Argggh! I have three other things I need to do, two other blog topics I’ve wanted to write about, but I can’t help myself. This blog post (currently the post of the moment featured by WordPress) caught my eye for obvious reasons: “You and What Army?” — a July 23 post on The Sophistry.
To catch some of you up: Birth rates are incredibly low on the European continent (below replacement levels in some places, I understand) while they are incredibly high amongst Europe’s Muslims. Many are rightfully concerned that the non-Muslim European is an endangered species, while others believe that the crisis that is brewing will bring out the worst in Europe as it reverts to old habits and patterns.
Those of us motivated by prophecy to keep an eye on Europe really might enjoy checking out the post I’ve linked to above (and here!) on The Sophistry blog. It may collect some good comments, as well. He has some good links there — such as to a FrontPage interview with Ralph Peters. Rather than link to it here, I suggest going to the post linked above and clicking there (it’s at the beginning of the post), so as not to rob Mr. Sophist of some well-earned net traffic. But it’s interesting (though I noticed that it earns a colorful metaphor warning in at least one place). Here’s a sample from Mr. Peters (emphasis mine):
“The Europeans have been playing pacifist dress-up while we protected them, but, sufficiently threatened, they’ll revert to their historical pattern–which is to over-react. Europe’s Muslims may prove to be the real endangered species; after all, Europe’s history of dealing with rejected minorities veers between genocide and, for the lucky, ethnic cleansing. For me, the question isn’t whether Muslims will take over Europe, but whether Europe will simply expel them or kill any number of them first. Sound far-fetched? How would the Holocaust have sounded to an educated German (or Brit, or American) in 1932? Europe is a killer continent. When the chips are down, it will kill again.”
Bible prophecy speaks of a revived Roman Empire that will be difficult to unify but will ultimately find strength in a common, forceful faith (cf. Daniel 2:40-43, Revelation 13:11-12). We see the stage being set for the fulfillment of these very prophecies.
As the “Muslim problem” in Europe begins to approach a real crisis stage, the bickering nations of Europe and their citizens will look more hopefully, passionately, and unitedly for someone who is willing to stand up against the tide — for someone who isn’t afraid to take on Islam directly and to stand up for “traditional” European culture and identity in the face of potentially explosive ethnic and religious tensions.
And if you don’t think there is such a “someone” around, you haven’t been paying attention to the man in the pointy hat.