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A Muslim woman wears a niqab.  While a part of Islamic society, it does seem a bit off putting to westerners.

A Muslim woman wears a niqab. While a part of Islamic society, it does seem a bit off putting to westerners, like this British woman.

You’ve probably read about the growing Muslim population in Europe. It seems to be very numbing news these days, but the sheer numbers are amazing. Countries like England are facing a shrinking native and Christian population while the Muslim population is growing 10 times faster than the native population. Click here to view data from The Times Online UK.

The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times.

The population multiplied 10 times faster than the rest of society, the research by the Office for National Statistics reveals. In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million.

Experts said that the increase was attributable to immigration, a higher birthrate and conversions to Islam during the period of 2004-2008, when the data was gathered. They said that it also suggested a growing willingness among believers to describe themselves as Muslims because the western reaction to war and terrorism had strengthened their sense of identity.

It seems that Islamisation is just slipping right under all of our noses. Most of the West won’t look up. A growing population in this ideology or that cannot be recognized as a problem. Why? Constantly I wonder, at what point did the western world start to go down this path of self-destruction? While we love that fact that we are a people that claim to rule ourselves, we betray that freedom by making choices that would be illogical to the typical five year old.

Is there anything wrong with the Islamisation of Europe? If you are a cultural relativist, no. But it is hard for me to truly believe that there are any cultural relativists out there. All of us are aware of the problems of Islam, yet, we cannot take a stand against such a thing because today, while Islam is not a “race”, being called a racist or a bigot over it seems to burn a lot more than it might have decades ago. So to avoid any minor burns, we shall walk into the fire where one burn will be indistinguishable in a full body scorching.

But it seems, we must go quietly into the night, swallowing lies like good little dhimmis. Muhammad Abdul Bari, general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain says to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain:

Muhammad Abdul Bari, predicted that the number of mosques in Britain would multiply from the present 1,600 in line with the rising Islamic population. He said the greater platform that Muslims would command in the future should not be perceived as a threat to the rest of society.

“We each have our own set of beliefs. This should really be a source of celebration rather than fear as long as we all clearly understand that we must abide by the laws of this country regardless of the faith we belong to,” he said.

Burmese proverb: If a sane dog fights a mad dog, it’s the sane dog’s ear that is bitten off.

I suppose Seal [the artist] was right. We’re never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy.

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It appears the Obama administration is already causing a blackout of information. On the sliding scale of “justice” I would say a media black out on bio-terror would have to be criminal.

The U.S. media has been stabbing the people in the back for some time now and it seems ultimately they would like us to be a bunch of sitting ducks. I am considerably more interested in proof that terrorists are working on biological weapons than the latest Oscar fashion faux pax. While their coverage of the incoming Obama administration has been an obamination, it would have been difficult to fathom that they were seeking the actual demise of our nation, completely. After all, if we are all dead, who is going to sit around all day doing what they tell us to do?

Oliver Guitta of the Middle East Times reports on an Al-Qaida training camp in Tizi Ouzou (Algeria) that has been fiddling with, of all things, the Plague:

In the middle of the massive coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama’s inauguration, a rather troublesome news story emerged. Unfortunately, it failed to get the coverage it deserves. If confirmed, it deserves the full attention of the Obama administration: the story has to do with bio-terrorism.

The story began with a Jan. 6 report in the Algerian newspaper Echorouk that a number of terrorists had died of the plague in one of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) training camps in Tizi Ouzou. Another Algerian newspaper En-Nahar, affirmed that 50 terrorists have been diagnosed with the plague, 40 of whom have already died.

Read the full article here.

While this bunch of backyard geneticists has literally been killing themselves to find an ironic way to strike western civilization, we have been having the Obama pulled over our eyes. “That’s right folks, don’t watch what my left hand is doing!” the media seems to say.

While BHO is on his middle east tour, we can definitely assume that he, and the media will be putting a messianic twist on every word he says, though his approval ratings dropped about 15 points upon his entrance to office. (Apparently, just being the president is unfavorable. We can add another 15 points to GWB’s exit ratings to level it out a bit). My fear is not that these ideas will be beyond President Obama and the U.S. media, but rather, in the interest of salvaging their true world view, they will ignore all of the facts until one day, our new president will be sitting there enjoying a story at one of our overfunded and underperforming, public schools when suddenly his eyes give us that terrified stare. The message will come, Mr. President, the U.S. is under attack. But by then, Mr. President, it will already be too late.

The Forgotten Jungle

It is interesting to imagine that we might be looking at a return to the jungle on planet earth. When man has beaten back the brush and kept his lands clear, the jungle stays at bay, always looming, but never disappearing, waiting for that critical mistake . . . waiting for man to forget about the jungle and its tangled, dangerous ways.

Perhaps that is the place where we exist today. There are some that remember the jungle, we think on it and understand that in order to keep the lives we have now, we must never forget that the jungle is just outside, nor should we forget what it took to clear it away in the first place.

When I look at pictures like the one above, it makes me wonder how do these people clear away the jungle and come into a new existence, a new thought. It is hard to imagine for one simple reason. Here in America, we can forget the jungle because it has been so many years since we were there. Even in World War II, we sought to fight off the jungle in other places and only very minutely did we experience it for ourselves. It was nothing like that singular experience though. It brought us running back to the laws of the jungle. At that point, many Americans knew that the jungle couldn’t be wished away, that if we were to continue life as we knew it, the jungle must be hacked or burned back.

Reclaiming the World

Walking along the borders of human cities is not enough to keep the fierce predator away. It longs to expand. It is a force that can be tamed, yet, it requires taming.

Here in America, as we sit and watch the jungle, reclaiming the rest of the world, we find it hard to do anything about it. It is far away and it is long since we’ve truly experienced the jungle. 9/11 was not a wake-up call. We saw ourselves as perpetual victims. Why would anyone do this to us? Yet, we did not think for a moment that it was because we had let ourselves forget.

America has had a unique advantage when it comes to the jungle, our beautiful mountains, sweeping plains, bustling cities, and comfortable towns have been separated from the jungle on both sides. Our nearest neighbor to the north, forgot the jungle long before we did because as long as America would fight the jungle, they needn’t. Our neighbor to the south has grown fat suckling at America’s progress, lacking the moral ability to use that progress in aid of its people. Their world view and life experiences are not so much prepared to fight the jungle as to let the inevitable happen and try to take advantage of it. Is America alone?

That question discounts the fact that many British, Canadian, and Australian forces have aided us in our fight against terrorism. I don’t think terrorism can truly be fought, however, because we have forgotten the jungle. How a Hindu man, like the men in the above picture, can go to work as a lawyer, a banker, a doctor, a teacher, one day, and in the same day burn buildings, throw Molotov cocktails and even cause the death of their own country’s citizens — we just cannot comprehend. That is something for dissidents, rogues, criminals. That is not for the ordinary citizen. To America’s understanding, the Iraq war was beating back the brush. It was lighting a fire and pushing back the jungle, but it was not enough. We didn’t start a fire. We lit a spark in a wet lush jungle, full of life, growth, and power. Instead of truly beating back the jungle, we only made a dent in it creating even more potential for growth.

Pax Carrhae, Pax Mundus

What does all of this mean? It means that it is either too late for America like it is for Europe, or it means if we understand and remember that there is a jungle out there, perhaps we can save the world. No other secular government can. While President Bush did take up the banner and attempt to fight the jungle with a force to make it crumble, he, his advisors, and just about everyone else forgot what it took to turn Germany and Japan around. We still have the opportunity. Unfortunately, I see places like India that have had chances to leave the jungle, but the moment a great struggle happens, they return to it. That is the tough part. In John McCain’s very misquoted and misused statements, America would be in Iraq for possibly 100 years. This is not stupid. This is necessary. America in Iraq for 100 years means that they get 100 years of distance from the jungle. Then that society can really change. It seems like it would take more than 100 years. The people who remember and accept the jungle must die out so that those who understand the jungle, abhor it, and would stand against it, can grow stronger. This is the position America needs to be in – People who understand, abhor, and stand against the jungle. Below I’m posting a video link as a reward, if you’ve made it this far.

Here, is a little excerpt from the video which I feel is well worth watching. This guy seems to agree with me. We need a strong military and a strong nation building force in its wake.

Click here to watch the video on MemriTV if the Youtube video does not show up.

Following are excerpts from an interview with Iraqi MP Mithal Al-Alousi, which aired on Al-Salam TV on July 17, 2008:

Mithal Al-Alousi: Some people want to keep Iraq weak. They do not want Iraq to have powerful friends. They do not want Iraq to have room to operate on the international level. They do not want Iraq to receive economic support, or to be able to operate through international banks. They don’t want Iraq to be able to send its sons to international universities – that new generation that will return with knowledge, and bring prosperity to our society. They do not want this for Iraq. Kuwait wants the great Iraq to have the same power as “beautiful” Kuwait – I don’t want to call it a “beggar” country today… They want the Iraqi army to be less powerful than a military brigade, so they can always overcome it. Iran does not want Iraq to have any [regional] standing. It says that the Arab Gulf is Persian. Even in sports – if the term “pan-Arab games” is used, Iran objects and withdraws from the games. Iran has clear national expansionist ambitions. Iran’s expansion can only be at the expense of Iraq. Iraq must fade away so they can control it.

Our neighbor Turkey – that Muslim neighbor, which is now ruled by an Islamic party and not by the army – cuts off the water supply to the Iraqis, knowing this spells drought for the fields, and harms the Iraqi citizens and their economy. The king of Saudi Arabia is the Guardian of the Two Holy Places, in Mecca and Al-Madina, but this does not prevent some [Saudis] from sponsoring terrorists, killers, and criminals. The Syrian regime, which heralds pan-Arabism, does not dare to fire a single bullet in the Golan Heights, or even mention the word “Golan,” yet it has the audacity to kill Iraqis.

Heads in the sand . . .

I am sitting here wondering if there is a breaking point for Americans, for Europe, for the west in general. What would it take for the west to be concerned. Perhaps we have short term memory loss and we can’t hold major events in our minds from moment to moment.

Perhaps, like so many college aged youths learning about America from socialist or communist professors, the west has stopped realizing what freedom is. What would it take for us to be concerned about the climate of international affairs? I don’t think that question has an answer but I want to start asking every person I meet, what would it take for them to become concerned. At what point would they pick their heads up out of the sand and pay attention to something other than their own internal turmoil of self-hatred?

Somedays it’s so confusing. Here is what really should make your head stick up out of the ground.

1.2

That number is the number that should be haunting Europe right now. It is the number that should send Europeans to their therapists. The number that you can’t handle. 1.2 should be very scary to Europeans. That is the number of children per couple that anglo-Italians are having. 1.3 for the Greeks. 1.1 for Spain and that’s not all. Fertility rates of Europeans all over has dropped and some of them, like these numbers I’ve just listed, have reached what has been called the point of no return.

How is this related to radical Islam?

Consider this. The vast majority of people practicing Islam in Europe have not been assimilated into their host country’s culture. They have not become Italians, Greeks, Norwegians, French, or Spanish. They have not learned the language in most cases. They have not adopted an ability to work within the educational system. The ones who choose to send their children to school have all but separated them by requiring separate classes from the “infidels”, refusing to participate in state supported activities such as swimming and track. Assimilation has not been even an afterthought. Not only that, but their ideology is spreading amongst European youths (you know those kind we have over here sportin’ the Che Guevara shirts). NOT ONLY THAT, but their anti-semitism is sparking anti-semitism in these people as well. In countries like Norway, this anti-semitism has sparked previously forgotten white supremacy! If you don’t know your history . . . that’s what they say. You’re doomed to repeat it.

So you have a recipe for disaster:

1.2 + Increased unassimilated Muslim influx + conscientious ignorance of the native western populations = (adpated from the popular radical imam and Islamic president cry) Death to the West!

Why does the lack of assimilation even matter?

When we consider who will be replacing these Europeans that are all but dying out . . . we find America nearly alone in the category of democracy. Perhaps this doesn’t truly matter. We build a strong defense and just let the world be. This is the idea of some. I think others want to go blindly fishing for “nice answers” from our foes in an attempt to bring world peace. Personally, I believe world peace is going to happen at some point. The mistake is thinking that it is happening today. We also need to realize what peace means. Ronald Reagan said that peace was not achieved by two powers coming into agreement but by a stronger power subduing a weaker one. If you can find this isn’t true in history, please let me know.

Every concession was based on the fact that one power saw that it was not going to overcome the other. Perhaps they gave in realizing that in peace, it could rebuild and eventually regain. Yet, all strategic thinking on the part of the west about survival is literally non-existent when it comes to our enemies. Our only concern is about global warming. Another western mentality we’re combating is the thought that having children is for our own self-pleasure. Children bring pleasure! Wonderful joy and spice to life! BUT, children are the future. If we don’t have them, we don’t have a future. There are those on the left telling us to not have children. A woman who had 18 children is criticized when, considering the fact that Osama Bin Laden was 27 out of 56 of his father’s children, this woman should have been praised. Now, I know some people are thinking I’m a primitive crazy! That is so funny. We’ve gotten so enlightened that we’ve forgotten how to survive in the real world. We need some new planet to live in Nirvana because the current one is a lot less accommodating to our flower-child ways. One could argue that the destruction of the family unit is another reason we are failing humanity in this area.

Fly a White Flag for the Gipper!

The U.S. has the strongest military in the world. We seem to be confident that it will always be the case. Perhaps we’ll see. It hasn’t taken billions of dollars in funding for radical Muslims to hit America, Europe, and the Middle East where it hurts. However, we sure have lost the realization that high oil prices are pushing the world cashflow into the hands of those who have the desire to arm themselves to fight the infidel. 1.2 and we’re back to the Middle Ages. 1.2 and an ideology shored up in caves becomes a world ideology. 1.2 and we are looking at the last stronghold. We will not be equipped to deal with the consequences of our conscientious ignorance. I find it amazing, the men that sign up for the Military despite all of their social and ethical training that tells them that every strong muscle in their body should be used to hoist high the picket signs on the door steps of the oil companies as opposed to doing what the American Military does and has always done, protect American citizens and even the citizens of the world. If we strangle our fighting men and women now, their spirit and strength might become the dinosaurs of the next era and the world will look a lot more miserable for it.

Consider this: If peace is achieved through one power subduing the weaker power, perhaps peace on earth is not exactly in our best interest . . . especially the way much of our government is promoting it. If we aren’t the superior power, well be the subdued power. [I am sure I’ll be misquoted on that.]

I don’t even have to say anything.  Watch this bit for yourself.  What I will say is that we need to be clear on the fact that there is a lot of “See no evil, hear no evil” (but oddly enough a lot of speaking evil) in the media today.  The NYTimes, a paper that supported Algier Hiss even after the undeniable mountain of evidence was presented that he was a soviet spy, has rejected John McCain’s Opt-ed piece.  Don’t think I’m upset about John McCain’s trials with the NYTimes.  It is just representative of how the left wing media is writing history.

The Pin-pricks of Progression

We are facing dire times these days.  All the signs are there for anyone to read, and no one seems to be paying attention.  Headlines have a sort of foreboding.  I read that Iran is spreading “missionaries” around the globe to convert people (Africa, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Syria . . . ).  I see that a radical Imam is sponsoring an ad campaign on NY subways in an attempt to convert people to Islam.  Yet, when one puts forward the case that Islam is going for world domination, people say, Islam will never unite.

The EU has united much of Europe and now Nicholas Sarkozy, president of France has created a Mediterranean Union.  While these things do not present a United Federation of Planets style government off the bat, they do spell ugly for the future.

Consider this, as these countries get more and more tied in politically falling under one shroud so to speak, isn’t it logical to think that this makes taking over or influencing these governments all the more easy?  Consider this, radical Muslims have taken the long term approach.  Muslim youth have been sighted, walking around the streets of western Europe wearing shirts that say “2030, that’s when we take over.”  If you watched the video above (which I highly recommend), you see that this Islamic leader does not say that this goal of global domination will occur soon.  He says it will not come in our time.  They have long term planning and we can’t even fathom that there is a real threat so we don’t plan.  I’ll also point you to notice that he is not saying that America must pay for what she has done to Islam, he is saying that the reason for Jihad is to spread Islam, to make all bow down and say that Allah is the only God.  I could show this to 100 Liberals and maybe get .5 inquiries to find out further.  Sorry, it’s the truth.  Half the time Conservatives don’t want to be bothered with the messy details either.

Europe has been increasingly falling under the seduction of Islam.  A lack of cultural integration and the all together blinding of the British, French, Norwegian, Dutch, and Spanish populations has caused a lot of problems we don’t even hear about in the U.S. Media.  If you haven’t watched Fitna, scroll down the page and watch it.  It is unsettling.  Shouldn’t we be thinking critically about this.  As one book advised, “Trust in God but lock your car door.”  Sure we’ll offer an olive branch of peace, but just know that there’s an M-16 behind it if you choose to make any sudden moves.  Perhaps this is a catch-22.  Some people say that if we take that sort of approach, people don’t trust us.  It’s sort of like inviting your guest to tea and hiding all the silverware.  Then on the other hand, if your guest has stolen the silverware or blown up the refrigerator, I think you’d better take a more active stance.

In the U.S., we don’t even want to plan for it.  I wonder if Obama is the next president.  Perhaps Nouri Al-Maliki sealed it for him two days ago when he agreed with Obama’s phased withdrawal (Funny how bringing the troops home on day one beat Hillary Clinton’s phased withdrawal plan).  It sure is shaping up to look like it.  Four more months . . . less than that actually.  Three more.  And we’ll see.  Even editorials posted on the Middle Eastern Times have said that Iran is holding off major actions because it might send America to the polls to elect another Republican, specifically the Republican that will hit them where it hurts.  If this is true, what can we expect, day one, of an Obama presidency.  I am the first person to hate to be down on the guy, but his policies look like curtains for America.  This is not as far fetched as it seems.

In Holland, a country that prided itself on personal freedoms, same-sex couples have reported fear at being seen holding hands.  Women who’ve been raped by Muslim males were told by their aggressors that it was their fault for wearing such clothing.  Those same women are told by the police, “Go home.” Britain has allowed over 70,000 court cases to be tried under Shari’a law.  In a sovereign nation of laws, they have allowed someone else to come in and make the law.  Last year, Iran hung three men accused of homosexuality.  France has had an increase in violent anti-semitism and hotspots in the poor areas of Paris popping up as little Shari’a strongholds.  Perhaps that is why they elected conservative President Sarkozy.

Perhaps this is all nothing, but somehow it doesn’t seem like nothing.  The minute we leave Iraq, the real trouble beings.  If I’m wrong, that is fine with me.  I’d rather be wrong on this one.

Finding it’s way into America is not hard.  All it takes to turn new converts into terrorists against their own country is a reason.  Young people today are already so befuddled.  Look at Virginia Tech.  This boy didn’t even have a good reason.  What if he had?  What if he had planning, training, and indoctrination.  There are many people running around that could be seduced by this and the latest news coming from European intelligence is that terrorist groups are seeking to recruit U.S. and British nationals because they have no problems traveling back into the United States.  That’s the word for today.

History and Culture for the Discerning American

Spotlighting some of the holes in pop culture thought is one of the most important goals of this blog.  Fighting extremism, terror, and otherwise retarded ideologies can only be achieved if Americans are re-educated in the facts.  There are facts and they do not support what Americans are increasingly thinking.  This is an uphill battle at best.  At worst it is attempting to unbrainwash those who have been sucked into a high-powered cynicism vacuum.   While Europe Slept does a great job of doing away with some of those misconceptions that many in our nation’s leadership affirm as fact.  Just one of those misconceptions is the Europe rocks, America sucks! thought.

Bruce Bawer says we need to turn that idea around.  Much of the pop culture in Europe is distinctly American.  The idea that Americans only typically speak English has been something of a resume (how do you type on accent on XP!?!?!?) stain. The western European countries sit in a huddle, each resembling something that the typical American would call a state. It is as if New England was divided into diverse cultural centers, each with it’s own language (and speaking “central Jersey” is nearly speaking a different language). But making this whole language ‘thing’ an issue for Americans is like telling Warren Buffet he is not qualified for a job at McDonald’s. European culture is wonderful (according to most Ameripeans and the Travel and Food channel), but they can thank America for that. In fact they can thank America that they aren’t all speaking German or Russian for that matter.

Yes, many Europeans were book lovers–but which foreign country’s literature engaged them most? America’s. They revered education–but to which country’s universities would they most like to send their children if they had the means? Answer: the same country that performs the majority of the world’s scientific research, wins most of the Nobel Prizes, and has twice as many university graduates as Europe. Yes, mor Europeans were multilingual, but so what? If each of the fifty states had it’s own language, Americans would be multilingual too. And yes, America was responsible for plenty of mediocre popular culture; but Europeans, I was beginning to learn, consumed this stuff every bit as eagerly as Americans did–only to turn around and mock it as “typically American.” –Bruce Bawer from While Europe Slept

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Americans stand up and be proud!

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There is a reason why Islam means ‘submission’

Increasingly, American culture has become self-hating. Young people hate everything we stand for (freedom, democracy, free-markets) and value ideas that have long since failed (communism, socialism, anarchy). We see teenagers with no actual basis for their support of people like Che Guevara except that his face looks great on a tee shirt. They walk around not knowing that he was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people. These people weren’t killed in some skirmish as innocent bystanders, they were taken from their homes, their jobs, their loved ones, and murdered. Members of the free press were in particular danger during Guevara’s time. A state controlled media would be the only kind acceptable.

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