A post written from reading an article in a blog named “For Common Ground”,
The leadership bit is right but in truth its Christianity and it’s ideology that ignores the threat of Islam.
That’s because Christianity is a forgiving, appeasement and cooperative religion.
Anyway this ‘ignoring the threat’ is not limited to the US.
All of the “Western philosophy” leadership of the world refuse to acknowledge the threat of radical Islam. That leadership, and in the main their indigenous population, all follow the religious and cultural policies of appeasement. Christian values.
Looking at the difference between the West’s ideology and (dare I say) the old Soviet Union mentality (communism via total control).
They both have/had a Christian element.
I think the ‘communists’ hit the nail on the head about the weakness of Christian values a while ago when they tried to eliminate it. They believing that total control through strength is what keeps people safe and ‘buoyant’. Bowing down to others and ‘turning the other cheek’ weakens the whole.
Where they went wrong was accepting the Wests lax, weak, ideology.
Once they did that the break up of the old USSR was inevitable.
Only the old ways die-hard and we see that in the Eu’s Eastern states resisting the Islamic invasion that the weaker Eu’s appeasement policies is trying to force upon them.
Strength is better to protect the whole than appeasement.
There is an old saying, the most committed win.
That’s probably why Islam will eventually win as the Wests leadership tries to not upset anyone by forcing their population to accept EVERYTHING in the vain hope that knowledge of the other will allay conflict. That’s pure 100% weakness.
On the other hand Islam is based on one base philosophy, their religion, is the only religion. The lesser element of “submission and obedience” being one and the same.
Thus they serve their religion above all others to the extent that if you don’t convert, you become an enemy to their religion.
And their teachings ‘seem to advocate’ violence towards unbelievers.
That’s a strength religion not one of appeasement.
If anything will beat radical Islam I find myself wondering if the necessary leadership will have to come from those Eastern European states.
Our current leadership, rule of law, and ideology (political or not) making them too weak to protect our population from the oncoming storm.