2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Building Up to the Moment - Gaining the Upper Hand in Islam vs Christianity in the Future

Reader comment on item: My Optimism About Europe

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 8, 2011 at 18:46

Having heard only enough of PM Cameron's speech to realize that someone is finally adding a more prominent voice to the very few voices in government positions of power that need to focus on how not to fall into history's catalogue of former nations. Britain especially needs to be cognizant since it represents one nation that is striking example of one that is a remnant, having only a part of its former glory that once held power 'where the sun never set.' While not totally a global empire, Britannnia was most nearly so at one time and the influences of that are still with us today.

Islam seeks to counter that. If one considers the former Islamic powers of ancient times and realizes that the shadow of that power was only diminished by the loss of the Turkish Ottoman's last century, it is not too hard to envision that the caliphate of the future is only one or two revolutions away. Strangely, Britain was partly instrumental in Turkey's own colonial demise. Now they, like all of the former colonial nations that had dealings with the Islamically influenced societies of the past, are affected by the emergence of the 'new,' or shall it be put, 'renewed' fervor of fundamentalist Islamist sentiments, fueled in part by the rise in Muslim populations worldwide; but more importantly emboldened by the loss of mainstream Christian courage of conviction.

The inroads that Muslim fundamentalists have made in all the world societies are paved with an intensity of thought that they have their own perception of supremacy; that in achieving any advances in their cause, they advance the process to global influences once thought to be limited to oil advantages. Now the ideology has its own mechanism of influence, the power of the wealth that the world so easily relinquishes for the lack of spiritual strength to hold back Islamic ideology.

PM's Cameron and Merkel may have a moment to stave off the advances of Islamist fundamentalism in the war of words, but it is coming down to a time when the minor skirmishes of terrorist intrusions will give way to a more intensive battle for the minds of a vacillating faux Christian attitude that seems to pervade many of the countries that cannot seem to deal with increasing Muslim sensitivities trying to replace western ones. If the West is to maintain its value system based on Christianity, then a return to basic Biblical doctrine is required, especially in the times being faced by the world today.

Eventually, there is a prophetical observance that suggests Islam may get the upper hand, for a time. Then there will be the problem of how to regain western style influences when the power that was necessary to keep it in the first place was negotiated away. In that day and age, the rhetoric of PM Cameron's speech will have been consigned to history; and is probably not going to be remembered in the schools that will be teaching shari'a law.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Building Up to the Moment - Gaining the Upper Hand in Islam vs Christianity in the Future by M. Tovey

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)