Over at Jihad Watch, Roland Shirk, posting a piece titled The New Conquistadors, looks into the fate of the ethnic Serbs of Kosovo, whose homeland was forcibly handed over by the Yugoslav Communist regime to the ethnic Albanian Mulsims to dampen Serbian nationalism and sees a comparison. The mass immigration of Albanian Muslims into Kosovo is the precursor of the European Union’s drive to do the same to its own members states, and for many of the same reasons.
Here are a few excerpts from the article that mentions the TT’s good friend and colleague, Henrik Clausen of Europe News, who recently wrote a review of the book co-authored by Sam Solomon & Elias Al Maqdisi, titled : Modern Day Trojan Horse: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration. KGS
As Clausen writes, Solomon “derives his conclusions from Islamic scripture, the life of Muhammad in particular, and shows how historically immigration has slowly but steadily lead to formerly Jewish or Christian societies submitting to Islam. The primary example in the book is Muhammad’s takeover of Yathrib, today known as Medina, and how the concepts and strategies developed for the conquest of a relatively insignificant Arab city are being duplicated by Islamic leaders worldwide, with the same goal: Expanding Islamic conquest ever further.”
The subversion against our societies is executed by relatively few immigrants. Most immigrants from Islamic countries do not come to the West in order to transform free Western countries into semblances of the autocracies or theocracies they have fled from. They seek better living conditions, employment, a better future – but they do so without the intention to change their religion, and this is where things get complicated.
Retaining faith in Islam and Islamic scholars will lead the immigrants to tacitly support the subversive aims of Islamists who have also come to the West, initially as a relatively small fraction of millions of Islamic immigrants. These Islamic leaders and scholars use the Islamic teachings to destroy confidence in Western democracies, and they are astonishingly effective in achieving that aim.
Solomon cites a hadith that enjoins Muslims: “I charge you with five of what Allah has charged me with: to assemble, to listen, to obey, to immigrate and to wage Jihad for the sake of Allah.” This means, for Solomon, “So Hijra or migration is binding on all Muslims for numerous reasons; the most important being that migration is preparatory to jihad with an aim and objective of securing victory for Islam and Muslims either in another country or generally as a community.”
The modern liberal mind loves to preen about its sensitivity to victim groups. Multiculturalists paint Islamic immigrants as apolitical refugees from poverty and squalor, whose desire for a better life in the West is being threatened by blinkered, intolerant xenophobes. That’s a lovely story. It makes me want to go down the block to the mosque and give somebody a hug. Doing so would make me feel really tolerant, broad-minded, sophisticated and compassionate–unlike the grubby intolerant, lower-class types who aren’t sophisticated enough to appreciate otherness. Thus one attains, at a single stroke, moral uplift, approbation from others, and a perceived boost in social status. Christians who engage in this sort of thing are accused of seeking “cheap grace,” a favorite phrase of the anti-Nazi theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We might also call it moral masturbation–except that this political practice really does lead to blindness.