Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Monty Python believes (albeit cynically and humorously) one should "always look on the bright side of life." Nevertheless, this is extremely depressing even for the most optimistic:
Since the London bombings of July 7, 2005, which killed 53 people, the police have been obliged to keep thousands of Muslims under surveillance while investigating up to a hundred separate conspiracies to commit terror. But rather than expressing shame that such unprecedented measures have been necessary, “moderate” Muslim leaders like Muhammad Abdul Bari have responded with thinly veiled blackmail. As often as not, British support for Israel is invoked as high on the list of Muslim grievances. The message is simple: unless Britain withdraws that support, every Muslim will become a potential suicide bomber.

Such implicit threats have had their effect on the non-Muslim majority. At a dinner after my lecture, a professor remarked, as if it were a generally accepted platitude: “Of course, the only terrorist state in the Middle East is Israel.” Nobody contradicted him. The delegitimization of Israel in the British academic world has become one aspect of a new and more powerful wave of outright anti-Semitism, a phenomenon that has been greatly accelerated by the response to last summer’s war in Lebanon...

Read it all to understand how Merry Olde England is fast becoming the latest theme park of the Allahworld chain.

And, if you aren't depressed enough after that, then pick up Mark Steyn's book, America Alone, which I have just finished reading.

While Al Gore runs around like a crazed idiot touting the coming environmental disasters that will befall civilization unless draconian measures are instituted that will pave the way to the best-ever totalitarian --but nevertheless an environmentally carbon-neutral-- utopia; the real threat to civilization just keeps on pushing the envelope.

I look back and contemplate that 30 years ago, the religion of Islam was not even on the horizon of my consciousness. Oh, I knew it existed, but I DIDN'T CARE. Why should I? My life had nothing to do with it; I completely ignored Islam, and, praise Allah, Islam completely ignored me.
Yet today it's Islam a go-go: almost every geopolitical crisistakes place on what Shamuel Huntington, in The Clash of Civilizations, calls "the boundary looping across Eurasia and Africa that separates Muslims from non-Muslims. That looping boundary is never not in the news. One week, it's a bomb in Bali. The next, some beheadings in southern Thailand. Next an insurrection in an obscure resource-rich Muslim republic in the Russian Federation. And then Madrid, and London, and suddenly that looping, loopy boundary has penetrated into the very heart of the West. In little more than a generation.

We can see the beginning of the next theme-park right here in the U.S. From the antics of provocative imams and the cynical exploitation of of our values by organizations such as CAIR; to the willful blindness and psychological denial and displacement of the dysfunctional political left, whose return to power probably couldn't have come at a worse time, and which makes the hope of a positive prognosis for the forces of civilization deteriorate substantially.

Allahworld! Coming soon to an American city near you!

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