A Clash between Civilisation and Barbarism
Samuel Huntington postulates that since the Cold War was over there could develop a Clash of Civilizations and that one of these possible clashes could be between Western Civilisation and Islamic ideology. Today we could look at a resurgent Russia and the growing influence and power of China as possible flash points. but here we will concentrate on the modern day clash between Western Civilisation and Islamic ideology.
A short history of Islam’s assault on Western Civilisation
Here I present a video by Dr Bill Warner on the history of the conflict of Western Civilisation and Islam. I refuse to describe it as a clash of civilisations because you need at least two civilisations for such a clash to take place. It is a clash between classical civilisation and Islamic barbaric ideology. An ideology that was supremacists and militant. Islam was not spread by the of idea of Islam but by military power and the brutal suppression of anything that was not Islam in the territories it conquered. Not much has changed in 1,400 years except the fact that Islam no longer has the military might to subjugate the world and the kafirs are no longer at their mercy militarily.
Battle of Vienna and the blunting of Islamic expansion into Europe
Despite the desires of Islamic State to be a worldwide caliphate the Muslim Caliphate ended in 1924 with the collapse of the Ottoman Caliphate. This Caliphate dominated an extensive empire and had done so for hundreds of years.
The Ottoman Caliphate, under the Ottoman dynasty of the Ottoman Empire, was the last Sunni Islamic caliphate of the late medieval and the early modern era. During the period of Ottoman growth, Ottoman rulers claimed caliphal authority since Murad I‘sconquest of Edirne in 1362. Later Selim I, through conquering and unification of Muslim lands, became the defender of the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina which further strengthened the Ottoman claim to caliphate in the Muslim world.
The demise of the Ottoman Caliphate took place because of a slow erosion of power in relation to Western Europe, and because of the end of the Ottoman state in consequence of the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire by the League of Nations mandate.Abdülmecid II, the last Ottoman caliph, held his caliphal position for a couple of years after the partitioning, but with Mustafa Kemal’ssecular reforms and the subsequent exile of the royal Osmanoğlu family from the Republic of Turkey in 1924, the caliphal position was abolished.
When we review Islamic history we see that Islam has always been an aggressive, expansionist ideology that expanded its religious and political sphere of influence through military might. Its expansion was quite rapid as it coincided with the decline of Roman influence
Polish forces at the battle of Vienna 1683
in the region and it eventually came into conflict with Western Civilisation on its home ground (Europe), and made significant inroads into Europe, until its ambition for control over Europe (in fact the whole world) was blunted at the battle for Vienna in 1683. This battle saw huge Ottoman army under Kara Mustafa Pasha defeated by John III Sobieski, king of Poland – who commanded the Western (Christian) forces (which were much smaller in number).
This battle is widely recognised as the turning point in Islamic expansionism and over the next 16 years Islamic forces were driven further back towards their own heartland.
Gradual decline of the Islamic Caliphate
As we have seen in the above Islamic military expansion was blunted at Vienna and over the coming centuries European power and influence grew while the Ottoman Caliphate‘s power and influence slowly waned until it collapsed under European pressure in 1924. Yet with the collapse of the Islamic Caliphate a new movement was born and started to grow within Islam. This movement yearned, and still yearns, for the glory days of the Islamic Caliphate (IC). This is what Islamic State (IS) is all about. But IS were not the first to seek the re-institution of the Islamic Caliphate.
The Society of the Muslim Brothers (Arabic: جماعة الإخوان المسلمينJami’ah al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn), shortened to the Muslim Brotherhood (الإخوان المسلمون al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn), is a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in Egypt by Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna in 1928. The organisation gained supporters throughout the Arab world and
Hasan al-Banna first leader of the MB
influenced other Islamist groups such as Hamas with its “model of political activism combined with Islamic charity work”, and in 2012 sponsored the elected political party in Egypt after the January Revolution in 2011. However, it suffered from periodic government crackdowns for alleged terrorist activities, and as of 2015 is considered a terrorist organization by the governments ofBahrain, Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
The Brotherhood’s stated goal is to instill the Qur’an and Sunnah as the “sole reference point for … ordering the life of the Muslim family, individual, community … and state.” Its mottos include “Believers are but Brothers”, “Islam is the Solution”, and “Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”
Follow the above embedded link for the full article on the Muslim Brotherhood and just google it for more information. At the end of the day Islam is supremacist in every way: religious, social, cultural and political (it is in fact an all embracing ideology). A simple definition is a person who believes that one group of people is better than all other groups and should have control over them. A well known usage of the word is white supremacists . But what is missing is Islamic Supremacism. A very good introduction to it is Raymond Ibrahim’s: ISLAMIC SUPREMACISM: THE TRUE SOURCE OF MUSLIM ‘GRIEVANCES’.
The ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is the reinstatement of the caliphate (and thus sharia) and it uses every means at its disposal to progress this goal. An interesting article on the state of the Egyptian MB can be found here. A good introduction to the MB work in the USA is the Clarion Projects article The Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Plan For America – Court Document and an extensive look at their work and goals can be seen at The Muslim Brotherhood in America (by Frank Gaffney). This is a must see and read set of articles and videos and should be shared with family and friends.
Islam is an ideology of submission. Islam means submission (not peace) and as we have seen, it has a history of aggressive expansionism. European military might stopped them and militarily they are too weak to engage in open warfare with the West.
Therefore, as Gaffney shows, they have a different strategy for dominance. Many think that it is only those that are seen as extremist that share this goal. Not so.
We have all probably seen such photographs, and here in the UK some of us will have actually seen the demonstrations. Yet these are not the real dangerous Islamist’s. We see them for what they are – dangerous extremists that will kill us if they can. The recent attacks in Europe and the USA have shown us this face of Islam. But it is not the extremist protesters that poise the most danger to our society but the clean shaven men in suits who work within the freedoms afforded to them as members of our society to destroy the very thing we have given them.
It is not a clash of civilisations
Yet we see our mainstream media (dominated by the left) and politicians regurgitating the worn out mantra `Islam is a religion of peace’. My piece Theresa May – Islamic apologist? looks at this. From Theresa May to Obama we are told this and they expect the general public to believe this despite what we see on a daily basis. We see the lie of this every day of our lives. Bombs, guns, axes, knives and lorries – anything that can kill and maim and spread terror and fear – are used against us.
This is what we see on our streets all too often – done by Muslims on behalf of Islam. Yet after each attack we are told this is not real Islam and that real Islam is a religion of peace. We have American law enforcement not allowed
Nihaw Ahad, Executive Director CAIR a dangerous opponent
to use the words Islamic when it comes to attacks. It is radicalism. Radical what? We continuously see this in the media. They struggle for the link! The worst kind of delusions if you believed they believed what they were telling us. But I can’t believe they actually believe the nonsense they feed us. Is it possible they actually believe Islam is a religion of peace?
We have been fed so many lies for so long that many of us no longer know what truth is. Lots of us are so compliant we take no heed of what is going on around us. We are caught up with the cares of life: job, family, home, car and what ever else occupies our time. What’s happening in the Middle East, or France, Germany and the rest of Europe hardly registers. If it does we do a few hashtags and maybe attend a prayer vigil and then completely forget about it.
Western Civilisation is at war and the war is on our streets. But we are not in a clash of civilisations we are at war with a barbaric ideology from seventh century Arabia. Surely our politicians cannot expect us to believe we are not? Are we nothing more that dumb morons to be lead by the superior class?