In The Western Tradition, television lectures by the late U.C.L.A. History Professor Eugen Weber, the century of barbarian invasions of Roman provinces is likened to “continual assaults by motorcycle gangs,” whose willingness to use violence and terror eventually wears down the local inhabitants and any law enforcement – or kills them off. Even though the barbarians were outnumbered by the civilized populace, it is the terrorists who end up in charge of a large chunk of territory.
It has not been sufficiently appreciated that Islam contains a political aspect of conquest, and that the chiliastic radicals who want to bring about a Sharia Nightmare (they consider it paradise), either in our time or later, think in centuries, and are willing to do anything – large or small – to effect this goal.
From The Koran IX, 120:
It is not advisable for the city dwellers and those around them of the Nomads that they should lag behind after God’s messenger, nor should they yearn for themselves above him. That is because any thirst that will come to them, or fatigue, or hunger in the cause of God, or any step that they take which will annoy the rejecters, or any gain they have over any enemy; it will be recorded as a good deed for them. God does not waste the reward of the good doers.
(My emphasis above. Translation by The Monotheist Group Copyright 2011.)
Just to be clear, we in Western Civilization are the “rejecters,” we are the enemy.
But our leftist media not only denies the above, and intimidates people into agreeing with their denial, but they also, by believing their own propaganda, refuse to report the continuing attacks in Europe from Islamic terrorists.
See e.g. Herbert London: Crumbling Western Culture
Western popular culture dwells on guilt about race, colonialism, even imperialism. It cannot conceive of the idea Islamists believe exactly what they say – that they intend to resurrect the Islamic caliphate and, to do so, bring down the decadent West. In refusing to imagine Islamists might be beyond the pale of rational judgment, many bind themselves to delusions.
Apparently, however, some liberals (in Europe at least) can no longer avoid calling an elephant an elephant.
…Denmark. A small, wealthy Scandinavian democracy of 5.6 million people, it is according to most measures one of the most open and egalitarian countries in the world. It has the highest income equality and one of the lowest poverty rates of any Western nation….
When it comes to refugees, however, Denmark has long led the continent in its shift to the right—and in its growing domestic consensus that large-scale Muslim immigration is incompatible with European social democracy. To the visitor, the country’s resistance to immigrants from Africa and the Middle East can seem implacable. In last June’s Danish national election—months before the Syrian refugee crisis hit Europe—the debate centered around whether the incumbent, center-left Social Democrats or their challengers, the center-right Liberal Party, were tougher on asylum-seekers. The main victor was the Danish People’s Party, a populist, openly anti-immigration party, which drew 21 percent of the vote, its best performance ever. Its founder, Pia Kjærsgaard, for years known for suggesting that Muslims “are at a lower stage of civilization,” is now speaker of the Danish parliament.
(My emphasis above)
The point is that at least some leftists (in Denmark at least) realize that Islamic terrorists are thankful to them only for their broad-minded and extreme tolerance, and that this very same tolerance will be used to destroy leftists and everyone else.
A larger point, however, I have included in my title: the death of a thousand cuts technique is being used to wear down the Europeans right now. The non-lethal but mass attacks on women in Cologne, Germany, for example, has been followed by literally hundreds of others, and the American media stays for the most part silent, unwilling to admit that their biased, blinkered, and rosy-colored views of Islamic immigrants are wrong. The British press, for the moment at least, does still report stories like this:
A teenaged female ISIS fanatic who nearly killed a policewoman in a knife attack in Germany last week was radicalised at the age of seven, it has been revealed…A well known German Salafist preacher called Pierre Vogel got to know her when she was seven and appeared on a propaganda video with him in which he said: ‘The children are proud of the headscarf, want to live as chaste women and dress themselves accordingly…This is a new Muslim generation here and I am proud of her. Learn the Koran by heart, for on judgment day you will go one level higher for every verse.’…
‘The attacker was ice cold. Her only worry was that her headscarf was rumpled and she wanted to put it straight. It was nothing to her if the police officer lived or died…’
The girl is being held without bail charged with attempted murder…
(My emphasis above)
And of course left-wing governments have been covering up the number and nature of attacks, so that even if their national media wanted to publish stories about them, they cannot, e.g.
So the countries most open to Islamic immigrants (Germany, Sweden, France, etc.) are the ones seeing a rise in religion-motivated attacks. The ones who have resisted such a mass migration of unvetted Moslems (e.g. Denmark and Hungary) have stayed much safer. The agenda of the American press, in tandem with the desires of the Democratic Party, which favors open borders to attract future lower-class voters, wants us to remain ignorant of the situation in Europe. One result has been a rise in neo-Nazi and nationalist groups like the Sons of Odin, which has spread from Finland to Northern Ireland, and sends out “patrols” to protect people, similar to what Hitler’s Nazis did during the chaos of the late Weimar Republic.
Austrian philosopher Karl Popper discussed the limits of toleration in his book from 1945 (note the year) The Open Society and Its Enemies. He called it a paradox and wrote that one cannot tolerate those who want to destroy you. Self-defense at some point is allowed: you only have two cheeks to turn!
“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.” – from Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies
Update: allow me to recommend this website on European news specifically about the Islamic attacks there:
Update March 9th, 2016: courtesy of the British press, an example of how the Islamic immigrants are continuing their conquest of a thousand scimitars.
Update: March 11th, 2016:
From Hungary and Austria via Breitbart:
The Bulgarian government in Sofia is also concerned about the build-up of migrants in Greece, fearing migrants may try to push through their country to find an alternate way to Europe. The Bulgarian Interior minister vowed to make sure it does not happen remarking on state television: “we have recognized this risk and will take any action against it”.
A new report on migrant crime reveals that for every 100 people who attempt to claim asylum in Austria an average of 55 criminal offences are committed, with some communities significantly more represented in statistics than others.