69 million page views

Public Opinion Might be Negative; But WIll It Change Things? Ask Dr Andrew Hussey.

Reader comment on item: Education by Murder in Boston

Submitted by GWK (United States), Sep 11, 2014 at 14:26

A must read is Professor Andrew Hussey's "French Infitada". (See: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/books/review/the-french-intifada-by-andrew-hussey.html?_r=0)

Dr. Hussey, dean of the University of London Institute in Paris, is clear but not optimistic. To understand the challenges ahead for Europe, one needs to read this book.

IMHO, as France goes, so will go the rest of Europe, unless Europeans mature a bit and begin to focus on more traditional values, like on having families, and less on self-absorbed habits that will not sustain European culture against the contemporary Muslim "birthrate" jihad. By 2025, I project that in France, more children entering France's primary school will be Muslim than non-Muslim children. As that cohort moves up to secondary and post-secondary schools, France's society will be in a fix. The UK and pats of Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and Italy won't be too many behind that trend. One can say this with confidence because generations of well-meaning, of financially strapped young Europeans have opted for childless marriages, or one-child marriages, thinking they were helping alleviate the ills of the world's population explosion.

The result since the mid-1960s (and exacerbated by a culture of selfishness and materialism) has been a European population implosion which is unsustainable. Like Japan, the result is an aging society where the percentage of elderly people is soaring while the bottom of the population pyramid is narrowing exponentially year after year. But unlike Japan, which has had little tolerance for "gaijin" (i.e., foreigners), Europe's doors have been open a long time, but assimilation in the age of expanding Salafist Fiqh, has reversed the trend from cultural assimilation to anti-assimilation. The advertisement of jihadists' anger on social media and islamist websites is part of a marketing push to drive the increasingly alienated (and ever growing numbers of) Muslim youth to rebel against "Kafir" iedologies and to defend the "purity of Islam".

IMHO, there are two not easy tasks ahead for Westerners: 1. Stop the population decline by seeing just how insidious self-extermination by low birth rate is to a civilization. 2. Begin understanding that the Salafist view of "pure" Islam is an aenathema to the West's Judeo-Christian values and to Western liberalism that sprung up after the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, and begin to counter Muslim Salafi-funded Da'wa with our own media jihad to counter the propaganda funded with our oil dollars. Soft power can work to extol the virtues of Western liberalism and to expose the garish crudeness and cruelty of Wahabism and Salafist Sharia.

Bottom line: A civilization that voluntarily hollows itself out from the bottom up is doomed. A civilization that won't work to promote its own values and merits in face of a dire threat, and that won't expose the weaknesses of the conflicting value system wil not overcome the cultural challenges it faces.


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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 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.)