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The beginning of the end of Western civilization
WorldNet Daily ^ | 23 November 2006 | Michael Youssef, PhD

Posted on 11/24/2006 2:26:49 PM PST by AnalogReigns

Western civilization – life as we know it – is under attack, and indeed has even reached a very dangerous point. Some may even think it is a point of no return.

Not just because in recent months Muslim groups around the world insisted that the pope apologize for merely quoting someone else. No, not just because the prime minister of Denmark had to grovel to the Muslim nations for a cartoon that appeared in a Danish newspaper, over which he had no control whatsoever. No, not even just because President Bush rushed into a Muslim mosque in Washington, D.C., after Sept. 11, 2001, declaring that Islam is a religion of peace.

These are merely modern-day indications that Islam's 1,400-year-old method of attempting to reign and rule by intimidation and fear are reaching new heights. Throughout their history, the followers of Islam have attempted to practice the very core of their religious worldview – namely, to see to it that their religion, which they view as superior to all other religions, overwhelms the followers of all other religions.

In days gone by when they had no political or military (terrorist) voice, they were biding their time. But now, as is confirmed daily in our newscasts, we know that they command numerous foot soldiers and cells in Europe and North America. Surely, they feel that their day has come. The day of successfully intimidating and gaining more concessions, and thus more ground toward realizing their 1,400-year-old dream of world domination, is within their reach.

How can we know this? After extensive time examining self-confessed radical or revolutionary Islamic groups, I've discovered a root of resentment deeper than that of mere opposition to colonialism.

To most of these people, the Crusades were not just events in history that took place nearly eight or nine hundred years ago; instead, the Crusades signify a perpetual desire on the part of the Christian West to dominate them and prove their religion inferior. Thus, it is essential to explore even beyond the Crusades to comprehend fully the undercurrents of today's Islamic resurgence. Current Islamic thought as expressed in al-Jihad is a stream flowing out of a peculiar interpretation of Islam.

Even a casual observer must be asking, "Why do they 'violently and murderously' object to others pointing out the violent nature of the founding of their religion?"

Well, this is just the point. When you deem your religion to be superior, you can torture, maim and kill your enemy, whom you view as inferior, without a need for explanation. On the other hand, those who are viewed as inferior by them dare not even be associated with the slightest bit of criticism of them.

Alas, the beginning of the end of Western civilization as we know it did not begin with modern-day examples of bullying into submission those whom I mentioned above. But rather, if you ask any of the reliable leaders in the Middle East, as I have, they will tell you it began during the Carter administration.

When Muslims held Americans hostage in Tehran, Iran, for nearly a year and a half, and the most powerful nation in the world (the "Great Satan") acted impotently, there were a million hurrahs rising from Morocco to Indonesia. As they say in the Middle East, "The cow is down and what is needed are more butchers with sharp knives."

There is no escape from this historical disaster. Reagan and George W. tried to reset the clock, but sadly it appears too late. I am no politician and I do have a genuine love for the Muslim people, but the facts are stubborn and will not go away.

Short of unity among the Western leaders to speak the truth with moral clarity – a miracle that even those of us who believe in miracles doubt greatly – there can be no future for Western civilization as we know it.

There is one dim hope, however. Our only hope it is that the moderate leaders of Arab nations can lead the charge against religious imperialism with courage and without fear. Only then will the Western leaders rise in unity from the graves of apathy and support these leaders in their endeavor in order to resuscitate Western civilization as we know it.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: crusades; gwot; islam; jihad; middleeast; rop; terrorism; wot
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To: AnalogReigns

"There is one dim hope....that moderate leaders of Arab nations can lead the charge against religous imperialism with courage and without fear."Dream on Mike.


21 posted on 11/24/2006 3:03:53 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: Westbrook
"Al of these doomsdayers forget that the West has the nuclear option."

I don't see any western countries with the will to act. I don't think at present you would see a nuclear response from the U.S. even if several American cities were destroyed tonight. Who do you blame? Who do you attack?

It should be our pre-announced, public policy to destroy certain muslim cities and 'holy' sites if WMD's are used against us. You would see much less support for the military arm of islam if the major players in the ME thought it was a credible threat.

23 posted on 11/24/2006 3:09:25 PM PST by bluetone006 (Peace - or I guess war if given no other option)
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To: AnalogReigns

With the unfortunate possibility of another 9/11 size attack on the CONUS, maybe we'll be justified in a Milosevic style ethnic cleansing....


24 posted on 11/24/2006 3:10:56 PM PST by sit-rep ( http://trulineint.com/latestposts.asp)
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To: AnalogReigns
Did Muslims strap the pill, abortion and gay marriage suicide belt around the West?
25 posted on 11/24/2006 3:13:06 PM PST by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: bluetone006

Progressive Republican


26 posted on 11/24/2006 3:13:56 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: AnalogReigns
"To most of these people, the Crusades were not just events in history that took place nearly eight or nine hundred years ago; instead, the Crusades signify a perpetual desire on the part of the Christian West to dominate them and prove their religion inferior."

That would be a revisionist accounting of what the Crusades were.
In reality however, the crusades were a defensive action, sent to RETAKE the holy lands, which were overrun by murderous Muhammadan hordes. Later they were defensive acts against murderous Muslim hordes which were trying to slaughter their way into Europe, which they nearly succeeded doing, slaughtering their way into then controlling most of Spain for a few hundred years.

Muslims were never innocent victims of anything in history. They were always murderous barbaric agressors.

27 posted on 11/24/2006 3:15:54 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Dark Skies
..."Beware the fury of a patient man."

Who walks quietly and carries a big stick.

28 posted on 11/24/2006 3:17:54 PM PST by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: sit-rep

not that there is anything wrong with that of cousrse....


30 posted on 11/24/2006 3:19:51 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero ╗ with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Bat_Chemist
So, when do you think the outcry for reparations for the Crusades will begin?

Since the Christian side ultimately lost the Crusades, I think that reparations payments should begin immediately.

How much do you think the Muslims should end up owing us?

31 posted on 11/24/2006 3:20:59 PM PST by Campion ("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
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To: Dark Skies
IMO, the West is just waking up. When it is fully aroused, it will be really p!ssed off...and islam will regret ever opening it toothless mouth.

I disagree. Here's why. Almost all of the civilized countries have become toothless, and this is the result.

We continue to display lack of resolve by not even bothering to rebuild the WTC. It's pathetic.

32 posted on 11/24/2006 3:24:57 PM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: bluetone006

Sadly, at this time, this is very true.

I'm not completely certain that this is true, though at this time the overwhelming response required to utterly destroy the enemy's will to fight-on is not likely.

This is not as difficult as it sounds.

The followers of the pirate-polygamist-pedophile prophet are to blame.

And the targets for attack:

Even though there are Mohammetans in those places that do not support the worldwide jihad, there were Japanese and Germans who did not support their respective hegemonistic tyrannies.

But that didn't stop us from hitting them with everything we had.

And it shouldn't, either.

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33 posted on 11/24/2006 3:26:38 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it!)
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To: Nathan Zachary
I appreciate a few of you folks here who have an amazing gift of maintaining memory cells. ;)

Let me ask you this...

Muslims were never innocent victims of anything in history. They were always murderous barbaric aggressors.

Back in the late 40s, early 50s... When the US/UN gave the Jews Israel. and the palestinians were herded out. Does this fit in the contrary to your statement?

Please do not think I am doubting you, I am asking. I have heard this from folks, and unfortunately my HS education did not cover it well enough for me to remember.

34 posted on 11/24/2006 3:26:59 PM PST by sit-rep ( http://trulineint.com/latestposts.asp)
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To: ▀udda▀udd

actually, after I hit post, I've been waiting to get banned for it...


35 posted on 11/24/2006 3:28:41 PM PST by sit-rep ( http://trulineint.com/latestposts.asp)
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To: ex-snook
Did Muslims strap the pill, abortion and gay marriage suicide belt around the West?

It's still up in the air, but for the victory of God, of good over evil. But that could take thousands of years yet.

36 posted on 11/24/2006 3:29:43 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Westbrook

"No matter how quickly these primitives develop a nuclear weapon of their own, the minute they deliver one to a Western city and turn it into a radioactive crater, they will be annihilated, probably starting at places like Damascus, Tehran, Mecca, and Medina."

What makes you so sure?

Isn't it also possible we would determine the perps were not from a national entity, but were rogues from say Al Qaeda.

And we'd determine we needed allies like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, to continue helping us fight?

And we would determine the present military was big enough for this world war. No draft.

And we'd determine no financial sacrifices. No taxes, no surcharges, no war bonds, etc.

In other words, it would be business as usual, just like since 9/11/2001.

Which is probably what cost the election in November.


37 posted on 11/24/2006 3:33:48 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: CurtisLeMay
"No, this war will be won or lost in the sparsely peopled pews of Western chuches."

Unfortunately, you are right. The west has lost it's faith, and with it, it's knowledge of history and it's will to fight. Only with a reversal of rebellion against our Christian faith will we be able to unite and fight the coming scourge. Otherwise the wrath will come just as it is predicted. We are protect by faith in Christ. Abandon it and we also abandon the divine protection it once gave us. We can't win this without faith because that isn't how God planned it. Armageddon is decreed, only faith holds it back.

38 posted on 11/24/2006 3:38:27 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: sit-rep

then ban me too..... I have no regrets for feeling the way I feel.


39 posted on 11/24/2006 3:39:24 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero ╗ with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Gunny Gene

Goin' out for more ammo tomorrow, Guns.

Semper Fi,


40 posted on 11/24/2006 3:44:37 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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