Islam may still be a faraway religion for millions of Americans. But for Europeans it is local politics. The 15 million Muslims of the European Union (EU)—up to three times as many as live in the United States—are becoming a more powerful political force than the fabled Arab street…the Muslim birth rate in Europe is three times higher than the non-Muslim one. If current trends continue, the Muslim population of Europe will nearly double by 2015, while the non-Muslim population will shrink by 3.5 percent. http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2003/03middleeast_taspinar.aspxNotice, the above quote says “if current trends continue.” The trends of which the article speaks have to do with demographics. The fact is, Muslims in Europe have a much higher birth rate than non Muslims there. And it seems beyond dispute, that the incredibly low birth rate among native Europeans is now irreversible. What is in dispute, is whether or not the Muslims in Europe--with more arriving daily--will continue to have a high birth rate. There are studies which seem to suggest that they will not. However, “if current trends continue” it seems “Eurabia” will be a fact of life in a new world order.
Despite being labeled as “alarmists” and “racists,” more and more people are speaking of the “Muslim problem” in Europe. As Muslim immigrants continue to pour into Europe, and as they gain citizenship and political clout; it is with good reason that many Europeans are becoming increasingly uneasy. Great Britain has already capitulated into allowing sharia law--in civil cases, not criminal--in Muslim enclaves.
ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases. The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.This cannot be a prudent development for it goes against biblical principles of government. “You shall have the same law for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am the LORD your God” (Lev 24:25). Such concessions will only continue as the Muslim population increases in viability--and as is often the case, volatility. Now, I know that it is considered irreverent to the extreme to say such things, but as Christians who are “salt and light” we must be more concerned with truth and accuracy than political correctness and popular pablum.
Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.
Christianity--the Bible--isn’t silent or neutral in matters of immigration, law, and religion. Scripture, in no uncertain terms, speaks forcefully to these things. And so does Islam. But whereas the “Christian” West is increasingly distancing itself from, and is indeed hostile towards, the tenets of scripture--that is, it is dechristianizing; much of the Muslim community unapologetically adheres to the teachings of Islam. In other words, the massive Muslim migration is by design.
To those in Western democracies, these accommodating actions appear, on the surface, to be little more than harmless civil gestures, respecting the needs of a growing religion in their midst…Little do they realize that this strategic pattern of demands is part of an insidious, 1,400-year-old proscription for Muslims that originates in the Koran and the Sunnah, the deeds of Mohammed. It is the Hijra or doctrine of immigration. Modeled by Mohammed's migration from Mecca to Medina, this immigration is not to a romanticized melting pot wherein newcomers gratefully search for opportunities for a better life in liberty and freely offer their talents and loyalty to benefit their new homeland. This is immigration for Islamic expansionism employing ethnic separatism to gain special status and privileges within the host country. Hijra is immigration designed to subvert and subdue non-Muslim societies and pave the way for eventual, total Islamization.This isn’t to suggest that all Muslim immigrants, without exception, are purposefully practicing “the hijra.” But aren’t the effects of hijra increasingly evident? It seems those in institutions of cultural power and influence: government, education, and media; are willfully ignorant of the insidious nature of hijra. This boggles the mind! It is inexcusable. It is as Francis Schaeffer would say, the suicide of reason. Thus the Church, as is always the case, needs to behave as a “watchman on the wall.” We must give warning to those who are asleep in the night. Yet, I fear the church is too preoccupied with soothing the sleeper to awaken him. Perhaps the watchman himself shamelessly sleeps at his post. I pray God’s people will be roused from slumber and become like “the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1Chr 12:32).
We need understanding and discernment of our times. We need biblical wisdom and the conviction of moral certainty. We know that tough, painful days--maybe years--lie ahead of us. But we should not despair. We should not lose sight of the sovereignty of God. Perhaps God will use adversity to our advantage, and our advantage to His glory.
We can rest contentedly in our sins and in our stupidities…But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world…No doubt Pain as God’s megaphone is a terrible instrument; it may lead to final and unrepented rebellion. But it gives the only opportunity the bad man can have for amendment. It removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul (CS Lewis, The Problem of Pain).