Wow Peter showed his immense ignorance. The true European gene is the R1b, which came from the Middle East and the Caucasus and belonged to the original european populations like Italics (Romans and their neighbours), Celts and the Germanic tribes.
The average presence of R1b is:
You can see all these countries have a massive presence of R1b, meaning that these nations have the SAME genetic roots. Let's now check the genes J1 and T (semitic, near eastern, arabic, ethiopian):
pretty negligeable isn't it? So all the trolls that go around saying that Italians and Spaniards are half Arabs should kindly shut the **** up and learn something.