I have stated before that we in the West need to face down our
internal enemies, the twin trolls of Denial and Defeatism, before we
can have any chance of dealing with Islam. Yes, the Islamic threat is
very real and could lead to a cataclysmic world war unless stopped.
No, it’s not too late to win this. Not yet. Writer Mark Steyn does a
good job at devouring the former troll, but insists on feeding the
latter. As Lawrence Auster demonstrates, Steyn continues to claim that
we have in fact already lost, and must settle for "a
Muslim majority world.” He talks as if he is the Churchill of
our age, yet displays a resigned
defeatism that would have made even Neville Chamberlain blush.
Contrary to the views expressed by many, the madness of the Muhammad
cartoons issue can in hindsight turn out to have been a blessing in
disguise. Eurabia’s legions of spin doctors were quite successful in
placing the blame for 9/11, the Madrid and the London bombings on US
and Israeli foreign policies. These attacks may actually have
strengthened Eurabia. Not so this time. The first cracks in this wall
came with the murder of Theo van Gogh. With the Danish cartoon case,
these cracks have now grown into a chasm.
The Phony War was a phase in early WW2 marked by few military operations in Continental Europe, in the months following the German invasion of Poland. What we have witnessed during these past few months is the end of the Phony War against Islamic Jihad. The election of hard-line president Ahmadinejad in Iran and of Hamas in the Palestinian Territories, the Muslim riots in France and the international unrest triggered by the Muhammad cartoons case mark a watershed in this battle. After having carefully, and one must admit skilfully, built up the mythology of Islamic tolerance for decades, Muslims now blew their own cover. This is end of taqiyya, and from the Muslim point of view, it probably came too soon. It is indeed possible for Muslims to win this, but it would have made more sense for them to lay low for another couple of decades, and quietly continue the demographic Jihad through migration conquest. Of course, being Muslims, they have to boast and brag all the time, and haven’t got the patience to wait that long. This critical character flaw, more than infidel strength, is why they will most likely lose. Just like the Japanese during WW2, who hailed the attack on Pearl Harbor as a great victory, the sheer arrogance of their creed blinds them from realizing when they make huge mistakes that could eventually cost them victory. There is now a critical mass of Europeans who see clearly that Islam and Muslim immigration constitute a mortal danger to their freedom and their civilization. They feel confused and scared, but first of all angry. If this is the true face of Islam, doesn’t that mean that our academic elites, our media and our political leaders have lied to us systematically for decades? Muslims misunderstand the mentality and potential response from the infidels because they see mainly the appeasement of the political class. What they don’t see is the simmering defiance that is growing at the grassroots level.
What we need now is not another column by Mark Steyn telling us that all I lost and we might as well surrender pre-emptively. What we need now is anger. Anger gives you energy, instead of the resigned passivity bred by defeatism. However, we should be careful not direct this anger towards that favorite Eurabian boogeyman, the USA and Israel, nor should we resort to the time-tested European tradition of targeting random “foreigners.” It wasn’t the Americans or the Israelis who brought us into this mess, and it certainly wasn’t the Indian dentist or the Chinese shopkeeper down the corner. It was in fact our very own EU elites.