If you know anything about history, you know that we must learn from it or else face the same consequences in different circumstances. I found the article above particularly interesting and important because it has to do with our future generations, if not our own.
The author links the rise of radical Islam in Europe to the rise of the Nazi’s in Europe in the 1930’s. Although many would suppose that the recent riots in France are simply due to racial oppression, there is something much deeper at work here. Though that may well be part of it, there is huge opportunity here for radicalism to envelop an entire generation of young Muslisms (if it hasn’t begun already), just as Nazism enveloped the German people.
At the same time all these riots are going on, a terror plot was fortunately foiled in Australia . Recently, the president of Iran stated, “Our dear Imam [Ruhollah Khomeini] ordered that the occupying regime in Jerusalem be wiped off the face of the earth. This was a very wise statement. The issue of Palestine is not one which we could compromise on. … This would mean the defeat of the Islamic world.”
One thing I find particulary frightening about this is that Iran almost has nukes (if they don’t already), and with a leader of an Islamic nation making statements of this nature, who is to say that he wouldn’t obliterate Israel? But then where does it stop? I state all of these recent events to display that this thought of Islamo-fascism staging an eventual overwhelming of the West is alive and imminent.
In my estimation, this is only the beginning of a long string of problems Europe (and the West) faces over the next century, maybe sooner. If this threat is not extinguished, it could mean the eventual fall of the West. And don’t think it couldn’t happen; as a great philsopher once stated, “Rome was great, and it fell.”