CHARLOTTE, NC, February 3, 2015 – New ISIS murders. More outrage. Global condemnation. Ho hum.
Now Jordan has joined the list of countries scattered around the world to bear the brunt of the Islamic State’s brutality.
Here’s an idea. Let’s hold hands and march in protest.
Keep your eyes open because the next European country to feel the wrath of ISIS may be Belgium.
In a recent CBN television story, Dale Hurd reported that even though Muslims make up only 25-percent of the population of Brussels, they are already the largest religious group in that city. Do not take the 25-percent figure lightly. So quickly is the country yielding to Islamic growth that non-Muslims are leaving Brussels at an alarming rate. So much so that the country is now called Belgistan by many locals.
Estimates are that Muslims could become the majority in Belgium by 2030, but others believe it may come even sooner. The most confrontational group in the country at the moment is known as Sharia4Belgium.
The reason Sharia4Belgium is relatively unknown, of course, is because they are relatively quiet compared to their ISIS counterparts. So far there have only been disruptions and protests but as Sharia4Belgium grows in strength, along with other Muslim organizations, Islamic violence is just a matter of time.
In fact, Sharia4Belgium is so vocal that they openly admitted to Dale Hurd that Barack Obama, and other Western leaders, are in total denial about “Islamic extremism” and whether it has anything to do with Islam.
Sharia4Belgium leader Abu Imron said, “There is no difference between Islam and Sharia. It’s just a name. Democracy is the opposite of Sharia and Islam.”
When asked about so-called “democratic Muslims,” otherwise known as “moderate Muslims” in the U.S., Imron clarified the position of the Islamists without equivocation.
“That’s really funny when I hear someone saying I was speaking to a democratic Muslim,” chuckled Imron. “It’s the same thing as saying I was speaking to a Christian Jew or to a Jewish Muslim or something like that. It’s impossible. And the Muslim that says he’s against Sharia. He’s not a Muslim. (emphasis added) It’s impossible.”
Apparently it’s not impossible to Western leaders. So who should we believe, a Muslim who is fighting and willing to die for his cause or a non-Muslim who has never read the first page of the Koran? You decide.
Sam van Rooy, a Belgian author who has witnessed the growth of Islam in his country, claims, “The big cities in Europe are the first places where we can see what will happen when the majority is Muslim. We see it in Brussels, Amsterdam. Also Rotterdam, Antwerp.
“Islam is a fascist ideology and the danger in it is that it has a religious side,” continued Rooy. “(It’s) not like communism and Nazism who are only ideologies but Islam has a bit of both.”
Further complicating the situation, not only in Belgium but throughout Europe, is something Canadian commentator Mark Steyn wrote about a decade ago when he warned of the high Muslim birth rate compared to European birth numbers.
For the past four years running, the most common name in Brussels is Muhammad. That’s a scary bit of trivia that should not go unnoticed.
In Antwerp, the schools are already more than 40% Muslim.
If nothing else, Islamists have staying power. They have been waging this war for 14 centuries. Ten, fifteen or twenty years longer will not make any difference. As the West wearies of confrontation and increasingly turns to political correctness for solutions, Muslims just keep on keeping on.
Imron’s advice to white native Belgians is, “If they want to push us back or something like that, I don’t know maybe they can start to marry four wives and have a lot of children. Start with that. Maybe they will have a chance, but I don’t think so.”
Van Rooy is equally pessimistic. “I don’t think it’s gonna stop,” he said. “I’m very pessimistic about it. I think more and more Belgian people will leave Brussels so it will come an Islamic capital in decades. People should prepare themselves for a wave of Sharia and Islam.”
If, indeed, we are preparing, the West certainly has an odd way of demonstrating that we are.
Meanwhile a Jordanian citizen is burned alive by ISIS and the rest of world fiddles while declaring its outrage.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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