Lessons from the Ivory Coast

Steven Plaut is a native Philadelphian who teaches business finance and economics at the University of Haifa in Israel.  He holds a PhD in economics from Princeton.  He is author of the David Horowitz Freedom Center booklets about the Hamas  and Jewish Enablers of the War against Israel.

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Civil war broke out in the country in 2002.  The “rebels,” whose support base is the Muslim north, challenged the “government,” whose power base was the non-Muslim south.  Atrocities were committed on both sides.  Each side accuses the other of using mercenaries.  French military forces in the country participated in some of the fighting, increasingly on the side of the “rebels.”

The elections that were to have taken place in 2005 were postponed repeatedly until 2010, in part at the initiative of the UN.  A power-sharing arrangement between the two main sides in the conflict went into effect in 2007 but did not hold for long.  None of the forces in the country seemed to want new elections to be held, since electoral forces were evenly matched between the two halves of the now “bi-national” state.  When they were eventually held in 2010, Gbagbo lost by a thin margin.  But he refused to accept those results as conclusive and compelling.  Aside from claims of widespread fraud, Gbagbo insisted that the victory of the party of Ouattaro was entirely thanks to the votes of the millions of illegal immigrants participating in the election!

Other African countries, led by predominantly-Muslim Nigeria, have been backing the “rebels.”  A number of African countries have called for armed intervention on the side of those “rebels.”  After a period of respite, violence began to escalate a few weeks ago.  New Forces, now renamed the Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire (RFCI) have been beating Gbagbo’s army in the field, took the country’s capital city, and are now holding parts of Abidjan.  Gbagbo is under siege in his headquarters and expected to fall any day now.  Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the battle zones, seeking refuge in neighboring countries, especially Liberia.

The conflict is too complex for a simplistic assignment of forces into categories of “good buys” and “bad guys.”   There are solid bases for skepticism about the true commitment to democratic rule by either side.

Nevertheless, the conflict in the Ivory Coast shows what happens when massive illegal immigration leads to the demographic eclipse of a native population.  The same Western powers so ready to strip the Serbs of their heartland to create a second Albanian nation-state in Kosovo have been unwilling to sustain any nation-state for indigenous Ivorians, and indeed have backed the aliens.  Evidently the Western countries still adhere to Wilsonian principles about ethnic states and self-determination only when it is to the liking of Muslims.

But the even more obvious lesson from all this is the instability of “bi-national” states and the impossibility of preventing them from morphing into killing grounds.  This should have been obvious from the experiences in Rwanda.

Yet this is precisely the fashionable “solution” to the Middle East conflict being promoted by the Bash-Israel Lobby.  The bigots and boycotters demand that Israel agree to be demolished and enfolded into a larger “bi-national state,” one that would be dominated by Arabs and Muslims.  Such an experiment in “bi-nationalism” would end in the best-case scenario as a civil war resembling the one in the Ivory Coast, and in the worst-case scenario in a Rwandan-style genocide.  Ultimately, a new genocide against Jews is exactly what the Anti-Israel Lobby seeks.  It is also the hidden agenda of the “BDS” (or Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement of economic aggression against Israel, and its close ally, the “Israel Apartheid Week” Hitlerjugend.

Massive Muslim immigration is also transforming Europe demographically, in ways strikingly similar to the influx of immigrants into the Ivory Coast.  France, Belgium, and other parts of Western Europe may soon find themselves the European Ivorians, the “Other,” the stranger and disenfranchised inside their own home countries.

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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 !