Looming Danger

Bill Neinast


“There is a tremendous danger looming, and  it is very difficult to be optimistic.

“We might be in the final  stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and  present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the  last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.”

These are the opening paragraphs of a speech by Geert Wilders to an Alliance of Patriots in New York in 2008. 

Wilders is a member of the Dutch House of Representatives and the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, now the leading political party in the Netherlands.  

His 2008 speech mentioned above is too long for the space available for this column, but some of his disturbing statistics were repeated and updated in a speech he gave in Malibu, California, of June of this year.  He introduced that speech as “Europe’s Last Stand?”

Wilders is pilloried in the liberal press in both Europe and here because he does not toe the politically correct line.  What ires the press most are his arguments about the Islamization of Europe and the movement for a world-wide Caliphate, that is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a Caliph, or successor to Muhammad.

Most of Wilders’ speeches do not now apply directly to this country.  One paragraph of his 2008 speech, however, should be a wakeup call for us.  He states that, “a total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe.  San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim  just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.”

Although he does not mention an Arab Spring with Muslim extremists rioting in the streets of London, Paris, and other European capitols to replace existing governments, it is not difficult to extrapolate such occurrences from these statistics.

If the statistical forecasts are borne out, a daunting future is on the threshold.  The Mideast, the birthplace of Islam, is already on a crash course for a Caliphate in that entire region.  

For example, the actions of Ataturk to secularize Turkey and turn it into a Western democracy are being quietly but assuredly dismantled.  

Further East, dictators who kept Islamization in check in their countries have been dethroned, imprisoned, or assassinated.  In countries like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt, this removal of impediments to the establishment of Caliphates has been done with our help.

Egypt is the best example.  Hosni Mubarak was a friend of the U.S., the strongest supporter of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, maintained the vital Suez canal with a preference granted to U.S. warships, and allowed us free overflight rights. 

Unfortunately, however, something referred to as the “Arab Spring” began in December, 2010, and Mubarak was one of its primary targets.  Although there was ample evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamist organization, was the controlling force in the riots, the Obama Administration gleefully threw its support behind the rioters.  After all, those rioters just wanted to overthrow a dictator, an anathema to democracies like us.

Also, the Muslim Brotherhood had given its solemn word that it was not interested in taking over the government.  The desire was for a democracy to replace a dictatorship and the Brotherhood would be just another political party in the process.

That was less than a year ago and the true colors of the Muslim Brotherhood are already flying over Egypt’s capitol.  Fortunately for us, however, a substantial part of Egyptian society, including millions of Coptic Christians, want no part of a Caliphate and reacted with a counter revolution.

The major force in removing the Brotherhood’s bureaucracy and its intent to  destroy Israel is the Egyptian military.  Saudi Arabia and other Western leaning monarchies (dictatorships?), but not President Obama, are throwing their monetary and other support behind this move to keep Egypt in the secular column.

As these circumstances are rapidly unfolding, Obama is in his usual dither mode.  What should we do, what should we do?  The Muslim Brotherhood promised us they were all for a secular democracy in Egypt.  We believe that the warnings of the Egyptian military, Saudi Arabia and others about a Muslim Brotherhood takeover must be wrong.  So we will just twiddle our thumbs a little while longer and watch what happens.

Meanwhile, another scenario is unfolding in Syria.  That is the attempt to overthrow another dictator.  The resulting civil war is producing thousands of refugees and “innocent” deaths.  The clamor is that the USA must protect innocent civilians in every country and must help overthrow the dictator Assad.

Wait a minute again, however.  There is overwhelming evidence that Assad’s opposition is heavily infiltrated with al Qaeda, which is not supposed to exist anymore because Obama killed bin Ladin.  

There it is again.  What should we do, what should we do?

So here’s the perspective. 

Obama might be able to develop a coherent policy in the area of foreign policy if he would only listen to that Dutchman Geert Wilders.  The writing is on the wall in Europe.  

All Obama has to do is heed that writing and recognize that there is a serious movement by Muslim Terrorists for world domination.

In reading those warnings, it would help to remember 9/11, the move to establish a major Muslim “center” one block from Ground Zero, and Fort Hood.

The biggest help, however, might be for the Obama administration to begin using terms like Jihadism, Muslim terrorists, and even the simple word terrorism.


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