Lessons from the Ivory Coast

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The crisis in the Ivory Coast has important lessons for Europe, Israel and the United States.  And none of these lessons is being conveyed by the Western media.

The most important aspects of the crisis in the Ivory Coast are being overlooked or deliberately disguised by the Western media.  One can read media report after media report without discovering the basic fact that the Northern Ivory Coast “rebels” are Muslims.  Indeed they are Muslims who by and large entered the Ivory Coast as infiltrators, through borders that are poorly patrolled, from neighboring countries.  A better advertisement for stronger border control cannot be found.  At least four million illegal immigrants, mostly Muslim, entered the Ivory Coast during the past two decades, tilting the demographic balance there.

And these Muslim infiltrators and interlopers, increasingly backed by African, French and Western powers, are challenging the control by Ivory Coast natives over their own country.  The sufferings and violence in the Ivory Coast may well illustrate what awaits Europe if it continues its own demographic suicide and if it continues to flood itself with Muslim immigrants.  The conflict also illustrates the extent to which the Western powers are willing to subvert their commitment to Wilsonian principles.  Since Woodrow Wilson and the end of World War I, the West was nominally committed to erecting and defending nation states.  We now see that the Western powers (and African regimes) are willing to abandon this set of principles whenever faced with a cheap way to curry favor with Muslims.  Finally, it shows what awaits Israel if its seditious Left ever has its way and implements a Palestinian “Right of Return” that converts Israel into a “bi-national state.”

The Ivory Coast of today, or Côte d’Ivoire, is essentially a bi-national state, although each “nation” is in fact a collection of tribes.  The northern “nation” is Muslim; the southern “nation” consists of Christians and other Non-Muslims.  Built upon a territory that had once been home to several tribal statelets before the era of colonization, it fell under French partial control in the 1840s, and became a formal French colony in 1893.  French is still the official language spoken there, in addition to many local tribal tongues.  The French hung around until 1960, when the Ivory Coast became independent.  Once independent, the country was one of the most prosperous in Africa, thanks to its large cocoa crop.  The country has been politically unstable since a coup in 1999 and a civil war that began in 2002.

The background to the civil war and the current constitutional crisis is the massive in-migration of Muslims from the countries neighboring the Ivory Coast, mainly from Burkina Faso.  The infiltrators settled in the northern half of the country, and also in pockets in the south, including in some neighborhoods inside the country’s largest city, Abidjan.  Today Muslims, including illegals, are almost 40% of the population of the country (although Muslim and other sources claim they are really considerably higher), the remainder being a mixture of Christians (mainly Roman Catholics) and animists.

Tensions between the immigrant population and the indigenous Ivorians goes back to the 1960s.  Successive governments there have regarded the immigrants to be “circumstantial Ivorians” (their term), as opposed to the “pure Ivorians,” who are the natives.  The illegal “aliens” constitute more than a quarter of the current population of the country.  The alien-native dichotomy overlaps to a large extent with the divisions between non-Muslims and Muslims, and is the most important background factor in explaining the ongoing civil war.

The current political standoff in the Ivory Coast is largely a Muslim-Christian confrontation.  The “rebels” represent the Muslims of the country, especially of the north, and in particular the “aliens.”  They are led by Hassan Ouattara, whose parents were evidently illegal immigrants into the Ivory Coast from Burkina Faso.  Hence he personally illustrates and epitomizes the “alien” character of the “rebel” forces.  An economist who once worked for the IMF, he calls his rebel militia the “New Force.”  The “government” forces represent the indigenous and traditional non-Muslim Ivorians.  Their leader is the current President (or, if you prefer, “president”) Laurent Gbagbo, a one-time university professor, who has been the official head of state since 2000.  He claims to be a socialist and anti-imperialist.  The government claims that neighboring Muslim states have intervened in the civil war on the side of the Muslims.

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  • Regina

    I've been suffering from anxiety lately (honest)..this whole Muslim trip and how we are involved in another war!! Now, look at Israel and the whole Apartheid thing..this is insane. I hear myself bringing up Muslims all the time now.. is America paying attention? I can tell there are many who care and there are these special sites with people who are really sticking their necks out..thank God, I've been learning so much but it's a love hate relationship with F.P…(lol) I have to take a big breath when I come here. Faith is the key..thank you-blessings..I pray for you guys all the time-

  • fernand

    Do not quite agree. This is not a muslim versus others. Ouattara also has supporters amongst non muslim people.So does Gbagbo with muslims. The issue is about the efficiency of the institutions in charge of elections and if political leaders are willing to bow to them. There has always been muslims in IVORY COAST as well as Christians and others..Some of Bedie supporters obeyed to his call to support Ouattara.this may explain the controversy over the results and why they were overturned …
    Were not the West or the UN any African coalition to overthrow Mr Gbagbo would have opened a pandora box, forit would have been the seeds of a war between any african country holding elections and the rest of the continent…

    • http://inthepacific.blogspot.com/ Regina

      When I read this I was taking into consideration all the trouble mentioned -(MSA Apartheid crap, (why the need for the Wall of Lies) in Universities throughout the US, in addition to what's going on in France, Holland etc..(good example in that it's obvious they didn't demand these immigrants to abide by their rules but are dragging everyone back to the 7th century with Sharia courts and that. Furthermore, to a Muslim, especially any practicing Muslim, it IS a matter of them verses everyone else (we are the infidels remember).

  • Questions

    Afros and Muzzies are disasters in and of themselves. Blended together, they constitute a national disaster. A little over two centuries ago, we imported the former to our shores; over the last few decades we have imported the latter.

    America, I tremble for thee.

  • LindaRivera

    Gbagbo and his family have now been captured by Quattaro and his Islamic forces. It was with enormous help from France and the UN and very strong backing from Obama and his administration:

    Associated Press
    "ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – United Nations and French helicopters have fired rockets on the residence of Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo, who is holed up in a bunker"

    Some 1,000 Ivory Coast Christians were horribly put to death by the Islamics. Hacked to death or burnt alive.

    One of the photos on the internet shows an Ivory Coast Christian man and woman both holding the same signs – a desperate plea for help:


    The vicious war on the Ivory Coast Christians is all part of global jihad, just like it is on Israel, and all the other countries that are attacked by the jihadists. Frighteningly, Western leaders, European-especially France, and the US have once again taken the side of Islamics against non-Muslim innocents.

    In the nineties, US/NATO took the side of the KLA Muslim terrorist organization. US/NATO waged merciless war on Kosovo's Christian Serbs on the basis of a PHONY massacre US/NATO knew never took place.

    UN Peacekeepers? Give them their proper name: UN Soldiers for Islam.

    Which is the next country targeted by the US/EU/UN for Muslim conquest, and how long is the list? Israel has always been at the top of the list. If Israel were to fall, the entire Free World will fall. The Free World will cease to exist.

    • http://inthepacific.blogspot.com/ Regina

      Thank you!!I just saw this and heard about that massacre. I feel sick inside-

    • Dispozovdaburka

      NWO needs a religion to carry out their plans.
      The Mayan Calendar "Day 7" November 3, 2010-Oct 28th 2011.
      Tiacolteotl (Third Day, Moses),
      Quetzalcoatl (Fifth Day, Christianity)
      and Tezcatlipoca (Fifth Night, Islam)
      of the National Underworld.
      We find Christians and Jews on the same side because their religions were generated by Days, while Islam reflects the energy of a Night.
      Day 7 .. Ometeotl/Omecinatl-Fruition
      Balance attained between East and West. beginning of the Universal Underworld
      February 11, 2011)
      and the development of a non-dual cosmic consciousness.

      Phrophetic progression through the Galactic Underworld.
      May 1, 2011 2 Ahau Midpoint of the 7th Day
      Enlightened universal frame of consciousness is finally established as a Heaven on the day 13. 13. 13. 13. 13. 13. 13. 13. 13. 13. Ahau (October 28, 2011.)= Completion of Seventh Day
      Be prepared for more global synchonization with the divine plan towards enlightenment.
      October 28th, 2011 13 Ahau Tun Count 13.0.0
      Phase: "Completion of the Seventh Day."

    • Arius

      You are right about the Western powers supporting the KLA jihad against the Serbs, i.e., against the West. I have come to the conclusion that the West is already a dead man walking.

  • LindaRivera

    To Questions:

    I don't appreciate your statement regarding African-Americans. The vast majority of African-Americans believe in the same God that we do. They believe in the Bible and G-D's Laws. It is NOT African-Americans who daily, hourly seek America and the Free World's destruction!

    The Koran commands ALL nations, and all peoples are conquered and subjugated under excessively cruel Islamic sharia law where defenseless non-Muslims have NO human rights. In Muslim countries, non-Muslims live in daily fear.


    • rain

      No, African Americans only seek the destruction of the white man, not that of America and the entire free world.

    • ziontruth

      Blacks in America have the same problem as Jews (and Catholics too, come to think of it): Far too many of them have been seduced by the sickly-sweet poisonous religion of self-righteous gratuitous hatred, better known as Marxism.

      Many, far too many, but not all. Many others, like Allen West, have resisted. They deserve to be acknowledged.

  • I(A)brahi(a)m kouro

    You all here are bunch of lunatics and hate mongers. What give you the gut to think that afro americans are lesser americans than you lunatics supramacists liars. And about that nonsense about muslims taking over, is about time to find other scape goat. You people, have problem with arabs and arabs only not with muslims so please stop demonising muslims. Most regular african muslims will side with israel than with arabs. The more you generalize the dispute between israel and the arab countries in a context of religion the more you destroy many support of israel in the 85% of muslims who are not arabs. Specially in Africa many black muslims went study in Israel.
    In Ivory coast, Christianity came there just a century ago but islam was there for at least 4 centuries. It was not a religious issue.
    Yes arabs behaviour against israel and its people and other issues should be checked. But blind islamophobia is Fascism and ignorance. It will breed intolerance, misunderstanding. Lies are at odd with all religions.

    • Arius

      You are describing yourself.

      • I(A)brahi(a)m kouro

        Implementation of elder of Ziiiiooonnnn

    • LindaRivera

      Truthfulness and accuracy is important! Only ONE person made a disrespectful remark about African-Americans! Yet, you are accusing everyone!

      Please refrain from untruthfulness. We appreciate and have great respect for our African-American brothers and sisters!

  • Earl

    It's true that the Muslims are commanded by the Koran to subjugate the world. However, we have three greater enemies in the United States. If these were properly dealt with we could resist the Muslims with only limited difficulty. The first is Political Correctness. No matter what actions Conservatives try to accomplish, the reaction is "Racism". It seems they know no other response. The second deadly enemy is Multiculturalism. This nation has always succeed and survived in the past by being a "Melting Pot". That is the only way we can be"one nation". Preferably for me that would be "One Nation Under God". Any potential immigrants should be willing to leave the way of life in their home countries behind and take up American ways.
    The third deadly enemy is Liberalism.They are trying now to cover up the enormous damage they have done to this nation by calling themselves"Progressives".

  • http://nyright.blogspot.com RonL

    Sarkozy is the driving force behind the UN mission to help the Muslim Brotherhood Al Qaeda in Libya. He is the force behind the suppot for the Jihad in the Ivory Coast. His Burka ban will only hid the growth of Islam in France. He is the creator of the Union for the Mediterranean. As head of Rally for the Republic he is heir to the creator of Eurabia, Charles De Gualle.
    He is a traitor to France and Europe. And anyone stupid enough to vote for him deserves the Dhimmitude or death that awaits. And I'd probably be arrested in France or England for speaking this truth.

  • 2maxpower

    don't forget obama was shrilling for the muslims too. the UN is a disgrace. as are the french for constantly promoting muslim hordes.

    • Bill Allen

      2maxpower, if France is constantly promoting Muslim hordes how do you explain the ban on burqas in that country?

      • 2maxpower

        I haven't followed the history of the burqa ban to make any judgment on it. the two issues are not nesacarily tied to each other.

        there is a divide on foreign and domestic attitudes to the muslims. there are two politics on the issues. historically they have supported the muslim groups in foreign adventures. ..for many reasons …mostly wrong ones as far as I am concerned.

        politically they are contradictory IMHO ..there is a large muslim presence inside france and politicos try to walk the fence ..razor blade in this case. also a mistake in my opinion. you can't have it both ways and sooner or later something has to give.

        you must be aware they (muslim hordes) are still burning cars in france.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        2maxpower, if France is constantly promoting Muslim hordes how do you explain the ban on burqas in that country?

        France banning the Burqa is like trying to put out a forest fire with a garden hose. It’s sort of like states trying to pass laws to stop sharia in the USA today. It may be annoying for Muhammadan immigrants, really infiltrators and stealth jihadists, but in the long run it won’t work, because once the population of Muhammadan immigrants reaches critical mass, the unassimilated Muhammadan masses will become far more demanding. There is only one solution for France and for all other western countries stupid enough to naively allow mass Muhammadan immigration and that is to ban and reverse Muhammadan immigration.

  • Bill Allen

    You say "The conflict is too complex for a simplistic assignment of forces into categories of “good buys” and “bad guys.” and yet your whole argument leans in favor of simplistic argument. I lived in Ivory Coast for 4 years (as a Christian) and find your article absolutely bogus.

    • 2maxpower

      when were you living there and where?

    • ObamaYoMoma

      You say "The conflict is too complex for a simplistic assignment of forces into categories of “good buys” and “bad guys.” and yet your whole argument leans in favor of simplistic argument. I lived in Ivory Coast for 4 years (as a Christian) and find your article absolutely bogus.

      So what, most delusional leftists are like you exceedingly narrow-minded, blinded by political correctness and multiculturalism, and incapable of connecting the dots as well. So the fact that you find the article bogus is par for the course.

      However, if you removed your blinders and took a good look at the world, you would see similar jihads of conquests taking place all around the world in places like Lebanon, Israel, Sudan, Chechnya, Thailand, The Philippines, Nigeria, Ethiopia, The Ivory Coast, etc., etc., etc., and in all of them the Muhammadans falsely claim that it is about dictatorship, freedom, inalienable rights, and that they are the victims of oppression. Moreover, all of these conflicts are against Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, animists, etc, or, in other words, against unbelievers, and never mind the fact that Islam is the common denominator in all of them. Are we supposed to ignore all of this?

      Are we also supposed to ignore the fact that in every Muhammadan majority country in the world the non-Muhammadan unbeliever citizens of those countries are without exception systematically persecuted and violently oppressed when not outright slaughtered altogether?

      Or the fact that everywhere mass Muhammadan immigration has taken place in the West, again without exception the majority of Muhammadan immigrants have refused to assimilate and integrate and instead formed Muhammadan no-go zones ruled by sharia as parallel societies within societies and in direct contravention to the laws of the states in which they reside?

      How much more are we supposed to ignore to conform to your political correct view of the world?

  • Marco

    This is the most racist, xenophobic and intolerant analysis I have ever read…Shame!

    • gray man

      you think that because you are stupid

    • Regina

      How's that?
      jihad killed the 120,000,000 Africans, the 60,000,000 Christians, the 80,000,000 Hindus or the 10,000,000 Buddhists
      Tears of Jihad~

  • 2maxpower

    I am a little more then surprised by how infidels support the muslims.

    ..do they think they will be honored for their support?

  • Tarek

    You are trying to put the issue of Ivory Cost as religious one but in fact it is not and you are wrong. Its a war against dictatorship and war for freedom. No more nor less.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      You are trying to put the issue of Ivory Cost as religious one but in fact it is not and you are wrong. Its a war against dictatorship and war for freedom. No more nor less.

      Please, don’t give me brain damage this early in the morning. Indeed, point to just one Muhammadan country anywhere in the world that isn’t totalitarian? That doesn’t systematically persecute and violently oppress all non-Muhammadan unbeliever citizens when they are not outright slaughtered altogether?

      Indeed, when we look all around the world, we see similar jihads of conquest taking place against Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. The common denominator in all of those conflicts is that they involve Islam vs. unbelievers, and the Muhammadans just like clockwork all claim the same exact things: that it is about dictatorship, freedom, inalienable rights, and that they are the victims of oppression. However, if you connect the dots in all of them, it is easy to see that they are all indeed a manifestation of the greater global jihad at large.

      The truth is Islam is not a religion but instead a militant theo-political totalitarian ideology posing as a religion, and its main goal is to subjugate the world into a very draconian form of Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of sharia. Indeed, Islam is far closer to Communism than it is to religion, as like Communism, Islam seeks world domination, and the end result of Islam, like Communism, is totalitarianism.

    • SpiritOf1683

      You don't know what freedom is. You Muslims bring nothing but barbarity, misogyny, intolerance, evil and tyranny to this world.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    You know you really don’t have to be an authority on Islam to understand that Islam is no religion of peace and that Muhammadans are not moderate and peaceful people as they self-proclaim. All you have to do is look around the world at places like Lebanon, Israel, the Sudan, Chechnya, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast, etc., etc., etc., where jihads of conquest, mostly originating from demographic conquests before eventually morphing into full blown hot and cold jihads, are taking place around the world. Indeed, you can just connect all the dots to see that one single force, Islam, is behind every single one of them. In fact, depending on the location of the world they are situated in they involve Muhammadans vs. Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, etc., or, in other words, they involve Muhammadans vs. unbelievers.

    Add to that the fact that in every Muhammadan majority country in the world the non-Muhammadan unbeliever citizens of those countries are without exception systematically persecuted and violently oppressed when not outright slaughtered altogether.

    Also, add to that the fact that everywhere mass Muhammadan immigration has taken place in the West, again without exception the majority of Muhammadan immigrants have refused to assimilate and integrate and instead formed Muhammadan no-go zones ruled by sharia as parallel societies within societies and in direct contravention to the laws of the states in which they reside.

    Hence, unless you are dense or a delusional leftist, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out that Muhammadans don’t immigrate to assimilate and integrate but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate as in Lebanon, Israel, the Sudan, Chechnya, Thailand, the Philippines, Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast, etc., etc., etc.

    Now why can’t our federal government connect all the dots too to figure out that mass Muhammadan immigration into the USA will inevitably end up like it has inevitably ended up everywhere else it has occurred without exception: that is as an inevitable unmitigated disaster?

    • Dispozovdaburka

      They have connected the dots.
      The American public hasn't.
      P.S. It is interesting that this article on the Ivory Coast shows up on the internet under
      Midpoint of the 7th Day 2 Ahau / May 1 2011. (Mayan Calendar)
      Completion of the 7th Day (Universal Underworld) is October 28. 2011.

  • SpiritOf1683

    And how ironic that French pilots are playing the role in the Ivory Coast that Egyptian pilots played during the Biafran War. Egyptian pilots strafed Biafran Christians in 1967, and nowadays French pilots strafe Ivorian Christians. The West is certain to lose against the Jihadis simply because it stupidly assists the Jihadis. And the French are spitting on the graves of those deceased World War II veterans who liberated their country from Nazi rule, and insulting the memory of the living. But this time there will be no D-Day like in 1944, because to fall under the caliphate will be permanent, and will last far longer than what Hitler intended the Third Reich to last.

  • A.Realist

    One by one, countries fall to muslim radicals. if they cannot vote their way into power thru immigration, they will shoot their way into power.

    The most bizzare thing is, western Governments are helping them do it.

    Ivory Coast will become another safe haven for Al-Queda me thinks!

    Wake up Western World.

  • rashid khan

    This web site is spreading hatred through such articles

    If changing cultural , majority or minority is not big deal FINALLY ALL ARE HUMAN BEING


  • rashid khan



    ISLAM is true and every body knows who read QUR'AN with understanding
    If you think no then go and read QUR'AN you will be shocked

  • sajid

    So many sick minded people commented above

    people know nothing about islam yet they say anything blindly

    "it is not their eyes which are blind but their heart." Qur'an

  • sajid

    "If you killed any innocent person it is as though as you killed
    whole of humanity and if you saved any person it is as though
    as you saved whole of humanity." Qur'an

  • rashid khan

    in islam

    all people are equal in islam
    lower cast or higher cast
    black or white or yellow
    poor or rich or mid class
    indian or american or pakistani


    The best person who believe in one ISHWER (ALLAH ,GOD)
    and follow HIS last commandments qur'an
    and believe in all prophets adam , moses , abraham , jesus , muhammad (pbut)………….etc

    muslims are brothers in faith because their faith is same

    May ISHWER ( GOD , ALLAH) give you hidaya (understanding)

  • rashid khan

    1 – son
    2 – father
    3- holy ghost

    how many ?? one in three
    Don’t lie there are three different things
    one person can be called by three names BUT THAT SHOULD BE ONE PERSON
    2+2=5 OR 4


    May ALLAH give you hidaya (understanding)

  • sajid

    People know nothing about ISLAM

    People are spreading hatred in the name of religion they know nothing about religion they speak blindly . There is not a single religion which teaches to kill innocent people .

    We all must understand and respect all religions and people being a human . STOP SPREADING HATRED AND STOP ABUSING EACH OTHER AND EACH OTHERS RELIGION


    ask to yourself how much do you practice your holy book bible or qur'an or vedas

    Surely if you believe in any religion or in humanity then it does not teach us to kill innocent person or abuse anyone

    So i request you to take this web site of hatred out of your mind
    thank you

  • rashid khan


    when you are killed by muslim or non christian then you start printing stories

    when you killed uncounted can't count millions hitler killed 6 million jews
    stalin killed millions
    musolini millions
    birtish govt killed millions in india when they ruled us
    usa govt killed millions in vietnaam ,afganistan,iraq…..etc

    only you christian can feel pain
    not us (muslims)
    yellow people,black ,white,muslims,hindus…….

    aren't we human ???????????????????????????????????????????

  • sajid



    1. Say: He is Allah the One and Only;
    2. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
    3. He begetteth, not nor is He begotten;
    4. And there is none like unto Him.

  • sajid

    in the name of ALLAH (GOD)most gracious most merciful

    all people are equal in islam whether he is black or white ,rich or poor ,bangladeshi or american or indian
    the best person who believe in ALLAH and obey HIS commandments given in qur'an
    muslims are brothers in faith

    there must be good rules everywhere because without rules human act like animals
    a person without rules
    need what ??????????
    need what?????????????
    need what??????????????
    nothing but money sex with anyone ,wine to enter a fake life ( they lost their senses after drinking )

    i call you to all of you towards islam (peace)

    may ALLAH give you hidaya (understanding)

  • Kone Mohammad

    shame you do not master our histroy ! shameeeeeeeee

  • Kone Mohammad

    for u the only way is to stop muslims from moving , ok bring the chaines now !