to attend. You can also see her tonight in Toronto. Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue - 3600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario,
M6A 2C9. I have heard her speak before. It is well worth hearing what she has to say about Europe's experience with the jihadis.
Please join us for a very rare
evening as Bat Ye’or speaks in Ottawa on
Western Civilization, Israel and the Coming Caliphate?
Bat Ye’or (Hebrew: בת
יאור, meaning “daughter of the Nile“); is an Egyptian-born Jewish scholar, who writes about the history of non-Muslims in the Middle East, and in particular the history of Christian and Jewish dhimmis living under Islamic governments. Bat Ye’or and her parents were forced to leave Egypt in 1957 after the Suez War in 1956. She described her experiences as follows:
I had witnessed the destruction, in a few short years, of a vibrant Jewish community living in Egypt for over 2,600 years and which had existed from the time of Jeremiah the Prophet. I saw the disintegration and flight of families, dispossessed and humiliated, the destruction of their synagogues, the bombing of the Jewish quarters and the terrorizing of a peaceful population. I have personally experienced the hardships of exile, the misery of statelessness − and I wanted to get to the root cause of all this. I wanted to understand why the Jews from Arab
countries, nearly a million, had shared my experience.
She is the author of eight books, including Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis (2005), Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide (2001), The Decline of Eastern Christianity: From Jihad to Dhimmitude (1996), and The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians Under Islam (1985).
Her most important book is “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis” which explores the relationship between the EU and the Arab states, and the growing influence of Islam on European politics and culture.
The International Free Press Society is a co-sponsor of this event.
June 7, 2010, 7 PM
National Archives/Library of Canada
Admission: $20.00/$10 for students