Opening Wide the Gates of Vienna

BurqaShariaThe debate over the nature of Islam continues to fester not only between liberals and conservatives, left and right, but among conservatives as well. It is one of those issues that remain divisively controversial, even among those who share a common or similar political orientation. There is no ultimate consensus on the horizon and there will probably not be a decisive verdict until civil disruption and social mayhem can no longer be ignored or dissembled—what we might designate, taking a page from Janet Napolitano, as “Muslim-caused disasters.” But for the time being, the discussion seems clearly to favor those who maintain that Islam is a “religion of peace” that has been “hijacked” by the extremists within its ranks, a conclusion promoted by politicians seeking votes, professional multiculturalists, brain-dead Hollywood celebrities and producers, and a vast and corrupt media conglomerate that lost its bearings back in the diversity-crazed Sixties when minority hiring and a concomitant “fractious ethnic politics”, as William McGowan put it in a 1993 article for City Journal, became the rules of the game.

Sometimes the pro-Islam argument is rendered a little more intricate to introduce distinctions that lend a scholarly patina to the dispute. Clare Lopez, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, writes of a member of the anti-Muslim Brotherhood community who nevertheless regards “Islamist ideology as a mere ‘Sharia Hypothesis’…that has no demonstrable connection to classical Islam” (personal communication). For this conflicted individual, as for so many of his likeminded counterparts, Islamic doctrine does not form the basis for Islamic terrorism. Frequently we are told that Islam does not constitute a solid bloc of theological conviction and practice but is many different things, a protean religion subject to myriad interpretations. The split between Shia and Sunni would seem to reinforce this notion, except for the lamentable fact that both wings of the faith are united in their desire to restore the Caliphate and to subdue the West to its hegemony.

Often a historical thesis is added to the mix, that is, Islam enjoyed its benign and enlightened periods over the long course of time and flourished as an emancipatory culture in Abbasid Baghdad, Umayyad Cordoba, and during portions of the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Unfortunately for this pleasant perspective, major historians of Islam like Ignaz Goldhizer, Robert Irwin, Serge Trifkovic, Ibn Warraq, Bat Ye’or and Andrew Bostom, among a constellation of others, have scuttled this urban myth so thoroughly in their painstakingly researched volumes—revealing the lapses and misconceptions that vitiate much of the work of such experts as Bernard Lewis and Malise Ruthven—that there is no longer any excuse for continuing to believe in Islam as a civilizing force.

At the outset, it should be obvious that one cannot begin to understand Islam, or at least come to some reasonable approximation of what Islam entails, unless one has read the Koran. Most of those interlocutors with whom I have discussed the question of Islam—Western liberals and conservatives, who twist themselves into knots to avert the accusation of “Islamophobia”—simply have not done so. They have read desultory commentaries by various ostensible pundits or perused newspaper editorials or watched the TV News, that is, they glean their information chiefly from tainted sources. Some have actually read books about Islam, usually presenting laundered versions of the faith, but when I ask them what they make of the pivotal ayah in Koran 2:193, for example, they are at a complete loss. Islam is a religion of imperial conquest, and the Prophet’s marching order is clear and inescapable: “Fight against them until there is no more fitnah (temptation, tumult, disbelief) and Allah’s religion reigns supreme.” There is no way to interpret this passage as anything other than a divinely inspired summons to perpetual war leading to the establishment of a universal Caliphate—a command devoutly adhered to by the so-called “extremists.”

Reading the Koran is only a start. Those who wish to enter the intellectual fray equipped with a modicum of credibility should also gain some familiarity with the ancillary literature, both canonical and exegetical. Reformist Muslims will already possess the requisite erudition, but unfortunately the tendency they evince is to cherry-pick mainly those earlier, generally superseded passages in the Koran that impart a rosy hue to their argumentation, or they set about assiduously re-interpreting and contextualizing whatever tropes and injunctions are manifestly indigestible, as I contended in a recent article for this site. Their efforts are understandable since they cannot surrender the faith that cradles their needs and susceptibilities, despite its dogmatic and ingrained resistance to beneficial change. Thus they must find ways to accommodate what they know to what they want.

But there are other facts apart from the scriptural that need to be considered. Those who defend or support Islam against the claim that it is an inherently violent, aggressive and sanguinary faith disregard or are ignorant of the concept of a frequency of distribution of extreme events. As Paul Austin Murphy points out in an article for American Thinker, as if in confirmation of Samuel Huntington’s statement that the borders of Islam are bloody, Islam is the key ingredient in the civil wars and sporadic conflicts raging in the Philippines, Thailand, Nigeria, Kenya, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kashmir, India, Indonesia, the Sudan, Lebanon (and Syria, of course), Ethiopia, Chad—to name only some of the trouble spots.

Islam has also breached the West, sectors of major cities having become Sharia enclaves and no-go zones, and civil violence, rapes, “grooming,” murders, riots, and the takeover of municipal residential zones proceeding on a daily basis. 91% of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims. The argument that Muslims represent only a minority of the immigrant population in the West, and the radicals among them merely a tiny fraction of that sliver, does not stand up to examination. Muslims are the fastest growing demographic in many host nations and constitute a statistically significant proportion of the population in countries like France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom, where they exercise power and influence through voting patterns, subtle behind-the-scenes pressure, infiltration of various governing bodies and physical menace.

It is precisely here that Raymond Ibrahim’s principle of the “rule of numbers” comes into play. In his own words, it is a “rule that expresses itself with remarkable consistency: The more Muslims grow in numbers, the more Islamic phenomena intrinsic to the Muslim world—in this case, brazen violence against ‘infidels’—appear.” As the Muslim immigrant population reaches critical mass, violence increases exponentially, in ratios meticulously tracked by Ibrahim. Relatively peaceful when the numbers are small, the Islamic cohort becomes incrementally and progressively belligerent as the numbers rise. “The question is,” he concludes, “how long will leftist media and politicians refuse to face reality, including by propagating the false “grievance” claim, which, once Muslims reach enough numbers—as is projected for Europe—will be discarded for the full-blown jihad?”

The incendiary developments on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a way station for Tunisian, Libyan and Moroccan refugees, is, in the words of journalist Enza Ferreri, “a window into Europe’s future.” In 2011, she writes, “according to a report of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, “[a]pproximately 60,000 irregular migrants arrived [in Italy] as part of the 2011 influx from North Africa,” primarily from Tunisia and Libya. Around 50,000 of these came to Lampedusa.” During the flux of arrivals and departures, she continues, when these illegals would be settled elsewhere in Italy and in Europe, “there were many times when the number of newcomers was higher than that of the locals. On those occasions, when natives were outnumbered, there were tales of local women having to be accompanied everywhere to protect them from immigrants’ unwanted attention, sacked shops, apartment doors forced open, people returning home to find Tunisians sitting at the dining table eating and, after the intruders’ departure, some householders even discovering faeces inside saucepans.”

Many of these aliens, Ferreri writes in The Gates of Vienna, “are not refugees [but] economic migrants in search of…welfare benefits in Europe.” They constitute an invasion that has destroyed the island’s economy and devastated its social structure. The harbors are blocked with transit boats so that local fishermen often find themselves deprived of access to their livelihood. The reception center was burned to the ground by a mob of disgruntled illegals. Residents keep their children indoors and barricade themselves in their houses during the night. No matter. The pope on his July 8, 2013 visit to Lampedusa mourned “the globalization of indifference” to the plight of Third World migrants, describing the island as “the frontier of the desperate.” Blind to the irony of his portrayal, the Holy Father got the frontier right, the desperate wrong. EU asylum regulations privileging “refugees” over natives have turned the island into a simmering volcano. The Lampedusan experience is Europe’s sinister destiny, as the island microcosm projects on a vaster scale to the continental mainland. One recalls Oriana Fallaci’s horror in The Rage and the Pride at the spectacle of public squares in Florence, having become Muslim encampments, reeking of urine and ordure.

This is indeed the Europe of the future, and, in many different regions and cities, it is also the Europe of the present. Jean Raspail’s prophetic vision in The Camp of the Saints of a collapsing Europe swamped by millions of Muslim boat people, havoc in the streets, churches mutating into mosques—a novel much reviled when it was first published in 1973—is gradually and perhaps irreversibly coming to pass. Those of us who believe that America and the remnant Commonwealth are exempt will be in for a nasty surprise. And it matters little which political stripe or kit of ideological sympathies characterize the enablers of Islam. For the facts are in. The gates of Vienna have been opened wide. What Islam could not accomplish in 1683 by military assault, it is now in the process of achieving via immigration, accompanied by spasmodic bouts of terror and with the eager complicity of Western intellectuals, submissive politicians, befuddled clergy and a debauched media apparatus.

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin. The writing is on the wall.

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  • Chez

    In ‘The Camp of the Saints’, Europe was not “swamped by millions of Muslim boat people” as David Solway asserts….but rather by millions of Indian boat people, the majority of whom were Hindus. But we can forgive Solway’s oversight, just as we can Raspail’s confused “prophetic” vision. In the early 70s, the world was polarized into both North/South and East/West. Distinguishing southerners from one another wasn’t considered hugely relevant back then. Islam after all had yet to produce its political re-awakening, marked by the huge influx of petro-dollars to Saudi Arabia in the mid-70s and then Iran’s Islamic revolution in ’79.

    Today, such thinking – that all immigrants are alike – is at the heart of our civilizational suicide…and it is a mistake perpetrated in equal dose by both pro and anti immigrant-advocate. Such discernment seems to be the providence only of those in the anti-Jihad.

    Islam is a religion/ideology like none other. Its mandatory death-sentence for apostasy is an example of this. No other faith has such a monstrously totalitarian dictate. By logical extension, the behavior and aspirations of Muslims – so singularly defined by their faith – presents a unique set of problems to the Western world. It’s time to do what Raspail refused to….and that is to distinguish between Muslim and Hindu, Muslim and Sikh, Muslim and Buddhist, Muslim and Christian, Muslim and Jew. Doing so is the precursor to building the global coalition indispensable to checking Islamic hegemony. Our very survival depends on it.

    • David Solway

      Dar Chez
      We are both right. Remember, the churches in Paris were being converted into mosques.

    • tomswift

      I believe he said in an interview that he knew they would be Muslims, but changed it to Hindus to try and increase sales of the book.

    • Drakken

      One way or another, this is going to come to a head soon enough, and when it does, it will make a Serb blush. Throughout European cities, the natives are getting restless, what used to be whispers over a beer are now said with open hostility. The pot is boiling and when it boils over all hell is going to break loose and it will spread here as well. What kind of governments we end with in the end is a crap shoot, but it will be unrecognizable from what we have now.

    • Uzoozy

      Apostasy is bot a dearg senrence.
      Our beloved prophet Mohammad forgave those that left Islam.
      Quit defaming Islam,

      • Drakken

        You muslims demonstrate every bloody day what islam is about, death, violence and rape, stay out of our western countries.

      • Chez

        From the “Sahi” Hadith collection of Bukari….

        Muhammad: “He who discards his Islamic religion, kill him”

      • OfficialPro

        Care to explain why most Muslim Countries have anti-blasphemy laws, then? Are they using bad scholarship or are you just ignorant?

  • AB7

    Like nothing else, Islam exposes very many supposedly educated and accomplished, successful and important people of all races, religions and socioeconomic levels as utter fools. When they bitterly defend Islam, calling those who speak the truth about it all sorts of horrible names and attributing to them all sorts of terrible motives, there is nothing that can be said or done to impress upon them how wrong they are and what fools they are making of themselves. As the author suggests, this ship has sailed, the brainwashing in the modern era of several generations of citizens of the West in modern liberal multiculturalism and tolerance has worked perfectly and most people in the West are now literally incapable of thinking for themselves, reduced to merely repeating, like a computer reacts to inputs, pat phrases for any given situation, even regarding Islam, what it is, it’s history, and whether or not it is compatible with freedom and democracy. My belief is that at this point there is zero chance the West can save itself, it is already lost and is now just going through the motions. That we witnessed the end of Western Civilization in our lifetime, that it was not reversed, but rather hastened even after the unbelievable events of 9/11, is simply too tragic and horrific to even fully grasp. Perhaps the few of us that do know the truth and articles such as this posted on the internet will do nothing ultimately but provide some small measure of satisfaction to future generations living under Islamic rule that there actually were a few of us who knew the truth back when there was still time to prevent it from happening but who were simply outnumbered too vastly for it to be prevented.

    • Drakken

      This is not the end, but the beginning, make no mistake there will be a bloodletting not seen in a millennia, but persevere we will for the strong amongst us will lead and the weak will have no choice but to follow because their own survival will depend on it. It is in our western DNA to be warriors and to conquer and an indomitable will to survive against all odds. Sheer western will and determination will carry the day, I have faith.

  • bj affordable

    Excellent article. And, sadly, so true.

    I quote;
    “It is precisely here that Raymond Ibrahim’s principle of the “rule of numbers” comes into play. In his own words, it is a “rule that expresses itself with remarkable consistency: The more Muslims grow in numbers, the more Islamic phenomena intrinsic to the Muslim world—in this case, brazen violence against ‘infidels’—appear.” As the Muslim immigrant population reaches critical mass, violence increases exponentially”.

    This will be my homeland, Australia, in the not too distant future. May God help us all.

    • Uzoozy

      Most of the murders and terrorist activities are done by anarchist groups , KKK and the like, Check stats.
      Do not spread hate in this world.

      • Drakken

        So who are we going to believe? You mudslim? Or our lying infidel eyes?

        • Uzoozy

          How do you know what religion I belong to the name Allah is used by most religions in the middle east.
          Buck up you corrupted mind.

          • Drakken

            Because you mentioned the greatest child molester of all time, mohamed, may you pizz on his dusty bones.

          • Uzoozy

            Glad you mentioned the famous church scandal
            You must be proud. Thousand boys were molested by those who keep the faith

          • Drakken

            It is man/boy thursday isn’t it? I suppose your local mosque will be caterwauling for your fresh meat about now huh?

          • Uzoozy

            Learn how to spell. You sound like you are around 7 years old have you been to church lately. Heh heh

          • OfficialPro

            And Mohammed raped a 9 year old girl long before there were any pedo priests, so what’s your point?

          • Uzoozy

            Churches have married of 8yr old kids and look at FLDS and the acts they do everyday , marry mother and daughter , 17 wifes at one time and then you talk about morality

          • WhiteHunter

            Why don’t you go back to beating your concubines and buggering your camels, as your “prophet” did?

          • DiMu

            Try counting the number of boys molested by the imams and mullahs and clerics in those madrasses!!! A bit of research on the internet will uncover a cesspool which the Muslim community does its best NOT to see.

            One Pakistani mother kept taking her little boy to the doctor thinking at the age of five he had haemorroids! And the demand for porno material from Muslim nations is far greater than elsewhere. Not to mention the wholesale rape of girls in England and elsewhere.

            Sexual depravity is part of human nature but is countenanced under Islam.

          • OfficialPro

            You’re busy defending Islam, what reason would you have to defend it unless you are Muslim?

            Or wait, are you Druze? Either way.

          • WhiteHunter

            Try removing your cranium from your rectal orifice before posting. Then stuff the koran up there instead.

      • WhiteHunter

        No; no, they’re not. So drop the bald-faced lies in defense of your cuttthroat cult and get back to muttering about your lying, child-raping serial killer “prophet” while banging your forehead on the floor of your mosk. Maybe you’ll bang some sense into yourself if you bang hard enough.
        Islam isn’t a religion; it’s a disease. Fatal if left untreated.

        • Uzoozy

          Your religion is worse than voodoo , all false right from the start to end, my prophet was the holiest person so far created by God.
          Take a hike back to Zululand

          • WhiteHunter

            Unlike so many of my fellow infidels, I have actually read much of your “holy” book. That’s exactly why I dismiss its “revelations” and its exhortations to its believers as a precursor of something that Charles Manson would have written if L. Ron Hubbard had been the editor, and had made a few suggestions about how to make it sound like a “religion.”
            Your “prophet,” by his own admission, lived a shameful, sinful, murderous life, and then woke up one morning with the idea of shouting that he’d “had a dream,” and that anybody who didn’t follow his example as a cutthroat bandit, wife-stealing adulterer, greedy plunderer, and child-raper, wasn’t aligned with the wishes of “Allah.”
            Try reading, for contrast, my Mohammedan brother, the commands that my Savior gave to His followers, in The Sermon on the Mount. It begins in Matthew, Chapter 5.
            Nothing — repeat, NOTHING — in the Koran comes close to it. Or have I missed something in my reading and understanding of the Koran? If you disagree and think I’m wrong, point to the exact Suras that prove it so; I must have missed them.
            Until you’ve thoughfully read and understood The Sermon on the Mount, and can refute and repudiate the commands of your “prophet” to do the opposite of what Christ commanded His followers to do, let’s hear no more from you on this site.
            I’m always interested in, and enjoy, having an intelligent, logical, polite debate with an honest, intelligent equal. So far I haven’t had one with you.
            So let’s. If you can manage that.

          • WhiteHunter

            There’s one thing I forgot to mention and ask you about, my good mohammedan friend: the name you use for your god.
            The phoneme “Ah” exists in all human languages; it’s what we linguists call a “glottal fricative.” A vocalized sigh, in other words: “Ah…..”
            The “…lah,” on the other hand, is harder.
            Would you describe it as, say, “a soft lingual-glottal fricative” after your Sharia court had cut out the man’s tongue?

  • Raymond_in_DC

    “Relatively peaceful when the numbers are small, the Islamic cohort becomes incrementally and progressively belligerent as the numbers rise.”

    Even though Muslim numbers in the US have barely reached 1% of the population, only the blind and the obtuse fail to see even those small numbers are having an impact: Organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood treated as mainstream. Businesses pressured to “accommodate” to Muslim demands. More crime linked to Muslim communities. More arrested for terror funding or terror acts. Purging of security training material deemed “offensive” to Islam. Criticism of Islam deemed “hate speech”. Increasing incidents of “honor killing”, polygamy, and FGM. Politicians pandering to their Arab and Muslim constituents. Increasing anti-Semitism and hostility to Israel.

    Now imagine when they reach 2% (exceeding that of Jews in the US) or 5%.

    • Uzoozy

      Islam phobic rhetoric.

      • Drakken

        Islamorealism.

      • iluvisrael

        islamoSAVVY!!!!!!!! Lan Astaslem

      • OfficialPro

        as opposed to your head-in-the-sand ignorance?

      • DiMu

        I assume you were born a Muslim. That is very hard to bear. I would be ashamed to think my father was a rapist or child molester or murderer. Therapy might be a good idea!

  • ossian

    The devout Jewish founding figure in modern studies of Islam was not Goldhizer but Ignaz Goldziher of Budapest and Leipzig

    • David Solway

      “Twas a typo. My apologies.

      David

  • alihusaini

    Ha, ha, ha! We will out-breed you all!!!

    • Drakken

      Your going to be very surprised when you run out of bodies to breed with. Deo Volente!

      • alihusaini

        good luck dipsh*t!!

        • Drakken

          You and your inbred ilk will soon find out. Run back to the Islamic cesspool you crawled out of while you can because soon it will be too late.

          • Uzoozy

            You are inbread lot, have sexual contact with any and everyone. Who knows, may God bless you and make you a better person(I doubt)

          • Drakken

            Hey don’t forget to say to uncle dad and aunty mom for me will you? Send them all my best, now run along and join that jihad.

          • OfficialPro

            Islamic cousin marriages are way more inbreedy than anything in the United States.

          • OfficialPro

            hey don’t lump us in with those liberal whoooores like Anthony Exposed Weiner.

        • OfficialPro

          Inbreeding is far more a problem in Islamic societies than even with the few and isolated “Hillbillies” of the usa.

    • Uzoozy

      Way to go bro

    • OfficialPro

      Half the time your compatriots can’t tell the right hole to enter!

    • SoCalMike

      Like cockroaches.

  • AlexanderGofen

    Not only is the gate of “modern Vienna” wide open: The very right of existence of “modern Vienna” (i.e. the Western world) is negated and being erased by the new one world order crowd. Begin with acknowledgement and re-assertion of the national identity of America and every Western nation, according to items 3-5 of the http://www.resonoelusono.com/Platform.htm . Only a determination to preserve and protect our national identity provides the ground and fuel for ridding of islam in America and the Western world.

  • Timmy

    My belief is that the governments will fight on the side of the Muslims taking out whatever opposition rises up to save the West.

    • Drakken

      Events and circumstances will overcome the govt or people who side with the muslims, it isn’t going to be pretty.

      • Timmy

        I hope you are right, in any case we won’t see it in our lifetime.

        • Drakken

          Oh we shall see it in our lifetime, you can take that to the bank.

  • http://historyscoper.com T.L. Winslow

    The I’m smarter than you game is the last refuge of Islam, a kaput ideology that was forever disproved when infidels created the A-bomb. The word Islam means unconditional surrender to the one truth of Allah and the rule of the world by Muslims. The attempt to make it seem complicated is part of that, because they want you to spend 20 years studying to figure it out, meanwhile any child can understand the Quran for what it is, a field manual of hate that manufactures terminators who are brainwashed for life.

    This sick ideology has been totally evil from day one, and must be stopped, not appeased. Only I have a plan on the table, the Winslow Plan for Defeating Islam, available on the Net, that shows what must be done. It’s not based on ignorance but knowledge, and can’t be disproved but only accepted or not, with horrible consequences in this age of nukes if it isn’t.

    Back to the A-bomb. The one and only thing that keeps Islam alive is that the infidel world still hasn’t done the necessary thing and nuked Mecca, home of the evil idol, to prove that it has no power and was a fraud from the start. Until that’s done, the West will forever puzzle where all the hardcore Muslims come from, but once Mecca is a huge radioactive hole, they will also puzzle where they went. Play the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and the part where the guards are singing Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, and imagine the former Muslim World dancing in the streets at the news that the horrible Allah they lived in fear of all their lives was a phony.

    In an age with tens of thousands of nukes sitting around, where’s an Ahnuld Commando type who knows where he’s going? Maybe the Chinese will do it for us, in which case they have earned the right to share the world in spades.

    • Drakken

      Love the idea!

    • Timmy

      I have been in favor of that since 9/11. But just bombing the Kaaba is not enough, it needs to be made radioactive, rather like Chernobyl, so that it will be literally impossible for them to make their so-called pilgrimage to Mecca which is one of the so-called pillars of Islam. So if they can carry on their evil faith turning to face a radioactive hole five times a day to recite their ridiculous evil prayers, good luck with that. As you suggest, it will break Islam, it is their Achilles heel. In any case, Jesus will destroy Mecca when he returns, but that could be a long time and a lot more suffering could occur between now and then.

      • Uzoozy

        Do you now know why a lot of people do not like the way you blog.
        Mind your own business, then people wonder why they are hated.

        • Drakken

          Head back to the Islamic paradise you crawled out of hadji.

      • Uzoozy

        Islam is blessed and protected by Allah

        • Drakken

          You mean the devil himself don’t you?

        • OfficialPro

          You MUST be muslim or you wouldn’t be saying that.

        • WhiteHunter

          Wrong. Islam is a disease, like syphilis, cancer, and AIDS. Invariably fatal if not cut out with a knife and cauterized, or burned out with radiation.

      • Softly Bob

        No, don’t make it radioactive. Muslims would see this as some sort of pseudo-martyrdom for the Kaaba. Mecca needs to be invaded and the black Stone of Allah removed and taken to an unknown location. Muslims would not know which way to face when praying. The Kaaba needs to be demolished and an Israeli flag planted on the spot where it used to be. This would symbolize Western triumph over Allah. Muslims would then see their god for what he really is, useless, impotent and false!

    • Patriotliz

      Nuke Mecca?—haven’t considered that but that seems to be a logical military option. Truman knew what we had to do to get rid of the supremacist ideology of the “Sun God” Hirohito of Japan. We had to knock the SNOT out of them! Just because Islam calls itself a “religion” doesn’t mean it is sacred. It’s actually worse than the KKK, Nazis and other Fascists that we fought in WWII. The goal of the Islamic supremacist political ideology is to destroy Western civilization and all other religions. This is what the Islamophilic Liberals can’t seem to wrap their brains around (although they probably would be OK with destroying Christianity). Maybe Israel will save the world from the scourge of Islamfascists and nuke Mecca. God bless Israel.

      • Timmy

        Israel could never get away with it. It will take a union of non-Islamic states who decide that for world peace and for the world to have a future it must be done.

  • Deerknocker

    To permit immigration of Muslims who are as a matter of religion opposed to Western values is to put those values at significant risk. Make no mistake, Muslims seek not only to subjugate Christianity, they seek also to subjugate the very concept of freedom.

  • http://www.luoamerican.com/baldilocks Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    The conflict in Kenya (2008) was/is tribal in nature, rather than religious. There aren’t enough Muslims there (yet) to make the jihad hot.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    An excellent article nitpicked by some on “objectionable” semantics rather than content. In this article Mr. Spencer confirms Bat Ye’ors theme in her new book, “Understanding Dhimmitude.” She makes the case that much of the west has no knowledge of the 1400 year history she and Spencer refer to; a history in which Jews and Christians, the “people of the book,” received the same brutal treatment: convert, submit and pay the Jizya or die.

    In her book, consisting of a series of lectures she made over the latter twentieth and early twenty first centuries, Ms. Ye’or makes the case that a large segment of the modern Christian community has convinced themselves or been convinced, that Muslim animosity towards them arises from the existence of the Zionists, most especially the state of Israel located in the heart of the Arab
    world. This is motivated by a desire to achieve the ahistorical “golden age” when it is alleged that Muslims and Christians lived in total peace and harmony. To do this, according to the “besieged, victimized” Islamic community, it is only necessary to eliminate Israel from the map and the Jews along with it.

    She, and Spencer in this article, point out that first, the “golden age” is a complete fabrication. As “people of the book,” Christians suffered exactly the same state of dhimmitude as the Jews, for centuries, before there ever was a state of Israel on the map. The cruelty, degradation, the payment of the tax (Jizya) and murder if they refused to pay or submit to Muslims irrational, cruel, bigoted dominance over the “people of the book,” were inflicted on Jews and Christians, exactly alike.

    A vast swath of 20th and 21st century Christians are clueless about this history, sold by taqiyya and kitman, lies sanctioned (O.K. In the eyes of Allah) by the tenets of Islam, that Muslim animosity and violence is caused only by the existence of the minuscule Zionist state surrounded by the predominantly Islamic nations of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and nearby presence of
    Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Turkey. Ms. Ye’or goes on to assert and conclude that this ignorance is why so many in the modern Christian community are anti-Zionists, clueless about the facts surrounding the fourteen hundred year history of the Muslim quest for global hegemony, a quest that was temporarily halted at the gates of Vienna in 1683. Islam is once again on the rise and the west is eagerly assisting in its own downfall fulfilling the intent as stated in the
    Muslim Brotherhood’s creed, to destroy the west by its own hands and the hands of the believers. Read this:

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-solway/opening-wide-the-gates-of-vienna/