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The Fall of The West?

Posted in ONLINE DEBATE with tags , , , , on March 26, 2017 by drjgelb

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Thanks to Giulio Meotti for his excellent & timely article today on the Gatestone Institute Website. I’m reproducing it here because I believe his warning is crucial to our future and that of our children.

Islam, Not Christianity, is Saturating Europe

by Giulio Meotti

According to US President Trump’s strategic advisor Steve Bannon, the “Judeo-Christian West is collapsing, it is imploding. And it’s imploding on our watch. And the blowback of that is going to be tremendous”.

The impotence and the fragility of our civilisation is haunting many Europeans as well.

Europe, according to the historian David Engels will face the fate of the ancient Roman Republic: a civil war. Everywhere, Europeans see signs of fracture. Jihadists seem to be leading an assault against freedom and against secular democracies. Fears occupy the collective imagination of Europeans. A survey of more than 10,000 people from ten different European countries has revealed increasing public opposition to Muslim immigration. The Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs carried out a survey, asking online respondents their views on the statement that “all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped”. In the 10 European countries surveyed, an average of 55% agreed with the statement.

Mainstream media are now questioning if “Europe fears Muslims more than the United States”.

The photograph used in the article was a recent Muslim mass prayer in front of Italy’s monument, the Coliseum. In echoes of the capture of the great Christian civilization of Byzantium in Constantinople, Sunni Islam’s most prominent preacher, Yusuf al Qaradawi, declared that the day will come when Rome will be Islamised.

Hundreds of Muslims engage in a mass prayer service next to the Coliseum in Rome, on October 21, 2016. (Image source: Ruptly video screenshot)

Do civilisations die from outside or inside? Is their disappearance the result of external aggression (war, natural disasters, epidemics) or of an internal erosion (decay, incompetence, disastrous choices)? Arnold Toynbee, in the last century, was adamant: “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder”.

“The contemporary historian of ancient Greece and ancient Rome saw their civilisations begin their decline and fall, both the Greeks and the Romans attributed it to falling birth rates because nobody wanted the responsibilities of bringing up children,” said Britain’s former chief rabbi, Lord Sacks.

Everywhere in Europe there are signs of a takeover. Muslim students now outnumber Christian students in more than 30 British church schools. One Anglican primary school has a “100 percent Muslim population”. The Church of England estimated that about 20 of its schools have more Muslim students than Christian ones, and 15 Roman Catholic schools have majority Muslim students. In Germany as well, there are fears of a massive Muslim influx into the school system, and German teachers are openly denouncing the threat of a “ghettoization”.

France saw 34,000 fewer babies born last year than in 2014, a new report just found. The number of French women having children has reached its lowest level in 40 years. A low fertility rate has become a plague all over Europe: “In 1995 only one country, Italy, had more people over 65 than under 15; today there are 30 and by 2020 that number will hit 35.” Welcome to the “Greying of Europe“.

Additionally, if it were not for Muslim women, France would have an even lower birth rate: “With a fertility rate of 3.5 children per woman, the Algerians contribute significantly to the growth of the population in France”, wrote the well-known demographer Gérard-François Dumont.[1]

Thanks to Muslim migrants, Sweden’s maternity wards are busy these days.[2]

In Milan, Italy’s financial center, Mohammed is the top name among newborn babies. The same is true in London, in the four biggest Dutch cities and elsewhere in Europe, from Brussels to Marseille. It is Islam, not Christianity, that now saturates Europe’s landscape and imagination.

Meanwhile, Europe’s leaders are almost all childless. In Germany, Angela Merkel has no children, as British prime minister Theresa May and one of France’s leading presidential candidates, Emmanuel Macron. As Europe’s leaders have no children and no reason to worry about the future (everything ends with them), they are now opening Europe’s borders to keep the continent in a demographic equilibrium. “I believe Europeans should understand that we need migration for our economies and for our welfare systems, with the current demographic trend we have to be sustainable”, said Federica Mogherini, the European Union representative for foreign affairs.

The Battle of Poitiers in 1356 was the high-water point of the Muslim tide in Western Europe. If Christians had not won, “perhaps,” wrote Edward Gibbon, “the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet”. Does that sound familiar these days?

Islamists take culture and history more seriously than Westerners do. Recently, in Paris, an Egyptian terrorist tried to strike the great museum, the Louvre. He planned to deface the museum’s artwork, he said, because “it is a powerful symbol of French culture”. Think about an Islamic extremist shouting “Allahu Akbar” while slashing the Mona Lisa. This is the trend we need to start reversing.

Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

 


[1] Dumont elaborates: “According to the latest available data, the fertility of women living in France and born in Algeria is 3.5 children per woman; those of Morocco and Tunisia are 3.3, those of Turkey 2.9”.

[2] A 25% increase in births was registered between 2001 and 2014 and the percentage of foreign-born nationals rose from 4% in the 1960s to 17% in 2015.

Islamic Totalitarianism

Posted in MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS, ONLINE DEBATE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2017 by drjgelb

I came across this brief video today by Rebel Media’s excellent Faith Goldy and I added the following comment that I’d like my readers to note:

https://youtu.be/92uqEwzjh2g

With respect, Islamic Totalitarianism is not new. Islam has been totalitarian since its inception 1400yrs ago. Sharia is prototypically totalitarian, a rigid & brutal system of laws & regulations covering every aspect of life from cradle to grave, including the arenas of personal, politics, religion, relationships, warfare, sexuality, gender, education, life & death. Far from being confined to the last 100yrs, Islamic Totalitarianism characterised the Ottoman Empire throughout its reign, from 1299AD – 1924AD when it was dissolved by Ataturk. In 1928, Hassan Al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and its charter that dedicated the MB to the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate & its global spread. Since 1928, the MB has formed Jihadist organisations such as al-Qaeda, Boko Haram & ISIS to name but a few, to disrupt secular Muslim majority nations with a view to creating Islamic theocracies in their place & to extend their reach to the rest of the world until a single Islamic global government loyal only to Allah is established. Such an entity has no room for non-Muslim faiths and conversion to Islam at the point of the sword is their intended strategy. The religious authorisation for this course of action is clearly laid out in the Trilogy of Islamic Sacred Texts, namely the Qur’an, Hadiths & Sunna. Furthermore, the prime arbiter of Sunni Islamic Jurisprudence, Al-Azhar University in Cairo (est. 692AD), has given its intellectual & religious academic nod to Jihadists and their Global Caliphate goals, despite Egyptian President al-Sisi’s pleas for reform of Islam’s totalitarian precepts. Colonel Eran Lerman is correct in pointing out the totalitarian aims of modern Jihadism but these aims do not differ from those of Islam throughout its existence. In my opinion, the fact that Islam’s supremacist & imperialist goals have remained so fixed for 1400yrs, is an indication of its lack of capacity to evolve and to develop a modern outlook & sensibility more suitable to global co-existence and peace and renders Islam the mortal enemy of all peace loving people everywhere. Like Communism, Nazism & all totalitarian ideologies, Islam seeks to subjugate those who do not share its beliefs & to make their lives hell on earth. For this reason, Islam should be seen as a regressive, 7th century anachronism that must be pressured to reform or if not, eliminated from amongst the more enlightened ideologies of the 21st century.

Feminism 2017

Posted in ONLINE DEBATE on March 13, 2017 by drjgelb

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Feminism 2017

Posted in ONLINE DEBATE, U.S. POLITICS with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2017 by drjgelb

Many young female bloggers are waking up to the hidden, subversive agenda of third wave feminism and some are asking what it’s all about. I commented recently on a You Tube video posing this very question & asking why feminists today ignore the terrible oppression of women in Muslim majority nations.

“The reason that current leaders of feminist organisations ignore the oppression of Muslim women and are allying with Islamists, is due entirely to their commitment to the principles of Marxism, specifically “Cultural Marxism”. This insidious cancer replaced “Revolutionary Marxism”, the violent overthrow of democratic capitalist governments, a strategy that failed to attract most of humanity outside the Soviet Union, where we witnessed the slaughter of 25million of its citizens in the name of egalitarianism. Cultural Marxism aims to disrupt, divide & conquer the West by pitting disparate minorities it convinces are oppressed, against each other & the state. Cultural Marxism gladly allies with Islamists & welcomes Muslim migration as an accelerant of the overthrow of the West, all the while assuming that Marxism will defeat Jihad in turn. It is a fool’s paradise they aspire to and one that threatens to plunge us all into another Dark Age.”

Enough Said!

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