women who have been in a couple of bad marriages with western men basically embrace Islam as a way of, you know—and again, whether it’s your sort of boorish English soccer lout or your kind of sweet, you know, new male that, “I’ll do the ironing, darling” type, that it does seem that the women up here in the north country embrace lesbianism just as a kind of general weariness with the available range of males. So I noticed that there’s something similar with the women in Islam in France and Belgium. (laughs)
Yep, that’s what turns women gay, all right, bad marriages. Older gay women never have bad marriages in their past because they were, you know, gay and closeted. Nor does anyone ever just plain turn out gay, at least not in Vermont where Steyn now lives. And those same insidious forces that turn women gay, such as not getting enough good lovin’ from the right man, are working in Europe to turn women…into Muslims! (Gay Muslims?) I suspect feminism is to blame for the neutered “I’ll do the ironing” types. Women! They say they want a sensitive man, and then when they have one they realize he’s not up to the job and then they just stop breeding and go and convert to Islam. Bitches.
It’s a refreshing frappe of ignorance, suspicion, and homophobia topped with whipped misogyny and dusted with grated stupid! Read the whole interview, which manages to tie together anti-feminist concerns about how white women aren’t “breeding” properly, pants-pissing fear of Muslim people, dark insinuations that Quebec is responsible for Canada’s sitting out the great adventure that is the war in Iraq, and concern about bilingualism in America! Did you know they put Spanish instructions as well as English ones on a payphone in Burlington, Vermont even though there are only “7 Hispanics in the whole of Vermont”? Some French guy told him that.
Bonus “oh God we’re so fucked” point: Steyn met “the President in the Oval Office a few days ago and he asked me to sign the book for him and I gather it’s now on his bedside table.”