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Churchill on Islam

Posted in POLITICAL ISLAM & JIHAD with tags , , , , , , on July 25, 2017 by drjgelb

“Churchill on Islam”

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Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was one of the pre-eminent figures of the 20th Century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

 

Churchill gained first-hand knowledge of Islam in the army. In 1895, he was posted in the North-West Frontier of India (now Pakistan), bordering Afghanistan.

 

He wrote in The Story of the Malakand Field Force: 

“Indeed it is evident that Christianity must always exert a modifying influence on men’s passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever. But the Mohammedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and forever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness.”

 

“Civilisation is confronted with militant Mohammedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed.”

 

He also joined Lord Kitchener’s army in the Sudan, and took part in the Battle of Omdurman on September 2, 1898.

Churchill wrote in “The River War: An account of the Reconquest of Sudan:” 

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property either as a child, a wife, or a concubine must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”

“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of their religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

 

“What the horn is to the rhinoceros, what the sting is to the wasp, the Mohammedan faith is to the Arabs of the Sudan – a faculty of offence.”

 

“All the warlike operations of Mohammedan peoples are characterised by fanaticism. The Mahdi became the absolute master of the Sudan. Whatever pleasures he desired he could command and, following the example of the founder of the Mohammedan faith, he indulged in what would seem to Western minds gross excesses. He established an extensive harem for his own peculiar use and immured therein the fairest captives of the war.”

 

Churchill noted the threat of Wahhabism on June 14, 1921 in the House of Commons. At that time, Churchill was Secretary for the British colonies and he had been involved in the formation of Iraq (in 1921), Jordan (Transjordan) and Palestine, territories which Britain had liberated from the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire.

 

A large number of Bin Saud’s followers belong to the Wahabi sect, a form of Mohammedanism. Said Churchill,

“The Wahhabis profess a life of exceeding austerity and what they practice themselves they rigorously enforce on others. They hold it as an article of duty, as well as of faith, to kill all who do not share their opinions and to make slaves of their wives and children. Women have been put to death in Wahhabi villages for simply appearing on the streets. Austere, intolerant, well-armed, and blood-thirsty, in their own regions the Wahhabis are a distinct factor which must be taken into account and they have been and still are, very dangerous to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.”

 

The Bin Saud to whom Churchill refers here is King Abdul Aziz bin Saud (c. 1880-1953), who would go on officially to establish Saudi Arabia in 1932. The Wahhabists slaughtered 25 of the Mahmal caravan members at Mina because they played trumpets. Music was forbidden to the Wahhabists. The incident soured relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

 

Churchill reminds us: “An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last. Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.”

 

Excerpt From: Dr. Peter Hammond. “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam – The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.” iBooks. 

 

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“NORMAL SUNNI MUSLIMS”

Posted in ONLINE DEBATE, POLITICAL ISLAM & JIHAD with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2017 by drjgelb

Don’t Take My Word For It. Educate Yourself About Islam & Jihad!

Posted in MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS, ONLINE DEBATE, POLITICAL ISLAM & JIHAD, U.S. POLITICS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2017 by drjgelb

The vast majority of Westerners do not bother researching ISLAM themselves &   instead accept Politicians’ Appeasing Lies & Muslim Dissimulation as the ultimate “experts”. For anyone who has NOT done due diligence on Islam, here’s a small sample of my research resources:

The Qur’an, The Hadith (try Sahih Bukhari, Muslim) & the Sunnah. 

Then read the following for improved understanding:

–  “Reliance of the Traveller” for correct context.

–  “Inspire Guide” to the Nice Operation 

–  “Barbary Pirates” by P. Teye 

–  “al Qaeda Training Manual” – Complete Version – May 2000

–  “Blessings of the Caliphate” – Ahmad 1914

–  “Killing by Beheading is Islamic” by Syed Kamran Mizra

–  “The Qur’anic Concept of War” by Malik

–  “Caliphates & Islamic Global Politics” by Poirson & Oprisko 

–  “Crucified Again” by Raymond Ibrahim

–  “Dabiq” Magazine – 15 issues to date

–  “Defense of Muslim Lands” by Abdullah Azzam 

–  “Three Fundamental Principles of Islam” by Abdul Wahhaab 

–  “Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology” by Eleanor Roosevelt’s Centre for Religious Freedom

–  “Misquoting Muhammad” by J. Brown

–  “Why I am not a Muslim” by Ibn Warraq 

–  “Imperial Hubris” by U.S. Intelligence Officer – Identity secured

–  “Islamic Circle of North America – Members Manual” by Fariha Shakeel

–  “Inspire Magazine” on Operation Haemorrhage – Downing of UPS jetliner upon    takeoff from Dubai

–  “Inspire Magazine” – all issues including special issues on Targeting non-Muslim Populations

–  “Islamic Action for Palestine” – October 1992 – Muslim Brotherhood 

–   “Islamic Liberation Theology” by Hamid Dabsshi

–   “Jihad in Islam” by Syed Maududi

–   “The Management of Savagery” by Abu Bakr Naji 

–   “Radical” by Maajid Nawaz

–   “Muslim Brotherhood Implementation Manual 1991-2 & Explanatory Memorandum  on Strategic Goals”. 

–   “The Caliphate” by William Muir

–   “Milestones” by Sayyid Qutb

–   “Methodology of Dawah” by Shamim a Siddiqi

–   “Muslim Brotherhood in America” by R. Spencer

–   “See Something, Say Nothing” by Haney & Moore

–   “The Neglected Duty” by J. Jansen

–   “The Myth of Delusion” by Muhammad al-Hakaymah

–   “My Ordeal with the Qur’an” by Abbas Noor

–   “On Islam & Indoctrination” by P. Townsend

–   “The Qur’anic Concept of War” by S. Malik

–   “The Truth about Muhammad” by R. Spencer

–   “Rumiyah Magazine” – all issues

–   “The Creed of the Four Imaams” by Muhammad Ibn Abdur-Rahmaan al-Khumayyis

– “Towards a Worldwide Strategy for Islamic Policy” – Policies & Procedures,      Strategies & Mission – Muslim Brotherhood 

–   “Sharia Law for Non-Muslims” by B. Warner

–   “A god who Hates” by W. Sultan

–   “The People Vs Muhammad” by J. K. Sheindlin

–   “Sharia, The Threat to America” by P. Poole et al

–   “Because they Hate” by B. Gabriel

–   “It is about Islam” by G. Beck

–   “Stop the Islamisation of America” by P. Geller 

–   “After America” by M. Steyn

–   “Defeating Jihad” by S. Gorka 

–   “Answering Jihad” by N. Qureshi

–   “Inside Jihad” by T. Hamid 

–   “The Age of Jihad” by P. Cockburn 

–   “The Everlasting Hatred” by H. Lindsey

–   “House of War” by G. Davis

This Reading List makes a Great Start in Discovering the Truth about Islam.

There are many other great books and thousands of articles you could be reading.

“targeted, tortured and killed by her assailant because she was Jewish.”

Posted in CRIME & CORRUPTION, Cultural Marxism, ONLINE DEBATE, PERSONAL with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2017 by drjgelb

“As further details emerge of the brutal murder of an Orthodox Jewish woman in a Paris suburb at the hands of a Muslim assailant last month, French Jews are increasingly worried and angered by what one prominent member of the community called an “organised silence” surrounding the case.

Dr. Sarah Halimi — a 66-year-old pensioner living in the Paris suburb of Belleville — was murdered in the early hours of April 4 2017 by Kada Traore, a 27-year-old immigrant from Mali.  After breaking into the neighboring apartment of another Malian family at 4:25 a.m. — whose terrified inhabitants locked themselves away as they heard him recite verses from the Quran — Traore jumped over the balcony and forced his way into Halimi’s apartment. As he beat the elderly lady savagely, her screams prompted neighbours to call the police.

Three officers arrived at 4:45 a.m. But on hearing Traore yelling “Allahu Akhbar!” and “Shaitan!” (Arabic for ‘Satan’), they feared a terrorist attack was taking place, and called for backup. Anti-terror officers did not arrive until 5:00 a.m., by which time Halimi had been thrown by her attacker from the window of her third-floor apartment to the ground below. Traore, reported to be a drug dealer and addict with a criminal record, then returned to the apartment of the Malian family where he resumed his prayers, and was not taken into police custody until almost 6:00 a.m.

Shock over the barbaric nature of the murder has been compounded by the reluctance of both the media and French authorities to recognise it as an antisemitic hate crime — even after a silent march of remembrance on the Sunday after the murder was met by local youths chanting “Death to the Jews” and “We Own Kalashnikovs.”

In an open letter to new French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Alexandra Laignel-Lavastine — a French journalist and expert on antisemitism — charged that “in the advanced decadence that reigns today in the country of (antisemitic comedian) Dieudonné, for whom ‘the Jews are dogs’ (and people laugh hysterically), it seems that a run-over dog deserves more attention than a murdered Jewish woman.”

Laignel-Lavastine also quoted William Attal, Halimi’s brother, who stated, “I have waited seven weeks before I said anything. The absolute silence about my sister’s murder has become intolerable.”

Since the murder, official and media accounts of what transpired have played up claims that Traore was suffering from mental illness, while virtually ignoring the antisemitic element of the crime. A common theory is that the recent French election encouraged — in the phrase of Michel Gurfinkiel, a leading French political analyst and president of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute in Paris — an “organized silence” around the Halimi murder.

“Such a story would benefit the Right and the National Front,” Gurfinkiel said. “Everyone is convinced this is why there has been such an organized silence around the story.”

A few days after the murder, Marine Le Pen — the leader of the far-right, anti-immigrant National Front — tweeted that Halimi’s fate made her want to “speak about Islamist antisemitism.” Le Pen was defeated by centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election on May 7.

“The Jewish community was very careful not to be suspected of siding with Marine Le Pen,” Gurfinkiel said. He also noted that state provision of security to religious buildings and institutions means that Jewish organizations are “reluctant to raise certain questions.”

But as more time passes in the wake of Halimi’s murder, the calls to recognize its antisemitic nature are growing. Interviewed by the Le Parisien newspaper last week, the lawyers for the Halimi family, Jean-Alex Buchinger and David Kaminsky, said in no uncertain terms that Sarah Halimi had been “targeted, tortured and killed by her assailant because she was Jewish.”

Halimi’s murder robbed the Jewish community in Paris of one of its most loved figures, known for her work as a doctor and as a kindergarten teacher. “She was very well known and respected, a great person,” Gurfinkiel said. “The tragedy is that she was living in that part of Paris where Jews are gradually leaving, since the security doesn’t exist anymore.”

It also brought forth reminders of the 2006 kidnapping and murder of a young French Jew, Ilan Halimi — no relation to Ruth Halimi — whose body was left for dead by a mostly-Muslim gang who seized him out of the belief that Jews were wealthy and willing to pay ransom money.

“The French police were of no help during the whole (Ilan Halimi) episode, rejecting any idea that antisemitism could have played a role in the affair and preferring to believe the absurd notion that this was the result of some war between rival gangs,” Laignel-Lavastine noted in her letter about Ruth Halimi to French Interior Minister Collomb. “Ten years later, we have reached the same point.”

Traore is currently undergoing psychiatric tests and Jewish communal leaders are impatient for more information from authorities. “The more time passes, the more the community feels that there is something you do not want to tell us,” commented Joel Mergui, head of the Consistoire — the governing body of French Jewish communities.”

Muslim Grooming Gangs still being Protected in U.K.

Posted in CRIME & CORRUPTION, CRIMINAL JUSTICE & THE HORRORS OF THE ADVERSARIAL SYSTEM!, Cultural Marxism, ONLINE DEBATE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2017 by drjgelb

The arrest of Tommy Robinson, now representing Canada’s “Rebel Media”, for attempted journalism, has outraged his U.K. supporters and hundreds of thousands of people living all over the Western World who see the mass grooming of non-Muslim children & teens as young as 11yrs old and the failure of local authorities to investigate or prosecute thousands of Muslim perpetrators, as gross negligence, dereliction of duty and the bizarre fear of being falsely labelled as racist or Islamophobic. Victim after victim have told their horrific stories from every corner of England, of being raped as virgins, passed around gangs of men comprised of extended family members & friends of the original contact and fed addictive drugs & alcohol to ensure addiction and compliance. Most have been raped hundreds or even thousands of times without telling their parents because the evil scum perpetrating these crimes frequently blackmail the girls by threatening to reveal their sexual behaviour to their parents. Police & others hid the truth about these crimes for as long as 20yrs, often denying their existence and defaming victims as liars. It is truly shocking & depraved in the extreme.

Below is my comment to Katie Hopkins’ video on YouTube of her talkback radio show that discussed the grooming gang issue yesterday:

 

 

My Comment: 

“How dare Law Enforcement, Local and National Governments deliberately ignore the terrible, escalating crime of sexual assault & rape against children, a crime that is one of the most heinous crimes in criminal law statutes. This crime and the conspiracy involved in most cases (should attract even harsher sentences), attract sentences of up to life in prison in the U.S. The failure of the Police to investigate and the DPP to prosecute is such egregious negligence & dereliction of duty, that these individuals should be prosecuted. A few cases where senior Police, Social Workers, etc are jailed for criminal conspiracy to obstruct & pervert the course of justice, would stop the silence in its tracks! The penalty for conspiring to pervert the course of justice in many jurisdictions (eg. Australia) is up to 20yrs in prison. Prosecution is essential if those who are supposed to protect our children & families fail to do so. There is no excuse……certainly not something as pathetic as fear of being labelled racist or Islamophobic. For goodness sake people, WAKE UP and be STRAIGHT FORWARD & DIRECT. Tell everyone you know that Muslim men comprise 90% or more of perpetrators of grooming rapes & sexual assaults. It is Islam that permits sexual exploitation of non-Muslim women & girls……they are considered to be of less value than cattle. I have studied Islam for 7yrs and am sick & tired of apologists, both Muslim & non-Muslims, lying again & again about Islam. I say to all who care, read the Qur’an & Hadiths in English or any other translation. Read of the life of Muhammad in his biography, called the Sunah. Read the book that puts Shariah into its correct context, “Reliance of the Traveller” and if you need more, search a website like issuu.com and search with the keyword “Islam”. Hundreds of books are free to download, written by Muslims that explain everything and prove beyond a shadow of doubt that Islam is NOT a religion of peace. Then head over to memri.org for a site that collects videos filmed by Muslims, shown on Muslim TV stations and news outlets that are subtitled in English by Memri’s experts. Watching what is said by holy men and senior politicians will absolutely turn your blood cold and you will truly understand what we face if we do not wake up now!”

The One Lesson of the Holocaust

Posted in Cultural Marxism, MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS, ONLINE DEBATE, U.S. POLITICS with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2017 by drjgelb

Daniel Greenfield brilliantly hits it out of the park again in this blistering calling out of the cowardice of Leftist Jews for not more forcefully opposing Obama’s delusional Iran Nuclear Deal and for so cynically supporting the predictably catastrophic “Two State Solution” for the Arab/Israeli conflict, despite the Arabs stating clearly that a Palestinian State would be merely the first phase in their determined quest to rid the Middle East of Israel & its Jews once & for all.

Daniel Greenfield’s article can be found here: 

https://shar.es/1F2WLl

And I’ve posted it here to ensure my readers & friends see it:

 

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Daniel Greenfield’s article: The One Lesson of the Holocaust

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)  comes and goes. A day for looking back at what has happened and a day for looking away from what will happen.

Millions of dollars have been spent building memorials to the victims of the Holocaust, even as Iran is spending its millions on building another kind of memorial to the Holocaust, in the form of nuclear technology that will be used to finish that piece of history that the Islamic terror state claims never took place.

Millions more are spent, by some of the same groups that claim an interest in Holocaust education, on bringing Muslim migrants to America and Europe to carry out the promise of an Islamic apocalypse in which, as the Hadith states, “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.” That is what the Islamic Holocaust looks like. And it’s underway.

A Jew is murdered in France. Another in Jerusalem. And another and another.

The Final Solution, with its immediate extermination of the Jews, has been replaced by the Two State Solution, an intermediate process in which the land on which Jews can live in security is partitioned into smaller and smaller pieces.

The Lebensraum (German, esp. Nazis – “living space” – the additional territory that a group, state, or nation believes is needed for its natural development) of Islam demands ever more breathing room. And fewer breathing Jews. Israel is carved up into smaller indefensible ghettos. The number of places where the world decides that Jews can be allowed to live, shrink. The rest become “settlers” who must be evicted for the sake of peace. Even if the place they’re “settling” is Jerusalem. The oldest Jewish city on earth.

And this Two State Solution, this intermediate process, has the almost universal backing of the major Jewish organizations who are so very deeply concerned about the Holocaust. It has the backing of the diplomats and politicians who put out canned statements urging that we learn the lessons of the Holocaust. The only lesson they have learned though is that another Holocaust needs better marketing.

It is comparatively easy to build a memorial. You hire the architect, raise the money, buy the land and then cut the ribbon. It is a much harder thing to do something about the need for those memorials in the first place. That is what learning the lessons of the Holocaust is about.

It is easier to build another memorial than to look into your heart and ask why two generations later, the majority of the American Jewish community was still too cowardly to stand up to a liberal icon in the White House… when the lives of millions of Jews were on the line.

From FDR to Obama, American Jewish leaders had two opportunities to stand up to a liberal icon and save Jewish lives. No amount of memorials can disguise the fact that they learned nothing.
The reassurances from American Jewish leaders that Obama meant well, that he will not sell out Israel and that he cares sounded familiar. The American Jewish leaders of the 30’s and 40’s echoed the same sentiments. Even as the St. Louis was turned back and its passengers were sent to the gas chambers, even as every effort made to aid or save Jews from the Holocaust was frustrated and shut down with the active complicity of the liberal American Jewish leadership who were loyal to FDR.

The same people who let millions die went on to light candles and issue their hypocritical sanctimonious statements of mourning for the dead.  More candles have been lit. More memorials have been built. But the lessons of the Holocaust continue to go unlearned.

Regardless of which administration is in office, the Two State Solution and any support for the Islamic terrorists seeking to exterminate the Jews, as they have already exterminated many of the Christians in the region, must be fought. When we fail to do this, then whatever our politics are, we abandon our obligations to the dead and to the living.

The most important lesson of the Holocaust is that the details of how it happened don’t really matter. Had Hitler not come to power, had Germany not turned National Socialist, the Holocaust would have happened anyway. Stalin had one planned too before his death. Had it not been Hitler or Stalin, it would have been someone else. It still might be.

The Holocaust did not happen because of intolerance or fascism, as most liberals would like you to believe. It happened for the same overriding reason that any person or group of people is murdered. Because the Jews lacked the means of defending themselves against it.

There have been two Jewish responses to the Holocaust, on the one hand promoting tolerance and assimilation and on the other hand the State of Israel. Tolerance has done nothing to prevent the hatred and murder of Jews. In many cases it has actually served to promote it.

Every Muslim attack in Europe and America can be laid at the door of tolerance. When a Jewish woman is thrown out of a window in Paris or a Rabbi is beaten in Brussels, the true perpetrator is “tolerance”.

The State of Israel stands as the only meaningful response to the Holocaust. Rather than building stone memorials and going back to business as usual, the State of Israel is not only a living future for the Jewish people, it is a response to the fundamental lesson of the Holocaust. The Holocaust happened because it could happen to a people who couldn’t defend themselves. The State of Israel with its armies and borders was the best physical defense against it happening again.

Today the two responses to the Holocaust are battling out to the death, Tolerance and Assimilation vs the State of Israel. And the State of Israel is getting the worst of it. The teachers of tolerance blame Israel for the failure of their own ideology, manifest in the rising hatred of Jews around the world. If Israel wouldn’t exist, somehow Jews wouldn’t be hated, their thesis goes. As if Anti-semitism had been discovered lying around in a dustbin sometime after 1948.

But it is tolerance meanwhile that is killing Israel. The left has pushed Israel to the wall, because it represents the inversion of their ideology, it represents the reality that the best hope of the persecuted is not in multiculturalism or in tolerance classes, but in taking responsibility for their own safety and survival.

The Fall of The West?

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

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/

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.

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