Skip to comments.The Arabic Writing on the Wall: Europe Learns the Hard Way
Posted on 07/22/2014 11:55:49 AM PDT by NYer
It takes courage to speak out against the threatening presence of Islam in todays world. And it takes courage to defend those who have the courage to speak out.
Eight years ago, after Benedict XVI gave his controversial Regensburg address, most European commentators were shamefully timid in their response. Most refused to raise their heads above the parapet, preferring the cowards option of not making any response at all. In the light of this continuing cowardly silence, it is timely to remind ourselves of the ugly face of Islamic fundamentalism.
At the darkened heart of radical Islam is what Bishop Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, has called a “dual psychology of victimhood, but also the desire for domination.” In my own homeland numerous new mosques have sprung up across the country, many of which are being staffed by fundamentalist clerics. Such extremism seems to flourish in the pluralistic climate of so-called multiculturalism and has contributed to the alienation of so many young Muslims from the society into which most of them have lived all their lives.
The alienation works in both directions with many Britons feeling alienated from their self-ghettoised Muslim neighbours. In a recent poll, one in five Britons stated their belief that “a large proportion of British Muslims feel no sense of loyalty to this country and are prepared to condone or even carry out acts of terrorism” and more than half of those polled considered Islam a threat. These frightening figures caused the writer and historian Niall Ferguson to conclude, with characteristic candour, that a terrorist attack could be the trigger for the next English civil war.” Since Ferguson also stated that he suspected a terrorist attack as being “bound to happen sooner or later,” he was effectively saying that England has a loaded weapon pointed at its head, with the trigger poised.
The polarization of British society into mutually antagonistic factions has forced even the most dyed-in-the-wool pluralists to concede that multiculturalism has proved a dismal and destructive failure. Ruth Kelly, a senior member of Tony Blairs last government, suggested in the days before she chose to leave the political arena for a career in banking, that the multi-cultural experiment “may have resulted in a more fractured society,” thereby uttering a truth that would have been considered an unmentionable blasphemy in Labour Party circles until recently. (Since Ms. Kelly is a member of Opus Dei, and is therefore, presumably, a tradition-oriented Catholic, her rise through the ranks of the feminist-fuddled ranks of the Labour Party has always been a mystery to me. Perhaps the refreshing sanity of her rebuttal of her own partys long-standing dogma might have something to do with the deeper creed to which she adheres.) Heralding what appeared to be a revolutionary u-turn in her governments thinking she called for an honest debate on integration and cohesion: We have moved from a period of near uniform consensus on the value of multiculturalism to one where we can encourage that debate by questioning whether it is encouraging separateness. This is almost Orwellian in its doublethinking convolutions: multiculturalism, the battle cry of anti-racist egalitarians, is now seen as apartheid! The comrades must be getting a little confused by the political somersaults they are being asked to perform.
Nor was multiculturalism the only longstanding Labour Party dogma that Ms. Kelly attacked. Addressing the thorny subject of mass immigration, she argued that to discuss the subject was not being racist. This must have come as a big surprise to most of her comrades, not least because the Labour Party has effectively stifled all debate on the subject of immigration for half a century on the grounds that questioning the wisdom of large-scale immigration was “racist.”How many more eyebrow-raising revolutionary revelations can the comrades be expected to take?
Even stranger than the sight of members of the Labour Party coming to their senses is the sight of Hollywood actors speaking words of prophecy. John Rhys-Davies, the actor who plays Gimli the Dwarf in Peter Jacksons adaptation of Tolkiens Lord of the Rings, spoke with ominous potency on the deeper meaning of Tolkiens epic: I think that Tolkien says that some generations will be challenged, and if they do not rise to meet that challenge, they will lose their civilization. Then, with that gift of applicability which Tolkien himself proclaimed was the way in which his work should be read in relation to events in the world, Mr. Rhys-Davies drew some sobering conclusions. As with the civilization of men in Middle-earth, our own Western civilization was in a precarious state because of a collapse in population. Western Europeans are not having any babies, he lamented.
There is a demographic catastrophe happening in Europe which nobody wants to talk about, he continued, that we darent bring up because we are so cagey about not offending people racially. And rightly we should be. But there is a cultural thing as well By 2020, fifty per cent of the children in Holland under the age of eighteen will be of Muslim descent. This combination of declining European birth-rates, coupled with large-scale Muslim immigration, constitutes not so much a racial threat as a threat to western culture, he concluded.
There is a change happening in the very complexion of Western civilization in Europe that we should think about at least and argue about, he said. If it just means the replacement of one genetic stock with another genetic stock, that doesnt matter too much. But if it involves the replacement of Western civilization with a different civilization with different cultural values, then it is something we really ought to discuss True democracy comes from our Greco-Judeo-Christian Western experience. If we lose these things, then this is a catastrophe for the world.
The ultimate lesson to be gleaned from rational criticism of the irrational nature of Islam, such as that offered in Benedict XVIs perennially relevant Regensburg Address, and the violent reaction to such rational criticism by Muslims the world over, is to be found in these words by Mr. Rhys-Davies, who is veritably a Giant in Dwarfs clothing.
Europe has learned its lesson the hard way and it is doubtful whether she will ever recover. If the United States is to avoid the fate of Europe, which seems destined to become Eurabia unless she can be re-evangelized with the Christian culture of life, it must heed the hard lessons and avoid the mistakes of multiculturalism and prevent any future mass migration of non-Christians into North America. We have been warned. We have seen the Arabic writing on the wall.
The following is a description (slightly modified) from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. Link
As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness.
At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs [Europe, Australia, USA and Japan]. Six percent of US prison inmates are Muslim. Like any other minority, they wont integrate, but work to build their own separate community.
From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. South Africa's Muslim population is 2%, but they control 35% of the businesses, a large percentage of the banks and have five Cabinet seats while Christians (77% of the population) have none.
They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves (along with threats for failure to comply).
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia; Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world, but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. (Ei: car-burnings in France last October.) Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats.
After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning (India, Mindanao, Philippines).
At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare [Indonesia].
From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya (infidel tax). (Sudan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Egypt).
After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide [Western Papua (New Guinea), Iran, Biafra, Turkey and North Nigeria].
100% will usher in the peace of "Dar-es-Salaam" - House of Peace - as in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Yemen.
One thing that could go in America’s favor is that Americans are ARMED to the teeth.
There were people, more than 40 years ago, that was warning the Europeans about “INVITING” Muslims into their country. They didn’t take the lesson of LEBANON. When the Muslims from Israel went to Jordan, they tried to overthrow that country, and if the Jordanians didn’t throw them out, Jordan would have become a ROGUE NATION, like what happened in LEBANON. LEBANON was one of the most beautiful country in the Middle East. Then they were foolish enough to “INVITE” these Muslims thrown out of Jordan. Just look at what they’ve done to LEBANON. What happened in Lebanon will happen to Europe also
But, like the Europeans, they are not having enough children and are being replaced by third world immigrants.
Liberal Euro-fools. They embraced a barbaric culture— welcomes Islamists into their countries with self-satisfied open minds and open arms, in the delusional belief that once the savages saw the progressives’ high ideals and good intentions, they would likewise become “civilized” and merge with the moral miasma that is European culture. They catered to the Muslims at every turn— France wouldn’t even let us fly over their country to take down Saddam.
And now they are experiencing exactly what anyone with any common sense saw coming a long time ago. Euros think they have “evolved,” but they are about to find out they are still just people, full of the same fears, desires, and capacity for violence that people have always had. To fight the growing Arab atavism, Euros may well find themselves rushing to deploy the type of brutality they thought they were too enlightened to ever consider again.
Godless people understand so little about human nature, including their own.
There is only Islam. It says what it’s followers should do, and it’s followers do what it says.
Look around you, my friend. The same thing is happening right here in the US of A.
The article questions why Ruth Kelly rose through the ranks of a Labour Government, the answer is simple. She is a Northern Irish Catholic, and thus as a bona fide member of an ‘oppressed minority’ who ranks quite high on the scale of victimhood amongst the British left...
I don't think it will make a difference since our gov't is sympathetic towards these "democratic" voters. Politicians are short sighted. They fail to learn from history.
multiculturism implies one or more separate cultures within a civilization and presumes they are equal. Therefore multiculturalism implies separate but equal cultures. The jim crow laws were ruled constitutional because they maintained separate but equal cultures. The jim crow laws maintained segregation therefore multiculturalism maintains segregation.
Segregation is bad therefore multiculturalism is bad...
I'm rather confused by your comment. I attend a Maronite Catholic Church whose "See" is at Bkerke in Lebanon. Our pastor and many of our parishioners are Lebanese and go back and forth on a regular basis. Some are building retirement homes in Lebanon.
"Lebanon is more than a country, it is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for both the East and the west..." These were the words of H.H Pope John Paul II in describing Lebanon. Politically, the President, is a Maronite Christian; the Speaker of the Parliament, is a Shi'a Muslim, and the Prime Minister, is a Sunni Muslim.
Where do you see a problem?
Now, let me tell you what the government of Lebanon was before the Muslim take over in the 1970’s. There was a Christian president, a Muslim 2nd in command and the most important appointment was the Chief of Police, who was also a Christian. As it stand now, there are no Christians in the government. The Muslim revolution of the 70’s and 80’s turn Lebanon into a butcher shop. As in other Muslim countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Christians are being hunted down and killed. In Iraq alone, the Christians are told to convert, leave or be killed.
“Europe has learned its lesson the hard way and it is doubtful whether she will ever recover.”
I profoundly disagree. Europe has learned nothing. The behavior has not changed/is not changing. Ergo, the results are not likely to change. This is like saying that someone beating themselves in the head with a 2x4 has learned that the behavior is painful and causes bruises ——while you can still observe them beating themselves with the 2x4.
This is the same story everywhere. The heroin addict may come to the realization that he/she is addicted, but that in and of itself is meaningless unless he/she actually quits.
I guess that’s an esoteric, arcane observation.
Slyfox, THANK YOU!
Yes. Unfortunately, that is one aspect of American culture muslims are likely to happily integrate into.
What is the situation going on in Lebanon now, since If I am not mistaken, that country had some problems with Syria a few years back?