Muslim persecution has driven most Jews and Christians out of Muslim lands. The latest outrages in Nigeria, Egypt and Pakistan reflect the pressure of Islam to convert, kill or drive out "the other." Now the number of ever-expanding Muslim clusters in the big cities of Europe are driving Jews out of not-yet Islamic countries.
January 2011 Archives
Jonah Goldberg askes an interesting question:
For years, we've heard how the peaceful religion of Islam has been hijacked by extremists.
What if it's the other way around? Worse, what if the peaceful hijackers are losing their bid to take over the religion?
The latest horror in Pakistan in which a popular moderate politician was gunned down by his bodyguard because he supported repeal of that country's blasphemy law prompted Jonah's question.
Those waking up to the threat of Islamic ideolology to Europe are still a small minority, but their numbers are spreading. Some national leaders such as Germany's Angela Merkel has acknowledged there's an Islam problem in Germany: Integration has just not happened and there is growing concern about the growth of a parallel Muslim society with its own laws and customs far removed from the traditional one. Organizations such as Stop the Islamisation of Europe are still very small. Many politicians are uncertain how to deal with the problem. Indeed, those on the left are courting Muslim votes, making them a more powerful bloc. A core confusion is about what is Islam? Is it just a religion? Or is it something else? As one Dane observed, it's an ideology of world domination just hiding behind religion. What's clear is that Islam is far more than a religion, it's a political movement dedicated to world conquest as it has been for 1400 years.
The left-wing publication Der Spiegel publishes an extensive account of the stirring that is now occurring in Germany, echoing what's already happening in the Netherlands (thanks to Geert Wilders) and Denmark. Of course, Der Spiegel calls this movement Islamophobia, the texbook definition of which is an unreasonable fear of Islam. What can be more reasonable than a fear of Islamic ideology the goal of which is world Islamic rule under Islamic law.
Even with Spiegel's prejudiced viewpoint, it's an article worth reading.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi is considered by those in the Muslim world as their greatest thinker -- and strategist. Many years ago he helped devise the demographic plan for the Islamic takeover of Europe -- immigration and robust breeding. Now Qaradawi is calling Muslims to deny Christians and animists in southern Sudan their separate country. Years ago, after decades of civil war in Sudan led to the death of millions of southerners at the hands of Muslims, the south was promised the right to vote for their own country. Now Qaradawi is telling all Muslims it's a crime to let them have it. Keep them under the thumb of Islamic sharia and continue to make their lives miserable until they convert or flee. If one needed another example of the relentless drive for universal Islamic rule, here is one. Of course, we also see it every day in the war to recapture the sliver of land called Israel. Once Muslims control a piece of land it is theirs forever. As for lands yet to be conquered, the ever expanding no-go zones and self-created Islamic ghettos -- as in France and Britain -- are doing the job piecemeal.
For Europe to save itself from Islamization, it must reinvigorate its culture and the moral life that has been the hallmark of western civilization. It's deeply troubling when the head of the Church of England exposes his own moral bankruptcy. Who is to rally the British to stand up for right and wrong, for doing the right thing when their religious leaders tells people they are helpless victims of a capitalist society who are powerless to improve their economic let alone their moral situation.
Melanie Phillips brilliantly eviscerates the Archbishop of Canterbury.