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Commenter Alain Jean-Mairet is not a civilizationalist

Reader comment on item: [The Search for Moderate Islam:] A Reply to Lawrence Auster
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Submitted by Andrew (Germany), Feb 5, 2005 at 02:02

Mr. Jean-Mairet:

While you recognize the danger of Islam and how corruptible its essence is, you advise we not risk alienating the many Moslems who are otherwise peaceful, least we empower the radical Moslems, or at least those "moderate" Moslems at risk of turning against us at any perceived slight, offence or otherwise unbearable stress. This is classic appeasement by someone who wishes not to confront or disturb in the hopes the problem will go away.

Islam (ism) will not go away, it will grow exponentially as it has in Marseilles France, or Malmo, Sweden, slowing transforming secular governments and societies into Islamic ones, or at least close approximations, with the help of moderate as well as extremist Moslems, it really makes no difference.

By accepting millions of Moslems into Europe, the old continent has all but officially sanctioned its Islamification by centuries end at the latest. Islam never accepts second billing, so odds are Europe will once again be plunged into chaos and anarchy possibly surpassing the destruction of WW II in terms of total cultural conquest (in addition to territory) which the Nazi's attempted, but never achieved.

Why would you think we can effect the needed change within Islam before the time we in the West have left, runs out? The reformation of Islam as hoped by Mr. Pipes is a generational process, we don't have generations to wait. Even if we were rejecting Islamic immigration everywhere in Europe and America immediately, we still have a serious problem with the Moslem population in Europe and a slightly less, though growing disturbance within the Moslem population in America. Just look at the Moslem Student Unions every in the country to see their position on suicide bombing of buses, Israel, Jews and Islam's "right" to transform America to satisfy the Islamic vision to see what your hopeful affection for Islam is empowering, while you look the other way, towards the white dove.

The only option which is not a false hope is adopt what Mr. Auster called a "civilizationalist" position on this entire problem. Islam should be compared to Communism at the very least. When engaged in the Cold War, we did not allow Communists or Soviets into the country. In this civilizational struggle, we must not continue of allow Moslems into America if our civilization is to survive.

The change Mr. Pipes hopes for, even if it began today, does not address the immediate reality of the millions of Moslems whose civilizational hard-wiring runs counterpoint to our own in every way. It is woeful naiveté and criminal folly that almost no one is willing to admit this sad reality which has imported an alien culture into our midst's and continues to do so irregardless of the evidence of the deadly menace it represents to the future of us all.
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