Muslims March, Europeans Chafe
Islam and Christianity are incompatible religions. Each is imperialist and universalist in its mission.
These two have been set to collide since the postwar revival of Islam, especially in its most extreme form. The increasing penetration by pan-Islamism into European and Anglo-Saxon society was always destined to end in what Samuel P. Huntington described in his 1996 best-selling book of the same title as the clash of civilizations.
The histories of these religions show that, at heart, neither Roman Catholicism—mother of the world’s form of Christianity—nor Islam are peaceful religions. Each has a crusading past. Only since the end of World War II has the Roman church appeared benign and, at least on the surface, unaffiliated with any political power bent on global domination. As for Islam, following the end of the Ottoman Empire—the Allies having gained victory over Turkey and Germany in World War
With minarets increasingly spiking city skylines and the call of the muezzin to prayer rising incessantly across the cities of the West, Western traditionalists are crying out “enough.” From Denmark to France and the Netherlands, electorates are voting in referenda or local elections—or by government regulation in the case of France and Belgium—to stem the onward march of non-assimilative Islam across their respective cultures. People are awakening to the reality that just as London is the banking house for the support of Islamist extremism and terror, Germany is its training ground in weapons of mass destruction and the human instruments of their delivery.
Two recent cases in Europe—one in the Netherlands, the other in Germany—demonstrate just how extreme the tension between Christian and Muslim is becoming on the Continent.
For a decade, Europe’s right wing has been growing in force. Signs show this trend is accelerating.
The Netherlands is embracing politics’ brashest spokesman against Islam. In regional elections in March, far-right politician Geert Wilders scored major gains that suddenly made him the frontrunner to become the next Dutch prime minister. An election poll just days later showed that Wilders’ Freedom Party (
He owes his meteoric popularity to his stance against the spread of Islamic influence in his country. “[He] has called Islam a backward religion, wants a ban on headscarves in public life and has compared the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf,” reported the Telegraph on March 4. It appears the Dutch are expressing their desire that Islamist impact on their society be curtailed.
The same trend is unfolding in next-door Germany. A recent incident shows how the
A quartet of terrorists from a German Islamist cell was discovered in 2007 to have been plotting to blow up the Ramstein U.S. air base in Germany. This past March, the German court trying the men condemned them for seeking not only to attack Americans, but also to influence a German parliamentary vote regarding the nation’s military mission in Afghanistan. The court’s stern judgment was clearly intended to send a message to other Islamists taking refuge in Germany. It also came at an opportune time for the German military: just as certain elites are seeking to convince the public to support German troops assuming a more aggressive role in Afghanistan.
That tension would be rising between Germany and radical Islamists is not surprising to students of biblical prophecy, for the prophecies foretell of a moment in history when a “king of the south” will push at a “king of the north” (Daniel 11:40). We have regularly identified Iran as that king of the south and Germany as the prophesied leader of a rising imperial northern power. Simply put, the conservative stance of Pope Benedict
In reality, it is not so much Islamist terrorism the Anglo-Saxon nations should fear. It is the power that is prophesied to blow the Islamist “king of the south” away like a whirlwind—a whirlwind that has its source in the north, the biblical “king of the north”! And that whirlwind is stimulated by Islamic extremism provoking a reaction from this overwhelmingly more powerful “king of the north” by its incessant poking and pushing.
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