Why political Islam is winning: Our ‘elites’ do not think our society is worth defending

This is how Charles Hill, diplomat in residence at Yale University and a former ambassador and adviser to presidents, put it in a recent article in the Politico blog: “Political Islam may well be incompatible with modernity, but what if it is precisely modernity that is failing in the world today, while political Islam is gaining?” Hill posed the question as a rejoinder to the statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry that “there is literally no place for their [Islamic State] barbarity in the modern world.” He goes on to argue that modernity is indeed losing, that, as Haaretz’s political caricaturist Amos Biderman put it, “The bad guys have already won.”

US President Barack Obama has described the carnage in France as “senseless attacks,” adding that “ultimately they will be forgotten by us.” He is wrong on both counts – they may be senseless to him and to us, but to the Islamists they make a lot of sense – and they certainly should not be forgotten by us if we want to prevent the Islamists from reaching their nefarious goals.

According to Hill, “Political Islam’s very purpose is not only to be incompatible with modernity, but also to oppose it, demolish it and replace it in every regard,” first in the Middle East and then in Europe and beyond…

We have lost the will to live. Or at least, a huge fraction of the population has — they are ready to submit to Islam.

  • The_Infidel_01

    sadly the majority of the world has actually developed a suicide pact, they want to die, and they want to use islam to do the dirty work for them.

    • winniec

      The suicide pact of the West has been called ‘The Great Liberal Death Wish’. Islam as a Death Cult is also a suicide pact. The two ideologies have joined together against Christian Europe in a mutually insincere marriage of hate and Liebestod. Their union is exemplified by such as Justin Trudeau whose Liberal Party is increasingly under Islamic dominance.
      The question is whether cultural Marxists such as Justin will betray the Islamists first or whether the Islamists will betray him.

  • If the powers that be were bold, they would shut down all vestiges of twenty-first century life – schools, hospitals, shopping centres, power plants- and let the more bovine among us live with the results.

    I give them five minutes before going ballistic.

    However, that is life in communist and Islamist states.

    Why would anyone envy it?

  • Everyone Else

    you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone

  • soobie


    It’s interesting to know EU countries had to give up sovereignty in order to unite.

    no wonder Russia said f u.

  • Werewolf

    Lefty liberals and all their nihilistic, excusing, enabling wussness are what’s failing. Look at the people fighting it like the protesters did in Texas if you want to know what will stop them. It’s not rocket science.


  • Xavier

    Freedom hinders politicians.
    There is no freedom in Islam.
    Therefore politicians love Islam.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The Satan’s Choice and Hell’s Angels should be allowed to have political partys and run in elections. I like my crooks in black leather, rather than silk.