I and others have been warning for years now that the once Christian West is quickly dissipating, with a muscular Islam easily overcoming the effeminate and spineless Christian churches. Everywhere we see Islam on the rise and Christianity on the retreat.
I have spoken before about how many churches in the UK are now Muslim mosques. I have spoken before about how England seems to be gaining as many mosques as it is losing churches. I have spoken before about how there was just one mosque in London in 1960, but there are many hundreds of them today.
Plenty of voices have warned about this, but most of these warnings have fallen on deaf ears. Melanie Phillips for example wrote her very important book Londonistan back in 2006. In it she said, “Britain is currently locked into such a spiral of decadence, self-loathing and sentimentality that it is incapable of seeing that it is setting itself up for a cultural immolation.”
I concluded my review of her volume with these words: “Religious extremism cannot be ignored, denied or appeased. It must be confronted. But an anaemic Britain which has abandoned its heritage and embraced its enemies is in no condition to fight. Fear of Islamophobia and a loss of belief in itself have paralysed Britain, preventing it from taking the sensible and necessary steps to defend itself.
“Phillips concludes by offering some practical steps as to how Britain can turn things around. It is a nation at the crossroads. It can learn from its mistakes, regroup, and move on. Or it can continue down the path of appeasement and denial, and simply wither on the vine. A choice must be made, and a book like this helps us all to decide which way we will proceed.”
And of course just weeks ago we had an English soldier disembowelled and beheaded in broad daylight on the streets of London by Muslims screaming “Allahu Akbar”. Yet we have not learned any lessons from 9/11, or Bali, or Boston, or London. We have not listened to prophetic voices like Melanie Phillips.
So things continue apace, with the Islamisation of Britain, Europe, America and the rest of the West moving along nicely. But ignore my voice if you will. Ignore Melanie if you will. Consider instead what the British government is telling us in its own surveys.
The headline to a report on this ought to shake all of us out of our complacency: “Britain may be an Islamic nation within 20 years”. The article begins: “Way back in 2003 an article in a British newspaper warned about a growing fear that the U.K. was on a fast track to becoming an Islamic nation. That was just ten years ago, and it seemed far fetched at the time. Now the British government has published a study with data that shows Islam will become the dominant religion within the next generation.
“The concern in the 2003 article focused on the fact that Britain, and continental Europe for that matter, are becoming increasingly secular while immigrant populations of devoted Muslims are growing. The recent survey shows that while Christianity remains the dominant religion in the U.K. at over 50%, more than half the population if over the age of 50 and, for the first time, less than half the people under 25 consider themselves Christians.
“Meanwhile, the Muslim population in Britain is growing so rapidly that Islam is predicted to overtake Christianity within the next 20 years. Combined with the growing secularization of native Britons, the Christian/Muslim ratio could tilt in favor of Islam even sooner than estimated.
“Such a change could be a serious concern. When Islam becomes the dominant power in a society, Sharia law often follows and non-Muslims may be relegated to dhimmitude which means they are subjects of the Islamic state. Already there are problems with Muslims taking to the streets of London and Paris on Fridays to observe prayers. Streets become jammed with faithful Muslims who create several blocks of traffic congestion. Though there are laws against such public gatherings, authorities usually look the other way.”
It continues, “The overall population of England and Wales increased by 3.7 million people from 2001 to 2011, but the number of people who said they are Christians declined by 4.1 million and 6.4 million said they had no religion at all. Meanwhile, the Muslim population grew by 1.2 million.
“Such statistics do not tell the entire story, however. The decreasing number of native British Christians is alarmingly higher than first thought due to an increase of Christian immigrants which skewed the data. In addition, Christians had the oldest age profile in 2011 while Muslims had the youngest among all primary religious groups. Almost half of Muslims in Britain are under 25 and nearly 90% are less than 50 years old….
“A professor of theology at Cambridge University, Fraser Watts, says that in many churches throughout Great Britain the bulk of the congregation is over 60. As Watts sees it, those numbers are so striking that Christians could become a minority within the next decade rather than the estimated 20 years.
“While the Christian population declines, the evidence seems to show that younger Muslims are more devoted to their faith than their parents. In 2011 the name Muhammad was the most popular boy’s name in England and Wales by a wide margin. It should be noted that there are no less than 22 accepted ways to spell the name ‘Muhammad’ and all were counted in the total.
“According to David Coleman, a demographics professor at Oxford, the U.K. will undergo a major change in national identity that will impact them culturally, politically, economically and religiously when the white British population becomes a minority. As Coleman put it, ‘The ethnic transformation implicit in current trends would be a major, unlooked for, and irreversible change in British society, unprecedented for at least a millennium’.”
The only question left to ask here is this: Does anyone care about this? Is anyone bothered by this? Are there any Christians out there who even give a rip about this? Even if you are not a Christian, does it not matter that a free and democratic Western nation is being replaced by a religion of violence, oppression and hate?
How can entire Christian civilisations be wiped out and displaced by murderous Islam? We are watching it happen before our very eyes. And we are allowing it to happen. We sit back, well-fed, comfortable, with all our trivial pursuits. We are in fact watching our own funeral. Yet we don’t seem to care a bit.
The death of a once great nation is occurring and no one even raises an eyebrow. The truth is, with all our complacency, indifference and appalling apathy, we deserve to lose it all. If we won’t stand up and fight for what is right, then we deserve the blood-drenched sword of Islam to descend upon us.
And that is exactly what is happening.