The Great Cleansing
The Great Cleansing
Peter ten Hoopen
Synopsis: In 2020 the world was rocked by what came to be known as ‘The Great Cleansing’: the mass expulsion of Muslims out of Europe after the blowing up of the Eiffel Tower and other signal events – beginning with the criminals, then those deemed unintegrated. Ten years later we look back at the events through a series of short, often highly charged, interviews with Muslims expelled to their countries of origin, integrated Muslims allowed to stay after taking an oath on the Submission Declaration, and original Europeans in their newly ‘cleansed’ continent.
Emotions run high on both sides. Rage, shame, and hurt are mixed with satisfaction, pride and delight. While the characters are imaginary, their stories sound shockingly real. This, one realizes, may well happen – in a not too distant future.
The Great Cleansing hits the nerve on so many points that it can’t help being controversial. We meet politicians who designed the legal framework, and those who despise it. People who helped Muslim neighbours go underground, and those who prayed to see them expelled. Marksmen who spread terror by their random shootings of Muslims, and European seekers won over by Islam. Analysts who deplore the Koran, and preachers in hiding. Engineers who developed the nanochips with which deportees were injected to prevent return, and numerous deportees.
The Europeans are interviewed all across Europe, the Muslims mostly in the Economic Upliftment Zones, as their newly subsidized countries came to be called, some of them in refugee camps, most in the towns where they had to rebuild their lives – with help from the European Federation that replaced the exploded European Union in 2017. Together the ninety-nine interviews provide a cristalline, brilliant-cut vision of ‘the greatest upheaval in the 21st century’.
The Great Cleansing shows us a future that some will regard with horror, sinful to even imagine, and that others can’t wait to see become reality, or are busy preparing. Going beyond simple warning or advocacy, it alerts us to what is happening in the world today, and shows the forces at work that shape our future. It compels us to make moral and political choices, and think clearly about where we stand ourselves, and what this means for our own future.
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