Is Europe on the eve of a new Dark Age? Are Europeans aware of the impending changes that will inevitably occur to the demographic makeup of their nations, within the lifetime of most, due to creeping colonisation-via-migration of Islam? Are they aware of the life changing socio-political implications of this?
Now that the West has dispensed with Communism and Fascism, is Islam the new existential threat to Europe’s culture and democratic way of life?
Numerous historians and political scientists think so. Prof Bernard Lewis , the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University is paramount among them. “The conflict between Islam and the West has been going on for 14 centuries” he wrote. What is at stake, in Lewis’s opinion, is the actual “survival of Western civilisation”. Samuel Huntington on the other hand states that Islam has locked horns with the West in a “clash of civilisations: the stakes are high and involve nothing less than the survival of the Western way of life”.
A spade is a spade
Political Islam aka Islamism is a misleading term which implies that there is also a non-political Islam i.e. a spiritual and/or a religious Islam concerned only with man’s relationship with God. There isn’t. There is only one Islam and it is, by Muslims’ own recognition, both a din and a dawla, a state and a religion in one. Adding an “ism” to the word Islam is simply to imply that Islam is good and Islamism/political Islam is bad. Both terms are one and the same and refer to the literal Islam as based on the Quran, and the Hadiths.
Islam (under whatever name) is merciless and uncompromising in its hatred of the Kuffar (the Infidels) and in its rejection of Western values and way of life. For the sake of clarity and truth therefore I shall refer to Islam of the 7th century by its correct and only name, Islam which literally means submission (to the will of Allah) and not, as mistakenly known, peace.
Neo liberal Western approach to the current Islamic encroachment on Western life is rooted in the “antiseptic terminology: the war on terror” coined by George W Bush after 9/11. The term “extremist” is also used to create a distinction that is politically correct and ethnically acceptable. There are no extremists and moderates in Islam. All literal adherents of the Quran, and the Hadiths are extremists for the simple reason that the Quran itself is extremist. It follows therefore that extremism as understood in the West, is in the DNA of every Muslim. However not all extremists become terrorists. Extremism has not been the catalyst propelling over 31,000 acts of terror since 9/11. It has been Islam itself which spawned numerous offshoots erroneously referred to as Islamist when in fact they are the pure adherents of the Quran and the loyal followers of their role model the prophet Muhammad. Their acts of Terror have been diagnosed as the disease when in fact throughout Islam’s 1,400-year history, they are merely the symptom and an “operational manual” utilised to achieve political objectives mandated by the Quran.
As most Muslims including terrorists feed from the same medieval ideological trough, this ideology must be cleansed from hatred, violence and non-acceptance of the other. In other words, and in the view of most social scientists reforming the Quran and the sharia is long overdue to conform to the enormous changes that have taken place since Islam’s birth over 1400 years ago.
The first step on this road to reform is to remove the concept of infallibility of the Quran. Reform and infallibility do not go hand in hand. Once this has been achieved a period of secularism would be required whereby freedom of thought and freedom of speech become embedded in the popular political discourse. Only then will the traditional Islamic narrative be open to a novel secular, liberal, and democratic alternative.
This is a mere pipe dream century away from attainment for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it goes against the interests of Saudi Arabia and its vassal states in the Gulf, the orchestrators and financiers of the current wave of terror in the world. Their very own legitimacy and survival is bound by it. (Saudi Arabia finances the building of thousands of mosques considered by many to be the incubators of terrorism all over the world) while it does not permit the building of a single church in its country nor the entry of non-Muslims to their “holy” cities of Mecca and Medina,
How then should the West deal with this creeping colonisation? An important first step is that our politically correct hypersensitive narrative vis a vis Islam’s totalitarian and violent agenda, should be seriously modified. The time has come to call a spade a spade.
In the USA the protection of the First Amendment behind which Muslims have concealed themselves, must be removed. The war on terror (and it is precisely this) must be vigorously pursued but it is only one answer to this problem. A parallel strategy would target the political, cultural, and economic infrastructure which provides succour to the terrorists. Rooting out this edifice will crimp the supply line of aspiring jihadists.
Sharia vs the Enlightenment
Muslims of all ideological persuasions look to the full implementation of the Sharia law, as the key to the creation of their ideal society.
Sharia law opposes women’s rights and religious choice. It condones honour killing and female genital mutilation. Sharia law recommends four wives per husband (the prophet Muhammad had 11 wives one of whom Aisha was 6 years old, 9 when he consummated the marriage) women are property of men, arranged marriages are the norm, wife beating, decapitation, and above all the notion that Islam is supreme over and above all other religions. Once born a Muslim always a Muslim. Leaving the religion, apostasy, is not an option and is punishable by death.
Islam has no acceptance of “others”. Additionally, Islam does not recognise free thinking nor free speech and violently suppresses both. Any criticism of its ideology is akin to apostasy. The rights of minorities are and have always been denied by Muslims except when they themselves happened to be in the minority.
For Muslims, submission to Allah’s higher authority is the only true path to the fulfilment of mankind. This is in flagrant contradiction to the Western liberal democratic values of the Enlightenment. And the twain shall never meet except perhaps via the ongoing creeping colonisation/ migration. Islamic unquestioning allegiance to the sharia makes it quasi impossible for Muslims to assimilate and integrate in Western societies.
Assimilation & Integration
Before their surrender to Islamic imperialism, conquered nations were not Muslim. Greater Syria was Christian /Jewish, Spain was Christian, Turkey and Persia and all territories of the so-called present-day Islamic world were also not Muslim. Islam imposed its ideological and religious hegemony on all the nations it occupied. Ahl al thimma (Christians and Jews) were faced with three choices; pay a punitive tax al Jizya; vacate their homeland; or be killed. In other words, embracing the Muslim religious ideology was obligatory. In contrast, inhabitants of most European colonies were left to pursue their own cultures, beliefs and religions. European colonisation was primarily economic and geopolitical.
In their early stages of migration-when Muslims were not in the majority, they had no choice but to abide by the laws of their host nations while awaiting the inevitable change in their demographic status. The early Muslim migrants to Europe worked hard and were grateful for being in their new homelands. As their numbers grew, they became more vocal in applying for the introduction of Islamic norms and ultimately for the application of Sharia Law.
Today in European countries Muslim imams -mostly foreign born and financed by Saudi Arabia, dictate Islamic rules to millions of their followers creating ghettos inside European cities. In the United Kingdom, to give but one example, Islam features 3,000 mosques, 130 Sharia courts, 50 Muslim Sharia Councils and dozens of ‘no go zones’ where Muslim Sharia patrols ensure no one disobeys Sharia Law.
With worldwide Muslim terror becoming regular front-page news citizens of Western countries are asking themselves why their leaders continue to allow Muslim immigration. According to recent studies there are 900 areas across the EU where “the norms of the host society barely prevail” due to huge levels of migration. Here are some examples to name but a few.
- Bury Park, Luton England
- Rosengard, Malmö, Sweden
- Montreuil, Paris France (where these zones are referred to as “zones urbaines sensible” — sensitive urban zones)
- Wedding, Berlin, Germany
- Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium
- Schilderswijk, the Hague, Netherlands.
These “no-go” areas stand as a damning testament to the utter devastation wrought on some parts of Europe by multiculturalism – (multi-faithism is a more appropriate term) and mass Muslim migration.
Filmmaker Ami Horowitz painted a vivid picture of the extent of the danger of Muslim no-go zones in Sweden — where even the police fear them, he said. “It’s like when you see a cancer cell that is not causing any harm now, but later if it is left without intervention it can cause very serious trouble.” The rules of engagement are if the police are chasing a subject, no matter what this guy did, once they cross that threshold [into a Muslim area], they stop pursuit, and if they want to actually go in they have to call for reinforcement often amounting to an entire armed convoy,”.
To liberals, Muslim neighbourhoods to which even the authorities are afraid to venture and in which Sharia law is the rule and in which non-Muslims are attacked on sight — are little more than a figment of a paranoid conservative imagination. Those who are vocal in their protests are silenced with abuse and accusations of racism and Islamophobia, the liberals’ favourite description of anyone who is critical of the rapid Islamic encroachment.
Is this an example of the Ostrich Syndrome Europeans being victims of, due in part to “historical fatigue” and lack of awareness of the totalitarian supremacist ideology that is Islam with all its catastrophic implications on Europe’s enlightenment?
Muslims appear to be “maladaptive” as they make the leap from the seventh century to the 21st century. As such they are not influenced by the secular, politically correct societies they find themselves inhabiting. And as a mechanism of self-defence they claim the right not to assimilate. Consequently, the day is coming when the question will be how Western nations can regulate the defiantly unassimilated Muslims in their midst.? Muslims believe that Sharia law trumps all Western legal systems and therefore they will only owe allegiance to it. Linda Sarsour, the American born Muslim extremist proudly stated that “we are not here to assimilate”, Is this the beginning of the Balkanization of European nations?? Are we already in the Bondage Dungeon? as Douglas Murray puts it, awaiting impotently the forthcoming submission to Muslim law in our continent.
Migration from the Islamic world fuelled in part by the high birth rate of Muslim women has become a cause majeure for almost all European citizens together with the fear that Islam will eventually become the dominant culture in Western societies and will exercise, initially through the democratic process, a pernicious influence on Western values and way of life. “By means of your democracy we shall invade you. By means of our religion we shall dominate you. Victory will come to us from the wombs of our women” (Muslim Imam as quoted by Oriana Fallaci)
Muslims now constitute around 7% of Europe’s populations while in some countries, such as France and Sweden, the Muslim share is higher and in the coming decades, it is expected to grow and could more than double. According to the Pew Research Centre, the Muslim population in Europe (excluding Turkey) was about 30 million in 1990, 44 million in 2010 and is expected to increase to 58 million by 2030; and will continue to increase exponentially over the following 50 years.
Is this a ticking time bomb awaiting to explode when the Muslim minorities become the dominant ethnic group in their host nations? Is it conceivable that Britain, France and other European nations become Muslim one day? And as it had happened to many other nations before, why shouldn’t happen in Europe? Is mass immigration the catalyst that will ultimately lead to the breakup of the European union and to Islamic colonisation? Have Europeans succumbed to that most dreadful of tyrannies, guilt (of our history) that we are now sleepwalking into the most life-changing tyranny of all submission through the ballot box?