Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald discusses the peaceful advance of the goals of the global jihad:
Jihad to spread Islam does not rely on military conquest alone. Where outright military conquest has not been possible, the fruits of Da’wa and demographic conquest (migration to Lands of the Infidels, and then outbreeding them) certainly can lead and has led to Muslim dominance. “Migration” as a new weapon of Jihad is in fact discussed explicitly in the most mainstream publications — e.g., the newspaper “Dawn” in Pakistan.
Immigrants may come for all sorts of reasons. But there is no reason why Infidels should not wonder if, whatever their other reasons, as long as they remain Believers, that they will not lend their support, direct or indirect, to the Jihad — if only by helping to misinform unwary Infidels. Furthermore, the first-generation economic immigrant can be transformed from “moderate” who seems fully integrated to “immoderate” prepared to kill Infidels: see the case of Intel engineer Mike Hawash, who was a smashing American success story until he got that old-time religion and went off to western China, hoping to join the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and kill his fellow Americans. And still another problem is that of “My Son the Fanatic” — the second or third-generation Muslim who, for all sorts of reasons (personal setbacks or depression, which can strike anyone, and which may have certain consequences if one views the universe through the prism of Islam) may embrace completely what Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira teach — rather than ignore those teachings, or the most dangerous of them. Again, how can Infidels separate out those who come and will never be a threat from those who come and seem harmless but can change, or from those whose children may, at some Manchurian-Candidate point in the future, be set off?
The answer is: those helpless Infidels can not. Surely that is worth pointing out.
For all these reasons and more, Da’wa and demographic conquest from within are far more dangerous than outright terrorism, and it will require a change in mental makeup for the Infidels to deal with them properly. Yes such a change is not forthcoming. So far the rulers of Infidel have foolishly focused their efforts not on addressing and defeating this da”wa and demographic conquest, but on allowing Muslims in large numbers to settle within their lands, behind what many of those Muslims themselves consider to be enemy lines. This has created a situation unprecedented in human history, and one which everyone is pretending is not what it is, because they lack the wit and imagination to figure out how to deal with this situation. But it can and must be dealt with, in ways that may not require mass expulsions. (Although the tendency to recoil in horror at the prospect of mass expulsions is a modern development; they have, after all, been a feature of Middle Eastern life forever. Just recently, there were the one million Yemenis booted out of Saudi Arabia overnight, the 400,000 “Palestinians” booted out of Kuwait, the 900,000 Jews who fled from Arab lands in 1948-1951, the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians and other non-Libyans expelled from Libya, the hundreds of thousands of Syrians now being pushed back into Syria from Lebanon, and so on — all these show that this kind of thing is routine in the Arab Muslim world.)
No, it is not only, and not mainly, Islamic “terrorism” that is the threat, but the slow and steady takeover, simply through numbers, that can do the trick where military force can not. But this can only be recognized by those who are willing to study, and re-study, and study even more, the doctrines of Islam, and the history of Islamic conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims, and the persistence and immutability of those teachings, those attitudes, those atmospherics that make even the most “moderate” of Muslims essentially part of the problem, for we do not know when, and why, such a “moderate” may change, or when, or why, his progeny may do so.
Yet Westerners continue to act against their own best interests. Oriana Fallaci’s La Forza della Ragione details just how fully many in the Vatican, and individual bishops and priests, have collaborated in making Italy, and other parts of Europe, welcoming for Muslims, even handing over churches for use by Muslims as living quarters. Her long indictment is overwhelming. It goes far beyond the desire to placate Muslims because otherwise they may harm Christians in the Middle East, and has become a vehicle for those priests who detest their own civilization, and exhibit a diseased sympathy for those who would not, for one minute, were Muslims to rule, to tolerate them or their own believers.
We cannot bet our own civilization on some concocted and mostly exaggerated notion of “moderate” Islam. The stakes are too high for mistakes, for feelgood niceness, for assuming the best in everyone, for refusing to believe that those who make the most terrible threats and plans really do mean it.
See the history of World War II — not the war itself, but the run-up to that war.