Puzzles and Trojan Horses
Sometimes items in the news fit so well they are like pieces of a puzzle. Each one by itself is only a blotch of color but put them together and you can begin to get intimations of the larger image, as yet unformed.
Forty per cent of the British Muslims surveyed said they backed introducing sharia in parts of Britain, while 41 per cent opposed it. Twenty per cent felt sympathy with the July 7 bombers' motives, and 75 per cent did not. One per cent felt the attacks were "right". [...] Half of the 500 people surveyed said relations between white Britons and Muslims were getting worse. Only just over half thought the conviction of the cleric Abu Hamza for incitement to murder andThis more than supports researcher Patrick Sookhdeo prediction that
race hatred was fair.
"in a decade, you will see parts of English cities which are controlled by Muslim clerics and which follow, not the common law, but aspects of Muslim sharia law."A decade sounds optimistic. The Islamist agenda is moving along so well in Britain that all this could come to pass in much less time, through the criminal incompetence of the government.
"The trouble is that Tony Blair and other ministers see Islam through the prism of their own secular outlook. They simply do not realise how seriously Muslims take their religion. Islamic clerics regard themselves as locked in mortal combat with secularism.Which leads to this piece from Canada's National Post. This is the first time I have seen this sentiment published in a major news outlet.
"For example, one of the fundamental notions
of a secular society is the moral importance of freedom, of individual choice. But in Islam, choice is not allowable: there cannot be free choice about whether to choose or reject any of the fundamental aspects of the religion, because they are all divinely ordained. God has laid down the law, and man must obey.
'Islamic clerics do not believe in a society in which Islam is one
religion among others in a society ruled by basically non-religious laws. They believe it must be the dominant religion - and it is their aim to achieve this. "That is why they do not believe in integration."
In the clash of cultures between secular Europeans and extremist Muslims, there can ultimately be no compatibility or compromise, only loss by one side or the other of the absolute values it holds dear. [...]The quotes from European figures are quite revealing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:
European leaders have reacted to the Muslim upset over the cartoons two ways. Publically and to buy time, they seek to calm the protesters by deploring the abuse of freedom of speech. More significantly, they seek to preserve their societies by legislating Western norms, by tightening or ending immigration from Muslim countries, by
enabling the expulsion of radical imans and other Muslim activists, and by raising the spectre of mass deportations.
"The notion of multiculturalism has fallen apart," she said prior to her election. "Anyone coming here must respect our constitution and tolerate our Western and Christian roots."Untimately that is Europe's choice: to accept sharia on European soil and resign themselves to the long darkness of dhimmitude or find a way to push the Trojan Horse out of the city. Those are some piece of the puzzle. Can you see the image they make?
"Islam is now the number one enemy not only of Europe, but of the entire free world," states Filip Dewinter, leader of Vlaams Belang (The Flemish Interest), now Belgium's most popular political party. Mr. Dewinter has gained popularity by arguing that, "it is an illusion to
think that a moderate Islam exists in Europe." He states: "There are already 25 million to 30 million Muslims on Europe's soil, and this becomes a threat. It's a real Trojan horse."