MPAV8R wrote:LOL... any laws written right now are immaterial as they will be replaced by shari'a within five years.
This is one outcome I cannot see happening. The strength of the Muslim argument on the Western mind is dominated by a bunch of kids with stupid beliefs and access to some explosives. It's always a bunch of youngsters being played by a handful of deranged 'players' who appear to want to be thought of as important. This same dynamic has been with us for always. The Red Brigades, the Baader-Meinhofs, the Japanese Red Army, the Irish Provos, the Basques, the Corsicans... It just goes on and on.
It's easy for a a few committeds to make a big splash, and kill a few hundreds, but that's an entirely different talent to actually changing the world in a meaningful way. I don't see Islam making any serious inroads, other that what demographic creep will grant them - but I also cannot see the Muslim faithful escaping the same rot that's got hold of us. Their divorce figures are just as bad as ours, and rising. Their birth-rates are dropping. They look to me to be following the same trajectory as us, only 30 years later and playing catch-up.
There is no final position. It's always change. I can remember well when the Catholics were the dreaded enemy to us Irish Protestants, and that it was a war to the end between us - at least in Ulster. Wasn't that long ago. Now it just seems utterly absurd. Even the Reverend Ian Paisley died repentant, after a lifetime of calling the faithful to the ramparts.
It's always the kids who get caught up in the romantic big-talk, and end up doing the baddest deeds, and getting killed for it, or spending the rest of their lives in some jail - after never seeing any good come from all their killing.
There'll be another Brussells, another Paris, another Madrid, another London, another New York. Another Moscow. Another South Ossetia. And on and on it goes. But none of it ever changes anything - and I'm glad of that. Who would want a world made from this?
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.