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Weep for Europe's future

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Submitted by DAVE (Australia), May 12, 2004 at 02:36

Yes it is sad to think of Notre Dame being reduced to rubble and a mosque put up on that glorious site.

But it has happened throughout history . Empires come and go. As a child i always wondered how the greek and roman empires could have vanished. Now i can just about see how the empire of europe will vanish. All the literature, will it go the way of the library of Alexandria? and the beautiful art museums- reduced to rubble as shrines to idolatry.

Fortunately i will not be around to sob my heart out, but my children will. one might think that "moderate muslims" might take over europe and reject the wahabbism of their cousins. But we know that throughout history the fanatics get their way in the end. So yes it is likely that some form of "Talibanism" will come to europe eventually.

Visions of the reopening of Ellis Island for Europeans fleeing Muslim persecution come to mind as America the last country not to catch the "European disease" opens once again its generous gates to the persecuted.

America can still save itself if it does not overstretch itself in the next few years.
and that may unfortunately mean turning a blind eye to what is happening in certain parts of the world.
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