Abdul Raheem Green says that one way to spread the “good news” of Islam to western democracies is to out-breed us (found at JihadWatch.org):
“The birth rate in the Western countries is going down. People are more interested in their careers . . . they don’t want to have babies,” Sheik Green says in one DVD.
“So don’t you think, Muslim brothers and sisters, we’ve got a bit of an opportunity here? They’re not having babies any more. So what if, instead, we have the babies?
“In Canada one in three or one in four children being born is a Muslim. What does that do to the demographic shift of a Muslim population in 20 years’ time?
“To say I’m going to have two or three children and that’s it — that’s not allowed. The way we overcome the people is through our numbers.”
I’d love to refute the sheik but unfortunately he is quite correct. Worse, the impact of a Muslim baby boom in the U.S., Canada, and Europe could be quite disastrous if the pattern for France’s troubles with Islamic immigrants is any indication. Indeed, some Jewish citizens have already begun to flee France as a result of Muslim-led violence.
Is it deja vu all over again with Muslim mullahs wearing the swastikas? Not yet at least.
This notion of Green’s, that Islam can be spread by the old sperm-and-egg trick as well as by the sword is actually rather frightening. It’s not really a new tactic – I, for one, have long contemplated the Catholic church’s ban on birth control and wondered if it is an implicit but deliberate implementation of the same policy.
In the U.S. we see the effects of the Catholic policy indirectly in the form of illegal immigration. But as tumultuous as the debate over the presence of illegals has been, immigrants from Mexico present only a shadow of the threat represented by an explosive growth in the number of violent Muslim jihadists.
For the terrorists a baby boom is a double win. Not only would the Muslim population at-large be increased, the number of teen-aged malconents would swell over the next two decades and provide the mullahs with their favorite weapon – the smartest bomb of all. Even if they change their strategy away from violence the strategy is still a winner so long as the religious zealots are in charge of Islam.
One necessary question is if we have the will to counter them. Green is correct in saying that westerners are too busy making money, building businesses, and consuming resources to procreate at historical levels. None of that is necessarily wrong – until the terms of the culture war change and it becomes a true battle of attribution, one waged in the womb as much as on the battlefield.
If these are the new and future terms of engagement then America is in trouble. It seems unlikely to me that we can abandon our sad little me-first pathos and engage the enemy at their own level.
In a perfect world murderous terrorists and despots would receive their just reward and we wouldn’t have to do that. But in this one greater and demonstrably better and more civilized societies have been brought low by violent vandals with disturbing regularity.
It’s a fact of civilized capitalism that a few bad apples can ruin the whole barrel for the rest of us. The question is – and always has been – what are we prepared to do to stop them?