Many in the West today are grappling as to how Islam has been able to get a foothold in our society. We know of Islamists’ present-day means to get government officials to capitulate to their whims through lobbying and the mainstream media, presenting themselves as victims of the same Western society that has helped them. But how have they been able to acquire such political leverage? Apparently, there has been a willful lack of circumspection or foresightedness of this to come. Back in the 1970s, the late-Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre had said: “As long a Muslims are an insignificant minority in a Christian country, they can live on friendly terms, because they accept the laws and customs of the country that receives them. But as soon as they become numerous and organize, they become aggressive and try to impose their laws, which are hostile to [Western] civilization.”
Protagonists, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar — both pretentious allies of the United States — have been able to forge or manipulate situations, as it did with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and now with the terrorist Iranian regime. Getting politicians and the mainstream media to give them prime-time and “exclusive” attention — the same can be said of the Trump-Ilhan Omar polemics — has distracted us from confronting the true Islamic threat. In other words, they have successfully molded a quasi-invincible ignorance into people, leading them to believe that the threat of Islam is only in some far-off distant land, as with the Sri Lankan suicide bombings this year, which killed at least 290 and injuring 500 others. And whenever there is a terrorist act committed by a Muslim in the Western home front or against Westerners in a foreign land, such as the Benghazi (Libya) attacks of September 11, 2012, that killed the US ambassador and three others, officials are quick to downplay them as isolated cases. As Ayaan Hirsi Ali explained, because of the West’s obsession with terror we have become blind to the broader threat of the dawa, (Islamic proselytizing): the ideology behind the terror attacks, — and what drives numerous Muslims to Islamize us.
One opening given to Islamists has been the educational field. Saudi money, for example has financed institutions alongside multitudes of other Islamic organizations across the world and within the United States (80 percent of 1,200 mosques operating in the United States were built after 2003). Qatar’s equal vision for America is being peddled through our children’s classrooms, targeting a pliable population and one with a long shelf life. Beyond its media empires and bought-off D.C. influencers and think tanks, and Saudi Arabia are both setting their sights on the next generation of Americans.
Another powerful tool has been the mass immigration of Muslims and the low fertility of Westerners. As of 2017, there are about 1.8 billion Muslims in the world, according to the Pew Research Center; together, they make up nearly one-fourth of the world’s population, making Islam the world’s second largest religion after Christianity. Within the second half of this century, Muslims are expected to become the world’s largest religious group. The Pew Research Center estimates that by 2070, Islam will overtake Christianity, due to faster birth rate (2.7 children per family vs. 2.2 for Christian families).
Islam, since its foundation, has always been transnational as it spread across the world when the nation-state and national identity were at best inchoate and more often non-existent. This has impelled many Muslims, regardless of their views of democracy, to utilize the democratic instruments of pluralism and freedom of expression to insert themselves in society with the goal of propagating Islam at the expense of others. Reading the collapse of Western demographics, Islamists see our century as the time to make their move if they are going to have a realistic opportunity to Islamize the West. While a key strategy to arrive at this has been immigration, a more effective weapon, as already indicated, has been the multiplication of the progeny in apposition to the demographic collapse.
According to some experts, a reason for the latter given is that millennials are not having or postponing having children because of financial strains. Yet those with a family income of less than $10,000 had a birth rate of almost 50 percent higher than for those with family incomes of $200,000 or higher. As Jeremy Carl, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution explains, “The lack of commitment of middle-class and wealthy Americans to having and parenting their own children goes hand in hand with our elite’s casual approach to other issues – in particular, mass immigration.” The understanding that we can simply import foreigners to make up for the child-rearing job we have refused to do ourselves completely ignores the cultural, civic and economic impacts of immigration – as well as the impacts to ourselves when we bring in foreign adults as a substitute for raising our own children. In any case, in 1970 there were one hundred thousand Muslims in America; today there are nearly four million.
With most popular name for babies born in both Belgium and Berlin in 2018 being Muhammad, it is reflective of what former Libyan dictator Col. Muammar Gaddafi stated in 2006: “We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe – without swords, without guns, without conquest – will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.”
Perhaps this is why President Erdogan told his fellow Muslim-Turks who are already living in Europe Europe: “Have not just three but five children.” Aside from the observance of polygamous marriages, the fact that Muslims for the most part do not practice abortion or artificial contraception increases the child rate per family. Since the birth rate in the West is low in comparison, Muslims are inevitably geared to taking over. At this rate, it may just be just a matter of a few generations before this also happens in America.
All this being said, when the US-led West continues to adamantly support rogue regimes like Saudi Arabia, which, aside their public beheadings and public display of the beheaded corpses (salb), according to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Arab human rights organizations, has jailed hundreds — if not thousands — of peaceful activists, bloggers, lawyers, judges, journalists, and religious scholars since the Arab Spring of 2011; or Qatar whose penal code does not criminalize domestic violence or marital rape, it is a no-brainer that unless there is a sudden and substantial change, the Islamization of our society may happen sooner than later.