(a portmanteau of "Europe" and "Arabia") is the name given to a hypothetical future scenario in which, thanks to a supposed declining birth rate among white Europeans and capitulation from politicians trying to appeal to immigrant communities, Europe becomes ruled by Muslims, who reshape the continent to resemble the Middle East (specifically either Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan). While the word itself was first used as a name for the newsletter of a Euro-Arab friendship committee in the 1970's, the concept underlying its modern usage was coined by Bat Ye'or in her book Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis
, which claimed that there was a conspiracy underway between France and the Arab world to allow Europe to become "Islamicized" as part of a plan to increase its power against the United States and Israel.
While Ye'or's theories have been derided by a lot of academics, it has not stopped her work from inspiring a number of works imagining the Islamic takeover of Europe.
Usually involves a Bad Future
. May be part of an Author Tract
or Filibuster Freefall
. Compare and contrast other region-specific cases of Take Over the World
(America Takes Over the World
, Russia Takes Over the World
As arguments over the actual plausibility of this are often prone to Flame Bait
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- In Flashback by Dan Simmons, Europe has been taken over by global caliphate.
- In Caliphate by Tom Kratman, Europe is part of a global caliphate, and only the United States is still beyond its reach.
- The Partisan, an explicitly white-supremacist novel, involves a white French woman slaughtering her way through a Paris that has been taken over by Islamists.
- Michel Houellebec's Soumission features a France electing a Muslim as president, who then proceeds to enact his radical agenda.
- L'An 330 de la Republique by Maurice Spronk (written in 1894) features a morally decadent West being taken over by a more dynamic Islamic world, in a Take That! favoring his neo-Nietzschian ideals.
- The Genie of Londonistan tells the story of a future where England has been taken over by Islamists and the protagonist is the victim of a terror attack whose consciousness has been transferred into the body of drive-by shooting victim.
- The Islamic Conquest of Europe 2020 tells the story of Europe's gradual fall into Islamism in the not-too-distant future.
- The Camp of the Saints, written in 1973, portrays France, and later the rest of Europe, being overtaken by immigrants from the third world, although in this example, the takeover originates from India, rather than the Middle East.
- The MarÓd Audran series portrays a world where the West is in decline while the Arab World prospers, resulting in Islam becoming dominant.
- The Mirage is an Alternate History variant. The Middle East and North Africa are unified into the United Arab States, which went on to become a major player in world history, while Europe and America are divided among third-world Christian nations. On November 9, 2001, Christian fundamentalists hijacked planes and crashed them into important landmarks in Baghdad and Riyadh, which lead to the UAS invading the Christian States of America in 2003. Later it's revealed that the entire setting was created as a result of a wish made to a Djinn.
- In Pamela Sargent's Venus trilogy of SF novels, primarily about the terraforming of Venus in a Colonized Solar System future, Earth is largely Muslim, although the regime isn't at all tyrannical.
- Readily done in Crusader Kings II. Aside from player-made empires, the Umayyad Sultanate of Andalusia in 769 almost invariably takes over the remaining Christian regions of Spain and will usually expand well into France unless checked by an interested player (or Francia or the Holy Roman Empire in the rare circumstance that an AI Charlemagne manages to form them.)
- Command & Conquer: Generals: In the sequel, the totally-not Al-Qaeda GLA manages to get its forces into Western Europe (thanks in part to U.S. isolationism), but China ends up as the final victor.
- The Simpsons:
- Parodied in an episode where Bart befriends a Muslim family, and Homer, who'd been watching too many episodes of 24, has a nightmare about Springfield becoming Islamicized, with the Genie from Aladdin transforming American things into stereotypical Muslim things.
- In another episode, "Days of Future Past", Milhouse is living in Michigan, which in the future is under shariah law, and is forced to wear a hijab.