But for adults who are awake to real life (like my readers) and concerned about the world we are leaving our progeny, there are ominous clouds on the horizon. For example, the Islamic dream of a world caliphate under Sharia law, which is law based on the Koran, looks less like a pipe dream these days.
Winston Churchill described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” There are so many variations under the label, “Muslim,” that to define that religion is equally daunting. How can we explain intelligent and basically good Muslims who reject radical Islam as much as the rest of the sane world? These Muslims are being killed along with Christians and Jews by the “totalitarian” Islamists.
But there are things we do know. The word, “Islam,” translated literally means “submission.” The goal of radical Islam is to bring the entire world into submission under Islam and Sharia law. Implemented through jihad or “holy war,” the goal of Islam is a universal caliphate, where non-compliant Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all who will not convert to Islam are killed.
Recently, Dr. Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, whatever the hell that is, said, “Muslims must kill non-believers wherever they are, unless they convert to Islam.”
Even the least informed American must be aware of the mass killings by Islamic terrorists. People say that it is only a small percentage of Muslims that are extremists, but remember that only 7% to 10% of Germans were Nazis.
From its beginning in the seventh and eighth centuries, 250 million people have been killed in wars and persecutions caused by Islam. Nothing in history has been so lethal. Today, thousands of beheadings and brutal murders by ISIL and other groups in the name of Islam have raised international awareness of a new kind of war.
A “no go” zone is a geographical area into which only Muslims may enter. There are 751 “no go” zones in France. There are 12 such areas in the heavily Muslim city of Marseilles. You can find the complete list of these no go zones online.
Non-Muslims, aka “infidels,” who enter these zones are usually killed. These areas are ruled by Sharia law with no adherence to the laws and mores of the host country. This is a self-contained and self-governed culture within a culture led by a Muslim imam and sometimes supported by politicians. These hell holes are expanding due to demographics, immigration, and recruitment.
England, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and other western European countries have the same cancer. This condition can only worsen as enclaves of radical Muslims grow and metastasize spreading to the point that they eventually achieve political control of these socialist countries.
It takes 2.1 children per family to maintain a culture, i.e. to replace a family or a generation. The 2007 fertility rate of France was 1.8, England 1.6, Greece 1.3, Germany 1.3, Italy 1.2, and Spain 1.1. The European average of 1.38 children per family means it is now impossible to reverse and maintain the unique ethnic culture of these countries.
Compare that with a fertility rate of 8 or 10 children per Muslim family and it’s obvious that by demographics alone the historic cultures of Europe will soon be gone. No more Italians on gondolas singing arias while drifting through the canals of Venice. No more warm German beer or nude sunbathing in Greece. In ten years, one third of all children in Europe will be Muslim. Even now, many of the old Christian Cathedrals have been converted into Muslim mosques.
I hope Marco Polo was wrong way back in the 14th century when he said, “A militant Muslim is the person who beheads the infidel, while the moderate Muslim holds the feet of the victim.” Islamic barbarism has historical consistency.
The “Islam” that is invading western culture is not simply a religious movement. Religion is the leverage needed to gain entrance, tolerance, and acceptability in the countries targeted by the Islamists. It can be a handy subterfuge in an open society for implanting a lethal ideological system.
True Islam can never assimilate into democratic society. That’s because Islam is a legal, social, political, religious, and a totalitarian ideology. Most people think that it is simply a religion. Islam is a form of government totally inconsistent with democracy and freedom.
Islam communities remain Balkanized and separated until they achieve the political power necessary to take over a government through demographics, fear, and the ballot box. If it were simply a religion, it could easily assimilate just as other religions have in America.
I’ve said it many times. “Political Correctness” is destroying Western Culture. Tolerance allows Islamists, like parasites, to kill the host organism. We can watch it in real time in France, Sweden, and most of the western European societies. I would guess that France will be a Muslim country in my kid’s lifetime. But seen as a world-wide movement, it is even more terrifying, particularly with the psychopathic brutality of the Islamic terrorists.
Political correctness, tolerance, and fear result in cultural suicide.
How about America? It could never happen here, right? Well, let’s see . . . Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are to be judged. Piggy banks have been banned from workplaces to avoid offending Islamic sensibilities. Pork has been taken off school menus and some Burger King locations had to drop ice cream because a design on the wrapper looked like an Arabic script of Allah.
Recently Duke University planned to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from the college bell tower, but settled for a mass Muslim prayer meeting. Christians holding signs in Dearborn, Michigan at an Arab Festival were viciously attacked and actually stoned as the police sided with the Islamists. Oh, and there are already “no go” zones in Michigan and elsewhere, along with terrorist training camps right here in what was once the home of the brave.
If we wake up and look around, we’ll see that the camel’s nose is already in our tent.