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Friday, 22 August 2014

The Fate of the West

Muslims burning the Danish flag during a Muhammad-cartoons protest


Published on FrontPage Magazine

By Enza Ferreri



Either the West Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim


It's all very simple. We can't fight Islam in the West without fighting the enablers of Islam in the West, namely the Leftists.

And, since the Left has many different and separate aspects, we have to fight against each one of them. Secularism, environmentalism, global warming alarmism, homosexualism, militant feminism, sexual relativism, multiculturalism, anti-Christianity, Islamophilia, post-nationalism, internationalism are just as important targets to attack as Marxist economics, the expropriation of the capitalist class (or, in its modern reincarnation, high taxation and welfare state, aka redistribution of wealth), and the dictatorship of the proletariat.

Neglecting any of these fronts is like fighting a war leaving a battleground to the enemy, like fighting on the Western front and leaving totally undefended the Eastern one.

Secularism and atheism are certainly the first lines of important wars.

A secularist West will always lose to Islam, because it will have enough compassion, tolerance and self-restraint from violence that are the remnants of its Christian heritage, but it will have lost the ideals, the passion and certainty of fighting for a just cause that were once part of Christianity and have disappeared with its erosion.

Two quotes here serve as epigrams. Robert Spencer wrote in his great work Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't: “People who are ashamed of their own culture will not defend it.” And Dennis Prager said during one of his radio broadcasts: “Only good religion can counter bad religion.”

Some people claim that there won't be a religious revival in Europe because we are past believing in God. That this is not true can be seen by the high - and increasing – number of Westerners who convert to Islam. Many of them give as a reason for their conversion the need for absolutes, boundaries and well-defined status.

A journalist writing for The Spectator on this subject explained why she is Catholic:
But above all, I like the moral certainties. I don’t mind the dogma one bit. I would rather dogma and impossible ideals than confusion and compromise. In that sense, I do identify with those who choose Islam over the way of no faith, or a seemingly uncertain faith, like the woolly old C of E.
William Kilpatrick, in Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West – a book I thoroughly recommend reading -, writes:
Brian Young's friends said he was troubled by the decadence of Western society. David Courtrailler's lawyer said, “For David, Islam ordered his life.” These are the sorts of reasons ordinary converts to Islam give. A common refrain from converts is that Islam provides a complete plan for life in contrast to the ruleless and clueless life offered by secular society. As Mary Fallot, a young French convert, explains, “Islam demands a closeness to God. Islam is simpler, more rigorous, and it's easier because it is explicit. I was looking for a framework; man needs rules and behavior to follow. Christianity did not give me the same reference points.” If you look at the convert testimonials on Muslim websites, they echo this refrain: Islam brings “peace”, “order”, “discipline”, and a way of life that Christianity and other religions fail to offer.
Human beings will never be past the need for believing in something bigger than themselves, because that need is part of the human mind.

Today the Christian religion is being replaced by the worship of the Goddess earth, New Age beliefs, the cult of celebrities (not coincidentally sometimes called "idols"), a blind faith in science, in chance as the creator and motor of the universe and in the absence of God.

And, last but not least, by Islam, which is increasingly filling the vacuum left by Christianity.

It is not surprising that Western people who feel a spiritual need may embrace Islam more easily than Christianity, when the latter has been the butt of constant attacks, denigrations and ridicule for a very long time, increasing since the 1960s, while the former is continually - albeit seriously mistakenly - praised as a religion of peace, tolerance and great wisdom.

Christian clergy is often criticized, sometimes rightly and sometimes not. But we tend to forget that clergymen are human beings, with all their imperfections. They too have been subjected to many decades of Leftist indoctrination and brainwashing. Even they, by the mere fact of living in this society, have been influenced by its insanity.

This applies to admitting homosexuals to priesthood and letting them work with young boys in the misguided hope of helping them overcome their pathology, as well as to displaying an extreme naivety towards Islam and its supremacist, violent nature.

We can expect guidance from our leaders, yes, but rather than castigating them we should make the first steps.

A clear direction was given by Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy.

As early as 30 September 2000, before 9/11, when very few in the West even thought of worrying about Islam, he delivered a very forward-looking speech, which included this premonition:
In an interview ten years ago, I was asked with great candor and with enviable optimism: “Are You among those who believe that Europe will either be Christian or cease to exist?”. I think my answer then may well serve to conclude my speech today.

I think – I said – that either Europe will become Christian again or it will become Muslim. What I see without future is the “culture of nothing”, of freedom without limits and without content, of skepticism boasted as intellectual achievement, which seems to be the attitude largely dominant among European peoples, all more or less rich of means and poor of truths. This “culture of nothingness” (sustained by hedonism and libertarian insatiability) will not be able to withstand the ideological onslaught of Islam, which will not be missing: only the rediscovery of the Christian event as the only salvation for man – and therefore only a strong resurrection of the ancient soul of Europe – will offer a different outcome to this inevitable confrontation.

Unfortunately, neither “secularists” nor “Catholics” seem to have so far realized the tragedy that is looming. “Secularists”, opposing the Church in every way, do not realize that they are fighting against the strongest inspiration and the most effective defense of Western civilization and its values of rationality and freedom: they might realize it too late.
An effect of the decline of Christian faith in Europe has been the strong decrease in birth rates, that are now below the population replacement level (for the indigenous, as the replacing – and then some - is done by Muslims). Why have babies when you feel that you don’t have anything valuable to pass on to them?

I remember a time when my friends and contemporaries of child-bearing age - but childless - were saying to me things to the effect that there was no point – indeed it was a crime to engage - in bringing people into this terrible world. This is the talk of faithless despair, no hope in this or another world, lack of belief.

Militant atheists à la Richard Dawkins have not really given enough thought to the long-term consequences of their ideas, which we are beginning to see.

And of which we are reminded whenever, for example, we read in the news of doctors and missionaries who die of Ebola while assisting affected patients for Christian charities. Not many atheist charities are involved in that work.

10 comments:

  1. I do not see the problem with wealth redistribution, especially in UK, its one of the most classist and elitist societies in the developed world. A tiny fraction of the population "owns" about 50% of the rural land.
    We could have got everything we needed from that land if it hadn't have been confiscated.
    Wealth redistribution is one of the (few) things that the "left" have gotten right, although I detest pretty much everything else they believe in.

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    1. Obviously written by one that would not have his wealth "redistributed". Too bad you consume more than you contribute to this world. Show me where redistribution via the government has worked? Cat got your tongue?

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    2. These aristocratic land "owners" who have become vastly wealthy from claiming "ownership" of the land our ancestors used to live on should either start handing it back so we can use it or give us compensation. They can't have it both ways.

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  2. I read in articles that many women who said they converted to Islam did so because of the modest dress. Didn't these women understand you don't need to convert to Islam to dress modestly? If a woman wants to dress modestly, it's extremely easy to do so without converting to the totalitarian political ideology of Islam.

    The converts appear to have mental difficulty in making their own decisions and crave a domineering cult to tell them everything they should do. Very scary, because that means they can be easily manipulated to do things that are extremely evil.

    Before they converted did these people study barbaric sharia law and the many commands in the Quran to commit atrocities, wage jihad, conquer all nations and take slaves of non-muslims?

    French convert: “Islam demands a closeness to God. Islam is easier because it is explicit. man needs rules and behavior to follow."

    Do the converts find its being close to 'God' with the Islamic rule/Islamic law of punishment by death if a muslim leaves Islam? Are the converts happy with the rule/Islamic law for non-muslims: Convert, pay the jizya - blood ransom money to muslims for allowing you to live, or be put to death?

    Do the converts believe it's being close to 'God' by muslims taking non-muslims for slaves?'

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    1. Good Post.
      Actually I remember my HS history teacher talking about the Germans in WWII and how people find it difficult to make their own decisions and freely will let someone else make the decisions for them. So you have the Jim Jones of the world telling all the "modest" woman what to wear. Oh, did I say Jim Jones, my mistake I meant Muslims.
      A few years ago someone did a post on how a Western makes decisions and how shame and family honor is a driving point in the Muslim mind. Like black and white when it comes to truth telling and facts. If I can find the link, I'll post it.

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    2. This covers some of the points but I could not find the one I remembered.
      www.islam-watch.org/Others/Honour-and-Shame-in-Islam.htm

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  3. You talk as if it only Muslims that endanger Western Civilisation. Everyone who isn't European derived is a threat, I don't remember too many Muslims out on the streets tearing up England in 2011. Nor are 60% of the most heinous crimes such as rape and murder committed by Muslims in America. That isn't taking into consideration the hordes of Mestizos crossing into America, Argentina and Uruguay, bringing with them their anarchistic ways. It wont be too long before America is terrorised by drug cartels and Mexican bandits. Also in Europe, it isn't Muslims redirecting electric cables to makeshift dwellings causing entire power black outs for cities and towns, it isn't Muslims tossing their toddlers out on the road to claim compensation, nor is it entirely Muslims begging, thieving and desecrating public parks across European capitals like Rome, Bucharest, Budapest, Bratislava. Sofia and London. If you haven't guessed what group I am talking about, it is Gypsies.

    Muslims are certainly an issue that needs to be dealt with. They are large minorities in countries like Russia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, the Netherlands and France but I don't think it can be dealt with embracing Christianity. Christianity is by its nature universal, so if we embrace Christianity we must also embrace Africans, gypsies and Mexicans who while of the same faith, are not compatible with us. It isn't like the Catholic Church is radically anti Islam either, they for the first time ever allowed Islamic prayers to take place at St. Peter's Basilica, they constantly have urged Europeans to reason with incorrigible thieves like gypsies, and they do their upmost to aid the hordes of Africans invading Europe. If we embrace Christianity, we will upon up an unnecessary front. We would need to reach the upper echelons of the Vatican and change course. It would be much easier to admit the church has past its expiry date, allow it to further decay and move on. No point flogging this dead horse. You may be surprised about this, but there are a sizeable number of right minded atheists that you should reach out to. Logical arguments can be made without the need to bring God into it.

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    1. We live in a world were women are paid to be naked and fined to be covered, unbelievable! Sisters if you want to wear the niqab you do that. Inshallah you are rewarded for your efforts and commitment in the hereafter. A woman should be free to wear what she likes, if you going to ban a woman for covering up herself, please also ban woman that fail to cover up. The only people who will suffer are Muslim women. A ban would be unjust. One of the best things about this country is its tolerance. Let us remain tolerant.

      Islam is about freedom and not compulsion, Q 2:256, "Let there be no compulsion in religion". We recognize that culture is deeply ingrained into each one of us, and a full Hijab wearing woman will not go cold turkey and quit wearing the Hijab the very next day. She will not be comfortable with it and none of us have the right to tell her to wear or quit wearing it. The change should come out of her own volition as it is a part of her cultural life. It is like forcing a vegetarian to eat meat or ordering a meat eating person to quit eating meat.

      As Muslims we should be pro-choice based on Quran and Prophet's teaching, the prophet had said, if the husband compels her to believe (in matters of faith) other than what she believed, she does not have to obey him. Meaning a woman should have the freedom to wear full Hijab, partial Hijab or just the head covering or not wear the covering at all, but never forced. That is the genuine freedom, a critical value of Islam.

      "I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today." [G.B. Shaw, THE GENUINE ISLAM, Vol.
      1, No. 81936.]
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      London School of Islamics Trust
      http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk


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  4. Jewish Rabbi comes out to speak the truth about Islam being the religion of future.

    Some points the Jewish Rabbi covers in the Video are:
    1. How Christianity… has died out and is not able to survive in the modern world, that’s why we see it bending and breaking and changing all the rules and laws of God and more and more people going away from it.

    2.How Judaism has been covered by the dark Shadow of Zionism and thus people are away from true Judaism.

    3.How Islam is solid and is able to adapt to the modern world without losing itself as the others have.

    4.How Muslims are so connected to God and how Islam is the Religion of the future.

    5. He talks about the Modern Atheism also and more..

    This is a a very powerful video about ISLAM being the future and what’s so unique about this is that a Jewish Rabbi is sharing these facts with the world. Amazing SubhanAllah!

    AMERICAN JEW POLICEMAN REVERTS TO ISLAM

    “As a police supervisor, I was constantly receiving warnings about perceived Islamic threats, and as an officer in the reserves I was around people who perceived Islam as a direct threat and Muslims as possible enemies. So, to my shame, I continued to wait and kept my studies on the Islamic world to those areas that directly influenced my professional life.”

    “With this knowledge in hand, I again approached the Quran, and suddenly found that it was not only readable, but that it made sense! I can only think that either I was not mentally ‘ready’ before, or that I simply needed the extra input in order to properly understand and process the information. Either way, I read and re-read everything that I had been provided, and then double checked the facts that had been presented to me. The more I read, the more amazed I was.

    I found that the information that was in the Quran would have been impossible for Muhammad to have known had he not been a Prophet. Not only would it have been impossible for a man of his background and geographic location to have known many of these things, it would have been impossible for anyone of his time-period to have known them. I double checked the dates of many of the modern “discoveries” that had been addressed in the Quran, and was astounded at what I found. Not only did the Quran contain information that was centuries ahead of its time, but it did so with details, many of which could not have been known until this century.” Read the complete story below
    http://thedeenshow.com/watch/3162/american-policeman-reverts-to-islam
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

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  5. TRUE Catholicism continues to counter the diabolical evil of Islam (and ALL false sects) - http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com

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