Skip to comments.THE COMING ISLAMIC WORLD WAR (AND THE WEST'S INEVITABLE TRIUMPH [VANITY])
Posted on 11/26/2005 8:55:50 AM PST by Edward Watson
It is not politically-correct to say it, but it is nonetheless true: Islam cannot peacefully co-exist with other faiths from a position of strength or equality. It was, is, and always will be a conquering, xenophobic philosophy (Browne, 2005; Bostom, 2005; Trifkovic, 2002). Mohammed was a conqueror who killed and enslaved thousands, who forced people at sword-point to convert, who taught Muslims have a divine right to rule over all, and Muslims have a duty to spread Islam by word or by conquest. Not once in its 1400-year history do we find it accepting other faiths as equals (Koran 5:51,57; 8:65; 22:19-23; 40:67-73; 43:74; 76:1-5; 98:1-8; etc.). Not once do we observe it practice benevolence without coercion, or peaceful co-existence when it comprises a majority of a population (Koran 9:29). The current conflict between Islam and the West is nothing new or unique. This clash of civilizations (Huntington, 1996; Wall, 2001; Blankley, 2005) is not a Muslim vs. Christian conflict. It is a Muslim vs. Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Bahai, Zoroaster, animist, atheist, agnostic and even fellow-Muslim conflict. Islam is the only religion that is currently engaged in over two dozen military conflicts all over the world (e.g., Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kashmir, Sudan, Kosovo, Chechnya, Israel, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, etc.). In short, Islam is engaged in jihad against every other religious group in the world. Why? Because the Koran tells Muslims to convert non-Muslims, by force if necessary, and kill or enslave those who refuse to convert (Koran 5:33-36; 8:12; 9:5,29-31,73,123; 47:4; etc.).
Westerners have a serious flaw: we believe people everywhere are just like us with identical values. We believe human rights and dignity is the norm and religion is something private and must not be condemned or opposed in any way. We simply cannot imagine the Islamists are serious when they say they want to kill us, not because of anything we have done, but because of who we are: the kafir, the infidels, the unbelievers. They tell us they want to kill us (May, 2005). They say straight out our only option is to submit to Islam or die (Warraq, 1993). They behead or blow up civilians whose only crime is they werent Muslims or the right kind of Muslims. They say they will continue coming into our lands until they are in such numbers that they will change our countries into Islamic states. And yet, we still refuse to believe these people are serious and will do everything in their power to fulfill what they believe is a religious mandate from God. We simply cannot fathom the depravity of others who do hideous and abhorrent things in the name of religion. This is why people, from President Bush on down, repeatedly claim Islam is a religion of peace despite there have been more than 3200 terror attacks by Muslims towards others since 9-11 alone (www.thereligionofpeace.com). Those who say Islam is a peaceful religion are either ignorant, having never read the Koran or the Hadith, or are western apologists, like CAIR, who are trying to deceive us. Our love affair with liberalism, multiculturalism, moral relativism, and nihilism has weakened our resolve to fight in order to maintain our traditional characteristics that made us the most successful and freest society in history. The Lefts condemnation of everything white, Christian, and conservative virtually guarantees bringing our society to the brink of destruction. If the West is to survive beyond 2035, it will only be in one form: a militant, conservative, Judeo-Christian society.
Western Europe is in a state of shock and denial at what is happening to them, as the ongoing French Intifada has shown. Muslims now comprise an estimated 20 million of the population of Europe (The Economist, 2005) and this is expected to double in just 20 years. Muslims already comprise the majority under 14 years of age in many European cities (Borchgrave, 2005). In France, 30% of all those below 20 years of age are Muslim (Neuhaus, 2005). Given the much higher Muslim birthrate, these Muslim youths are going to start having children soon that will result in France having a Muslim majority in less than 30 years. The rapid demographic changes in Europe have caused many commentators to opine that Europe is doomed, that Eurabia, (Yeor, 2005) the Arabization of Europe is inevitable. The most anti-American and pro-Muslim of all the Europeans, the French, are suffering incredible crime from their Muslim citizens. The West, especially Western Europe, is like a person who is slowly being strangled by an anaconda who can only mutter, This is unbelievable over and over again instead of recognizing what is happening and freeing himself.
One constantly hears Muslims screaming they want a jihad against the West and most Muslims have described us as lazy, weak, and lacking the will to resist them. Sadly, it is true to a certain extent. Our lack of resolve has emboldened Muslims into genuinely believing it is only a matter of time before they will conquer the West and transform our society into an Islamic one, where Sharia Law reigns supreme, where St Peters is converted to a mosque and non-Muslims are subjugated as Dhimmi, (Yeor, 2004; Spenser, 2005a) second-class citizens, who must pay an annual non-Muslim tax to remain in society. Muslims will initiate a global war, thinking the West will prefer subjugation and enslavement rather than fight them. They will not patiently wait for another 50 years for the demographics in Europe to change so drastically that they will comprise over 70% of the population. However, unlike other observers like Blankley (2005); Spenser (2005), Huntingdon (1996) Yeor (2005) and so forth, I dont believe Islam will succeed in conquering the West.
The problem Muslims face is the West, despite our very real schism between the Left and Right, is fundamentally based upon innovation and organization. The very thing that makes us free also makes us the best war fighters in history. Muslim rage against the West is based upon impotence and envy they cant defeat us militarily and nothing they have or can do can possibly be better than what we can do. Their frustration is pronounced: they genuinely believe they deserve to rule the world but are outraged that they are incapable of doing so.
I believe the impatience and the barbarity of the Islamists will be their downfall because not even the most liberal, effeminate, emasculated Westerner will willingly have his children murdered or enslaved. Will Michael Moore, Barbra Streisland, Sean Penn, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, George Soros, Howard Dean and the rest of the Leftists continue to claim Islam is a religion of peace and must be tolerated when their children and loved ones are getting decapitated before their eyes? Of course not. Leftists only tolerate the intolerant, murderous, and violent when they and those they care about are not the victims. Will the Left in American let the Louvre burn? Will they tolerate the utter destruction of Europes art and treasures?
What Muslims are overlooking is the West hasnt crushed Islam not because it is incapable of doing so; but because of the Wests sense of decency. It is only the Wests moral values that have prevented it from expelling all Muslims to the Middle East and destroying the central pillars of the religion. In other words, the West tolerates Islam and all of its abuses. It is ridiculously easy for the West to destroy Islam if it wants to. All it needs to do is seize control of the Kaaba mosque, put it on a ship and move it from place to place. This will then play havoc with the religion since Muslims are obligated to pray towards the Kaaba (not Mecca) five times a day and moving it from place to place means they will have to face different directions every time, which will then make the entire worship system ridiculous. The West has the nuclear weapons, advanced weapon systems, training, and the discipline to obliterate every single Muslim army if it chooses to do so.
Our capabilities and concomitant restraint makes Islam incredibly vulnerable to a genuine genocidal war. While I am certain Western Europe will fall to Islam unless it begins immediate steps to rectify the situation, it will be rescued by Eastern Europe and by the United States (the great disproportionate responder) after co-existence is proven impossible to achieve and after jihadic Islam has been eliminated from their midst after tremendous loss of life.
Just as the Right saved the West from fascism and communism, so too will it save the West against Islamic totalitarianism. The mid-21st century will see a shattered Islam, one that finally embarks on a Reformation that purges the barbarism from its psyche. For the first time in its 1400-year history, Islam will learn how to become a benevolent, tolerant, civilized, and jihad-free religion, one that respects human dignity regardless of faith.
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A question for you...
Which western nation is converting to islam
at the quickest rate?
"Coming"? It's in its third decade.
And every move Islam makes that reduces that level of tolerance brings it closer to the inevitable day when the West no longer forbears, and Islam is finally eradicated for the cancer it is.
Islam is its own worst enemy.
Excellent essay, by the way.
France. It's going to be messy. Non-Muslim western Europeans are going to be migrating to Canada and the US in ever-increasing numbers over the next two decades which will accelerate the Muslim takeover of Western Europe.
I'm not certain you are correct....
I would say Mexico, with the number
of korans and prayer rugs found on
our southern border.
While I hope that you are correct, I see little evidence that Europe will fight. Secularism has reduced principles.
"The mid-21st century will see a shattered Islam, one that finally embarks on a Reformation that purges the barbarism from its psyche. For the first time in its 1400-year history, Islam will learn how to become a benevolent, tolerant, civilized, and jihad-free religion, one that respects human dignity regardless of faith. "
To do so, islam will have to abandon the teachings of the pedophile false prophet (piss be upon him), and cease to be islam. If, however, islam refuses to abandon its satanic origins, then islam will be annihilated.
Nice essay. But I disagree with your statement:
"For the first time in its 1400-year history, Islam will learn how to become a benevolent, tolerant, civilized, and jihad-free religion, one that respects human dignity regardless of faith."
Islam is based entirely on the subjugation or destruction of anyone who is not a muslim. Despite what muslim "scholars" say, this is THE central pillar of islam.
Islam cannot coexist with any other cultural entity, be it religion or secular.
The USA -- in our prisons.
OK the Dutch and Germans can stay but we dont want the French.
Nice work. And glad to hear at least some university Leftists are intellectually honest enough to grade something like this on its merits, rather than its politics.
I've been predicting concentration camps in Europe for some time now. The only question I see, is: Who will be running them?
LOL - very Blazing Saddles-ish.
However, there is another element that bears discussion. Since islam (hope you don't mind if I don't capitalize it) is a religion, the question is begged: "is our world one where all existence is visible on the earthly plane...or is there a God, and spirit world and an anti-God, with his spiritual forces?"
If there is no spiritual world and no God, then never mind.
However, if there is another dimension (or many more), this is most likely not just a battle between islam and non-islam. It is a battle which runs deeper than that.
Long story short, if this is part of a cosmic battle between the forces of Good and evil, I think there is more to it that just technology and underestimation of the forces of the west. I agree that the forces of Good will prevail...but I think islam will not stop until it has brought the full hellishness at it disposal to bear against the kuffar.
you too may be correct
"but we dont want the French"
I kinda relish the idea of the French as a new underclass of household servants. Is indenturement still legal?
Wait. So my choices are militant Christianity or Militant Islam?
I'll fight them both to preserve the West if I have to.
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