TPA Editorial

The “New Caliphate” – Planned Long Ago

Many Europeans lack the capacity to grasp long-range perspectives of the development of Europe and the world. This is not the case with the leading political circles in the West (or at the Vatican).
We have in this magazine repeatedly drawn attention to the world map that appeared in September 1990 in The Economist. This map was accompanied by an article which portrayed a kind of futurological programme for how the world would look in the 21st century. There would no longer be a single Europe. Europa is shown torn into eastern and western parts; the one is in the sphere of influence of an ‘enlightened’ Protestantism/Catholicism, the other is within the Orthodox stream. Nearby are imaginary continents, which are also given “religious” names: Hinduland, Confuciania and Islamistan. Ten years later followed the attacks of 11 September 2001, which were blamed on Islamist perpetrators. Now the Islamistan Project could be put into operation. The struggle against “Islamist Terror” has served as an excuse for the destruction of  Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and so on. Now it’s Syria’s turn, while elsewhere Russia is threatened, where the attempt is being made to tear Ukraine, which many Russians see as a piece of their heart, away from Russia.
In both cases an apparently new phenomenon is involved: the new Caliphate. But only apparently new, for this too was “foretold” in The Economist not long after the publication of the above-mentioned map. Just over two years after the appearance of that map, at the turn of the year 1992/3 an ingenious “fantasy” article appeared in The Economist with the title “LOOKING BACK FROM THE YEAR 2992” – thus 1000 years in the future. It posed as an extract from a book of world history that had been published in the year 2992 and bore the subtitle: “A World History, Chapter 13: The Disastrous 21st Century”1. Since “Islamistan” has now been realised (by the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group) there is every reason to take a closer look at this article. It describes, amongst other things, the emergence of a New Caliphate, whose “driving factor was not religion, though that created the movement’s sense of identity. It was hypernationalism….The first victim was Turkey (…) The forces of the New Caliphate swept up to the Bosporus [sic], and, in the War of the Sanjak (2016), established their first bridgehead in south-eastern Europe. The main target, however, was the decaying corpse of Russia (…) and here the New Caliphate found the basis for the alliance with China…” At the end of the extract from this fictitious world history is described how both the Caliphate and China have eventually had to abandon their world role. The final sentences: “The conditions of a Pax Democratica” – naturally under US direction – “have finally arrived. If only the people of 1992 had seen what their direct descendants could do.
In other words: the aim is an Anglo-American world government, and Islam is currently being used as a means to this end, to destabilise whole countries and throw them into chaos. Now, after the above-mentioned countries, the “united” Europe is also to be chaoticised.2
This is the real background of the current wave of migration streaming mainly from Muslim countries. The New Caliphate is intended to drive a wedge between a chaoticised Europe and a chaoticised Russia. Behind these “fictions” from the West is some real long-range planning; behind the leading policies of the Europeans is a pile of naïve illusions.


Thomas Meyer


1   The Economist, Dec. 26th 1992 – January 8th 1993. See the article by Terry Boardman in this issue of The Present Age on p.9.

2   No greater obstacle stands in the way of the Anglo-American plans for world domination that appear in the form of such fictional maps and book extracts than a Europe united in a real way, for this could establish a really viable connection to Russia, which it has been the explicit intention of US foreign policy over the last 100 years to prevent.