Oil for Immigration

What the 1975 Strasbourg Resolution Meant to Europeans

The infamous Resolutions of Strasbourg of June 7th, 1975, ratified by the former European Economic Community (EEC), sold the continent’s open borders to the Arabs in exchange for oil. Consequently, the EEC had traded the future of all (present) five hundred million native Europeans for that of Muslim immigrants.

The Resolution was printed in Eurabia magazine no. 2, in July 1975, and published in multiple languages by pro-Arab lobbyists the European Coordination Committee of Friendship Societies with the Arab World (address here), led by Lucien Bitterlin. It had proven difficult to find an original copy of the Resolution, however, a late critic of Islam Oriana Fallaci had raked up an original French language version many years ago. Below is the original English text.

A History Lesson

Historic documents ought to be understood within the proper context of their time. As a result of Europe’s rapid economic reconstruction after World War II, European demand for oil rose exponentially. That growth threatened to come to an end with the 1973 oil crisis, two years before the Resolution would be ratified. The oil crisis hit many Western European nations. In case of The Netherlands, the local Volkskrant newspaper reported on the period as follows in 2000:

“Dutch people sang ‘Tickle, tickle, Kuwait’ and [comedian] Wim Kan went looking for camels on his wallpaper during his New Year’s conference. It was 1973. Then as now, the world suffered an oil crisis. In The Netherlands, the suffering seemed to hit home twice as hard, because we also had to deal with a certified oil boycott. The Arab states had thought our pro-Israeli positions so insufferable that they decided to shut off the oil supply without pity.”

The Dutch were being politically blackmailed and spontaneously began singing songs. To prevent unrest, politicians sold their people the oil crisis with ‘car-free Sundays’, days when no motorized vehicles were allowed to hit the roads. What fun children had had roller skating on highways! But the Arabs had long understood that they could use their oil as a weapon to force pro-Israeli, mainly Western European governments on their knees.

After the decolonization of Northern Africa and the Middle East, Europeans had lost their regional power, as well as their control over the oil supply. Moreover, the United States, which had emerged victorious from the war, now disposed of the world’s most powerful army. Consequently, Europeans were forced to accept their new role as geopolitical losers. If we wanted to keep our economies running for much longer, from now on we would have to submit ourselves to profound cultural, economic and political demands from others.

And that is how for the past fifty years Europeans have been bending over to Islam for oil. The mass immigration from mainly majority Muslim countries, the inadequate assimilation of the newcomers, the multicultural media propaganda, the Islamic enclaves in major European cities, the judicial shadow societies its inhabitants have founded, up to and including Sharia courts… It wasn’t a coincidence, but the immediate outcome of subtly described concessions made in this 1975 Resolution.


The Resolution consists of three parts. The first part, the political piece, strikes an arrogant tone and dictates all European governments how to handle Israel and the Palestinians. Among other things, the representatives of the Arab world demand that Israel ought to retreat from all occupied ‘Palestinian’ territories as a condition for peace. Today, this is indeed EU policy.

In the second part, the cultural piece, the Arab lobby lays out its demands for the profound cultural colonization of Europe. European governments are requested to actively promote and distribute Arab culture and language. At the same time, Arabs denounce any form of cross-pollination, as the piece condemns all Jewish-Israeli cultural influence on the Middle East. European media today indeed relentlessly glorify the ‘superior’ Arab culture.

The third and last piece contains the economic threat that firstly, from now on, the Arab world will decide how to put to use its natural resources (in other words: whether or not to sell to Europeans) and that secondly, petrodollars are to be spent on furthering Arab development. The present European Union obviously complies with all these demands without a hint of criticism.
In parenthesis [] I have added some of my personal commentaries.

The Strasbourg Resolutions

The Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Co-operation comprises more than 200 members of Western European Parliaments of widely different political tendencies. At its General Assembly in Strasbourg on June 7th at 8th [1975] the Parliamentary Association unanimously passed the following resolutions:

1. Final Resolution of the Political Committee

The General assembly of the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Co-operation calls upon European Governments to take initiatives forthwith that will help to secure the withdrawal of Israel from all territories occupied in 1967.

Such a withdrawal is implied by Resolution 242 and required by Resolution 338 of the United Nations Security Council and also by the United Nations Charter and the principles of International Law which categorically forbid the acquisition of territory by force.

The Association emphasizes that there can be no just and lasting peace settlement without recognition of the national rights of the Palestinian people. There has already been almost unanimous acceptance by the International Community of this principle, which Israel must also come to accept.

The whole Arab world has agreed that the PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization] is the sole representative of the Palestinian nation and this decision has been endorsed by an overwhelming majority of the countries represented at the United Nations.

The Parliamentary Association urges European governments to recognize this fundamental point in the initiatives they should now take.

First, they should call on Israel to halt immediately the expropriation and confiscation of Arab property in Israel and the occupied territories. In particular, Israel must end the process of the “Judaization” of Jerusalem which it has illegally annexed and the establishment of new Jewish settlements in the occupied territories. [Conversely, our own Islamization isn’t a problem at all, and we’re steadily filling Europe with mosques, already over 500 in The Netherlands alone.]

Secondly, the European governments should try to get all interested parties including Israel and the PLO to the conference table, if possible within the context of the Geneva Conference. Europe itself, either through its member states or through the EEC could play a valuable part in such a conference if called upon to do so. It would be reasonable to expect all concerned not to resort to military action of any kind for the duration of the negotiations.

Third, they should urge both the Israelis and the PLO to agree to leave in abeyance discussion of ultimate solutions and concentrate on the immediate and practical task of trying to find a modus vivendi which will require the acceptance by Israel of the rights of the Palestinian nation and of the existence of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and in Gaza if the Palestinians decide to establish one, and reciprocally the acceptance of the existence of Israel within her 1967 frontiers.

Finally, the European governments should urge on all concerned the crucial importance of effective peace-keeping machinery and should agree to take an active part themselves in such arrangements.

The Parliamentary Association recognizes the problem that is posed by the fact that some of the media and publishing houses of Europe are dilatory in disseminating facts about the Arab world and intends to use its influence to overcome this problem. [Here, the Resolution calls for the sort of pro-Arab media propaganda that we’ve gotten used to in the past decades.]

The Parliamentary Association recognizes the help done to the understanding of the Arab cause and growing sympathy for it in Western Europe by the liberalization measures taken in various Arab countries and by the readier access to Arab countries by the news media, businessmen and other visitors from Europe.

The Association calls on European governments to improve legal regulations concerning the freedom of travel and the protection of the basic rights of immigrant workers in Europe which should be equivalent to those of citizens of the countries concerned.

The Association considers that the political settlement of the Israeli-Arab conflict [so not just the Palestinian!] is an absolute necessity for the establishment of a genuine Euro-Arab co-operation. Nevertheless, the Association considers that the political aspect of co-operation is not limited to this point alone, and has in mind for example the free circulation of ideas and people in the world as a factor for the maintenance of peace, for the support of freedom and in particular for a harmonious development of co-operation between Western Europe and the Arab nations. [The Arabs literally demand unlimited immigration, namely “free circulation of people”, in exchange for a “harmonious co-operation”, meaning oil.]

The Association believes that the prospects of long-term Euro-Arab co-operation in all fields have never been so favorable but that they depend on a peace settlement based on justice in the Middle-East.

2. Final Resolution of the Cultural Committee

The General Assembly of the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Co-operation, meeting in Strasbourg on June 7th, 1975, having considered the cultural resolutions adopted by the preparatory conference for Euro-Arab parliamentary co-operation held in Damascus from November 12th to 17th, 1974, which reaffirms in the present resolution,

  • convinced that significant results are possible in the cultural field of the Euro-Arab dialogue;

  • recognizing the historic contribution of Arab culture to European development;

  • emphasizing the contribution which Arab culture can still give to European countries especially in the field of human values [Europeans ought to study Sharia law…];

  • regretting that cultural relations between European and Arab countries are still infrequent and limited in scope;

  • regretting the relative neglect of the teaching of Arab culture and Arabic in Europe and looking forward to its development [this is a disguised call for the Islamization/Arabization of Europe];

  • hoping that European governments will help Arab countries to create the resources needed for the participation of immigrant workers and their families in Arab culture and religious life [guest workers should not have to assimilate, but remain Arab];

  • asking the European press to show a sense of responsibility so that they may inform public opinion objectively and more fully about the problems of the Arab world [a call for pro-Arab propaganda];
    recognizing the important role which Friendship groups and Tourism can play in improving mutual understanding;

  • calls on the governments of the Nine to approach the cultural aspect of the Euro-Arab dialogue in a constructive spirit and to give a higher priority to the popularisation of Arab culture in Europe,

  • calls on Arab governments to recognize the political effects of active co-operation with Europe,

  • invites national groups of the association to increase the efforts necessary in every country to bring about the objective proposed at Damascus and today at Strasbourg and ask them to inform the Secretariat of the results achieved.

Considering the harmful effect of the political situation on Palestinian development,

  • condemns — while recognizing Israel’s right to existence — the Zionist intention of replacing Arab by Jewish culture on Palestinian soil, in order to deprive the Palestinian people of its national identity [Europe has to become multicultural, but Arab countries must stay Arab!];

  • considering that in carrying out excavations within the holy places of Islam in occupied Jerusalem, Israel has committed a violation of international law despite the warnings of UNESCO;

  • considering that these excavations can only bring about the inevitable destruction of evidence of Arab culture and history;

  • regrets that UNESCO’s decision not to admit Israel into its European Regional Group has sometimes been exploited with great lack of objectivity.

3. Final Resolution of the Economic Committee

The General Assembly of the Parliamentary Association for European Arab Co-operation reaffirms the usefulness and necessity of a close economic co-operation between Europe and the Arab World in the interest of their peoples.

The Assembly expresses its disquiet at the slow progress made in the Euro-Arab dialogue and is concerned with events based on political motives which in the course of recent months have armed Euro-Arab co-operation, i.e. the setting up of the International Energy Agency and the signature of an agreement between the EEC and Israel, before negotiations have been completed between the EEC and Arab countries. In this connection, it insists that economic co-operation between the EEC and Israel must not apply to the occupied territories [in the meantime, uniformed Muslims are regularly seen inspecting European supermarkets for ‘Jewish’ products].

The Assembly considers that there is no conflict between the interests of Europe and the Arab countries, provided that the mercantilist stage is left behind and genuine economic partnership can be established. This is the perspective within which can best be solved the problem of recycling petrodollars. These petrodollars should above all be used for needs of Arab development [meaning, in Europe].

The Assembly calls attention to the role and status of multi-national companies and the potential danger arising from certain of their activities. It expresses the hope that steps may be taken to avoid these dangers.

The Assembly reaffirms the right of every nation to dispose of its own national resources, including the right of nationalization. [Nationalisation removes said resources from the free market, hence forcing Europeans to submit to the political demands of Arab nations in order to acquire any oil.]

The Association expresses its will to do all in its power to promote Euro-Arab co-operation at the national level, within the EEC, and through international organizations.

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