Beyond the Cusp

September 1, 2016

Colonial Expansions Resumed

 

The greatest colonial force in the history of humankind is again on the march. This colonial system has expanded reaching beyond the size if not scope of the great European empires of France, Spain, Portugal, England and the rest. This expansionary force has reached beyond the scope of all systems with the exception of Communism and is now ascending as Communism collapses in Europe and Russia. This expansive colonial force is, of course, Islam. Islam is not actually a religion as much as a weaponized political force wrapped in the shroud of an all-consuming religion. Islam is perfectly named and correctly translated to English meaning “Surrender.” That is exactly what Islam requires and Sharia is the force used to demand the complete turning over of one’s existence to Islam. All free will is surrendered. All curiosity is surrendered. All of one’s society and way of life is surrendered. Islam demands that it be granted all power over every act one will be permitted from the moment Islam assumed full influence in an area. Islam empowers the cult of personality placing the most successful Imam as Caliph, and the greatest Imam is that which has conquered the largest number of minds into blind obedience into every interpretation given of the Quran.

 

Inside the Quran is the secret magic of Islam and Sharia. The Quran contains verses placed in order not chronologically, not by importance of highest to lowest or lowest to highest, but from shortest to longest. The Quran is assembled in a manner which lends to its being memorized starting at the earliest of ages. Thus Islamic education takes over the entirety of the education system into which it plants memorized verses. It is then the privilege of the Imam to exemplify and amplify by their teaching those verses which are dominant and those which are of lesser standing. This too lends itself to a means of conquest. Islam can be all things to all peoples simply by expressing certain verses as superceding all other verses. This lends perfectly to the use of Taqiyya which is using deceit to gain advantage and for the sole implementation of Sharia. The implication of Sharia is the ultimate goal of Islam as once Sharia has been imposed on a society, Islam will inevitably become the sole religion and further, only the manner of Islam practiced by the main body will result in the only permitted form of Islam. In the world today that would mean that Sunni Islam is dominant. Even this realization still leads to an eventual conflict between the main proponents of Sunni Islam, Wahhabi Islam or the Muslim Brotherhood Islam.

 

Reading the Quran one will inevitable discover that there are verses which are contradictory where there are a set which preach acceptance and peaceful coexistence and still others which dictate conquest and submitting any native population forcing conversion or death choices and still others which direct exactly how one is to live one’s life. There are the obvious religious teachings such as prayer five times each day, observing Ramadan fasting, giving of alms, making of the Haj to Mecca in one’s lifetime and the acceptance of Allah and Muhammad as Allah’s messenger on Earth as the final revelation. These five laws are called the “Five Pillars of Islam” pictured below. Additionally the Quran teaches what foods are acceptable as Halal and numerous other requirements of Islam. Beyond these basics are the two sets of verses which are obvious in their differences.

 

Five Pillars of Islam

 

The two obviously contradictory verses within the Quran are the Mecca versus preaching peace, acceptance, pluralism, respect for other religions and even recognizing the Promised Lands as belonging to the Jewish people. Then there are the verses demanding conquest, subjugations and the eventual complete absorption of a society by force if required which were recorded in Medina. An introductory explanation can be found here. Suffice it to say these different and opposing verses are implemented such that Islam slowly builds until reaching a critical point at which it conquers. Islam has attempted to conquer Europe at a minimum twice, once from the west and once from the east.

 

The western offensive was eventually halted in the Battle of Tours where the Frankish forces commanded by Charles Martel who was also known as Martellus (“The Hammer”), who defeated the Muslims of the Umayyad Caliphate advancing out from Spain in October 732. The Battle of Tours was known to Islam as the Battle of the Palace of the Martyrs (Arabic: معركة بلاط الشهداء‎‎, transliterated as ma’arakat Balâṭ ash-Shuhadâ). This turned back the Islamic armies who were later driven from Spain starting with the Spanish reconquest and the imposition of the Inquisition to cleanse the Spanish of any remnants of unbelievers, mostly Muslims and Jews. This was a cleansing by the Church to reestablish their dominance after recovering from Islamic conquest.

 

The conquest from the east was turned back at Vienna in the breaking of the Siege of Vienna on September 11 through 12, 1683. This battle pitched the Ottomans against the Holy Roman Empire and was subsequent to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and its being renamed Istanbul to erase its history in Christianity and Roman, Greek, Persian and even earlier civilizations and empires going back originally in the first known empire of the Hittites. The breaking of the Siege of Vienna was largely accomplished by the addition of the Polish forces to those of the Holy Roman armies and the commander, the King of Poland leading the troops himself, King John III Sobieski. The battle was depicted by an anonymous British artist shown below. This was the high watermark of the Ottoman Empire’s thrusts into Europe. The Ottoman Empire was finally defeated as a result of World War I leading to the Sykes-Picot Treaty, Treaty of Versailles, and the Treaty of Sèvre which codified the San Remo conference and the Mandate System subsequently recognized by the United Nations in Article 80 of the Charter.

 

Siege of Vienna Depicted by an Anonymous British Artist

Siege of Vienna Depicted by an Anonymous British Artist

 

Islam originated in the Arabian Peninsula by the Prophet Muhammad starting around 611 to 625 in Mecca and finally truly established in Medina around 629 establishing it in both cities until his death in 632. This led to the Rashidun Caliphs who ruled and expanded Islam from 632 through 661 and were succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphs ruling from 661 through 750 and expanding Islam further taking it into Spain finally halted by Charles Martel in 732 as noted above. A map depicting these early advances can be seen below. The early expansion would continue to include subsequent conquest of Constantinople and under the Ottomans conquer up to Vienna where they were stopped and repulsed by the Holy Roman Empire aided by the support of the Polish Army and the combined troops commanded by King John III Sobieski of Poland, also as noted above.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

Islam in the Middle East and much of North Africa is currently engaged in a great political upheaval which will likely spell the end of the Sykes-Picot Treaty’s borders and set up of states to be replaced either by tribal boundaries or possibly a unified Islam likely broken into two camps, the Sunni and the Shiite. The Shiites will most definitely be under the control either directly or indirectly by Iran and will include Yemen, western Syria and potentially central Syria, Lebanon and Southern Iraq. The Sunni Islamic camp will include as separate but potentially allied Egypt and Saudi Arabia with each under strong leadership and the partnership always slightly tentative between these two. Saudi Arabia and Egypt may include Turkey though Egypt and Turkey are currently at odds over loyalty or opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood. Jordan will remain a lesser player probably seeking shelter under Egypt or Saudi Arabia if not both. Jordan also has a delicate balance with the Muslim Brotherhood with their allowed a presence but not overtly ruling the country. Then there are the Kurdish forces which have been showing signs of joining the radical jihadi forces but on their terms. This will depend on the Kurdish forces currently engaged by Turkey surviving the Turkish offensive bent on wiping them out as a viable fighting force. This has led to some friction between Turkey and the United States who was serendipitously supplying the Kurds with bombing support and some logistics and planning. The one obvious challenge to all Sunni forces is the Islamic State which has terrorist bands in the Sinai Peninsula and Libya as well as their main body centered in southern Syria and into central Iraq. The Islamic State is currently opposed by all state actors who are refusing to grant the Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi who is a self-proclaimed Caliph and insisting that the Islamic State is the new Caliphate, something which remains to be seen.

 

The advance guard of the Islamist forces are currently infiltrating the Western nations as a part of the “refugee” crisis which has Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia allowing increased immigration with minimal if any checks on any Middle Eastern or North African claiming to be refugees from any of the wars currently embroiling much of the area. These refugees include Syrians, Afghanis, Iraqis, Iranians, Yemenis, Libyans, Algerians and others from as far as the Horn of Africa to Morocco back across to Pakistan. Imbedded within the refugee population are teams of Islamists, both Sunni and Shiite largely from Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezballah on the Shiite side and Islamic State, Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda and smaller groups on the Sunni side. All these planted groups plus unknown numbers of Muslims who are being excited by the signs of a resurgent Islam are taking on themselves the mantle of jihad and attacking in what are call “Lone Wolf” attacks. The violence and lawlessness which has come along with the predominantly male fighting age single unaccompanied men has led to some second thoughts across Europe. Sweden is paying undocumented Middle Eastern refugees money to leave and presumably return to their national origins in the Middle East, or at least appear to be heading in that direction. Some Eastern European nations simply refused to allow any refugees to permanently remain within their borders with some places the military at the train stations forcing the refugees to continue on to Germany, France, Britain or anywhere but “here”. Russia has pretty much been bypassed as a nation for the refugees. The biggest scandal has been the entire Islamic world refusal to accommodate resettling any of the millions of refugees. Turkey and Jordan have been stymied by the hordes crossing from Syria and Iraq simply to escape the wars in those nations. Quietly Israel has provided aid to Jordan in the form of additional water and electricity to assist the refugee situation. Whatever additional aid has been provided is uncertain.

 

On another front the Islamic State is serious about their becoming the next Caliphate and is fighting against Saudi Arabia and Egypt as well as throughout the remainder of northern Africa. Further, terror groups including Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring nations and some groups formerly tied with al-Qaeda also have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State. The main problems with these forces have been in the Sinai Peninsula and have been aided as possible by Hamas in Gaza. This has made for a strange cooperative effort by Egypt and Israel in sharing intelligence and closing all borders over land and sea by both nations to prevent military and dual use items from being used by Hamas as much as they are capable. Hamas has stolen, re-appropriated if you insist, the building provisions such as bricks and cement and concrete for their tunnel construction to infiltrate into Israel or the Sinai. This has had the strange effect of a world demanding that more building provisions be sent into Gaza despite the known misuse. Apparently building tunnels with humanitarian aid is just fine with much of the world providing those tunnels are used to murder Israelis. So nice to be appreciated in this manner, we bet!

Meanwhile, the numbers and severity of crimes, many of which could be termed as Jihadic or terrorist attack, have been exploding across Europe with concentrations in Germany, France, and the Scandinavian nations, the places which took in the largest share of Muslim refugees or had large Islamic populations to begin with. One systemic problem has been the radicalization of the younger indigenous Muslims by the instigators planted within the refugee populations. By all appearances, what had been considered to be the peaceful Muslims, the good Muslims if you will, only need be aroused and pushed, perhaps threatened to join jihad or else and they appear to respond, at least a percentage. There will be those who will rightfully point out that the problems are caused by a minority, anywhere from negligible (obviously the low estimate) to as high as one in five or even in four but not quite three, or so we hope. Still, twenty percent of three or four million refugees is still well over half a million persons and add in the “Lone Wolves” and you are likely approaching a potential of three-quarters of a million threatening social cohesion which had been low to begin with. Seven-hundred-fifty-thousand jihadists will overwhelm European and western society’s ability to cope with such a threat.

 

These are just the initial wave as the refugees are still pouring into eastern Europe heading northward and westward aiming for Germany, France, Britain, the Scandinavian countries; anywhere that a strong social basket is deployed giving what amounts to a guaranteed wage for all persons reaching and registering with the government no questions asked. The problems in Germany alone appear to be sufficient that Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be on her way out of office come the next elections no matter what the future holds, as the people are furiously upset with her open borders policies. Should Donald Trump win in the United States, his election will in part be all about closing the borders, all the borders including those currently used by the State Department to import as many Islamic refugees as humanly possible. The most interesting and important item is that very few of the refugees are Christians or Yazidis, people truly under threat just remaining in the Middle East and North Africa. It is as if these refugees are not desirable and the few who manage to arrive in Europe are often murdered in the camps by the other refugees. One would think that the Christians would identify themselves as such to the Europeans and they would be separated out but maybe the European powers that be are not interested in importing devout Christians, Christians who have resisted unknowable hardship that Western Christians have never faced. Western European Christians face a different threat, indifference and a strong societal urge for hedonism. We know from past empires failing that when the public turns as a whole to hedonism as their life’s theme the society will die within two generations at most, often in one generation. Perhaps these two symptoms go together one causing the other. Hedonistic society not reproducing as that would curtail the fun and thus requiring immigrants to replace the children they refuse to have of their own and then they wonder what happened when the new refugee brought morality closes all the doors and brings their fun ride to its undeniable terminal end. Perhaps this is the Requiem for Europe and Christianity in the Western world, or at least in Europe. Requiem for Europe, somebody should write a song with this title, it would be appropriate to salute the death of a society.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

June 1, 2016

Coming Culture Clash; Prepare or Lose by Default

 

Author Samuel Huntington stated in his book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order that “religion is a central defining characteristic of civilizations” (1998, page 47). This war is more than just the resurgence of Islam and their battling one another between Shiites and Sunnis and between self-proclaimed Islamic Messianic leaders and secular leaders as well as everything inbetween. There is the refugee war being waged in Europe inundating the continent with Muslims in an attempt to place a fifth column waiting for the notice to ply their deadly trade. Yes, the majority, possibly the vast majority are peaceful and wish only to live and improve their lives and make a life that is better for their children. The problem is that these are not the majority of those who follow Islam and are not the majority of people outside the influences of the Anglo-American world-sphere of influence and the establishment of basic tenets of Anglo-American values. The advantage of such moral underpinning is made amply evident in the non-English speaking nations which have embraced Western values and are some of the more stable nations on planet Earth. Such examples are Germany, Japan, Philippines and possibly India. Proof that the English history is not necessarily the panacea that it has proven to be through much of the world comes via Egypt, Jordan and primarily Pakistan. What is notable is that the nations where Anglo-American influence has been less than successful are all nations within the Islamic sphere which is currently feeling it has a powerful opportunity to press once again into Europe and finally realize the conquests it has been denied for over a venture starting with the Battle of Tours which began on October 10, 732. Grand Vizier Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasha commanded the Islamic troops of the Ottoman Empire. The Frankish leader Charles the Hammer Martel who defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abder Rahman who was killed during the battle became an unrivaled hero who is buried alongside the Royalty of France. Then there were the fights at the other end of Europe where the lynchpin becomes Vienna where two battles were crucial, where the initial siege occurred from September 27 through October 15, 1529 which resulted in the Muslim forces took Vienna and later retreated as holding the city was troublesome. The second assault resulted in a second siege began on July 14, 1683, which was broken on September 11 and 12, 1683. The definitive forces instrumental in breaking the siege of Vienna came largely from Poland and were led by King Jan III Sobieski, who commanded the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and had been made Commander in Chief of his own 30,000-man Polish forces as well as the 40,000 troops of Habsburg and their allies.

 

King Jan III Sobieski of Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth he commanded in the battle to relieve Vienna from the Ottomans

King Jan III Sobieski of Poland and the
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth he commanded
in the battle to relieve Vienna from the Ottomans

 

Such history is all well and good, but what about the here and now? Oddly enough the world has changed little from the times above with the major difference was the retreat of Islamic control and absolute rule in Spain, Portugal and southern France as well as some area along the Mediterranean Sea from which they were pushed back. The other change came at the close of World War I which marked the closing chapter on the Ottoman Empire and eliminated the concept of a grand Islamic One World Governance under Sharia forming the promised final Caliphate. The lands were randomly delineated trying to make each state in the Sykes-Picot Agreement comprised of ethnic and religious groups which were not compatible and thus any rule would be a strong-man variety or a failed state. Included in this arrangement was the hope and theory for the formation of a Jewish State with Jerusalem as its Capital City. Israel plays a very vital and important role in this civilizational clash. Israel has played the role before as the lynchpin which binds and separates Asia, Africa and Europe and even today Israel receives the vast majority of media coverage, international conferences, United Nations edicts along with protestations and a drive to destroy Israel and some even call for the annihilation of the entirety of the Jewish Peoples. Some United Nations agencies, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) being the most guilty list making their entire living off the Arab-Israeli conflict. It truly is the Arab Israeli conflict as the Palestinian factions, Hamas, Fatah, Palestinian Authority (PA), Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and with the terrorists in Gaza are provided arms and explosives by Iran.

 

In Gaza there is additionally Hamas who are building tunnels (see below) so as to facilitate their attempts to murder Jews by confiscating an estimated ninety percent, that’s 90%, of the cement, rebar, and other necessary building supplies provided and transported into Gaza by Israel presumably for rebuilding homes, apartments, schools, clinics and other civilian items, for assault tunnels into Israel from Gaza. Some of these latest tunnels have been detected and destroyed but it is painfully obvious that there are scores more not yet discovered or detected and destroyed by Israel. At the same time, from the north in Lebanon, or should we say Hezballah and ask is there any real difference, there are closing in upon a quarter of a million rockets and missiles, many capable of striking anywhere in Israel with a five kilo warhead, all set for launch and just awaiting the order to fire. The vast majority of these launch sites are imbedded in civilian’s homes. Hezballah also claims to be tunneling using Iranian provisions and equipment as well as the provisions they have received during their fighting in Syria, Iraq and Yemen all to further the goals of Iran. The fact is that Iran also desires wiping Israel off the map and the influences of the Jews off the pages of history and literally publically sacrifices each and every Jew on the planet whether they are pro-Israel, anti-Israel as it makes little to no difference when the Islamic radical sentiments invade Western Societies. The fact that the main forces in Islam are currently fighting an endless war in Syria and Iraq may prove when history looks back on this period and hopefully will see that the Western World dodged a bullet. The debates in the United States where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lead the two main parties and one will be sworn in as the next President of the United States, revolves around largely which one do the voters hate less. Be that as it may, the campaign will be all about each slamming and slurring the other candidate with little substance to the debates or anything else along the campaign trail. Since both candidates have higher negatives amongst those polled, it is quite likely that slamming the opponent will prove the instrument which wins Election Day. That is a sorry state but there are some positives in that no matter which candidate should win surviving the election. With either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House, the possibility of another nation testing the President and their resolve to tolerate actions against the interests of the United States or most of her traditional allies as, especially under the Donald, the outward directions and actions of the United States will likely return to a traditional outlook. Still, the war between freedom and liberty versus dictatorial and oppressive governance will continue with the three main forces of such governance, Russia, China and Islam all continuing their efforts to spread further into the other nations in the world.

 

Sec Gen Ban Kimoon visits Hamas tunnel after Gaza war

Sec Gen Ban Kimoon visits Hamas tunnel after Gaza war

 

Close Up Ban Kimoon viewing Hamas infiltration tunnel into southern Israel

Close Up Ban Kimoon viewing Hamas infiltration tunnel into southern Israel

Ban KiMoon Inspects Hamas Infiltration Terror Tunnel
Which he and the United Nations Pretend do not Exist

 

Russia will not permanently be seeking expansion and may even retreat from the Crimean Peninsula returning it to the Ukraine. Putin still might expand into the Eastern nations which broke off from Russian as the Soviet Union collapsed all the way back in the past century. The current greatest challenge to freedom and liberty are the forces of Islam. The main reason Europe has not fallen to these powers is simple, their preoccupation with Israel has crippled their efforts. What has been a saving grace for Europe has also placed Europe particularly susceptible to invasion and a complete takeover by Islam without using their armies. The free world will also need to pay close attention to the Sunni-Shiite battle for preeminence. The lines are starkly drawn, Iran which now controls southern Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Yemen and is stretching its fingers into the remainder of the oil fields of northern Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and central Iraq. Further, all of the different Sunni Islamic powers of Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood, Boko Haram and Islamic State and GCC States (Gulf Cooperation Council) working in concert better targeting their actions will compete for as much of Europe and North and Central Africa. The spread of Islam into Europe will continue apace with little preventing the refugees from continuing to flood into Europe from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, anywhere in the Middle East. Israel can expect challenges of their hold on the Golan Heights as well as threats from Lebanon and from Gaza and the occasional rocket across their southern border with stateless forces from Sunni and Shiite forces need also watch for any provocation of Egypt who might decide to clear out the Sinai Peninsula. Another set of sources of refugees from Islamic nations threaten Italy as we are referring to refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya, Algeria, Nigeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mali, Niger, Chad, South Sudan and any other African Refugees. Amongst the refugees are likely a good number of terrorists ranging from one in ten to a more realistic estimate of one in seven or even five.

 

The truly frightening thing is the number of Islamic people who are completely normal individuals who say their prayer most days, all five repetitions at their appointed times, and reads the Quran regularly, especially some of the recent teachings and they tend towards a quiet and peaceable life. The neighborhood will remain quiet until a single terrorist joins the otherwise peaceable and quiet neighborhood. Now there has been introduce a fuse and all that is required is the blasting cap and Islam will rear its ugly side and violence will break out and everybody will be wondering what happened, why it happened and how could such have happened. The answer is the Quran and the Hadiths. Muslims are instructed by their religious writings to assist another Muslim in any endeavor and doubly special to assist Jihad, the forceful spread of Islam by the sword. Peaceful Muslims are different than other religious devotees. A Muslim has the potential programmed by their learning of the Quran, and if they are a good Muslim they have the entirety of the Quran memorized and know which verses supercede what versus. Because the Quran is written smallest verses to largest verses such that it is designed to be memorized but not interpreted without an Imam to instruct in the proper precedence and superceding versus. More can be read about this in our article Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? As the good, quiet, respectable and good neighbors know the Quran in its entirety and the superceding verses, when they are called to Jihad their choice becomes extremely precarious as if they are seen to resist too much they will become the target of their former friends because their refusal to take up Jihad makes them an apostate, a disbeliever born to Islam. That is a crime immediately punishable by death and not just their but much of their family and most definitely their wives unless one of the Jihadists decided he desires one of your wives. As long as the children are even sufficiently young to be brought up to be a “better” Muslim than Dad they will be allowed to live and if they are already of sufficient age for Jihad they will be tested. Probably one will be assigned to be a suicide homicidal bomber. So, just because the Muslims in your neighborhood are members of the neighborhood watch, the clean-up committee, property maintenance battalion and nearly every neighborhood help project, they may be doing so just to earn your trust, find out intelligence, who had firearms, where are they kept and the layouts of the houses, entrances, emergency keys and every other thing you thought you had kept hidden so that they know the weak spots and where not to strike until ready, very ready. They will be counting on their neighbors to vouch for their wonderful and helpful nature and be character witnesses before the police. All the while he was a potential Jihad waiting to happen only needing a leader to assign tasks and targets.

 

On the other hand, Muslims do all they can to get on the school committees, especially those which choose the books. Their Jihad is teaching Islam in the schools and making your secular raised children into good little Muslims who can say the prayer for conversion and know the five pillars of Islam and all about assisting any Muslim in need of help and how their parents are evil if they are not Muslim, oh, and it all is a secret between them and the school. This indoctrination begins as early as first grade and the reading lessons have as parts of their content. Their getting on school boards is all part of the civilizational Jihad with which they are planning on turning the United States and Canada. Sure, we realize this all sounds impossible but there are cases of this being found in areas which would shock those residing there as they have no idea their little Sally or Johnny is being converted to Islam and as long as the Parents have no real attachment to any religion and are true liberals they think many of the lesson plans which have hadiths and Quranic verses included within the lessons but not presented as Quranic, then they will likely get by any parent, especially if they are Mecca verses and not Medina verses. Jihad, be it silent and deceitful or overt and blowing up in your face, either way, they are both Jihad, one by sword the other by collusion. Either way produces the same results, good little Muslims plain and simple. Europe is all but lost and many nations will need to produce rivers of blood, much of it the indigenous peoples while other places are still well within the range of retrieving your neighborhood. The first step is the most difficult; one must return to their faith and pray for strength and guidance like never before. If your home has no religion then the school will implant Islam to fill that void, it is your choice, decide before it becomes too late, period.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

April 16, 2016

Requiem for Europe

 

Europe has survived former presses by Islam and done so with great glory. The first was when the Crusades responded to the surging Muslim Arabs out of Arabia in the Holy Land. These surges into the Holy Lands with the intent and oft success in liberating lands and even Jerusalem may not have kept the lands from eventual Islamic ascendancy, but it did prevent the further surge of Islam into Europe. Constantinople had stood for years against the battering by Islamic forces with catapults, ballista and similar siege equipment but the walls built to withstand any attack of its day did exactly that and Constantinople withstood every barrage thrown at them. It was the eventual equipping the forces of Islam with the newest of weapons, the siege cannon (see picture below) which caused its fall. These were not any normal cannons nor did it throw normal cannonballs. The stone cannonballs weighed hundreds and hundreds of pounds (or kilos) which would bounce across the ground retaining most of their speed and eventually they brought down the walls that had stood since the height of the Roman Empire. The fall of Constantinople revealed the secret weapon of Islam, the renaming; so as to end the former period and reference and restart the history, making it purely Islamic with no reference to the glories of the past. Thus Constantinople was renamed Istanbul and as Istanbul the city had no former existence as a Roman or Byzantine city; Istanbul was purely Islamic while Constantinople now no longer existed in this new history.

 

 

Great Turkish Bombard Siege Cannon Utilized by Mehmed II in his Siege and Breaking of the Impenetrable Great Walls of Constantinople

Great Turkish Bombard Siege Cannon
Utilized by Mehmed II in his Siege
and Breaking of the Impenetrable
Great Walls of Constantinople

 

There was another assault on Europe from the west with the moors spilling across Spain into France, appearing to be unstoppable. The Moors simply ate up one city after another and another beating one force of Christian Europe after another. Finally a French army commanded by a German set a strategy to stop the Moors. Their plan was to not fight the main body of the Moors; they simply had forces meet the main body and slowly fall back allowing them to surge forward. The French main heavy horse cavalry swept in a wide arc around the main body and set down upon the camp and supply lines and destroyed the food and reserves of weapons and destroyed the supporting military mechanism and people, leaving the front unsupported. They then set upon the fight from the rear and succeeded in breaking their lines. With no support and no food or reserve troops, the Moors assault into France had been thwarted. The commander was Charles the Hammer Martel.

 

There were pushes from the West as well with one of the most famous coming and laying siege to Vienna. The city was holding but required that the siege be broken or the Islamic Turks would extend out of Istanbul (Constantinople) and set upon the rest of Italy and threaten Rome itself. One King offered to lead his entire armies and break the siege relieving Vienna and protecting Rome. There was a catch which he demanded a set of promises from every neighbor and king of every petty fiefdom to protect his borders and hold from attacking while his entire army led by him set forth across a thousand miles and relieve Vienna. The king was the ruler of Poland, King John III Sobieski and his forces broke the siege and liberated Vienna on September 11 and 12, 1683. This stalled the push into Europe and saved Europe once again.

 

Now Islam is making a new assault on Europe and the European leaders are actually inviting Islam into their nations as their negative population growth leaves there a demand for workers; and while the economies were healthy and demanding workers, things were great all around. The surging economy of twenty years finally ground to a doldrums where growth has slowed and the demand slackened and now the young Islamic population is finding there is little demand for their employ as hiring is at a standstill. Add to this the flooding of Syrian refugees as well as refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and other places across the Islamic world. There is little work and their native society is at direct conflict with the European liberal lifestyles. This has shown itself during the New Year’s Eve celebrations where the women, who were scantily and immodestly attired which was a signal that they were loose and simply asking for lecherous treatment and were open to sexual advances. The reactions of these new refugees sent a ripple of discontent and fear through the women who were receiving treatment and indecencies which they did not understand. The police were handcuffed by demands from their superiors to not arrest the refugees as they required certain leeway and understanding while they would adjust to their new lives. Many did not adjust and expected their new societies to adjust to their demands and the rules and inhibiting societal rules from the lands they had fled. This was a clash of civilizations; one the liberal socially uninhibited modern society facing an invasion of inhibited socially, strictly structured, and socially stunted, demanding women to live shuttered existence ruled by a retrograded strictly restricted and socially shuttered life. What will be the result of this clash will depend on the worth the liberated Europeans place on their social liberated lifestyle against their refugee’s demand that their rules replace those which Europe has developed since the reformation and the renaissance and the political liberation of the people from the stunted social structure of the medieval Dark Ages. Thus far all appearances point to the replacing of liberal Europe with some dark and foreboding repression and stunting of their social fabric. This diseased repression will eventually threaten the United States and only strong leadership will be at all capable of preventing the complete closure of liberal democracies being subjugated and inhibited until they become Islamic theocracies with the stunted social structures mirroring life in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan and possibly falling before the Islamic State as they dissolve themselves through weak and unworthy leadership. The backwards bending of the rule of law replacing it with the rule of foreign inhibitive oppression where nothing can be permitted to offend the sensibilities of the Islamic invaders, the invaders invited to conquest by the weakness and spinelessness of their leadership. Will Europe survive? They probably will not if the current actions are any indication of their future.

 

While Europe appears to be lost, or at least failing to act in self-defense, and failing to stand against the waves of barbarians; the United States may fair better if they choose the proper leadership. Fortunately, the United States, as usual, is running as much as a decade behind Europe. The threat is likely to advance upon the United States somewhat faster than a ten year delay as the current leadership is taking the right steps to allow the United States to admit large numbers of potential disruptors who will attempt to impose their stridently restrictive societal rules upon America. The American societal structure is more independent than the somewhat stunted European societal structures and thus more difficult to over whelm, but that does not make America invulnerable as nobody is immune to societal disruptions. With Europe poised to collapse before Islamic hordes crashing their shores and stunting their societal freedoms in an attempt to refashion their society into an Islamic one, they will rename the great structures making the great Cathedrals into Mosques and rename the iconic buildings removing their former references and now have them attest to their Islamic greatness. The Leaning Tower of Pisa could be renamed the Bent Minaret of the Caliph, the Eiffel Tower simple redone in a Green Patina Eiffel Tower and Big Ben might be renamed the Great Clock of Allah with Buckingham Palace named the Grand Mosque of London; that is assuming London is not renamed as was Constantinople. The great museums will be destroyed and the art works burned, the statues smashed, the David transformed into marble ruins and the Vatican transformed into Mecca II and the place the Europeans will be permitted to use for their Haj.

 

 

Eiffel Tower from the Past to the Future?

Eiffel Tower from the Past to the Future?

 

Europe managing to turn the tides around and salvage their history and societies will only happen if they find the soul which made Europe great and capable to strive into a future with any promise. The likelihood that the Europeans will find that spark depends on whether they are willing to return to the Christianity which permitted their survival and resistance to Islam in periods past. Without such a return to their religion, Europe will lose as those who are fighting for something greater than themselves will always defeat those fighting for comfort and personal existential existence. Those fighting for Islam and Allah will defeat those fighting for nothing more than their comfortable, secularist, laissez faire, free society as such a lifestyle are designed around this abhorrence for violent behavior, the only thing which could save Europe. Will the United States be willing to fight the good fight or will America also fall due to their abhorrence to fighting the good fight which will take generations upon generations with no end in sight. There is a Chinese curse which decries that one live in interesting times, well; we are indeed living in interesting and dangerous times. Will the survival of a society outside of Islam come down to China and Asian nations or will it fall to the world against Israel, a battle already written about almost two thousand years ago with an ominous tale which depends on miraculous forces beyond out mere mortal imaginations ability to behold. These times may get more interesting than anybody is capable of imagining. The first battle will be fought in Europe, assuming the Europeans actually believe their lifestyle and societal norms are worth fighting for. Will they fight or simply fold without even a whimper?

 

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