Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald makes an appeal against despair:
Those who pretend that everything will be all right, and those who think we are doomed, are both wrong. The truth is somewhere in between.
The problem of Muslim immigrants in Europe is a key case in point. In a fit of absentmindedness, only partly explained by greed, various countries in Western Europe let in various numbers and kinds of Muslims. Mainly Turks into what was then West Germany, as gastarbeiter. Pakistanis took advantage of their “post-colonial” Empire status to move to Great Britain. First harkis (the Arabs and Berbers who fought not against but with the French) were brought to France after the Algerian War in order to save their lives, and then Algerian (and other maghrebin) adult males were allowed in for work, and then Giscard d’Estaing, in a fatally mistaken move, decided to allow for “family members” to join them (kit, caboodle, and many wives and many present and future children). Colonial parentage has proved important, despite the bad odor in which colonialism is held everywhere: Moroccans have streamed into Spain, and Muslims from Indonesia, Morocco, and Turkey into Holland, and ditto in Belgium, and from Libya and Somalia (as well as Egypt) into Italy, and so on.
The world of Infidels has only now begun to comprehend the nature of the problem, and those beginnings are still small. Yet right now there are still less than 20 million Muslims out of a population of more than 300 million in the European community. The problem is not their numbers now, but their numbers in the decades to come. The problem is the size of families, the negative population growth of the Infidels in Italy and France, and the army of hirelings in the Western world who serve as apologists for Islam — as agents of what may be unexaggeratedly called a kind of informal Islamintern International. These dhimmi apologists are already well-placed at the BBC, at Agence France-Presse, at RFI, at such newspapers as “The Guardian,” and — despite its odd bravery over the cartoons — at “Le Monde” (why not return Peroncel-Hugoz to his previous reporting on Islam?).
Everything is reversible. The bad press of the Americans is reversible. The disgusting treatment and misreporting about what jihadists perpetrate daily in Israel is reversible, and so is the invention of the “Palestinian” people. The fact that the woes of Islam are a direct result of Islam’s discouragement of free and skeptical inquiry, and of its ban on free thought of any kind, as well as of its failure to respect the individual but to put all emphasis on the collective, and its inability ever to locate the source of a government’s legitimacy in the expressed will of what, for Believers, are mere mortals rather than in the expressed will of Allah, as determined and codified by Islamic scholars long ago, which resulted in the Shari’a or Holy Law of Islam — all of this can be known.
For god’s sake, the world of Islam creates nothing, produces nothing, offers nothing. Even under mountains of articles about the fantastic (and, incidentally, fictional) achievements by Muslims in the misty past, appropriately packaged for consumption by the unsuspecting Western mark, this can’t be hidden forever. Despite the best efforts of the leaders of the countries of the Western world, the evidence of our senses cannot be denied, and more and more Infidels are figuring things out — too slowly for their own good, to be sure (just look at the misallocation of resources, and horrifying failure to properly exploit the situation in Iraq) — but still, all kinds of eyes are opening.
Despair is not called for. Nor Pollyannish hope. Neither the one thing nor the other.
Not everyone is prepared to roll over and play dead. The peoples of the Lands of the Infidels, which includes more than the Western nations, are entitled to enforce measures both rational and justified, commensurate with the scope and sinister nature of the menace they face, and with the impossibility of distinguishing between the “moderate” Muslim (whose “moderateness” may be feigned, or temporary, and certainly is not a characteristic that can be passed on indefinitely to progeny, unless we are all to reject Darwin and accept Lamarck and even the late and unlamented Trofim Lysenko) and the Muslim who is attached to the idea of Islamic supremacism — whether he intends to work for that supremacism by violent or non-violent means.
Praise the Lord (if you wish) but pass the ammunition.
I mean all kinds of ammunition — not only the physical kind. And keep on trucking.