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Islam and the once-Christian West.

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Submitted by Stewart Davies (Australia), May 18, 2004 at 03:09

I never really paid much attention to Islam until Khomeini siezed power in Iran in 1979. So unnerving, so menacing did this event appear, even from the (illusory) safety of Britain where I then lived, that I started to look into the history, background and substance of Islam. It very soon become glaringly apparent that Islam's raison d'etre right from the very outset was to confront and supplant Judeo-Christian civilisation.

The kind of events we have been witnessing, and the seemingly relentless march of radical Islam I have anticipated for many years now. I felt totally convinced that it would make one final all-out onslaught, one final push for global conquest of the kind that has characterised much of its history. I felt certain that given the pace of present-day world events, this would most likely occur within the space of a generation post Iranian Revolution. The Muslims simply believe that they are now fulfilling their destiny; that they are carrying out the will of Allah for the establishment of "Dar al Islam - The House of Islam".

But what has taken me completely by surprise is the way that this has been, and continues to be, facilitated by a powerful political and financial elite whose aim is to use Islam as a battering ram against the Christian civilsation of the West. So while Islam believes itself to be acting autonomously in the pursuit of it's Allah-ordained purpose, it is in fact like a dog on a leash, to be reined in once that purpose is realised.

Decadent post-Christian Europe is capitulating, rapidly and voluntarily, to Islam. As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger recently observed, European civilisation is dying. There is a determination to erase the memory of Europe's Christian heritage. It is highly likely that the final draft of the European Constitution will not recognise Europe's essentially Christian history.

But why is this happening? Where does the blame lie? The obvious parallel is God's relationship with His chosen Jewish people. While God is eternally faithful to His covenants, time and again the Jewish people were not. Time and again the enemies of the God of Israel were used as an instrument of punishment and correction for the Jews, in order to get them to turn once again to Him...


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