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AN ARAB MUSLIM’S PREDICTION ABOUT THE FALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

His warning 600 years ago.

Timothy Furnish // In the last 2 ½ years alone—from Charlie Hebdo to Manchester—there have been 20 Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States, killing a total of 381 people.  The vast majority of terrorists convicted in the US since 9/11 have pledged allegiance to Islamic groups: ISIS, al-Qaeda and their ilk.  Over 70% of the US State Department’s designated foreign terrorist organizations are Muslim in ideology and goals.  Muslim “grooming gangs” have roamed the UK for years, setting girls and young women up to be sexually used.  Over a thousand women were sexually assaulted in Germany on New Year’s 2016, largely by “foreign nationals.” Sexual crimes against women are increasing in Sweden, largely as a result of the massive influx of young Muslim men.

Yet how do most Europeans, and far too many Americans, respond to this civilizational assault?  With sorrow and tears, “love trumps hate” and candle-lighting.  By creating memes with the appropriate victims’ national flag.  With cringing apologies for non-existent “Islamophobia” and promises to bring in even more Muslim “refugees” in order to demonstrate, once and for all (or at least until the next jihad) that we Westerners are truly open-minded and tolerant—even if it literally kills us.  The President of the United States cannot even temporarily stop immigration from a few terrorist-haven countries—because they happen to be Muslim-majority ones, and leftist American judges, like British politicians, privilege the rights of non-citizen foreigners over their own countrymen in the name of Leftist ideology and global humanitarianism.

Western civilization may or may not be sick—but it’s certainly become spineless.  This happens to many cultures, eventually—as described first, ironically, by the great 14th century North African Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun in his work The Muqaddimah.  Ibn Khaldun, based on his study of ancient, Islamic and Christian history, ascertained a cyclical pattern of rise-and-fall among what he termed “dynasties” which, mutatis mutandis, is applicable to our culture as well.  All of them go through three phases:

[1] The first is the one which establishes the society: “its members are used to privation and to sharing their glory with each other; they are brave….sharp and greatly feared.  People submit to them.”

[2] Following that is the stage in which the society moves “from privation to luxury and plenty” and “the vigour of group feeling is broken…. People become used to lowliness and obedience.  But many of the old virtues remain” and the people “live in hope that the conditions that existed in the first generation may come back, or they live under the illusion that those conditions still exist.”

[3] The final generation “has completely forgotten the period of…toughness, as if it had never existed…. because they are so much given to a life of prosperity and ease.  They…are like women and children who need to be defended. Group feeling disappears completely….. When someone comes and demands something from them, they cannot repel him.”

The fourth phase, then, is the conquest of the civilization by another that is still in the robust, determined and, yes, dangerous phase.

Applying this paradigm to our American branch of Western civilization, we can say that the first, vigorous chapter of our history lasted from the Revolution to World War II (about 170 years); the second from the Korean War to our triumph in the Cold War (about four decades), an era dominated, alas, by the “Great Society” of LBJ and the liberal Democrats which institutionalized dependence on government; and the third began a quarter-century ago and has proceeded much more rapidly than the others—because, as Yeats observed in his poem “The Second Coming:” “things fall apart; the center cannot hold.”

The center, Ibn Khaldun’s group feeling, used to be Christianity, but that was jettisoned over the course of the 20thcentury; then American exceptionalism was terminated with extreme prejudice by Obama in his quest to humble America. Washington and Hollywood have spent years teaching people to rely on their emotions rather than rational faculties—with the result that now many young Americans prefer socialism, believe that gender is not biological, and insist that Christianity is as violent as Islam.  Even the new administration’s National Security Advisor refuses to acknowledge that Islam has anything to do with jihad and violence.

Those of us still in Ibn Khaldun’s stage two want President Trump to draw a line and stop the replacement of Jerusalem and Athens with Brussels and Mecca.  But when our fellow Americans are more concerned about whether men can use the women’s bathroom than the jihadists in our midst, we’re almost certainly trapped in terminal stage three—wherein a civilization which no longer believes in itself, said Ibn Khaldun, “is seized by senility and the chronic disease…for which it can find no cure, and, eventually, is destroyed.”

Perhaps there is hope yet—though it becomes difficult to see it. But as conservatives we must continue to fight on — and appreciate a president who is finally, unlike so many conservatives, fighting the political and cultural battle the way it’s supposed to be fought.

Drive them out: Time to deport known American jihadis

The children of Manchester were killed by a jihadi known to authorities.  So were the victims of 12 out of the 14 Islamic terror attacks in America under Obama’s watchful eye.  That must end.  Our terror watch list must become a terror deportation list.

President Trump went to the very heart of Islam, Saudi Arabia, and told the assembled leaders of the Muslim world they must drive the jihadis out of their mosques, out of their communities, out of their country, and out of this Earth.

The Saudis are responsible for their country.  We are responsible for America.  Let us start right here and right now.  We need to drive all those who preach jihad out of our American mosques, community, and country.

Preachers in America are not allowed to encourage murder or the overthrow of our government.  It is immoral and illegal to allow the preaching of jihad in our mosques.  Yet time after time, whenever we have an Islamic atrocity in our country, we discover that the killer attended a radical mosque.  One estimate is that half of the mosques in our country were founded by radical Muslim Brotherhood members.

In 2012, then-president of France Nicolas Sarkozy banned radical imams from entering France.  In 2016, France closed down a handful of radical mosques where authorities found terrorist weapon caches.  We should do that and more.  We should close all radical mosques.  Especially for those who believe that Islam is a religion of peace, it is clear that these are not true religious institutions, but centers promoting Muslim supremacy, violence, and the suppression of other religions.

Make no mistake: Islamism in America reaches far beyond mosque walls.  We have a pro-jihadi curriculum in our schools, jihadi preachers and speakers in our mosques and prisonsjihadi bureaucrats and support staff in our government, jihadi judges in our courts (one appointed by New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie), and jihadis serving on oversight committees of police departments, the FBI, and Homeland Security.

President Trump is asking the Muslim leaders across the globe to step up.  We have to step up at home.  We have to step up at every level.  We need to support courageous citizen activists like Pamela Geller and Brigitte Gabrielle, the remarkable Charles Jacobs, and Steven Emerson.  These heroic Americans have been carrying the burden to fight jihad.  They have been doing it almost alone for years.  We need an all-out effort by city and state governments; Congress and every federal department; and yes, the president, who has to get moving.  They are supposed to protect us from organized killers.

Defending ourselves from jihadi murderers is impossible, we are told by multiculturalists, without doing irreparable damage to freedom of religion and freedom of speech.  Wrong.  Our freedom of religion and speech will be impossible unless we stop the immigration of adherents of sharia and drive out American jihadis.  Our Constitution does not require us to adopt as fellow citizens people who hate our constitutional freedoms, let alone those who are crazed with an evil piety to maim and kill infidels.  Free speech has never protected those organizing violence.

Naturalized citizens who break their oath of citizenship can have their citizenship revoked.  Their American-born children and other American Muslims involved with terror supporting-Islamist groups should be declared enemy combatants, and appropriate action taken.

Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America

Oath

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

The multiculturalists who dominate our media, our universities, and the Democratic Party are in deep moral confusion.  Their imperative is to protect their ideals.  Progressives would sacrifice all of us to the idol of their delusions.

They turn their faces away as innocents in the Middle East and Africa are kidnapped, burned alive, beheaded, raped, and tortured.  They are sad but willing to do nothing, as innocent Christians and Jews in America and Europe are targeted on purpose, blown up, run over, and shot.

The multiculturalists enjoy that hit of moral superiority each time they preach to us that we must tolerate Islam – if beautiful toleration requires our lives be snuffed out, they are willing to accept that price.  Terrorism, President Obama lectured us, is not an existential threat.  It was never a serious problem to him.

It is a serious problem to us.  We are not willing to sacrifice a single American life.  Toleration of evil is not good.  We are protecting our freedoms, not harming them, when we take up the burden of fighting jihad in America.  It is moral to drive Islamists out of our country.

The answer to known wolves (a phrase coined by Patrick Poole) is not a terror watch list, but swift deportation.

In France, within hours, national security risks are put on a plane to their countries of origin.  Appeals may follow from the home country.

In the U.K., the home secretary has broad power to deport any foreign national whose removal would be “conducive to the public good.”  Appeals go to a special court, not to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

In Ireland, the minister of justice “would make no apology” for deporting people who support Islamic extremism without taking the case to court.

In America, it seems we treat national security threats as not very different from minor immigration violations.  We also deport national security risks, but we do it rarely and very slowly.  Our laws are not well designed for the 21st-century reality of the jihadi threat.

The idea that we are helpless to stop Islamist murderers before they act is a purposeful lie, pushed by progressives and the D.C. swamp because they wish to do nothing, says Andrew McCarthy:

Virtually every time a terror attack has occurred, the actor initially portrayed as a solo plotter lurking under the government’s radar turns out to be – after not much digging – an already known (sometimes even, notorious) Islamic extremist.

As amply demonstrated by Poole’s reporting, catalogued here by PJ Media, “lone wolves” – virtually every single one – end up having actually had extensive connections to other Islamic extremists, radical mosques, and (on not rare occasions) jihadist training facilities.  There are, and can be, no lone wolves.  The very concept is inane, and only stems from a willfully blind aversion to the ideological foundation of jihadist terror: Islamic supremacism.

The global, scripturally rooted movement to impose sharia – in the West, to incrementally supersede our culture of reason, liberty, and equality with the repressive, discriminatory norms of classical Islamic law – is a pack. The wolves are members of the pack, and that’s why they are the antithesis of “lone” actors. And, indeed, they always turn out to be “known” precisely because their association with the pack, with components of the global movement, is what ought to have alerted us to the danger they portended before they struck.

Patrick Poole elaborates:

As I’ve noted here at PJ Media going back to October 2014, the “lone wolf” canard was spun by the Obama administration to exonerate themselves whenever a terror attack occurred. …

The United States might not be suffering from terror – AT ALL – if our law enforcement agents had not been hamstrung by the Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton “politically correct” approach to monitoring Muslim suspects.

They placed the sensitivities of Muslim Americans ahead of public safety. Not their rights – law enforcement already operates knowing that rights must be respected to successfully win a later prosecution in court.

Not their rights. Just their sensitivities.

We KNEW about virtually EVERY terrorist. But FAILED TO ACT IN TIME on virtually every terrorist.

We are done with tolerating Islamist murderers in our midst.  We agree with President Trump that Islamic extremism is evil and must be driven out of our mosques, our communities, and our country.  Start driving, Mr. President.

Zero Islamic Terror Attacks: What London and America Need to Learn from Japan

In 2016, London’s mayor said Islamic terror attacks are just part of living in a big city.

There’s just one major problem with that.

The biggest city in the world hasn’t even had a single terrorist attack from a radical Muslim.

Tokyo, Japan boasts the largest population of any city, and they’ve got their problems, including a declining population, but Islamic terrorism isn’t one — not a single one.

There’s a few logical reasons for this.

Japan has a long history and tradition of extremely strict immigration policies, making it one of the highest homogeneous countries in the world, next to Korea. Japanese make up 98.5% with the next highest ethnic group as Koreans at 0.5%, then Chinese with 0.4%, and other at a whopping 0.6%.

In the West, diversity is seen as a moral superiority and objective, but wide open doors to Islamic extremists only invites terrorism.

From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombing to San Bernardino to the Pulse nightclub massacre — America has seen brutal terror attacks done in the name of radical Islam.

President Donald Trump was elected in large part because of his promise to secure the Southern border, get “tough” on illegal immigration, and “defeat” radical Islamic terrorism.

Each attempt Trump does to make America safer and more secure, he is met with protests from the mainstream media, Hollywood elites, and liberals across the coasts.

In stark contrast, London Mayor Sadiq Khan ran on diversity, and in September of last year, said the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city.”

How did the West come to expect terror attacks in bigger cities? According to Tucker Carlson, “It wasn’t always this way. We made it this way.”

Carlson points out we brought this upon ourselves, or rather “the people in charge” through “reckless immigration policies…that none of us were asked to endorse, much less vote on.”

“Some of us didn’t even know they were happening,” he added, and I couldn’t agree more.

“Western cities got dangerous when they imported radical religious ideologies from other countries,” he said, and I’ll add the nuance, those are from the Islamic faith — not the Buddhists, Pentecostals, Baptists, Lutherans, or Catholics.

Tucker continued:

“Nobody from government wants to admit that, because it reflects poorly on them, but it’s true, and increasingly voters know it’s true, despite the official ban on saying it’s true.”

“In heavily Islamic areas terror is depressingly common. Elsewhere it is vanishably rare.”

I couldn’t agree more with Tucker, and the facts back us up as well.

Interestingly, President Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader was UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who had to be rushed to safety Wednesday when Parliament came under threat of a terror attack.

May described the attack as “sick and depraved,” but sadly it has become accepted as a norm for many in the West.

Getting back to Tokyo, though. The United States could learn a vital lesson from our friends in Japan.

President Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as president-elect and just a couple weeks after hosting May at the White House.

Trump reaffirmed his promise to Abe that he has spoken to the public many times: “America First.”

Although Trump was mostly referring to trade, this could be broadened to include national security.

You know, Japan doesn’t have to worry about homegrown terrorism.

If America doesn’t want to become another London, we have to pause, and ask ourselves if we really want to tolerate any more terror — haven’t enough American lives been taken at the hands of jihadists?

This doesn’t have to be our reality. We can change it. Let’s take a lesson from Japan.

Please carry through on your promise, Mr. President. Let’s Make America Safe Again.