Italian author Oriana Fallaci, who died in 2006, wrote about the "Islamization" of Europe and commented, "In each one of our cities is a second city, a state within the state, a government within the government; a Muslim city, a city ruled by the Quran."
Geert Wilders, a nationalist member of the Dutch House of Representatives, stated in a recent speech on what he called the "Islamic invasion of the Netherlands": "I believe that Islam and freedom are incompatible. I want to make clear that I am differentiating between the people and the ideology, between Muslims and Islam. There may be moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam."
Both of these activists point to Islam's "Shariah law" as the cornerstone and mortar of the Islamization of Europe. They speak of Shariah banks, Shariah schools and Shariah family law, where "Shariah law" takes precedence over the national law system. They warn of the dual legal system, a dangerous system of "legal apartheid," created when Shariah law exists alongside a country's constitutional law.
Islam has already colonized the U.S. to a large degree. Almost every city and town in the U.S. has at least one mosque and/or Islamic center. When the Muslim presence becomes strong enough, it asserts itself and demands governance by its own legal system — Shariah. Just as Europe teaches, a dual legal system threatens and puts at serious risk the democratic constitutional state, the identity and freedom, and the very culture and civilization of all non-Muslims. In Europe the people are already losing their right of free speech — the right to critique Islam.
History teaches that when Islam becomes strong in a society, that society becomes less free and more intolerant of non-Muslims. Today, this is demonstrated in every Islamic country, where Jews and Christians are hated and persecuted.
Geert Wilders of the Netherlands wrote, "Fundamentally Islam is a totalitarian ideology striving for world dominance."
It's said that if history teaches us anything, it's that we learn nothing from history. My dear old dad used to say, "If you're a hammer, everything else is a nail."
William Van Amber Fields