‘There is not a day that goes by without an Islamist attack somewhere.’
The war between Islam and western civilization is in full swing, and the west is not winning. Yesterday’s Brussels attacks again exposed the butt stupid policies of the progressive left governments. Yet there is beginning to emerge a glimmer of understanding if we are to believe the reports by European media and the occasional politician who has been able to retrieve his head from where the sun don’t shine. They are now stating publicly what their public has known for years – Europe’s Islamic enclaves are not assimilating into their host cultures, and if there are moderate Muslims living there, they are a small minority. The vast majority living in those closed enclaves are either indifferent to the ongoing massacres or actively support the Islamist terrorist cells that hide and grow in their midst. Just listen to their silence.
Now suddenly the government double dummies have discovered that hundreds if not thousands of trained and proto-terrorists have re/entered Europe through the Muslim migrations. The security services of the socialist states are now pleading poverty and telling all who will listen that they are not prepared for any of what has been happening for the last several years. EU’s national budgets continue to cut their militaries and treat each successive attack as a criminal matter in spite of France’s Hollande continuously declaring that “Europe is at war.” No one connects the dots of what unsustainable transfer payments, ranging from public pensions through mandated labor regulations to nationalized healthcare systems, have done to gut economies and distort allocation of resources to serve the EU’s sustainable self-interests.
Some of the more intelligent public voices are getting the courage to opine that maybe, just maybe, Europe’s policy of open borders really does allow Muslim terrorists free access to their countries. In spite of the onslaught, political correctness still rules the state imposed public posture toward their visibly hostile and firmly embedded Muslim populations which today pockmark the continent like putrid boils.
What is happening is not a surprise to any serious student of history and today’s geo-politics. The west is at war, and the faltering United States is the last bastion which must fall for the new global post-American hegemonic order to establish itself. Internally, our Left is making sure that we pave this road to an Agenda21 world as rapidly as possible. (As one of the countless policy initiatives, consider how California plans to constructively abrogate the Second Amendment in the coming year.)
In this pursuit the Republican establishment has already surrendered the field to America’s foes. The Democrats in their turn actively provide access to state secrets to any and all enemies, continue to appoint dissident Muslims and other anti-Americans to sensitive government posts, and vigorously work to roll back First Amendment rights so as to stifle even the expression of dissent in our academic and public fora. Daily their union school trained acolytes at the grassroots level are actively at work to stifle local opposition to the current state of affairs under the guise of such speech being “divisive”. My own strong belief is that we intend such speech to highlight what divides the rest of us from those who no longer value the American legacy and what against all odds our country can still regain.
[24mar16 update] By now RR readers are familiar with my thoughts about Islam as a religion, and the various types of Muslims practicing their version of Islam. Unfortunately most of our progressive readers have not done well in following this topic, especially as it is illuminated by the Mideast war and the almost daily attacks occurring all over the world. As a consequence our left-leaners have been outraged by ideas from these pages to which their limited purview ascribes origin and prime residence.
Many of you are familiar with Imprimis, the periodical from Hillsdale College, that reaches several million readers. It so happened that the February issue belatedly arrived in my mailbox yesterday. The article it featured was entitled ‘Islam – Facts or Dreams’ written by Andrew C. McCarthy who is a fellow at the National Review Institute and was the lead federal prosecutor of the Muslims who pulled off the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. His top defendant was the raghead leader of the terrorist cell Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman (aka ‘The Blind Sheik’), and who is also an internationally recognized Islamic scholar in Sharia law. McCarthy describes the prosecution team’s background work in understanding Islam and Rahman that went into preparing for the trial, along with additional attributes of American Muslims that were revealed during the prosecution.
McCarthy’s overall thesis is that our public officials, elected and appointed, in the large know almost nothing about Islamic doctrine and culture. What they disperse is a fabricated version of reality that suits their political motives and objectives. The reality is that from a legal viewpoint Islamic law and western law are diametrically opposite in every material aspect. The west’s modern understanding of Islamic culture and the law that confines and controls it came from students such as Winston Churchill and SCOTUS Justice Robert Jackson who was FDR’s AG and later presided over the Nurnberg trials after WW2. Justice Jackson concluded –
In any broad sense, Islamic law offers the American lawyer a study in dramatic contrasts. Even casual acquaintance and superficial knowledge—all that most of us at bench or bar will be able to acquire—reveal that its striking features relative to our law are not likenesses but inconsistencies, not similarities but contrarieties. In its source, its scope and its sanctions, the law of the Middle East is the antithesis of Western law.
Today our leftwing leadership positions the US and the west to fight a politically correct enemy, rather than the one that actually confronts us on the battlefield, in our cities, and emboldens in their shielded enclaves. It is a fight we cannot win with an enemy that exists only in the misguided and cynical brains of our progressive betters. As Churchill said, “Facts are better than dreams.” To this McCarthy adds, “In the real world, we must deal with the facts of Islamic supremacism, because its jihadist legions have every intention of dealing with us. But we can only defeat them if we resolve to see them for what they are.”
I strongly recommend McCarthy’s dissertation on Islam and our recent experience with its burgeoning Islamist faction that now motivates, recruits, and strikes at will anywhere in the world. His words may slide off the preformed Teflon minds of our progressive neighbors, but for the rest of us they most certainly will shed needed light on this century’s expanding war between civilizations.