Skip to comments.The beginning of the end of Western civilization
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.
As they say in the Middle East, "The cow is down and what is needed are more butchers with sharp knives."
Only in Steyn it's not a cow, it's a camel.
As John Dryden said..."Beware the fury of a patient man."
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.
So, when do you think the outcry for reparations for the Crusades will begin?
Death cults come and go, but the Light of the Lord Shines Forever.
Just kill 'em.
Youssef, being Egyptian, knows Arabic...and likely has a firsthand knowlege of the expression. Steyn's is probably quoting a classic rendition of it. If anything, Steyn may be borrowing from Youssef--though likely they are saying the same things merely because they share the same worldview and opinion.
I think you have a point. I am hearing more and more, better hard-hitting interviews over talk-radio and now Glen Beck in his TV program, with folks who are well versed and are able to speak with authority and conviction. It's a breath of fresh air after all the wuss talk for several years.
Yes. I just finished Steyn's book, and noticed a lot of parallels, not just that one. But an intelligent person could come up with many of them independently, or maybe they've both read some of the same sources.
Islam is not really the primary problem. The problem is the rapid moral decay of the West.
Al of these doomsdayers forget that the West has the nuclear option.
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.
They are counting on their "12th Imam" to protect them from the fury that is bound to follow such an attack, but, alas, the "12th Imam" is only a myth perpetrated by the Devil.
Odd perception it is. The last thing I or any other Christian wants is to dominate Islam. And I, or anyone else I know go around trying to prove Islam is inferior. Islam just is. Whatever floats your boat.
Hopefully everyone figures this out, and we can peacefully coexist. Otherwise, we may have to utterly destroy their society on a global scale. Carthage like in the results.