OSC’s The Cube and the clash

What does mass migration from war ravaged countries into Europe mean for you and your freedoms? Well, the people of Syria in terms of faith are 90% Muslim, and perhaps unsurprisingly their nation is experiencing unrest. But rather than blame George W. Bush, the Crusades or economic depression, since Muslims have been murdering in the name of Allah and for power long before them all, let’s instead look at the consequences of Islamic nations exporting their people into non-Muslim countries who aren’t embroiled in war and hatred. First however let’s check out the sort of environment in which we’re all living, these migrants (both seeking asylum and financial support) have appeared on every television channel and radio station, the same information outlets have opted to paint the situation as a humanitarian crisis, meaning if you switch on your television you’re likely to be bombarded by images of children and crying babies as if they were the only people involved in the conflict. Funnily enough this was the same tactic used to soften up the UK during the debate on whether or not to go to war with Bashar al-Assad earlier in the Syrian conflict, the coverage of the war was so tainted by biased that phantom gas attacks on children were being declared and even reports that gunmen working for the government were tasked with using sniper fire on unborn babies in the womb. Of course the media cared nothing for whether or not these stories were true, that didn’t enter into the narrative, and here they are again broadcasting how every non-Muslim nation must act to house, cloth and allow unfettered access to these travelling migrant communities.

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These same news sources and charities (charities whose very existence depends upon such migrants) are as always quick to condemn the actions of non-combative nations, nations like Hungry which are trying to defend their borders and safeguard their national security by turning away these often violent masses. The Brits themselves have been just as browbeaten, with members of parliament and the media holding to the belief that we here in the West owe the world a favour, moreover they also believe that when migrants are allowed into the nation they should automatically be resettled in “like-minded” communities, which sounds like an excellent plan if our aim is to form countless Muslim ghettos totally unacclimatized to the British way of life. Yet ever stiff lipped the British will quietly take this slow colonization by foreign people who neither share their values nor want for inclusiveness, which will in turn lead to a more hateful, less inclusive society overall. Places like Sweden of course have already suffered through this disgraceful betrayal of trust at the hands of their leaders:

In the first seven months of 2013, over 1,000 Swedish women reported being raped by Muslim immigrants in the capital city of Stockholm. Over 300 of those were under the age of 15. The number of rapes is up 16% so far this year compared to 2012 numbers. A large proportion of the increase include rape of young [pre-teen] girls. [Bing translated]

Similarly in Rotchdale Muslim child-rape gangs operated for over a decade without anyone so much as questioning the girls who complained to the police, and those who did ask questions were silenced with claims they were racist! Because as we all know asking brown men to stop raping helpless white children is the very definition of racism….

A story of rampant child abuse—ignored and abetted by the police—is emerging out of the British town of Rotherham. Until now, its scale and scope would have been inconceivable in a civilized country.  Its origins, however, lie in something quite ordinary: what one Labour MP called “not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat.” [1]

Though even more upsetting for the Swedes is that the statistics which indicate a rape wave having hit its shores was measured on a conservative scale, in truth however the numbers are said to be much higher.

And these numbers are only the tip of the ice berg. According to the authorities, Sweden’s real rape statistics are 400-900% higher than official numbers. The BRÅ website states: “As few as 10-20 percent of all sexual offences are reported to the police. The Swedish Crime Survey (Nationella trygghetsundersökningen, NTU) provides a better picture of the extent of criminality, with data on both victims as well as perpetrators — which is lacking in the criminal statistics. Of those who are suspected for sexual offences, the majority are men and only about two percent are women. A majority of the victims are women. In a third of reported rapes, the victim is younger than 15.” [2]

The article then goes on to explain how the EU have now commissioned Cecilia Malmström to promote their Islamist agenda, a Swede who wants more Muslim migrants to arrive within her country, they also want such people who cause rape statistics to spike to gain more access to Europe in general, perhaps she thinks police in these nations aren’t busy enough tackling all of their home-grown terrorists who often plot to behead and blow up the law-abiding majority. Ending the article a firm message is spelled out for much of the Western world: “Sweden, like the rest of the West, will have to come to terms with the fact that it can either have female equality or Muslim immigration. It cannot have both.” They’re being ignored nevertheless. The sort of ridiculous political correctness which is used to protect these moral monsters was skilfully explained in coverage of the Rotchdale abuse case, which is quoted hereafter:

The result of this has been that police forces lean over backwards to avoid the accusation of racism, while social workers will hesitate to intervene in any case in which they could be accused of discriminating against ethnic minorities. Matters are made worse by the rise of militant Islam, which has added to the old crime of racism the new crime of ‘Islamophobia’. No social worker today will risk being accused of this crime. In Rotherham a social worker would be mad, and a police officer barely less so, to set out to investigate cases of suspected sexual abuse, when the perpetrators are Asian Muslims and the victims ethnically English. Best to sweep it under the carpet, find ways of accusing the victims or their parents or the surrounding culture of institutionalised racism, and attending to more urgent matters such as the housing needs of recent immigrants, or the traffic offences committed by those racist middle classes. [1]

How does this play into migration however, well because our system of government and the media are so fond of white bashing they’ll never condemn the hatred of Muslims for non-Muslims, so when Muslim men from Pakistan specifically target over 1,400 white children the political and social elite won’t say a word in condemnation, the same elite truly believe Muslims are a race of people who the white man may or may not have enslaved at some point in the distant past. We are told directly and indirectly that the Western world and white nations in general owe Arabs, Africans and non-whites something, they have wronged these nations simply by virtue of their existence at this point. Similarly radical leftists define racism as only possible by the race who hold the reins of power, which means when a black, brown or little green man murders a white man and rapes his wife out of hatred for his colour alone, that (according to the left) isn’t really racism, it isn’t and will never be racist until white people are stripped of their power. These are the facts of how modern liberals are taught today, they then carry these views into government and policy making.

For all of this the end result is clear, Muslim radials won’t stop destroying and mutilating their nations, for which other Muslims who are less radical yet hold to the same violent ideology are going to be chased to the shores of Western nations, it’s the propagation of an awful ideology by awful means. Though I write it’s fantastic, it’s fantastic if Muslims want to abandon their hellish lands torn apart by Islam’s political wing, however, that’s no reason to export the same ideology to peaceable nations that aren’t being decimated by Islam. For example, imagine if some highly unfortunate person had Ebola, I understand that spending time eating, laughing and living with physically healthy people would totally change and bring happiness to their life. But if this unwell person requires me to endanger a household’s health so that they can feel safe, comfortable and loved, then their wants have to go unfulfilled. Likewise with migrants who have been brought up in societies where it’s okay to riot over cartoons, or where it’s appropriate to murder apostates, they don’t belong in a healthy society, their beliefs and way of life aren’t worthy of protection. Liberty, life and love are worth protecting, all of which Islam undermines.

Until migrants of the Islamic world start believing in healthy, inclusive beliefs that are compatible with Judeo-Christian values, then they have no place in a Europe and America built upon those same values. If such migrants do want to join these non-Islamic nations however, then let them do as the Romans do, their flight from Syria or anywhere else isn’t an excuse to bring their criminal creed with them to another more paradisiacal land, as to do that would soon make places like Sweden and the UK look more like 7th century Arabia than the lovely lands they are. So let’s allow Muslims to abandon the faith which demands a woman live as subhuman, the same religion that calls for the death of apostates and has left the middle east a war ravaged mess of power and strife. Until that’s done there’s no further reason to allow foreign fighters onto European soil. In closing let’s examine The Cube and the Cathedral, a book penned by George Weigel who explained long ago how Europe and the rest of the world are asleep at the wheel, they also cover what people are to expect in the face of a mass migrant invasion of Europe and Britain, enjoy.

Today, of course, is the fourth anniversary of the terrible attacks on the World Trade Center and on the Pentagon and on that plane that was destined to fly into the Capital or White House. It is hard to believe that it has been four years since September 11, 2001. To me the memory is so fresh. It just seems like yesterday. The aftermath of that is so real that it doesn’t seem like that has been four years ago now. But it has, and I think that we can be tremendously grateful that we have not experienced another terrorist attack on the United States in those four years. That is testimony to the vigilance of those who are in charge of protecting this country and keeping the terrorists on the defensive that we’ve not experienced another similar attack since 2001.

The event of September 11, 2001 certainly marked a change in the world. Everything seemed to shift after that, didn’t it? I think that what happened on September 11, 2001 was really just a manifestation of what George Bush Sr. had already seen in his presidency with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of the Soviet Empire. He said it is a new world order, and that really is truly what has emerged in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. It is a new world order. But I don’t think anybody dreamt at that time what form this new world order was going to take. What we saw on September 11 was just one manifestation of what has been called the clash of civilizations. What we are seeing on an ever-broadening front throughout the world is that titanic clash of two civilizations – the democratic Western societies with the nations of Islam. We are seeing this tremendous ideological and cultural clash between Islam and the democratic West in our day. It has manifested itself in things like 9/11.

Those who don’t see this, I think, in its ideological perspective are really missing the true depths of what is happening here. I remember Colin Powell, then the Secretary of State, once remarking that we shouldn’t refer to these terrorists as Islamic fundamentalists because they are murderers and no great world religion sanctions or believes in murder. I thought to myself, how naïve. The Secretary simply didn’t understand the theology of Islam. Anyone who has studied Islam, as I have for example in my doctoral work in theology, realizes that Islam is an ideology which enjoins violence and which historically has used violence in the propagation of its theology. It is part of the theology of Islam. We in the West have such a naïve tendency to think that everybody in the world believes the same as us. That if you just scratch beneath the surface of the various world’s religions, they are really all the same. They are really all saying the same thing. It seems inconceivable to many of us that there could be religions which actually promote and endorse violence in the name of God. Yet, Islam is one such theology. When you read the Qur’an and you study the life of Muhammad, you realize that violence is one of the ways in which the religion of Islam is to be spread throughout the world.

So in this clash of civilizations that we are experiencing we are experiencing not just a cultural struggle but a tremendous theological contest as well. The most important factor, I think, in sustaining the democratic West in the face of this tremendous clash and challenge of Islam in this 21st century is a robust Christian culture. A robust theology that sustains and undergirds a Christian culture. This was brought home to me during the past week in a new way by reading a book that was loaned to me which is tremendously interesting called The Cube and the Cathedral. The subtitle tells you what the book is about: “Europe, America, and Politics Without God.” Having lived in Europe for thirteen years in England, Germany, France, and in Brussels, this was of interest to me because of the different attitudes in Europe toward this clash of civilizations that we are experiencing. What the author, George Weigel, asks at the beginning of the book is a number of provocative questions about what is happening in Europe with the tremendous secularization there and its inability as a result to stand in the face of the challenge of Islam. I want to just read a few selections out of this book because they were so thought-provoking. These are just some of the questions he says.

What accounts for disturbing currents of irrationality in contemporary European politics? Why did one out of every five Germans (and one-third of those under 30) believe that the United States was responsible for 9/11, while some 300,000 French men and women made a best-seller out of L’Effroyable imposture (The Appalling Fraud), in which the author, Thierry Meyssan, argued that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by the U. S. military using remote-controlled airliners? Why did a rock concert crowd in Dublin in June 2004 applaud when Morrissey, an aging pop singer, announced the death of Ronald Reagan? Why did he receive an even larger ovation when he said that he only wished it had been George W. Bush who had died? Why did 25 percent of the French (and 30 percent of those under 35) tell pollsters that they wanted Saddam Hussein, an acknowledged mass murderer, to win the Iraq War?

Why are so many European public intellectuals “Christophobic,” as international legal scholar J. H. H. Weiler (himself an observant Jew) puts it? Why are crude caricatures of Christianity . . . tolerated in European popular culture in a way that similar defamations of Judaism and Islam would never be? Why did so many of Europe’s political leaders insist that the new constitution for Europe include a deliberate act of historical amnesia in which a millennium and a half of Christianity’s contributions to European understandings of human rights and democracy were deliberately ignored – indeed, denied?

Why do certain parts of Europe exhibit a curious, even bizarre, approach to death? Why did so many of the French prefer to continue their summer vacations during the European heat wave during 2003, leaving their parents unburied and warehoused in refrigerated lockers (which were soon overflowing)? Why is death increasingly anonymous in Germany, with no death notices in the newspaper, no church funeral ceremony, no secular memorial service – “as though,” Richard John Neuhaus observed, “the deceased did not exist?” What are we to make of the Swedish company Promessa, which advertises a service in which cremation is replaced with human composting, the dead being immersed and frozen in liquid nitrogen before being smashed to smithereens by ultrasound waves and then freeze-dried and used for fertilizer? Above all, and most urgently of all, why is Europe committing demographic suicide, systematically depopulating itself in what British historian Niall Ferguson calls the greatest “sustained reduction in European population since the Black Death of the 14th century?”

* Why do eighteen European countries report “negative natural increase” (i.e., more deaths than births)?

* Why does no Western European country have a replacement-level birthrate? (The replacement level . . . is 2.1 children per woman; as of 2004, Germany’s birthrate was 1.3, Italy’s 1.2, Spain’s 1.1, France’s 1.7).


Europe is literally extinguishing itself. It is committing suicide demographically. The reason Weigel argues is not just political or cultural. He says it is essentially religious. We are seeing here the fruits of the secularization of modern Europe and its abandonment of its Christian heritage. As a result it has no basis for moral values, no future to live for, and nothing to stand in the face of the challenge of the increasing Islamic populations that are minorities in many of these countries. He ends the book with four possible scenarios of what could happen in Europe. I just wanted to share these four with you. The first one he called is “Paradise Works.” He says, The first possibility is that the Europe embodied in the current E.U. practice and envisioned in the new European constitution actually works: Europe continues to prosper economically, successfully integrates its new member states and its expanding immigrant populations, expands even farther into the former Yugoslavia and perhaps into several former Soviet Republics, solves the problem of Turkey’s controversial request for admission, demonstrates the possibilities of “soft power “in world politics, and is free from destructive, destabilizing terrorist attacks. His verdict is, it ain’t gonna happen. He says the challenge of Islam is so great that appeasement politics just won’t work. The rosy scenario is unrealistic.

The second possibility he calls “The Muddle.” He says, The second possibility is that Europe muddles through, with different European countries adopting different solutions to what may well be Europe’s most urgent problem: the population meltdown in Western Europe and the filling of the consequent demographic vacuum by Islamic immigration. British historian Niall Ferguson correctly notes that “most European Muslims are, of course, law-abiding citizens with little sympathy for terrorist attacks on European cities.” Still, he continues, there is no question that Europe is “experiencing fundamental demographic and cultural changes whose long-term consequences no one can foresee . . . A youthful Muslim society to the south [that is North Africa] and east of the Mediterranean [that is, Turkey] is poised to colonize – the term is not too strong – a senescent Europe [that is to say, a Europe that is asleep and is poised to be colonized by these other countries].

Despite Europe’s increasing economic and political integration the European response to this colonization could well vary from country to country. To quote Ferguson again, “A creeping Islamicization of a decadent Christendom is one conceivable result: While the old Europeans get even older and their religious faith weaker, the Muslim colonies within their cities get larger and more overt in their religious observance.”

A backlash against immigration by the economically Neanderthal right is another possibility. Aging electorates turn to demagogues who offer sealed borders without explaining exactly who is to pay for the pensions and the health care. Nor can we rule out the possibility of a happy fusion between rapidly secularized second-generation Muslims and their post-Christian neighbors. Indeed, we may conceivably end up with all three. The first situation in France [that is, the colonization option], situation two in Austria [the demagogue sealed border option], and situation three in Britain [with secularized Muslims and post-Christian Britons living together]. It could be a muddle that might emerge.

The third option he calls “Europe Reconverted.” What he talks about here are the hopeful signs in Europe of a re-Christianization, a revitalized church. He particularly holds out hope here for Joseph Ratzinger as the new Pope and a movement among Roman Catholics in Europe perhaps of revival to come back to faith. One can only hope, of course, that that scenario could come about. That is certainly the scenario that we are working for and praying for.

The last scenario he calls “1683 Reversed.” He says, Then there is the nightmare scenario – nightmarish, at least, for those who cherish the unique contributions of European civilization to world civilization and affirm the noble aspirations in the preamble to the European constitution. In this scenario, Western Europe fails to reverse its demographic decline, its finances become evermore perilous, its native populations evermore demoralized, and its more recent arrivals evermore assertively Islamic. A tipping point is finally reached – through a combination of demographic financial, social, cultural, and political factors – and the grand project of Europe collapses. Some states of east-central Europe retain their Christian culture and their democracy. Most of Western Europe becomes Islamicized, not in the sense as suggested under the above “muddle-through” scenario, but in the sense of being drawn into the civilizational orbit of the Arab-Islamic world, which has from its point of view, finally reversed the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in 1683 at the gates of Vienna. Non-Muslim, Western Europeans become second-class citizens with no effective role in public life.

When you think about these options, I am just terrified frankly. It is so sobering to think about the reality of what could come about. Lest any of you take the isolationist line that what happens in Europe doesn’t matter to us here in the United States, think again of what it would mean to have a Europe that is brought under the significant sway of Islam and especially think about Canada which has a kind of mid-Atlantic culture that is following right in the train of Europe with almost, it seems, irresistible force. The slide in Canadian culture – just to give you one statistic, in 1900, 25% of Canadians were evangelicals, were born-again Christians. By 1989 that had shrunk to about 8%. Christianity in Canada, as in Europe, has been in free-fall. What George Weigel argues for in this book is that the best thing that we can hope for is a robust Christianity as a basis for culture, for values, for politics because a secular vacuum will simply be incapable of withstanding the Islamicization of these cultures that is being propounded by the Islamic powers-that-be today.

This is just a really sobering reminder of the fact that what we saw on 9/11 and what we remember today is just the tip of a much larger iceberg of much, much more significant cultural and ideological movements that are afoot in the world today and it emphasizes as never before the importance of maintaining a strong Christian presence in our culture, encouraging this in European culture wherever we can through efforts such as the European Apologetics Network that I participated in and other sorts of outreaches, and then also, of course, of missionary activity to these Islamic nations themselves – to share with them the Gospel of Christ and to let them know that there is a different God who exists: the God of the Bible rather than the God of the Qur’an; a God of love, a God of mercy and grace rather than a God of violence and of partiality. Those are some thoughts that I wanted to share with you on the anniversary of 9/11. These are serious times in which we live. 9/11 is simply a reminder of that. [3]

A Trojan horse situation appears to be what Europe and other parts of the world are having to suffer though, and it won’t be the daughters of the political and social elite who are raped, nor will it be their sons and daughters who are forced into an overcrowded school yard in which nobody speaks the English language, that sort of pain will be reserved for the little people who have no voice in parliament or the Whitehouse. So what does mass migration mean for you, it’s the difference between liberty and death.

― T. C. M

[1] http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerscruton/2014/08/30/why-did-british-police-ignore-pakistani-gangs-raping-rotherham-children-political-correctness/
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