Thursday, September 21, 2006
10 Reasosn Why The West Will Lose to Islam
We ARE losing this war thus far. We are sitting in the same spot as the free west was in the late 1930s as Hitler and the Japanese were rampaging throught their spheres subjugating people and murdering them. We are fiddling as Rome burns, just like Chamberlain did.
Here is a link and the first of Selbourne's reasons. PLEASE hit the link and go read the full piece...
Can the West defeat the Islamist threat? Here are ten reasons why not
By David Selbourne
LET US SUPPOSE, for the sake of argument, that the war declared by al-Qaeda and other Islamists is under way. Let us further suppose that thousands of "terrorist" attacks carried out in Islam's name during the past decades form part of this war; and that conflicts that have spread to 50 countries and more, taking the lives of millions ... including in inter-Muslim blood-shedding ... are the outcome of what Osama bin Laden has called "conducting jihad for the sake of Allah".
If such war is under way, there are ten good reasons why, as things stand, Islam will not be defeated in it.
1) The first is the extent of political division in the non-Muslim world about what is afoot. Some reject outright that there is a war at all; others agree with the assertion by the US President that "the war we fight is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century". Divided counsels have also dictated everything from "dialogue" to the use of nuclear weapons, and from reliance on "public diplomacy" to "taking out Islamic sites", Mecca included. Adding to this incoherence has been the gulf between those bristling to take the fight to the "terrorist" and those who would impede such a fight, whether from domestic civil libertarian concerns or from rivalrous geopolitical calculation.