A continuation of this thought-provoking essay from Wolfgang Bruno:
Historian Bat Ye’or fears that it may already be too late to save Europe from Islam, and that the continent will be transformed into Eurabia. Should this come to pass, Eurabia will either slowly decline into just another overpopulated Islamic failure, or it will be
used as a staging ground for Islamic aggression against the rest of the infidel world. With Europe’s nuclear weapons and accumulated resources at disposal, Eurabia would be so dangerous that the Americans, the Israelis, the Indians, the Russians and maybe even the
Chinese would be forced to crush it. According to this scenario, Islam will fall, but it will drag Europe down with it. This is not, however, the only possibility.
Some Americans have a stereotypical view of Europeans as being appeasers. There is definitely an appeasement instinct in Europe, but it is first and foremost a continent of extremes, sometimes changing in rapid succession. The nations that only a few generations ago tried to impose their culture on large parts of the planet are now afraid of enforcing their cultural values even in their own lands. The ruthless nationalism of the past has been subdued and replaced with anemic multiculturalism and naÃ¯ve pacifism. It won’t last. The pendulum will swing back. If it appears as if the mainstream authorities are incapable of taking action to stop the ongoing Islamic invasion of the continent, faith in the entire democratic system could break down. Europe right now has all the ingredients needed for the rise of something akin to a new Nazi movement. It is an extremely dangerous mix of suppressed nationalism, high unemployment and failed economies, democratic detachment and a widespread sense of being betrayed by the ruling elites. Tens of
millions of immigrants pour into Europe, changing the face of the continent forever without any real debate about the issue. People feel like strangers in their own cities, but are being silenced as “racists” if they object to this.
There is a widespread feeling that Europe is descending into chaos, and that the governments are unwilling or incapable of stopping this. If this situation continues, some people will cry out for a Strong Man to “cleanse Europe of foreigners” and restore its honour and wounded pride. And He will step forward. There is never any shortage of self-proclaimed Strong Men once you call for them. By then, you won’t have a “Clash of Civilizations” in Europe, but rather a Clash of Fascisms: Euro-Fascism vs. Islamo-Fascism. Ayaan Hirsi Ali fears that if we don’t take effective measures, now, ”the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights”: an Islamic one and a non-Islamic one.” She’s right. MP Geert Wilders in Holland has proposed a moratorium on all non-Western immigration to the Netherlands for some years. Perhaps that is an approach that should be adopted by other European nations, too. Major cities across the continent are now powder kegs of ethnic and religious tensions, built up after decades of failed immigration policies and an absence of a genuine debate. Common sense says that when you have a powder keg waiting to explode, adding even more powder is not the smartest thing to do.
How will the other Europeans and the Americans react if or when the first EU nation breaks down in civil war because of Muslim immigration? Will they sacrifice the non-Muslims out of fear of a widening conflict, bomb the infidels into submission and establish a de facto Muslim state in a vain attempt to save themselves? Some would argue that is what happened in the Balkans in the 1990s. The answer probably depends upon which nation breaks down first. If it turns out to be nuclear armed France, the reactions may be different from what it would be with Holland, Belgium or Sweden. If Jihadis get their hands on French nukes, they will then use these weapons as a nuclear umbrella with which to establish sharia in different parts of Europe. This cannot be allowed to happen.
Some would argue that this bleaker picture does not fit my prediction that Islam will not survive this century as a force of any significance. That’s not necessarily true. We should remain confident that in the battle of Islam against Humanity, civilization will eventually triumph. I will again postulate that Islam will have faded off the world stage by the end of this century, and that the process should be apparent by mid-century, or even before. Seen in a historical perspective, this is a fast demise for a religion that has existed for 1400 years. But it still means that the Islamic world will remain extremely volatile and unstable for decades or even generations to come. It is highly unlikely that there will be an Islamic Reformation. Islam does not have a natural separation between the temporal and the spiritual as Christianity does, nor the non-violent personal example of Jesus, nor the ethical teachings of the Bible. In the unlikely event that somebody should manage to reform Islam, this process will take time and probably be quite bloody. The Christian Reformation was hardly peaceful while it was going on. There is no reason to expect an Islamic Reformation to be, either.
The good news is that Islam is not capable of achieving the world dominance it desires. The bad news is that it may well be capable of achieving a world war. Perhaps Islam will not “go quietly into the night”, but push for a final, decisive confrontation. Islam has lived by the sword, and may die by it. We need to brace ourselves for decades of turbulence ahead. This is unavoidable by now, as the Islamic world will struggle, and probably fail, to come to terms with the modern world. We have to concentrate on trying to avoid that the new “Cold War” turns into a hot, cataclysmic world war. We can perhaps speed up the process, by translating a selection of the best Islam-critical literature available to major languages, spread them across the Internet and encourage downloading and free reprinting of the books to reach those without Internet connection. Other spending on Muslims should be avoided as much as possible. We cannot buy Muslim goodwill, even if we try. Economic aid to Muslims will be viewed as Jizya, the tributary tax non-Muslim dhimmis should pay as a sign of submission to Islamic rule.
Continued Muslim immigration will eventually lead to the demise of European democracy, either by the establishment of a Muslim-lead totalitarian entity, Eurabia, or disintegration of Europe, with different fascist groups competing for the spoils. The only way we can avoid this is by separation, by ending and reversing Muslim immigration. Muslim immigration is equivalent to playing Russian roulette with your own children. The worst case scenario is that the current trends continue unabated, triggering civil wars in several nations as the Muslim population reaches critical mass for an armed Jihad. A Balkanization of the continent would ensue. It may already be too late for the worst hit areas of Europe, but still not for the continent as whole. If we get an Islamic nuclear attack against an American city on top of this, events could spiral out of control. We still have a window of opportunity to prevent this from happening, but swift action needs to be taken as soon as possible. It is unclear whether our politicians have the foresight and the courage to do what is necessary to avoid the impending disaster. Time is sadly not on our side.