Mark “Cassandra” Steyn charmed his fans with dire warnings at Indigo

Those familiar with their Greek mythology will recall that Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam of Troy, was cursed by Apollo when he gave her the gift of foresight, but without the ability to convince Troy’s rulers of it.

Which bring to mind the case of Mark Steyn who, nine years ago in 2006, warned that Muslim growth demographics and an Islamist strategy of a form of colonization through immigration combined with weak, lazy western leadership meant that the future will belong to Islam.

Steyn, a staunch advocate for free speech was, along with the article’s publisher Macleans Magazine, immediately hauled before a Human Rights Commission by aggrieved Muslim activists outraged at the perceived offense given to Islam. Fortunately for Steyn and Macleans, 2006 was a kinder, gentler time compared with now, when aggrieved Muslim activists in the west outraged at perceived offense given to Islam are prone to seek recompense through the barrel of an AK 47 or the business end of a dagger.

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  • Censored_often

    “…Mark Steyn…warned that Muslim growth demographics and an Islamist strategy of a form of colonization through immigration combined with weak, lazy western leadership meant that the future will belong to Islam.”

    Why are western leaders so ignorant and blind and feel they have the right to
    ruin our functioning western democracies?

    Indeed, Steyn is right and our leaders are deluded treasonous bastards. I fear for the future of the GTA, Ontario, Canada, the west in general. *sigh*

    • Frau Katze

      The signs are all bad.

      Mark Steyn’s ability to predict the future is impressive but not unique. He is well-versed in history, and since history does truly often repeat itself, what comes next can often be anticipated from looking back at what has been.

      The challenge ahead is for Steyn’s admonitions to heard by those in positions of authority who should listen, and that he ceases to be a Cassandra. But considering so many among us are ignorant of the real nature dangers that face us in the present, expecting them to learn from history may be more than can be expected.

      • Censored_often

        Excellent point. When Mark Steyn and others cease the role of Cassandra and become seriously considered as policy advisors, then and only then can we turn around the disastrous demographic problem in the west, at least when it comes to immigration and so-called refugees.

  • The Phantom

    Did any of y’all think to ask Heather why we can’t buy Guns & Ammo at Chapters?