We've seen it coming for a while.
But the mainstream media's obsession with the 2008 election derby, the latest contestants from "American Idol," and presenting a daily pictorial of carnage from Iraq has prevented them from even broaching this subject.
Now, noted historian Bernard Lewis is, to his satisfaction, confirming it:
The Jerusalem Post - January 29, 2007
Islam could soon be the dominant force in a Europe which, in the name of political correctness, has abdicated the battle for cultural and religious control, Prof. Bernard Lewis, the world-renowned Middle Eastern and Islamic scholar, said on Sunday.
The Muslims "seem to be about to take over Europe," Lewis said at a special briefing with the editorial staff of The Jerusalem Post.
Asked what this meant for the continent's Jews, he responded, "The outlook for the Jewish communities of Europe is dim." Soon, he warned, the only pertinent question regarding Europe's future would be, "Will it be an Islamized Europe or Europeanized Islam?" The growing sway of Islam in Europe was of particular concern given the rising support within the Islamic world for extremist and terrorist movements, said Lewis.
Lewis, whose numerous books include the recent What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East, and The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, would set no timetable for this drastic shift in Europe, instead focusing on the process, which he said would be assisted by "immigration and democracy."
Instead of fighting the threat, he elaborated, Europeans had given up.
"Europeans are losing their own loyalties and their own self-confidence," he said. "They have no respect for their own culture." Europeans had "surrendered" on every issue with regard to Islam in a mood of "self-abasement," "political correctness" and "multi-culturalism," said Lewis, who was born in London to middle-class Jewish parents but has long lived in the United States.
The threat of extremist Islam goes far beyond Europe, Lewis stressed, turning to the potential impact of Iran going nuclear under its current regime.
The Cold War philosophy of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD), which prevented the former Soviet Union and the United States from using the nuclear weapons they had targeted at each other, would not apply to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Iran, said Lewis.
"For him, Mutual Assured Destruction is not a deterrent, it is an inducement," said Lewis of Ahmadinejad. "We know already that they [Iran's ruling ayatollahs] do not give a damn about killing their own people in great numbers. We have seen it again and again. If they kill large numbers of their own people, they are doing them a favor. They are giving them a quick, free pass to heaven. I find all that very alarming," said Lewis.
Read the rest here --- soon.
Then, review this blogpost at JQWorld from a few weeks ago, to correlate this information to what's happening in London(istan).
Then, consider all the typical bromides you've been hearing lately about how America needs to make special concessions to Muslims, so as to be "tolerant" and "inclusive" and "diverse" --- and where this all is leading us.
Finally, consider where we're headed with loonbats like John Conyers, the newly-appointed head of the House Judiciary Committee, who has said repeatedly that he intends to outlaw "racial profiling," particularly as it relates to Muslims.
Ayn Rand commented that humans are the only species that can commit suicide.
If this isn't it, then I don't know what would be.
UPDATE: January 30
From LGF: UK Prison Toilets Now Shari'a-Compliant
Toilets in one London prison are getting a face-lift — or rather, a change in direction — to accommodate Muslim inmates who can’t use them while facing Mecca, a British newspaper reported.And to think we were once related to the British.
Government officials ackowledged using tax dollars for the changes to the facilities, but maintained that moving the toilets was part of “on-going refurbishment,” according to an article in The Sun.
Read the rest here. Just make sure you're facing Constitution Hall in Philadelphia while you're doing so, to prevent your immediate transformation into a dhimmi.