Why Islam Is Going to Take Over the World
As of Thursday morning, Parisian authorities had arrested several people in connection with the terrorist attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, but the prime suspects in the shooting are still at large. The attack, which occurred on Wednesday morning, left 12 people dead and another 11 wounded. The suspects, according to police, are Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34.
USA Today reported that the two brothers returned to Paris from Syria last summer and that security services inside France were at least nominally aware of their presence. No official connections have thus been made between the suspects and known terror organizations such as ISIS or Al Qaeda. The predominate belief, of course, is that Charlie Hebdo magazine was targeted for lampooning Islam’s founder, Mohammed. According to the religion, there are never to be any artistic depictions of the prophet.
The attack provides an opportunity for conversation and commentary on a number of important topics. The religion that drove these terrorists to carry out their aims, the divide between Western culture and Islam, gun control, and free speech are just a few of the tributaries down which commentators have traveled in the last 24 hours. All of them (expect perhaps gun control) are worth discussing in the wake of the tragedy, but it’s also important to talk about what’s happening in France right now.
France, and Paris in particular, is slowly changing its demographics. Muslim immigrants are pouring into the country, giving it the largest Muslim population in Europe. This would be all fine and well if it weren’t for the fact that many of these immigrants have no interest whatsoever in adopting the cultures, norms, and beliefs of their new country. Instead, many wish to remain segregated and pious, wishing for the day when they can turn France into a land under Sharia law.
The conflicts that lie ahead in France and other European countries where Muslims are becoming an increasingly-large minority are inevitable. Making them even more inevitable is the politically-correct tone with which politicians and the media treat Islam. Criticism of the religion has been labeled “racist” by liberals who have lost all sense of perspective. The growing protests in Germany over the Islamization of the West have been denounced by world leaders. Thus they hasten their own demise.
A Future of Our Own
But don’t think for a moment that their problems are unique to Europe. This conflict is coming to America sooner or later, and we’ve already seen how our own leaders talk about the religion of “peace.” A vast ocean protects us from the kind of rampant immigration they’re seeing in Europe, but it’s only a matter of time. We would do well to decide how we’re going to deal with it before it becomes a serious issue.
But we won’t. Bill Maher is already facing criticism for his comments on Wednesday denouncing the philosophies of Islam. He’s about as liberal as they come, but he’s one of the few on the left willing to see that this religion is against everything liberals are supposed to stand for. But they continue to support it against all the evidence. They support a religion whose followers – in disturbing numbers – support the murder of those who would make fun of their prophet. It’s that simple.
I’d like to think that this event will be a wake up call to people who still want to give this religion the benefit of the doubt, but it won’t. If September 11th didn’t do it, nothing will. And since there aren’t enough bombs in the world to eliminate terrorism, we could be facing a terrible future. Our demise won’t come because we backed down from suicide bombs and gunmen; it will come because we refuse to tell the truth about the enemy.