Saturday, October 3, 2015
Sword-waving Muslims are not militarily conquering Europe. Rather, they are being allowed to walk right in.
Sword-waving Muslims are not militarily conquering Europe. Rather, they are being allowed to walk right in. (MEF).PK Media by Raymond Ibrahim.
Originally published under the title "Europe's Migrant Crisis Is Simply Muslim History vs. Western Fantasy."
The world as understood by Islamic nations varies wildly from the Western nations' understanding of the world. Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, the West has jettisoned or rewritten history to suit its ideologies.
This dichotomy of Muslim and Western thinking is evident everywhere. When the Islamic State declared that it will "conquer Rome" and "break its crosses," few in the West realized that those are the verbatim words and goals of Islam's founder and his companions as recorded in Muslim sources — words and goals that prompted over a thousand years of jihad on Europe.
Most recently, the Islamic State released a map of the areas it plans on expanding into over the next five years. Not only are Mideast and Asian regions included, but the map includes European lands: Portugal, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, parts of Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Crete, and Cyprus.
The reason for this is simple. According to Islamic law, once a country has been conquered (or "opened," as the euphemistic Arabic words it), it becomes Islamic in perpetuity.
Because of their historical experiences with Islam, some central and east European nations are aware of Muslim aspirations. Hungary's prime minister even cited his nation's unpleasant past under Islamic rule (in the guise of the Ottoman Empire) as a reason to disallow Muslim refugees from entering. But for more "enlightened" Western nations — that is, for idealistic nations that reject or rewrite history according to their subjective fantasies — Hungary's reasoning is unjust, inhumane, and racist.
Some of the Muslims migrating to Italy vow to do the same today, and Pope Francis acknowledges it — yet he still suggests that "you can take precautions, and put these people to work."
We've seen this sort of thinking before: the U.S. State Department cited a lack of "job opportunities" as reason for the existence of the Islamic State.
Perhaps because the UK, Scandinavia, and North America were never conquered and occupied by the sword of Islam — unlike the southeast European nations that are rejecting Muslim refugees — they feel free to rewrite history according to their subjective ideals. Specifically, they stress that historic Christianity is bad and all other religions and people are good. Indeed, books and courses on the "sins" of Christian Europe from the Crusades to colonialism abound. (Most recently, a book traced the rise of Islamic supremacism in Egypt to the disciplining of a rude Muslim girl by a Christian nun.)
This "new history" claims that Muslims are the historic victims of intolerant Western Christians.
This "new history" – which claims that Muslims are the historic "victims" of "intolerant" Western Christians — has metastasized everywhere, from high school to college and from Hollywood to the news media, institutions which are becoming increasingly harder to distinguish from one another.
When U.S. President Barack Obama condemned medieval Christians as a way to relativize Islamic State atrocities — or at best to claim that religion in general is never the driving force of violence — he was merely being representative of the mainstream way history is taught in the West.
Even good, authoritative books of history contribute to this distorted thinking. While such works may mention "Ottoman expansion" into Europe, the Islamic element is omitted. Turks are portrayed as just another competitive people, out to carve a niche for themselves in Europe with motivations no different than, say, the Austrians, their rivals. That the Ottomans were operating under the distinctly Islamic banner of jihad, just like the Islamic State is today, is never made clear.
Generations of this false history have led the West to think that being suspicious or judgmental of Muslims is unacceptable, and that Muslims need to be accommodated. Perhaps then, they'll like the West. Hmmm..........Just like in the movie 'Highlander' there can be only One [Religion] if they need to use the 'Sword' so be it. Read the full story here.