Western Civilization was and is superior to anything Islam has developed. Islam has not aided in the development of the modern world; in fact civilization has only been created in spite of Islam.
Islamic theology is remorselessly expansionist. We know this from history, the endless Jihad and Islamic liturgy. Koranic exegesis for example demands that the entire world submit to the moon deity Il, Al, Ali, or El-Allah. Individual Muslims like individual Nazis, or Communists in times past, might be indifferent to this imperialist philosophy and the demands, precepts and expectations of the cult. They might reject expansionism, war, Jihad, violence and hate. But their cult and most of its leadership, now and in centuries past, certainly demand and have impelled such expressions of will-to-power and supremacism. The problem with Islam, is simply Islamic theology and the merger of church, state, society, culture and rituals into an ossified, corrupt and natural-law denying despotism.
The Europe of our past and imaginations, the great flower of civilisation might well cease to exist between 2050 and 2100. Contrary to EU government lies there are about 40 million Muslims in Western Europe out of a population of 350 million. By 2050 the number of Muslims will be over 100 million out of a similar total population. Europeans are not reproducing. Muslim women have on average 3 to 4 children. European women 1.2. Immigration will still favor Muslim migrants. The Muslim ability to not only produce 4 offspring on average per woman, but to engage in what in essence is unfettered family based immigration means of course that in many European urban centers Europeans or 'Whites' [as the perjorative label would have it]; will be a minority. Only in the non-urban hinterland will non-Muslims still be in the majority by 2050.
Europe is now experiencing a new and novel but still vicious onslaught of unbridled Islamism. A main concern of any European should be Islam. Will Europe succumb to Islamic theology in toto, or in partis? The elite and media have certainly surrendered. Islam is a barren poli-cracy of power, control and oppression. Is Bernard Lewis correct that Europe will become Muslim or Islamicized within, or before the end of this century? It appears that demography and fanatical motive force, including adherence to the regressive and unenlightened Koran, favour the Musulmans and perhaps support Bernard's languorous and dim view.
Demographic facts are stubbornly against White European culture. Will demography and the empty silliness of cultural Marxism force Europeans to finally succumb to Muslim depredations, in train since the 710 AD invasion of Spain ? Or will they actually summon some resolve and fight back to preserve what was once the unique genius of Judeo-Christian civilization ? If so will Europe experience a civil war?
Many in Europe are beginning to agree with Lewis and freedom fighters such as Geert Wilders. Anti-Koran and anti-Islamist parties now exist in many EU states. It might be too little too late however. Dutch politician and former EU Competition Commissioner, Fritz Bolkenstein said the obvious some time ago about Europe's Islamcization.
The second problem, Bolkestein warned, is that immigration is turning the E.U. into "an Austro-Hungarian empire on a grand scale." He alluded to certain great cities that will soon be minority-European--two of the most important of which, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, are in his own country--and warned that the (projected) addition of 83 million Muslim Turks would further the Islamization of Europe. It was this part of his speech--in which he referred to Lewis's projections--that made headlines around the world: "Current trends allow only one conclusion," Bolkestein said. "The USA will remain the only superpower. China is becoming an economic giant. Europe is being Islamicized."
With the radical shift in US politics towards socialism in the guise of the Great Man Obamed and his union-supported Democrat party, Bolkenstein's assessment that the US will still be a super-power in the future is open to question. Regardless his fears about Europe are accurate. Mark Steyn and others have written endlessly about the lack of reproduction in Europe. The welfare state neuters many cultural, social and economic artifacts – one being a cult of life. Why bother having children when the world revolves around your own hubristic desires and life is but one long joyful, sex-filled, coffee-addled vacation ? Raising little ones is so tiresome and so un-progressive.
Muslims see the world differently. In Muslim theology the entire planet as Dar-al-Islam – the house of Islam. Islam can't defeat the West through military and economic competition. But it can surely out-breed it. The Muslim 'Millett' system, established during the Ottoman empire, represents the Islamic attitude to 'rights'. Once Muslims become a majority in an area they assume that they should own title to the land and implement Muslim Sharia law in opposition to infidel law. Throughout Europe this fact is emerging in almost every major urban center where Muslims claim ghettoes and Arabicized or Islamicized enclaves as beyond the powers of the host society.
As Muslim demands on the welfare state increase – more state money for mosques, Muslim only schools, recognition of Muslim holidays, institutions of Sharia Law – some Europeans will react. When Muslims and their political puppets begin to distort European political and foreign policy, some Europeans will react. When Muslim culture comes to dominate and over-ride that of the indigineous European culture, some Europeans will react.
The question is how many Europeans will react to the Muslim takeover of the Continent and what will happen ?
One path will lead to civil war. In this scenario the military still controlled by the Europeans, along with para-military citizen militia will declare a war of survival and physically assault Muslim mini-states, strong-holds, and urbanized redoubts. This would be an asymmetrical war, an urban war, one premised on the viciousness of Stalingrad and one which would take years to play out.
Another path is political and cultural appeasement and surrender. In this scenario Europeans accept their existential and social Dhimmitude, bowing low to Islamic cultural and intellectual fascism as being stronger, more vibrant and even 'liberating'. In this scenario Muslims and their political slaves take over political high offices including the military. In such a case we will have a world in which for example, French nuclear power is controlled by Muslim politicians or their paid acolytes. A few years ago Daniel Pipes stated it well: “One can virtually dismiss from consideration the prospect of Muslims accepting historic Europe and integrating within it.” U.S. columnist Dennis Prager agrees: "It is difficult to imagine any other future scenario for Western Europe than its becoming Islamicized or having a civil war."
Both are correct. The European civil war might be hot or it might be very tepid and cold. It could include violence, or it might just be an unconvincing display of resolution by a radical few against a Muslim takeover, followed by a quick surrender. No one knows. But Europe is in dire straits. Between a debt implosion and financial collapse; and Islam, the future looks decidedly unsettled.
The world is very often not grey and it is usually quite black and white. Europeans have only two choices 40 to 50 years hence. Fight Islam and Muslim fascism to safeguard the remnants of European high civilization. Or meekly embrace an Arabian moon cult, and make excuses and engage in cognitive distortions as to why that is an enlightened and 'intellectually sophisticated' choice.