Repeating 1939: The Islamization of the West

In his 2005 book, The West’s Last Chance, Tony Blankley noted that there is a “natural human instinct to forget the distant past and to assume that the more or less benign trends of the recent past will continue.”  Nevertheless, observed Blankley, “shocking divergences from the status quo have defined the path of history.”  But these divergences are seldom anticipated.  For example, “Londoners in the summer of 1939, my parents included, never expected that forty thousand of their fellow Londoners would soon lie dead in the streets from German bombing.”

The West’s Last Chance is about the danger that Islamization poses to the West.  Blankley’s book warns that the citizens of the West face a threat similar to that faced by Londoners in 1939 and are handicapped by a similar inability to recognize the gravity of the threat.

The evidence for Islamization in Europe that Blankley pointed to in 2005 is far more abundant than it was when he wrote.  But rather than go over facts that have been chronicled in detail in numerous recent books and articles, let’s ask why Westerners have so much difficulty in recognizing what should be obvious.

Part of the difficulty lies in the natural tendency to “forget the distant past” and assume that the status quo will continue.  In our times this tendency is exacerbated by a greater than usual disconnect from the past.  Modern man has difficulty remembering the near past, let alone the distant past.  To a generation hooked on the sensation of the moment, 9/11 already seems like ancient history.  So does the Beslan atrocity, the London tube bombing, and the month-long rioting in three hundred French cities that occurred in 2005.  The Boston Marathon bombing happened less than a year ago but seems destined to quickly fade from memory since it was immediately characterized as a “one-off”—an isolated event perpetrated by a couple of self-radicalized lone wolves.  It joins a long list of similar “one-off” incidents that include the Buffalo beheading, the “underwear bombers” failed attempt to bring down a jetliner, and Faisal Shazhad’s attempt to blow up Times Square.

It’s all the more difficult to remember the past when the media, the government, and other censors impose an unofficial ban on noticing a pattern to certain events.  You have undoubtedly seen those streaming headlines at the bottom of your TV screen—the ones that report the daily toll taken by suicide bombers and church-burners.  You may not know that the Religion of Peace.com website actually keeps track of all the deadly Islamic terrorist attack since 9/11.  As of September 11, 2013 they had documented 21,583.  Earlier generations, less encumbered by political correctness, would have been able to discern a pattern in that, and they would have discerned it long before the number reached five figures.  We, however, have been conditioned to view such incidents as discrete, disconnected events.  It would be impolite, impolitic, and even Islamophobic to draw conclusions based on such “scattered” evidence. Today’s good citizen can be counted on not to jump to conclusions.  Indeed, he can be counted on to look at acres of evidence and not see a thing.

There is still another factor that helps account for the absence of alarm about our situation vis-à-vis Islam—namely, a lack of imagination.  It seems paradoxical that a society so soaked in imaginative fantasy would have trouble imagining that what has happened many times in the past could happen again today.  But that seems to be the case.  Perhaps we suffer from fantasy overload.  When everything is fantasy, nothing needs to be taken seriously.  And today, just about all entertainment partakes of the fantastical.  Futuristic, fantasy, and science fiction movies makes up a large chunk of Hollywood productions, and even ordinary action/adventure films contain action sequences that border on the fantastic.  The main purveyors of fantasy, however, are the makers of video games.  Youngsters spend many hours a day absorbed in these games, but so also do adults.  According to one survey the average age of a gamer is thirty; another study puts it at thirty-seven.  Critics of the gamer industry justifiably worry about the effect on impressionable minds of watching too much violent content, but the larger and more insidious threat that comes with long term use is a disconnect from reality, an inability to appreciate the significance of real world events.  It’s difficult to read the writing on the wall if your eyes are glued to a computer screen for half the day.

Our ability to read the signs of the times seems to have been considerably diminished.  For example, it shouldn’t take too much imagination to recognize the dark future that Islamists have in store for non-believers, seeing that their spiritual leaders are all too willing to publicly declare it and seeing that the bleak future has already arrived for countless non-Muslims in the Muslim world.  And the evidence that Islamist designs are not limited to the Muslim world continues to mount.  Despite a well-established historical pattern of conquest through immigration on the part of Muslims, Europe continues to welcome a steady stream of Muslim immigrants, with the result that in many large European cities the Muslim population ranges between 25 and 40 percent.  It’s estimated that in Brussels, the self-styled “Capital of Europe,” Muslims will comprise the majority of the population within 15 years.  If Muslims were assimilating to Western ways and values it might be a different story, but many European Muslims seem to have taken to heart Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s belief that “assimilation is a crime against humanity.”  In France alone, there are 751 Muslim controlled “no-go-zones;” in England, Muslims have their own sharia courts; in Scotland, the country’s largest-ever child immunization program was halted following Muslim complaints; in many countries schools have dropped the Holocaust and the Crusades from their curriculums at the behest of Muslims and have complied with Muslim demands for all-halal menus.  Moreover, in deference to Islamic blasphemy laws, critics of Islam have been hauled before inquisitorial courts, and across Northern Europe numerous counter-jihad rallies have been cancelled out of fear of the “Antifas”—gangs of street thugs whose mission is to silence those critics of Islam who escape the court system.  Meanwhile, churches are burned, Jews are beaten in the streets, and violent crime has skyrocketed.

As in 1939, the European elites have reacted to this cultural putsch with cringing appeasement.  The press has muzzled itself.  Critics of Islam are hounded from pillar to post.  Academics explain away every problem from rioting to rape in terms of poverty and discrimination.  And governments increase their already lavish subsidies for the building of more mosques and madrassas. In cultural terms, European leaders have already yielded up to Islam the equivalent of several Sudetenlands.  But not everyone who has eyes to see, sees.  For those who live in a non-historical fantasy world, the real world can be kept at bay for a surprisingly long time, and for them life will go on as usual—until it doesn’t.

Still, it would seem that today’s harsh realities would be hard to miss even for those inclined to fantasy.  For imaginative fantasy it’s hard to beat the worldwide resurgence of a seventh-century religious ideology whose founder, like the characters in The Lord of the Rings, was in the habit of naming his swords, and whose re-emergence as a power on the world stage is as vehemently denied as is the return of Voldemort in a Harry Potter story.  Yet “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” (except in the most respectful way) has returned with a vengeance.  And if Iranian leaders are right, the Mahdi is also scheduled to return at any moment. He’s the “Hidden Imam” who has been in a trance state since the ninth century but will reappear to defeat the infidels provided the Shia leaders can provoke a sufficiently cataclysmic triggering event in the Middle East.

The world hasn’t seen so many gathering storm clouds since … well, since 1939. We live in interesting times. You would think that more people would notice.

Editor’s note: Above, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is famously pictured in 1938 returning from Munich after having negotiated an agreement with Hitler promising “peace in our time.”

William Kilpatrick

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William Kilpatrick taught for many years at Boston College. He is the author of several books about cultural and religious issues, including Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right From Wrong; and Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Saint Austin Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and First Things. His work is supported in part by the Shillman Foundation. For more on his work and writings, visit his website, turningpointproject.com

  • Lagos1

    This isn’t the 1930’s all over again. Muslim armies are not poised to overrun Europe and nor is Europe about to descend into civil war in a Muslim power grab.

    The problems are different and this article doesn’t help understand or solve them.

    Yes, the problem of Islamisation is here and now and isn’t in Europe. It is in Syria, Iraq, Africa where Christians are killed or forced to flee today. If we want to talk about the problem of Islamisation of the West we need to talk directly about this (rather than use it just as another reason to be worried about our Muslim neighbours in Birmingham or Brussels) and point to the fact that Western leaders don’t stand up for Christians in these areas. Maybe its because they don’t want to offend their own populations. But maybe they just don’t care anyway.

    The problem in Europe is primarily one of secularisation. Not Islamisation. Muslim immigration is simply a pawn in that game. That’s mainly why the West doesn’t care about the Syrian Christians.

    I’ve lived in or close to areas of the UK with large numbers of Muslims. Sure, there are problems. But in fact violent crime hasn’t skyrocketed and churches are not being burnt with Jews being beaten in the streets like some scene from a slow motion Kristallnacht. Sharia courts in the UK are not above the common law. They merely play a role as a form of arbitration that the secular courts may take into account (as they do for Jewish courts for example).

    I realise that a Muslim presence has been used to undermine Christianity in Europe. But I can’t blame them for that. I am pleased when they stand up against secularisation. Sometimes they support us.

    I don’t deny there could be a future problem of Islamisation. There won’t be if immigration was tightened. But the borders are porous and there are so many problems in Muslim countries that it is difficult to justify turning refugees away. But the principal problem is not that there are too many Muslims but simply that Europe isn’t Christian enough.

    • poetcomic1

      Shhhh. Go back to sleep. Pretty lullaby.

    • Adam__Baum

      Holes in the beams and little piles of sawdust?, don’t worry the termites aren’t a problem just yet.

      You need to spend a little time in the corrections environment.

    • smokes

      Countries need young people and Western Woman hates a family and children.

      Islam’s merely filling the vacuum left by dying Christianity in Europe.
      Where else will babies come from?

    • Jerome

      Lagos1’s comment is pretty good for those of us who like real facts and not alarmism, although it is worth noting that Muslim birth rates, although higher than the European norm, are dropping rather quickly in most countries to something more like the European norm (overall Muslim fertility in Europe is about replacement rate), and many Muslim countries, especially Shi’ite ones have started to contracept in a major fashion (Google “Iran fertility rate” and you will see what I mean.) They will not bury others demographically for the most part. Nor is assimilation or lack thereof the only question for Europe. France has more Muslim assimilation than Germany, but more problems overall with its Muslim minority. In the end, Muslims will probably become a minority in many European countries rather like Latinos are here in the U.S., in terms of size

      Islamism (political Islam) is a problem for Christians in Muslim countries, because of the “Jim Crow”-like attitude most of them have toward indigenous Christian groups, but of course, not all Muslims by any means are Islamists. Jihadism is a different question, but today, JIhadis largely target other Muslims in most parts of the Islamic world, and other Muslims tend to tire quickly of them. So long as they can be kept from controlling states, they are a threat more analogous to the Anarchism of old, than Nazism or Communism. This requires a some vigilance, but by no means alarm.

      • Latinos in the United States are very quickly approaching majority status, and already are in certain age demographics.

        • Jerome

          In some part of the country, but not overall. Projections are in 30 years Latinos might be about 20% of the population. See, for instance, http://thefot.tumblr.com/post/4783045149/bienvenido-to-america for the statistics, at least, if not the commentary.

          • smokes

            With open borders, no one knows. No one’s going to seal the borders, either.

            • poetcomic1

              Certainly not LA Bishop Gomez a Mexican who comes to our country after living in Mexico for 36 years and makes it his first order of business to inundate his adoptive land with fellow illegal Mexicans. It is not charity to give away WHAT IS NOT YOURS TO GIVE. In WWII, Korea, Vietnam and in the Mideast, Mexican-Americans have fought and died for their country in large numbers and I’m sure they appreciate having their citizenship made so cheap.

              • Adam__Baum

                I’m still waiting (but not holding my breath) for the publisher of the “examination of conscience” that I see in my Church, and which asks penitents if they’ve broken the Fourth Commandment by failing to observe civil authority to add the following as an example: Have I entered another nation illegally, persisted in it, encouraged or aided others in such illegal entry?

                We’ll get that right after the inquiries for Stealing and Coveting ask “Am I accepting government support while not actively seeking a moral and legal means to ensure my own support”.

                • poetcomic1

                  Dream on.

                  • Adam__Baum

                    I know..

        • GaudeteMan

          If these Latinos see one particular party as their meal ticket then is it a waste of time to exhaust oneself supporting the other party? The numbers seem to indicate that no matter what one does that the victory will go left.

        • Art Deco

          Hispanics account for about 16% of the population. They will not be a majority for a while.

          • The difference being that they are the only ones breeding reliably. Give it a couple of generations after the great blanco hippie boomer dieoff, and then we’ll see where we are.

            • Valentin

              Hey now most of my 20 year old friends are married and having kids and all of them are either white (Europeans and Americans) or Puerto Rican, but then again they are a part of the Catholic minority that actually knows and cares about the faith.

              • Exactly. Overall, Americans born in the United States now have a dismal 1.6 children per family- far below replacement rate. We hit ZPG in 1984.

                • Valentin

                  Yes not to mention the people who don’t and probably shouldn’t get married and raise kids (whether they are not called to it or if they are not fit for such a position). That is often a factor not put into the statistics.

                • Art Deco

                  No. Americans have and have had total fertility rates in the range of 2.1 for more than thirty years. There is some year to year flux. Hispanics have a higher tfr (at 2.9) and aboriginals have a lower tfr (1.85). The other racial categories hug the mean.

                  Were the native tfr as low as you fancy, immigrant populations would have to have tfrs above 4.0 to make up. That’s about normal for tropical and southern Africa, but it’s hardly seen anywhere else in the world (Afghanistan and Yemen and that’s about it).

                  • Valentin

                    You also have to consider geography because a city such as San Francisco or New York most likely have lower birth rates than Philadelphia or Atlanta, Philadelphia having a very Catholic culture and Atlanta being a spreading city that constantly grows.

                  • That’s the fertility rate. That’s different than the born rate.

                    With a million abortions a year, the number of conceptions is much higher than the number of actual births.

                    • Art Deco

                      Theodore, that’s the total fertility rate. The arguments used to calculate it include live births, not posited conceptions.

      • smokes

        Between immigration, a higher birth rate for decades to come, and conversions, alarm is in order, especially because Western Woman isn’t reproducing at the replacement level of 2.1. Even her sorry 1.6 rate includes Muslim women in Europe to increase the rate. (It’s also noteworthy that Muslims claim western demographers intentionally under estimate the Muslim population to marginalize it below its “true” 2.1 billion adherents in the world..

        • Art Deco

          Again, a weighted average of total fertility rates for the main feeder countries for muslim immigration in Europe puts it a just a shade above replacement levels. Non-indigenous muslims currently account for a little over 5% of the population of Europe.

      • TruthWFree

        Better to be aware of this menace and work against it than to blindly say its not there and have it overtake the country.
        I tend to disagree with you just judging the amount of power Islamists have in Obama’s administration and in no go areas in Europe (Detroit/Dearborn anyone?). Also, it is apparent that a good many also thought that Hitler was no menace to them as the article states.

      • TruthWFree

        Better to be aware of this menace and work against it than to blindly say its not there and have it overtake the country.
        I tend to disagree with you just judging the amount of power Islamists have in Obama’s administration and in no go areas in Europe (Detroit/Dearborn anyone?). Also, it is apparent that a good many also thought that Hitler was no menace to them as the article states.

    • Suicide bombers often now act alone, and are in their early 20s. Secularism is clearly a part of the picture- as they rebel from the secularism of their parents, extremist religion is attractive. So yes. That doesn’t mean that Islam’s war of reformation isn’t dangerous- in fact, it makes it MORE dangerous, not less.

      • smokes

        Sometimes. the bombers are told their sister or mother will be murdered if they don’t detonate.

        • In old Sixth Pillar Islam, where the Jihad is directed from those above, yes.

          In Sola Jihad, not so much. Of course, a useful tactic for western law enforcement has proven to be make friends with the radicalized teenager and provide them with fake explosives (Christmas Tree Bomber, Portland, Oregon).

          • smokes

            A better plan is to keep them out of here. No schools, no tourism, no visas…voila….no bombs!

            • It’s about 40 years too late for that strategy to work, though what we *should* do is when a country goes Islamic, cut them off.

              That still won’t stop domestically born terrorists, though.

              • Valentin

                Unfortunately yes, here in Minnesota it’s gotten to the point where even smarmy liberal secularists are getting fed up with some of the many Somalis here who are encouraged to move here. Plus this one black girl at my school said she was scared for her mentally retarded uncle who was seduced into a marriage by an Iranian woman who would almost constantly travel and the girl who was talking to me said she found a box full of credit cards and IDs in her uncles apartment.

    • cestusdei

      Only partly true. Islam is a huge problem and it will get worse as they grow more numerous. Start with evangelizing the natives and then work on doing the same with the Muslims.

      • smokes

        Muslims don’t convert. Far more “Christians” convert to Islam.

        In many lands they become Muslim to avoid paying the dhimmi tax.

        • cestusdei

          Actually they do convert and are quiet about it since they can be killed for doing it. On the other hand when Muslims threaten death then some do join them. That happened this week to Christians in Syria.

          • smokes

            I’m happy to hear Muslims running towards Christ and not after Christians with blood in their eyes. It should give us Hope.

            Thanks, Cestus.

        • Valentin

          There are Muslims who convert but they usually either stay quiet or get martyred due to the Muslim policy of killing people who convert away from Islam.

    • TruthWFree

      “But the principal problem is not that there are too many Muslims but simply that Europe isn’t Christian enough.”

      I’d say that the drift from Christianity to secularism and that results in the inability to see the dangers of Islam which results in the wide open policy of too many Muslims.

    • Clovis

      The UK is not really comparable to France or Belgium. The UK draws its Muslim population primarily from Pakistan, not French speaking North Africa. Muslims in France often live in large sprawling self-contained public housing projects separated from non-Muslim population. Despite these differences, there has been some widely reported rioting by Muslims in the UK, where I lived as well. In France, on the other hand, violence in the “zones de non-droit” (literally lawless zones) or more precisely “zones interdites aux non-musulmans” (zones forbidden to non-Muslims) in the “banlieues” (suburban housing projects) is a daily occurrence, and erupts into large scale rioting (with ritual burning of cars) at the slightest provocation (actual or perceived) by police. There is also regular violence against Jews (who are indeed beaten and the streets) and against Synagogues, and more recently violence directed specifically at Christian Churches. Here is just one of many examples:
      http://www.agoravox.fr/actualites/religions/article/nouvel-acte-antichretien-une-87347.

      • smokes

        They sound…insane.

      • Valentin

        I wonder if anybody is gonna lay down a hammer to try and stop or frustrate such craziness.

  • plb5678

    Islam is a problem. Islam is not compatible with any free society. It seeks to enslave any society that they invade. Islam must be stopped. Islam is a political and religious cult that only believes in murder and mayhem in order to keep a population in control. Christians must fight back with every weapon at our disposal and the greatest weapon we have is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ is the One and Only true God of peace and love. But Christ was not a pacifist. While He believed in peace, peace must sometimes be found at the point of a sword. No weapon must be ruled out in saving our freedoms. Islam must go.

    • smokes

      Sadly, Christianity was dead in Europe by 1960. It’s dying in the USA, kept alive by fundamentalists and , at least temporarily, “illegals” dependent on Church goodies. It isn’t coming back with churches empty and women refusing to reproduce. Women have most of the jobs, most of the degrees and have pushed illegitimacy to world historical records. The State is their Sugar Daddy as they continue to gripe about their plight. Most vote “Democrat”. Here they put Obama into office TWICE. In Europe they want Socialist-leaning dictates.

      Without the basic concept of ‘family” left, the former West doesn’t have a chance and it ain’t gonna change. Video games are the least of our problems as aborted “fetuses” climb towards 60,000,000. We’re left with the choice of communism or the Prophet this century. At least Islam has some affection for the family as the building block of society, so I’m guessing women will continue to gravitate towards Marx.

      God help us.

      • Adam__Baum

        “At least Islam has some affection for the family as the building block
        of society, so I’m guessing women will continue to gravitate towards
        Marx.”

        Except that might not be true. There’s accounts of women in heavily Islamicized areas wearing veils because of the social approval it affords.

        All you need to picture is any of the raging feminists in the media or politics (Nancy Pelosi comes to mind) who sheepishly wear the attire demanded of them while traveling into conquered states.

        • smokes

          Yeah, I chuckle every time I see some MSM news gal in veils.

      • Thomas J. Hennigan

        You seem totally unaware of the real plight of families in Islam, what with fourwives and the Koran endorsing wife beating. inbreeding, honor assassinations, and very serious psychological problems, Islam is a disaster at the level of families also.

  • Steven Jonathan

    Truly we have forgotten- our schools are soul death factories inculcating a state-imposed Alzheimer’s- driven by the falsely weighted virtues in the synthesis of all heresies. Tolerance- for everything but the truth, egalitarianism- and multiculturalism are but a few of the disordered strains of malicious agendas foisted upon this once great people. Add to this prolific malaise the constant distractions of the media exacerbated by technology advancing at a frenetic pace, the absence of fathers, the rise of feminism, the homosexual agenda, and like Cortez and the Aztecs, we have weakened ourselves so badly we are becoming defenseless- for our defensiveness of vice.

    We will end with what we deserve- It is nearly a foregone conclusion.

    • Adam__Baum

      Actually, we are reaping was sewn in the past and future generations will reap what the garden we are not tending. Children pay the price.

  • publiusnj

    Islam has been at war with “the West” since Mohammed’s followers first flew out of the Arabian Peninsula in the 630s, It took them seventy years to conquer all of North Africa and to get to Western Europe but that was probably because they were also headed in a lot of other directions (whoosh, there goes Zoroastrianism). Since Taraq crossed by the Pillars of Hercules, had GibralTAR (and the Straits) named after himself and set off conquering Iberia in the Early 700s, Europe has seen a millennium and more of assaults by Islam upon Spain, France, Italy, the entire Balkans, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and the Crimea. Beginning in 732 in the West and 1683 in the East, which was the hightide point of the Islamic assault through the Balkans, Islam was on the defensive for the next 270 years or so. Beginning with the Egyptian assault on the Suz Canal Zone in 1955, though, Islam is once again on the attack.

    In the past, Muslims were not generally welcome in Europe, and certainly not if they had not converted. In the past 50 years, though, most of the West has been officially “secular” and Muslims’ votes–once they gain their citizenship–are as valuable to politicians as those of any born and bred member of the Christian populace that has lived for millennia in a particular country. So, Muslims have been entering particular Western societies with equal rights even though they may well think the most important thing that can be done is to impose Sharia Law on the new country. Even though , moreover, Christians in the countries from which these new Muslim citizens came are being persecuted in the name of Islam. Supposedly, even though the politicians bend over backward to welcome the Muslims here, we Westerners are not supposed to be very concerned about how Christians are being treated in the Dar-al-Islam. And Islamic supremacists look at this Western position as the feckless position of a civilization that is about to be replaced by Islam.

    • Facebook User

      Islam is the cancer of the world. Killing innocent people in the name of the creator, savages.

      Every
      time there is an Islamic terrorist attack there is a astonishing
      silence from the Islamic community and world… that is due to the fact
      that the terrorist are doing exactly what the qur’an ask “good Muslims”
      to do to non-believers

      They want to suppress freedom, education, truth…… nothing but savages.

      Islam is the cancer of the world!

  • GaudeteMan

    Try to engage someone after Mass on the topic of Islam and they’ll stare at you like the RCA dog. If you want real attention on your words, ask them what they are planning for snacks for the Super Bowl. The days for meaningful dialogue are long past. Only a courageous and faithful few will turn the tide – on their knees before the Blessed Sacrament, rosaries in hand.

    • Paul Sho

      Avoid those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for
      all religions, and the craving to reconcile the Church of God and the
      state without God.”-Pope Leo XIII

      • Valentin

        If we really wanted to respect Islam we would fight it knowing how evil and false it is.

        • Paul Sho

          Precisely. They need to be evangelized and converted while there is still time.

          • Valentin

            Yes of course there are people who convert from Islam to the true faith we simply don’t here about them often because often they are martyred rather quickly.

      • Attlia

        The Muslim
        immigrants are not interested in Christian Europe, but a Muslim Europe.
        There are already 8 million Muslim immigrants in France alone. Rapidly
        erasing the Christian character of the country and most of Western
        Europe. Eastern Europe is still holding on thanks to defiant countries
        like Hungary which by the way was colonized by the Muslim Ottomans for over 150 years. Pope John Paul II believed in a Christian Europe. He was fighting and
        protecting Europe from the anti Christian communist. Today the Vatican
        with Pope Francis is endorsing the immigration of the millions of anti
        Christian Muslims and betraying the memory and sacrifice of the
        millions of European Christians who died and shed blood defending it
        from the Muslim invaders. There were 3 million of Hungarians slaved by the Ottoman slave masters. Hungarians know what verses of the Quran were used to keep them 2nd class citizens as “infidel dogs”.
        “Suleiman the Magnificent” the Ottoman
        Sultan who attempted to conquer Europe and convert it to Islam must be
        smiling from his grave now. Without force, his wish may just come true!

  • Dominic Tondo

    “Critics of Islam are hounded
    from pillar to post.” This is certainly true among local talk show hosts
    in Washington, DC. Among my favorites were Michael Graham and Fred Grandy, both
    with WMAL, who were let go in 2005 and 2011 respectively. CAIR was behind both
    of those firings. And there are many others. In the USA, it seems that Sharia
    law trumps Free speech every time.

  • Islamaphobia is a rational reaction.

    Islam is currently embroiled in a war. A war between five pillar Muslims and Sixth Pillar Islamics. There is every reason to suspect we’re in the first century of a war of reformation- every bit as bloody as the Protestant Reformation was. And like many Catholics in the time of Martin Luther- the Five Pillar Muslims are asleep, lambs waiting for the slaughter. They’re also our neighbors and our fellow countrymen, if we live in a country that isn’t already under Shariah Law of the Sixth Pillar Islamics.

    And in the last 45 years, a new sect has emerged- the Sola Jihadists. The Lone Wolves of the Chechnyans are just an example, Al Qaida is an example as well. “Self radicalized” terrorists are the enemy of all who love order- and the new theology invented in the 1950s in Egypt and Saudi Arabia is breeding terrorists like crazy.

    It does not matter how nice your five pillar neighborhood muslims are- all it takes is one teenager in angst to find the writings of al Wahhabi and Bin Laden to create a very dangerous situation indeed. There is no command and control structure to Sola Jihad- no human supply chains or government to disrupt to win this war. And as we saw in the Boston Bombing, their weapons aren’t terribly high tech, the ingredients can be found at your local neighborhood WalMart.

    • smokes

      perhaps keeping them out of the former “West”? If they’re not here, it’s harder for them to blow you up. When you send them to Cambridge Latin School or to the University of Pennsylvania, naive fools are asking for trouble. BOOM!

      • They’re already here. Some of them were BORN here.

        • smokes

          Agreed, but we can stop the flow to reduce the terror attacks..

          • Reduce yes, eliminate no. Reduce because we are simply not the primary target in this war- the 5 Pillar Muslims are.

    • Adam__Baum

      Islamophobia isn’t a “rational reaction”, it’s a psuedopyschological pejorative. Use it, and you’ve made a concession. The people that use that term as censorious cudgel have never stopped to consider whether they are Christophobic.

  • TruthWFree

    WOW! What an insightful article. I have grandkids that sit with IPads on their laps for hours engrossed in some mindless video game. Yes, these technological innovations are great baby sitters and keep the kids from getting into mischief, but at what cost? They could really be learning something if we took the time and did our jobs as parents and grandparents. As you may surmise from this, I’m the bad guy in my family at times on my wrath against these video games.

    It seems in relation to the whole history of Islam, our culture has forgotten the past as this article states. Actually, I learned about the Crusades (1096 AD) in Catholic grade school, but was never taught about the conquest of Catholic Spain some 380 years earlier (early 700’s) and that the Islamic empires (Ottoman) had more land mass than the Roman Empire under its control at times.

    We de need to wake up as a nation and as Western civilization to this diabolical satanical threat. It does appear that the gains are being made by the Islamists in direct proportion to the West’s drift away from its Christian heritage and faith.

  • Adam__Baum

    “The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam”

    -Barack Obama

    We’re still waiting for similar statements regarding the Son of God (or for that matter, Buddha, Mary Baker Eddy and Joseph Smith)

  • hombre111

    Mmm, not so sure if Kilpatrick has the right of it. Hitler had a terrifying military machine behind him. Not that the Muslims have endeared themselves to the rest of us. If I were a Muslim in Europe, I would fear a ferocious reaction from the populace that does control the weapons.

    • TruthWFree

      They have numbers and that eventually translates into power.

      • hombre111

        To a certain extent, in a democratic situation, or in a situation where no stronger power intervenes. In the first instance, I cannot imagine a democracy voting itself into servitude to a minority without some utterly destabilizing factors. Think Germany, after defeat in WWI and a horrendous depression. If this situation happened in Europe today, the right wing nationalists would surge again, win the vote, and the Moslems would either return to Muslim lands, or die by the millions. As for intervention by a stronger power, we have seen two historical examples. The first is Lebanon, with its horrendous civil war between minority Christians, who held the power, and the majority Moslems. Eventually, Syria intervened and Hezbollah gained factual control. And then there is Iraq, where the minority Sunnis would have continued to rule if the United States had not intervened.

        • smokes

          Try Kosovo.

        • Art Deco

          The first is Lebanon, with its horrendous civil war between minority Christians, who held the power, and the majority Moslems.

          There you go again. Christian and Muslim politicians worked out a carefully delineated power sharing arrangement in 1943. At the time of the last census (1932) the Christian population was a majority in Lebanon. A crucial catalyst of the civil war (and more responsible than any other party) was the Palestine Liberation Organization.

          • hombre111

            Sigh. Again I hear from Art, who was clearly not alive or at least an adult paying attention when the Lebanon thing happened. The Christians were in the majority in 1932, and they wrote the constitution in a way that would keep them in permanent control. And then, as usual, the people with the upper hand did not have the children and the Moslems outreproduced them. The Moslems, now in the majority, demanded a one person, one vote arrangement, and the Christians refused, knowing they would lose control of the government. So, started the civil war. This is an old pattern. The people on top get outreproduced by the people on the bottom, with consequences. For instance, in the U.S. today, liberals do not have the families conservatives have.

            • HA

              You’re arguing with yourself here. In your near-simultaneous post a few lines down, you say Muslim domination would not happen in Europe because an inevitable Right Wing reaction would rise up to prevent it – because, as you put it, “History simply works that way.” Anyone who knows anything about Lebanon knows that the Christian right wing in that part of the world is about as reactive as can be when it comes to protecting their community, and yet, eventually, they were still out-reproduced as part of some other “old pattern” of history. If you’re going to frame your argument in terms of some inevitable historical force, I think you should pick one and stick with it.

              • Adam__Baum

                After you read Hombre111 for a while, you realize he’s not a man who lets coherency get in the way of a good rant.

              • hombre111

                Thanks for your comment, but you make my point. The Christians would not share power with the growing Muslim majority, and so it led to civil war, which virtually destroyed the country and might have gone on for generations. But the war ended when a more powerful nation, Syria, intervened, and the Muslim majority was able to assert itself. And that was my point. Even in a “democracy,” the powerful minority never hands over control to the weaker majority. It seems to happen in America, but both parties are obliged to and serve the kingmakers who are really in charge.
                Civil wars go on and on. But a more powerful nation can intervene, and put the majority in charge. Syria did it in Lebanon, and America did it when we helped the majority Shiites finally overcome the Sunnis. One of the reason Afghanistan is turning into such a failure is because we are supporting a minority, which will fall as soon as we are no longer around to prop it up.

                • HA

                  So the bottom line is — given that there are always outside forces that can intervene — that we have no assurances that what happened in Lebanon will not happen in other parts of the world, which would presumably include Europe. Which means, I guess, that you are tacitly disavowing what you said a few lines below and that you now in fact agree with the people you’re arguing with and admitting there is cause for concern. Anyway, it’s still a little hard to follow, but I think I’m getting the hang of it.

                  • hombre111

                    Let me put it in a nutshell. People who fear the Muslims here in the U.S. are paranoid schizophrenics. In Europe, the situation is more serious. But the Europeans are not going to silently sit by and let the Muslims, who are outbegetting them, simply take over. If that time threatens, moderates will give way to a resurgent right wing, which will either subjugate them, destroy them, or drive off the continent. I am an old man, but that could begin to happen in a young man’s life time.

                    • HA

                      I am still not sure how America is so fundamentally different from Europe in this regard (especially from the vantage of, say, Dearborn). Or else, given that outside forces that weaken national sovereignty may emanate from Brussels as well as from Damascus or Tehran, how Europe will inevitably avoid Lebanon’s fate, but since this is all speculation anyway, I think I will leave it at that.

                    • hombre111

                      Thanks. Same here.

                    • Valentin

                      One of the biggest immigrant groups here in Minnesota are the Somali Muslims some of which are tied to the mall attack in Kenya. Minnesota is a fairly liberal city as some might call it and the state government is giving money to immigrants moving to Minnesota. Liberals I am assuming you wouldn’t call schizofrenic right? Well guess what now there are Muslim gangs in Minneapolis and St. Paul some which may be in part guilty of terrorist attacks in Africa. Guess what Muslims are a threat in the US as well. I know what modern Europeans are like (that includes most of my family) they are ‘tolerant’ and ‘inoffensive’ and ‘multicultural’. So unless your talking about countries that are anti Islam like Poland or Bulgaria or Serbia I don’t see secularist Europe doing much about the Islamic takeover.

                • Art Deco

                  The Christian and Sunni politicians worked out a complex power-sharing arrangement which included a careful division of offices and patronage in the civil service. It included every Christian sect, Sunni Muslims, Shi’ite Muslims, and Druzes. This was in effect for decades and a variant of it has been worked out in recent years.

                  You are too ignorant to be attempting to discuss this.

                  • hombre111

                    Mmmhmm. And Sadam was just the friendly uncle who supervised it all.

                • Valentin

                  I don’t see why Muslims should rule a country what so ever, their religion says that God created death, their religion pretends that power and truth are the same thing. They are simply wrong and a society should not follow someone going down the wrong path in life.

            • Art Deco

              No, they did not ‘write it into the constitution’. No, the muslims did not demand one man one vote. No, the Christian militias did not ‘start the civil war’.

              There was a complex gentleman’s agreement worked out in 1943 between Bishara al-Khoury and Riad al-Sohl (when your phony persona was six years old). It was adhered to meticulously for 32 years. It was not a constitutional provision. There was constant (but managed) intercommunal tension for decades in Lebanon. It took the PLO’s mucking about to induce a breakdown in public order and military battles between party militias.

              I am trying to think of one redeeming quality you manifest in these fora. There are none.

        • Adam__Baum

          “In the first instance, I cannot imagine a democracy voting itself into servitude to a growing majority.”

          Are you kidding? It’s already happened. Andrew Cuomo would have been dragged in the streets of Albany if he said something remotely like Islam like he said about pro-lifers. His kind have been baiting your kind for decades with fiscal catnip.

          • hombre111

            You have a very low pain threshold. If you nicked your neck shaving, you would think you had just cut your throat.

            • Adam__Baum

              Somehow, I imagine you aren’t to familiar with shaving.

        • TruthWFree

          Just a note, the Christians were a MAJORITY in Lebanon before all the recent turmoil starting with the 1975 civil war. Just ask Brigitte Gabriel (ACT foe America). I expect to see the Christian population continue to dwindle in Lebanon because of constant Islamic violence.

          If you look at demographics in Europe, the native Europeans are not reproducing like the Muslims are. It may be just a matter of time that the Muslims will be in majority.

          In the US, it’s a long way off with 1 to 2% of the population being Muslim, but the inroads that have been made by Muslims and Islamic organizations like CAIR and ISNA into our Obama government (on purpose by Obama) is alarming. They seem to be going for the power points. The CIA and FBI have struck Jihad and Islam from their terror manuals, I’ve read. One can’t fight an enemy if one can not define him.

          • hombre111

            Having watched the unfolding tragedy in Lebanon, I distinctly remember the emerging Muslim majority and the Christian refusal to change their constitution to allow one person, one vote.
            Be that as it may, when it comes to the drama of history, few forces have the power of fear. As soon as Europeans perceive the Moslems as a threat, the reaction will begin, if it has not already begun. With the tiny number of Muslims here in America, the fear has already begun, as this article shows. But Americans are permanently afraid to start with, as our desperate need for more and more guns and our enormous military budgets easily prove. This has made us a permanently dangerous nation…to ourselves at home and to others abroad.

            • Adam__Baum

              “But Americans are permanently afraid to start with, as our desperate
              need for more and more guns and our enormous military budgets easily
              prove.”

              Would it be possible for you to pen a post, just one, that didn’t contain some vacant left-wing jingoism?

              • hombre111

                All right, then YOU explain why we need 300 million guns in people’s hand, and why it makes sense for the United States to spend more money on the military than the next ten nations combined, eight of whom are our allies?

                • Adam__Baum

                  Just because something bothers your effete, Marxist sensibilities doesn’t mean anyone is required to justify it to you.

                  • hombre111

                    In other words, you don’t have a reply that is not based on fear.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      I gave you an answer. There’s no other you would accept, because you are kind of pachycephalic.

                      However, I see fear is a good thing. It keeps us from following Pied Pipers like you. It’s a gift from God that supplements our finite understanding of the world.

                    • hombre111

                      I see fear as an ambiguous thing. I should be afraid of a snake. I should not fear the monster under the bed.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      You see everything as ambiguous.

                    • hombre111

                      Yep. The world mostly exists in shades of grey.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      No. The world is complicated, but the important issues are not analog.

                • Valentin

                  I am pretty sure there is a command to fear the lord, not to mention that fact that with the exception of a few countries like Germany, Isreal, and the Phillipines most of the world despises America and Americans not just the bad things, I know because I went outside the US many times, I was born outside the US, and to this day I still have a German citizenship and a US green card. I am an immigrant and glad that it’s easy to get a gun here, it keeps countries like China and Iran from invading both of whom view the US as the devil, there is even a Chinese word that means crazy white devil “guilo” so I don’t know why you think it’s wrong for the US to have so many guns or be so fearful.

            • Art Deco

              You observed nothing. You simply applied the template you apply to every other international conflict.

              • hombre111

                Since you were clearly not around, this ad hominem is not worth a reply.

                • Art Deco

                  Not only was I around, I consumed a bibliography about Lebanon as long as a man’s arm.

                  You don’t know what you’re talking about, as usual.

                  • hombre111

                    So did I. I even wrote newspaper articles on the subject. I guess we read different stuff. But tell you what, I will drag the thing past a real Lebanese priest whose place I took last weekend, and get his take. Since his parents had to either leave Lebanon or die, I will accept his version of the story.

                    • Art Deco

                      No, I read standard academic literature available in academic libraries. The difference between us is that one of us digests literature and the other replicates templates (buttressed by journalists like Frances FitzGerald) and one of us is not a poseur and the other one is.

                    • hombre111

                      Ahh, the old ad hominem, proving nothing, because you don’t know me. I just went online and read several summaries of the conflict and its causes. The Palestinians did trigger the conflict, but the causes were that deeper Christian/Muslim divide. Start with Global Security .org, and read on. I doubt if “literature” has a lot more to say than those posts, some of them breaking the conflict down to month by month.

                    • Art Deco

                      I do not need to read Global Security. If I do more study of this topic, its to scholarly databases and the library.

                    • hombre111

                      This, at least, is a respectful answer. When you sound like my obnoxious brother-in-law, it is hard for me to take you seriously. Since this came up as a side question in the larger discussion about the Muslim threat, I am moving on.

        • Valentin

          By democracy you mean a bunch of violent barbaric Scythians out numbering civilized folk such as the situation in Egypt? Seriously democracy doesn’t make sense when the majority are a mix of foolish and cruel hearted. Perhaps you’d like to tell this to the children who were raped in Beslan a place where there was a Christian majority attacked by Muslims further south.

    • Art Deco

      And you’d be foolish if you did. A contemporary phenomena you do not account for is what the disreputable Mr. Sailer calls “leapfrogging loyalties”. Our post-national elites tend to favor exotic populations over their domestic working class and to incorporate these sorts of attitudes into their amour propre. Jeb Bush exemplifies this with his more-immigrants-because-our-domestic-workers-are-indolent shtick. Michael Bloomberg exemplified this by going to bat for the flimflam Imam while an Eastern Orthodox church in lower Manhattan had been for a decade unable to rebuild due to municipal red tape.

      • hombre111

        “Exotic populations” are exotic. I.E., not in the majority, and they don’t control the larger situation. When they do arrive in larger and larger numbers, the inevitable reaction happens. The article in question is an example of that reaction, and I consider his dread of Moslem domination misplaced. When such a thing seems possible, the Right Wing will rise in wrath and the wishy-washy moderates who might protect the exotic populations will disappear. History simply works that way.

        • HA

          For heaven’s sake, if that is true, it is all the more reason to curtail Muslim inroads now, well before any such Right Wing wrath reaction kicks in. Unless you’re some kind of circle-of-life inertialist who thinks we should shrug our shoulders and let nature sort things out.

          • smokes

            Neither political party will control the borders as we inch towards their borderless New World Order.

        • Adam__Baum

          History simply works that way.

          No.

    • eddiestale

      you obviously sucktheobamacock

      • Adam__Baum

        That doesn’t belong here. Moderator?

      • Clovis

        You’ve landed on the wrong site. Try making a reasoned argument.

    • Daniel

      If nothing is done soon, they will be the ones controlling the weapons.

      • hombre111

        Your observation proves a point made above. For whatever reason, the citizens of the most powerful military nation the world has ever seen, with external and internal security capacities beyond compare, live in fear.
        At home, dread of their own government causes millions to hoard guns and rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition against the day when they will make their final stand inside their house, just before it is flattened by a tank or demolished by a rocket fired from a drone. Others hoard weapons against their neighbors. For whatever the reason, it is worth the tens of thousands of deaths by firearm that occur every year.
        And abroad, we are in a ceaseless search for enemies, with each generation fighting its war against some nondescript foe like Iraq, or busy trying to frighten other countries into submission to our view of reality. Once it was the communist threat, and now it is the Muslim, with no war machine and no ability to do anything but threaten us and kill their own people.

        • Art Deco

          People like hunting, trap and skeet and sporting clays, and target shooting. They dislike burglars and realize that police are public employees.

          Given time and diligent effort, you will demonstrate that there is no identifiable subsegment of society you do not misapprehend.

          • hombre111

            The huge number of people who sign up for conceal/carry permits enjoy packing? Or, maybe they are afraid. I had a conversation with a conceal carrier the other day. His main motive was fear.

          • Adam__Baum

            In my township, the police are busy apprehending the serious offenders, motorists with inoperative headlights and those that don’t count to three at stop signs. Meanwhile, my elderly neighbors were brazenly burgled in broad daylight, when they foolishly left a garage door open. A police officer actually told me “I hope we get lucky and capture them”.

            After that, I bought a .45 caliber Smith and Wesson.

        • Valentin

          Believe me if the US military wanted to fight Muslims as opposed to fighting for politics or oil or any other resource they would have not supported the rebellions in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. They could easily take a cheap route and press the button but they didn’t because guess what you are wrong the US military is not targeting Islam. An individual US soldier might be but not the collective military.

  • Art Deco

    Dr. Kirkpatrick, the non-indigenous Muslim population in Europe constitutes less than 6% of the total (per the Pew Charitable Trusts). A weighted average of the total fertility rates of the principal feeder countries (Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) places it at just a wee bit north of replacement levels, and that would be their home rate, not the rate they register after immigrating. Europe’s fertility problem is the deficit among its own, not the fertility of Muslims.

    If there are no-go areas in French cities, it is because the police there are otiose and undermanned. Deregulate the housing market, put your public housing on the auction bloc, and enforce eviction notices. Landlords have an interest in discouraging bad behavior. While we are at it, stop spending 19% of your gross domestic product on transfer payments, most particular payments for working aged and able bodied people. Use some of that tax money to put cops on the streets and expand your prison capacity.

    • smokes

      …or stop the illegal immigration.

      • Art Deco

        It is not an either or. Border guards and immigration police are all well and good, but you still have to address crime in Parisian slums.

        • Valentin

          Good point.

      • HA

        …or put a dent in the legal immigration, while you’re at it. After all, if part of the rationale for immigration is that the immigrants take jobs natives don’t want, then given the alarming unemployment rate in many of these enclaves, there are apparently not enough of these unwanted jobs around.

        • Art Deco

          There are all kinds of problems with the labor market in France. Some derive from wretched excesses of regulation thereof (the French labor code’s Table of Contents runs to over eighty pages) and how the welfare system influences the dynamics of that market.

          In the U.S., periods of low immigration have generally seen annual inflow of around 0.125% of the extant population. That would be about 85,000 immigrants for France annually. To this you can add an increment to make up for the country’s mild fertility deficit (perhaps 90,000) and then subtract refugee inflows to arrive at a figure for annual issuances of settler’s visas.

          What you really need to do is deregulate the housing and labor markets, devalue the currency and restructure welfare payments and such. It will take a long time for the labor market to heal, but it will heal.

    • Clovis

      “If there are no-go areas in French cities, it is because the police there are otiose and undermanned.” If by “otiose” you mean lazy or ineffective, then you haven’t hit the mark. The French have three layers of police, municipal police (under the local mayor), national police (under ministry of interior) and the Gendarmerie (under the ministry of defense). There are over 150,000 national police and over 100,000 Gendarmerie. The Parisian banlieues are under the jurisdiction of the Police National. You are correct that on a day-to-day basis there is no effective policing of the Muslim ‘immigrant’ areas (the scare quotes are because many of these ‘immigrants’ are actually third or fourth generation in France). The reason is not because French police are lazy or ineffective. It is rather a political decision, motivated by political correctness. Effective day to day policing would necessarily tend to look something like the U.S. occupation of Iraq. To avoid those types of media images, the inevitable denunciations of racism and Islamophobia by France’s knee-jerk leftist media and political elite, the drain on France’s strained public budget, and to maintain the collective illusion of peace-loving adherents of the ‘religion of Peace’, France has de facto ceded control of these regions, hence the name “zones de non-droit” (lawless zones). When large scale rioting erupts, the CRS (Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité) are sent in force, not so much as to restore order, as to restore the normal low-level lawlessness. The CRS are the specialized para-military units of riot police of the National Police. The French public is more or less accustomed themselves to seasonal cycle of low-level day-to-day lawlessness punctuated by regularly occurring ritualized mayhem, followed by the ritualized confrontation with the CRS. This is followed by ritualized hand wringing in the media, discussions of racism and underprivileged youths, and then on to the next topic of the day. Although France certainly needs to shrink its bloated public sector and deregulate markets, that won’t solve the problem of Islamic lawlessness, which is more cultural than economic. Too many Muslim immigrants have refused to assimilate for over half a century, creating instead little islands of dysfunctional (and increasing hostile) North African Islamic culture within the surrounding French culture. The only political party that is willing to speak openly of this intolerable situation is the Front National, currently led by Marine Le Pen (an observation that is in itself politically incorrect and which will surely earn me down votes for this post).

      • Art Deco

        What you’re saying is that the National Police cannot be bothered to police les faubourgs Arabes for reasons of public relations. In other words, they are otiose as a matter of policy. For us over here, not terribly surprising. Been known to happen.

        The administration of Rudolph Giuliani and Wm. Bratton in New YOrk were able to effect a 75% reduction in homicide and suppress general crime indices to below national averages in a huge urban agglomeration with a slum population approaching 2 million. It can be done. Per capita expenditure in New York is such that a similar force could be assembled for greater Paris with an assessment of somewhere around 3-4% of discoverable personal income. The option is there if you want it.

        And you do not need a national police force for your capital. A metropolitan government with it’s own amply manned police will do.

      • Art Deco

        And you need to stop truckling to your media elite and your academic elite. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Edward Koch and Rudolph Giuliani were two very different men who disliked each other a great deal. They were alike in their indifference to the world’s bien-pensants.

        If someone says ‘raaaaacism’, be sure to remind them it is spelled with five ‘a’s and then extend your middle finger.

    • HA

      … the non-indigenous Muslim population in Europe constitutes less than 6% of the total…

      That is presumably a broad consensus average. Muslims, just like everyone else, tend to prefer settling with others like them. So that 6%, give or take, is a very lumpy distribution. Once a banlieue or enclave goes predominantly Muslim, it remains to be seen whether the outcome will be a happy one, and the current outlook is grim. A hundred years ago, assimilationist pressures among, say, the Jews of America, resulted in the Reform and Conservative movements, whereas today, we are instead given the welfare sinkhole of Kiryas Joel, which has quite a different long-term outlook. (Then again, religious Jews are not given to donning suicide vests and bombing buses.) Therefore, given the leftist/Islamist collusion against assimilation, even 6% is still a cause for concern (as some %75 of the rape victims in Stockholm might attest, given that they were victims of a certain religion-of-peace sub-population that is less than 10% of that city’s population)

      • Art Deco

        Elite attitudes exacerbate matters, but that was not my point. I am arguing with the demographic alarmism promoted by people like Rod Dreher (who doesn’t know much) and Stephen Mosher (who ought to know better).

        Agreed there is some indication that immigrant Muslims and Scandinavian societies may be tragically incompatible even with the proper incentives.

        First, the incentives: vigorously police the slums, jail perpetrators, sell the projects to the highest bidder, deregulate the rental housing market and be careful with excessive restriction in planning and zoning legislation, end open-ended doles for working aged and able bodied people, repeal most of the regulatory architecture governing the labor market (especially employment discrimination law and restrictions on discharging employees), &C.

  • DevotedCatholic

    Invigorating read. I love it. I totally agree that the senses have been numbed to the patterns being created. My own homeland have now reverted TV Prime time from Christian Evangelic Broadcast of the West to that of Voice of Islam every Sunday morning. Why/ We ask this question because our island is tucked away in a remote corner of the Pacific Ocean and why would Islam being so promoted in a country filled with Christian Population?

    • Adam__Baum

      Promoting division among people is what governments do to ensure that people squabble amongst each other, rather than remaining informed and vigilant overseers of their “public servants”.

      It’s cheaper than bread and circuses.

      • Actually, that’s the circus part. Food stamps and unemployment benefits are the bread part.

        • Adam__Baum

          I always thought the circuses were municipal stadiums and bare chested men chanting for “their team” clad only in body paint in subfreezing temperatures.

  • smokes

    Imagine if the House of Saud discovered 40% of Jeddah was Roman Catholic, even though churches can’t be built there? There’d be a blood bath wouldn’t there?
    Isn’t that where ms Hillary’s first asst., ms Huma Abedin’s, mom teaches?

    • Art Deco

      Nominal (non-indigenous) muslims are 5-6% of Europe’s population, not 40%.

      • Clovis

        The problem is that this 5-6% is not spread out evenly over European territory. There are vast swaths of geography with 0%. Then there are, in France and Belgium, the zones de non-droit with 80-100% Muslims. I think, for example, that even Marseilles is approaching majority Muslim. The Muslims enforce their own notions of Sharia within “their” zones and regularly make incursions into neighboring border zones to flex their muscles. The fact that fifty miles away in the countryside there may be no Muslims is poor consolation for those non-Muslims on the receiving end of localized Muslim intolerance.

        • smokes

          Exactly, Marseilles is at 40%. The Muslim horde is much younger than the native population, too.

          • Art Deco

            France has a total fertility rate quite similar to the feeder countries in the Maghreb. As only about 6% of France’s population is Arab or Berber, &c., this is the child-bearing of the native French.

        • Art Deco

          The Brookings Institution places the Muslim share in Marseille at 25%, I am not sure if that refers to the city proper (where 55%) of the population lives or to the whole settlement.

      • Valentin

        I will put it this way, There are a lot of Muslims in Rotterdam as opposed to my many trips to Germany where I visited my family, You don’t find a lot of Muslims in western Germany at least where my family lives, more people from places like Poland or Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, or the Congo but in parts of Berlin entire sections of the city are filled with Turks whose parents and grandparents from what I hear are fairly friendly but whose younger generation is violent, anti-European, prone to stealing corner stores, and forming gangs.

  • Randall Ward

    “But these divergences are seldom anticipated”; Truer words were never spoken.
    On of the best educations a christian and conservative can get about the rest of the people in the USA is to read and comment on the Huffington Post. The massive lack of understanding of basic knowledge must be seen to be believed.
    Without the legal existance of corporations, it is very hard to have a modern world. Capital cannot be collected in large enough quanities to do the big things that make our modern life better. Yet on HP comment section there is a constant stream of demonizing corporations; the authors of said comments do not even know the history or the need of corporations. Just imagine if the national government was run by the commenters of HP and they were able to act on their ignorance. The divergences that are seldom anticipated would explode in the face of the “willfully ignorant” and the rest of the country. Stupid things can happen anywhere to any people, the “good life” is always balanced on the edge and is easy to upset and ruin.

  • How can any intelligent person blame the Muslims for the Islamization of the West? They just peacefully occupied a void willfully left by post-Christians.

  • Daisy

    Who is Glen Roberts actually?

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  • John Albertson

    That picture of Chamberlain is a chilling reminder of Cardinal Dolan emerging from the White House when president of the Bishops Conference, and announcing that he was hopeful about the assurances Obama had given him about Obamacare.

    • Adam__Baum

      I wonder if the Cardinal learned something from that event. Based on his recent TV appearance, I’d say probably not.

      • Or by inviting Barry to the Smith dinner… It’s truly pathetic when clergy court the powerful. It’s like when the Israelites worship the golden calf.

        • Adam__Baum

          I remember being a kid watching the Ten Commandments and thinking that we might be sinning a lot, but at least we aren’t making golden calves. Silly me, I hadn’t yet seen the state idolaters dancing like votaries in front of the pyre. (some of whom inhabit-or would infest be the better word-this site).

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