Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why Muslims Keep Committing Terror Acts in Europe

It has puzzled me for some time why we keep seeing large Islamic terror attacks in Europe. Logically it doesn't make much sense. Assuming the goal is to displace the native population and eventually take the lands for themselves, making very loud noises is the worst strategy possible. The ideal strategy is to lay low, smile and pretend to assimilate (the Islamic act of taqiyya, which was suggested in the Quran) while making demands on society to bend towards the preferences of Islam. Once they have 50% of the population then they effectively own the country and can then become as violent as they wish. They don't even need that many, as the default behavior of r-selected liberals is treason and they will reliably vote in favor of invaders. If we assume the native population is made up of $\frac{1}{3}$ liberals, $\frac{1}{3}$ moderates, and $\frac{1}{3}$ conservatives, then the foreigners need to only make up 25% of the total population to dominate it politically. At that point, they can control immigration and work towards becoming the true majority of the country.
Las of immigrant domination 
To take over a democratic nation through immigration, the invaders must amass a voting population equal to $\frac{1}{3}$ of the native voting population to achieve political dominance.
But they aren't there yet. The last official numbers had some European countries approaching 10% Muslim. That was before Merkel's great gift of cultural enrichment, which brought millions of new Muslims in from all over the world, and they are still pouring in. Europe is bracing for a secondary wave, as the established "refugees" -- mostly young men -- begin importing their families as well. They may well be at more like 15% by now. But certainly still far short of 25%. They should consider that to be the minimum threshold for violence. At 25% violence can begin at a minimal level, throttling up as their percentage increase towards 50%, at which point they can be as repressive and genocidal as they wish. It would seem then that, with all this blatant terrorism, they are letting the cat out of the bag far too soon. Why?

The answer, which took me quite a while to comprehend, is very simple. It's so simple it's tautological. The reason they're engaging in terror is because Islam is a violent religion. Islam is founded on the principle that if you can give cover to men's more sinister urges by giving them holy sanction, and if you can also direct those urges in unison against a common enemy, then you wield enormous worldly power. Just look at what happened under Mohammed's direction. The Arab world exploded from a tribal backwater to the major world power in just decades. What Mohammed did was something akin to discovering how to release energy from the atom. The only other examples of a nation springing forth to prominence so abruptly that I can think of are the Macedonians and the Mongols. All three civilizations were united under great leaders, but Macedon and Mongolia crumbled within a couple generations after their leaders' deaths. Mohammed's leadership was codified into a theological-political machine and to this day it not only survives but is the fastest growing religion in the world.

Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote on the matter nearly 800 years ago.
He (Mohammed) did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the contrary, Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms – which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants.

[Mohammed] seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teachings also contain precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men.
Islam allows its adherents to engage in carnal delights without shame. Plunder, rape, and torture of enemies are not only tolerated in Islam, they are encouraged. Some time ago there was an interview of an ISIS operative who explained that the soldiers did not enjoy the brutal tortures they inflicted on their enemies and apostates, but that it was necessary for their holy objective to build the Caliphate. He reasoned that by inflicting those tortures they would so weaken the resolve of their enemies that expansion of the Caliphate could continue with less overall violence. The logic is there, but don't believe for a second that most of these people are not very sadistic men enjoying their work. There's no real logical reason for them to keep all the Yazidi girls as sex slaves except that it is the reward to the men who fight for Islam.

It should be noted that this is nothing like Christianity. You might even call the two religions to be opposites. Liberals love bashing Christians and will routinely allege that it is no different from Islam. But their arguments invariably either reference the Old Testament or some later addition to the religion. It hardly matters what is stated in the Old Testament, which is the Hebrew Bible. While the Old Testament is included in the Christian Bible, the whole point of Christianity is the New Testament. Christianity without the New Testament is Judaism.

Christianity did not explode into the world under Jesus's leadership. It took centuries to rise to prominence and only after it was bent and molded in ways that allowed followers of the pacifist religion to serve in the military. Many criticize the Christianity of later centuries for its threats of eternal burning in hell. It does come close to the level of Islam in focusing on the physical, but that was never core to the religion and has largely disappeared. Similarly, even though Jesus was anti-materialism personified, a great many Christians today have fallen prey to American materialism and consumerism. But there is nothing in the religion that can really justify that. They are living counter to the religious teachings. In Christianity they are tolerated; in Islam they'd risk being killed as Apostates.

At any rate, Islam's inherent violence may actually be hindering its ability to conquer Europe. The Eastern world is known for being strategically cunning and patient, but Islam can no more extract masculine expansionism than Christianity might extract eternal salvation. It's the core of the religion. Much of this is caused by ISIS, who encourage and instruct all living in the Muslim diaspora to attack soft targets in western countries to inflict the greatest numbers of casualties. ISIS has also live-streamed to the world just how ugly the fight for the Caliphate really is. This is a questionable strategy. But it's not really a strategy all. They are merely attempting to follow the religious texts to the letter, to build the Caliphate as Mohammed did. If ISIS fails it will be more a failure of Islam than of their particular strategy or execution. Trump's policy regarding Islam is singularly focused on defeating ISIS. Likewise, it is not a strategy. It is merely responding to the most egregious threat facing humanity. But I have to question if it is the best long-term approach. The worst thing we can do is to make Islam just barely tolerable while their numbers in Europe ratchet upwards towards 25%.

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