Occasionally you may hear President Bush and leaders of other Western Democracies talk about the war on terror in such stark terms as "saving Western civilization." Some may think such talk is a bit over-reaching.
For those, and others who would like a fuller understanding of the goals of Islamo-fascism this article from the magazine Commentary entitled The Islamization of Europe? By David Pryce-Jones is highly recommended.
It documents how the West in it's desire for tolerance is handcuffing our Judeo-Christian tradition while demonstrating our tolerance for Moslem extremism in our very own towns and cities.
The article is written from a European perspective, but the same could be said for this side of the Atlantic as well. You can probably recall at least one occasion where the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR, a U.S. Moslem advocacy organization, has denounced discrimination against Moslems. But do you recall statements from this group or others denouncing the attacks on September 11 or the beheadings in Iraq?
For those who feel this concern with Islamo-fascism is just so much scare-mongering, if you open your mind a scintilla and read the opening paragraphs of the Pryce-Jones article You will see the following quote from Winston Churchill. Noted in his time as a scare-monger where Nazis were concerned; sixty million people died in World War II because the liberals of Churchill's day refused to acknowlege their duty until it was too late to avoid the calamity:
Islam, or Mohammedanism as it was then called, in Churchill's "The River War" (1899): No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science . . . the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.