Sunday, May 6, 2007

Today's Quote

...for if Islamists are out to destroy America, they're equally determined to subdue and colonize Europe. For them, it's no mere historical fact that most of Iberia and large swaths of Eastern Europe were once integral parts of the Islamic empire. Now, nearly the whole of Western Europe is practically in their grasp. Western Europeans, having already abandoned their religion and scorned their national identities, have little that matters to rally around. The backbone of America is it's people's determination to honor and build upon their heritage of freedom; by contrast, Western Europeans--whose '68-er elites have sought to make them feel ashamed of their heritage, contemptuous of their freedom, and willing and eager to settle for any kind of "peace" at any cost--have been encouraged, and permitted, to take pride only in the supreme achievements of their social-democratic systems: multiculturalism, the welfare state, and the "European project." It's as if Europe, after all the horrors it inflicted on itself in the twentieth century in the name of God and country and Volk, were determined to yank up all its roots, pull down all its flags, and base its sense of identity on safely superficial things. Yet as current events are proving, a civilization with so prosaic a self-understanding is a house of cards, easily toppled by a foreign people possessed of a fierce, all subsuming sense of who they are and what they believe.

From While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying The West From Within by Bruce Bawer

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